Panhandle Nordic Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Club

Meeting Times: The First Tuesdays of November, December, January, February, March and April.

7 pm (Visitors welcome)

Location: Currently subject to change.  See the Home Page of this Website for Next Location.

Besides a short business section, each meeting consists of an information program about Nordic Skiing, such as equipment and techniques, or other outdoor recreation interests.

The April meeting is to plan summer activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking.

The Panhandle Nordic Club is a fun way to meet people who like to cross-country ski and/or snowshoe.  You can also become involved in the promotion of Nordic skiing and showshoeing in the Coeur d’Alene area.  Also some members just join us for the summer outings.


 Dues:

Dues are $20 per household per year.     Membership Application     


XC-Ski Trails

The Nordic Club is an active participant in maintaining and expanding the Fourth-of-July Pass Ski Area trail system.

The groomed trails are available to the public largely as a result of the volunteers and monies that the club has provided through the State of Idaho Park-n-Ski program. This trail system offers intermediate and advanced levels of skiing.

We also have a snowshoe trail system.

Please do not snowshoe or bring pets on groomed ski trails.  Pets are allowed on non-groomed trails.

For Fourth of July Pass Trail Maps and Brochure See the Menu Tabs on the top of the page that says “Maps, Brochures, Forms, Flyers, Misc.”


Amenities Fourth-of-July

Through tremendous support by the U.S. Forest Service and the efforts of Club members a warming hut has been constructed on the Fourth-of-July Pass Ski Area trail system. This 16 ft. by 20 ft. hut provides a warm place for relaxing after skiing-and for the Club’s “Rock Soup” moonlight ski evenings.

Approximately half way around the main loop. The club has installed a picnic shelter, and recently added an outhouse. This is in addition to the vault type outhouses at the parking area.  Further down on the Elderberry trail, is a small warming hut constructed by the Eagle Scouts.   There is also a covered bench.

On the snowshoe trail, Twisted Klister, is a new put-up, take-down warming shelter.

We use funds raised by the sale of Park-N-Ski stickers, Club events, and grants to improve and expand the existing trail system and its amenities. Specific items presently proposed include grooming of roads above Forest Service Road 614, and brushing and grooming of the existing South Fork of Cedar Ck. Trail, and the purchase of new grooming equipment.


Activities

For more information, check the Latest News and Calendar

Some examples of long weekend ski trips:

Montana (Seeley Lake)
British Columbia
Leavenworth and Winthrop, Washington
Priest Lake

Examples of club day trips:

Farragut State Park
Settler’s Grove of Ancient Cedars
4th of July Ski Cross Country Ski Area
Lookout Cross Country Trail Area
Sleigh Ride and ski – Western Pleasure Ranch
Northern Pacific Grade

Other Activities:

Maintain the 4th of July Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area

Free Ski Day at 4th of July Cross Country Ski Area
Snowshoeing

Best Hand Fun Ski

Rock Soup Moonlight Ski

Cookie exchange and Liar’s Contest

Summer hikes, bikes and paddles

Partnership activities with the Hiking Vikings

Awards for kilometers skied per year


Wave to the Snowplow Drivers. They volunteer to plow our parking area and access road. And all we give them is a basket of cookies and our heartfelt appreciation.

Summer Activities Include Hiking, Biking and Paddling

Some of the Past Summer Trips

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2 Responses to About

  1. Helga Wernicke says:

    I would like to join your hike on Saturday Sept 10th. I printed out the membership application. If I turn it in Saturday with my pmt can I join the hike?
    Thank you kindly, Helga

    • Webmaster says:

      Great. Just show up at the meeting place. Meet: 8:30 AM Cherry Hill Park Parking Lot. (Near 15th Street Firehouse).

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