The Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area is a non-motorized winter recreation area located 39 miles northeast of Moscow on Highway 6, just east of Harvard, Idaho. Elevation at the trailhead is 3600′. The ski area’s elevation and location means that it can catch many storms and sustain a deep snowpack even when there is little to no snow in the nearby cities like Moscow and Pullman.

The Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area has approximately 20 miles of marked trails maintained by the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club in partnership with the US Forest Service and the Palouse Divide Lodge. The Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club is an Idaho non-profit organization existing for the sole purpose of maintaining the Nordic ski trails at the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area.  We are a group of volunteers and can always use more help.

Please renew your club dues to help support trail maintenance. You can download the membership form, pay dues online (button at right) or stop by Hyperspud Sports in Moscow to renew your dues and buy your Idaho Park N’ Ski pass.   Park N’ Ski passes are required at the trailhead.  Both season passes and 3-day passes are available.

When you get your parking pass, make sure to indicate that your main Park N’ Ski area is the Palouse Divide!

                                                         Freshly groomed ski tracks!

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2024-3-22 Bye, Bye, Port-a-Potties

Mar 22, 2024

Message from Jesse: I called St. Joe’s Port-a-Huts to ask them to bring in the port-a-potties from the Palouse Divide. I think we’ve had our run for this winter, and

2024-3-16 Some snow in places but not for long

Mar 17, 2024

Hume Road (not pictured) is still in great shape with a good base and well-preserved tracks. There are just a couple minor thin spots (mostly past the intersection with Big

Warming hut ~1 mile from trailhead.


Trail Etiquette

Snowshoers (and other non-skiers), please stay off groomed ski tracks

Skiers, please give those heading downhill the right of way

Dog owners, please clean up after your dogs and keep them under control (and out of the warming hut)

Everyone, please leave the warming hut clean and enjoy the trails!