February President’s Message & News

President’s Message Feb 2017

The snow keeps coming…….This is the best winter in quite a few years.  While some are adding more time to their full spectrum lights to combat the doldrums, many of us who have wanted a good outdoor ski and snowshoe season are jubilant.  To keep the party going the Panhandle Nordic Club has a full slate of fun things to do until the March 7th meeting. 

Here’s the schedule.

Tuesday, Feb 7–Panhandle Nordic Club Meeting at Avondale Golf Course–7:00 pm Dinner/Social hour at 6 pm at the club restaurant. Program at 7:00 by Diana Roberts, WSU Extension Services.  She will have a picture presentation and talk on the benefits of weed management and forest health.  Diana started the organization Friends of the Bluff which manages a 500 acre park from the South Hill down to Highway 195.  This area is being maintained through natural plantings and biological weed management since it is especially prone to fire.

Details of upcoming events will be outlined at Feb. club meetingSunday, Feb 5             Pre-Super Bowl Ski (lessons too) and Snowshoe at Avondale Golf Course at 10:30—1:00Burn off some calories before gorging on fattening food for the Big Game.  Stop in at the restaurant for breakfast/lunch, hot chocolate or libation.

Saturday, Feb 11–Cross Country Ski to Ian’s Hut at 4th of July or Frater Lakes (E Wash-Highway 20 near Tiger)

Saturday, Feb 18–Rock Soup at 4th of July-ski and snow shoe to new hut off Twisted Klister for appetizers and main course at the A-frame cabin off the parking lot

Saturday, Feb 25–Western Pleasure Guest Ranch (NE of Sandpoint) ski and snow shoe and sleigh rides available

Saturday, March 4–Cross Country Ski from Lookout Pass down to Taft Tunnel—starts at Lookout Pass downhill parking lot and cruise down the snow mobile trail going to Taft Tunnel.  It’s almost all downhill!  Maybe food and drink at City Lights Brewery in Wallace.

Tuesday, March 7–Panhandle Nordic Club Meeting at Avondale Golf Course   7:00pm Program: Bea Christopherson offers Travel Show on Morocco, Ya I Du Ski Awards, election of new officers

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