Dear Nordic Skiers of the Palouse,

With all this new snow, I’m happy to report that groomers will be out today getting the trails ready for the weekend! Thank you groomers, Jon, David and Emily!

And our postponed Free Ski Day is back on this coming Saturday, 10-3pm. We’ll have free parking, free cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals (thanks Hyperspud Sports!), free Nordic ski lessons, and free lunch (hot soups and breads), snacks and hot drinks! We’ll try to have the lessons run on the hour (with the last lesson starting at 2pm), but if you’ve been to Free Ski Day before, you know that we have to adjust timing at times to match changes in supply (instructors and skis) and demand (you!). But we have an amazing team of volunteers to introduce as many people as possible to cross-country skiing and the Divide! [And if you would also like to volunteer, let me know!]

There are still a couple spots available for the ski into the Clearwater Big House in the Blue Mountains, January 27-29th. Let us know by Sunday if you want to come, so that participants can start arranging food and gear. We’ll have a snowmachine to haul in some gear and water , while skiers will take the 7-mile mostly flat trip into a former forest service cabin nestled in the Blue Mountains. Participants will split the modest parkins and rental fees. This should be a hoot!

See you at the Divide!

Jesse, President of the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club

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