MONDAY, JAN. 20, 2014

4th of July Pass nordic trails groomed

WINTER SPORTS -- Snowshoers and cross-country skiers have some decent opportunities this week at Fourth of July Pass. Here's today's grooming report from Geoff Harvey of the Panhandle Nordic Club: Glen Truscott and I groomed a good deal of the Area today. The Inner Loop...

FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

4th of July Pass ski-snowshoe event cancelled

WINTER SPORTS -- Packed ice on trails is a safety issue throughout the region where the snow cover is especially thin. The 23rd annual Best Hand Fun Ski and Snowshoe Event set for Saturday, Jan. 4, at 4th of July Pass has been canceled because...

FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013

Snowshoers put up hut at Fourth of July Pass

WINTER SPORTS -- Members of the Panhandle Nordic Club put up a Snowshoe Hut on Twisted Klister System this week. A wood stove soon will be installed. The snow is still thin, but the it's good to know shelter is there for the winter days...

SATURDAY, JAN. 19, 2013

All ski trails groomed at Fourth of July Pass

WINTER SPORTS -- Skiing conditions are great at Fourth of July Pass sport trails for the holiday weekend. All nordic trails have been groomed and are in especially prime condition for skaters. Here's today's report from Panhandle Nordic Club president Geoff Harvey: Skip Truscortt and...


It’s Nordic Nirvana at area xc ski areas

Put away that garden seed catalog. Cross-country ski areas are enjoying the season’s best snow conditions. Mount Spokane: New snow has accumulated every day this week with temperatures largely in the teens and 20s. XCers in most of the world would die for these conditions....

FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012

Wear boots for Best-Hand ski and snowshoe fundraiser

WINTER SPORTS -- The Panhandle Nordic Club's annual Best Hand Ski and Snowshoe fund-raising event will go as scheduled on Saturday regardless of the snow conditions at Fourth of July Pass. Current conditions are NOT for skis or snowshoes, the club reports. Expect ice and...

THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

Panhandle Nordic Club to hear about Stevens Peak issues

NORDIC SKIING -- The Panhandle Nordic Club will hear a program by John Latta of the Stevens Peak Backcountry Coalition at its Dec. 6 meeting, 7 p.m., at the Forest Service Fernan Ranger Station just east of Coeur d'Alene. The meeting also is the club's...

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

Panhandle Nordic Club to consider Fourth of July trails

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING -- The Panhandle Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club will discuss what needs to be done to continue developing and grooming the ski trails at Fourth of July Pass when it meets for this week. The club's first meeting of the season will start...

MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

Snowshoeing topic at Fernan meeting

WINTER SPORTS -- Snowshoeing past and present will be the topic of the free program Tuesday at the Panhandle Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Club meeting. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District office, 2500 E. Sherman in Fernan Village. Park...

MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

Fourth of July Pass ski trail holding snow

WINTER SPORTS -- The Panhandle Nordic Club's annual Rock Soup event is set for Saturday at Fourth of July Pass nordic trails Panhandle Hut. Although the snow is thin on the trails, there's plenty for skiing. "The ski up Skywalker from Skateway to Twisted Klister...

MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

Simple shelters go up for snowshoers

WINTER SPORTS -- You have to love the spirit of the Panhandle Nordic Club and the volunteers who have helped develop the Fourth of July Pass ski and snowshoe trails.They help maintain the trails. They bake cookies to give to the I-90 snowplow drivers as...

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

Panhandle nordic areas ready to groom

NORDIC SKIING -- Fourth of July Pass cross-country ski trails should be in shape for skiing by the end of this week, according to Geoff Harvey of the Panhandle Nordic Club.Forest Service crews were out clearing blowdowns off the trails Monday and a groomer should...

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