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 are $20 per household per year. Membership Application
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.”
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.
For more information, check the Latest News and Calendar
Some examples of long weekend ski trips:
Montana (Seeley Lake)
Leavenworth and Winthrop, Washington
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
Maintain the 4th of July Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area
Free Ski Day at 4th of July Cross Country Ski Area
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