Dear Fellow Cross-Country Skiers,
Some of you (and me!) had the opportunity to take advantage of the 2 days of great early snow at the Divide last weekend. Sadly, we are back up to more normal temps for the first week of December, so the snow is melting. But it will be back in a matter of days! Fear not!
While we wait, a few reports:
First, our annual club meeting will be this coming Saturday, 4-6pm at Moscow Brewing Company. We’ll have updates on the Divide, including Free Ski Day, lessons, the website, logging operations, news about our fundraiser, elections of club officers, our ski swap, and other events. Come with your ideas and your questions! If you have not done so, you can pay your annual club membership dues ($20 per person, $30 for a family) to support the port-a-potties, grooming costs and snowmobile maintenance, and other club costs. Come and make ski friends!
Second, the port-a-potties are now up at the Divide. If anyone ever finds something missing or wrong with them this winter, contact this email and we’ll get on it! The same goes for the outhouse by the warming hut.
Third, the snows this weekend knocked down a few trees on the trails. If our groomers can’t groom this Thursday, they should be able to start clearing those! But grooming will start soon in any case.
Finally, don’t forget to get your Park N’ Ski Pass! Get them at Hyperspud Sport or online at

. Make sure to identify the Palouse Divide as your primary ski location! It helps the club a lot if you do!

See you on the trails!

Jesse Spohnholz, President of the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club

Join us for the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club Annual Meeting! Meet club members, vote for board members, and learn about plans and events for the upcoming 2023-2024 ski season while enjoying tasty food and beverages from Moscow Brewing. The meeting is open to everyone, but only members can vote on board positions. 
Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club Annual Meeting Flyer 2023
Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club Annual Meeting Flyer 2023

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As many on the Palouse are shivering in their houses because of the gas shutdown, it may feel that winter is even closer than ever! But there’s still several weeks before we can expect any snow! As we prepare for that day, I wanted to announce that the club was able to complete all necessary trail maintenance on the trail work day last Saturday, so we do not need to go up for our secondary day this coming Sunday. The warming hut has been moved. Firewood has been chopped. The trails are clear. Now we are ready for snow!

Stay tuned for a full calendar of events at the Divide! In the meantime, if you have not yet purchased raffle tickets, go ahead and do that now on our website. We are over $1,000 into the $3,000 matching gift from Tom and Julia Mumford for a new snowmobile for grooming! Also make sure to renew your membership and get your ParkNSki pass for the 2023-24 ski season!

Jesse Spohnholz, for the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club

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I am thrilled to announce that we met the $2,500 match made by Scotty and Diane Cornelius in October! I am equally thrilled to announce that Tom and Julia Mumford have been inspired to offer matching donations to the club, toward buying a new grooming snowmobile, of $3,000!!! So from now until the end of 2023, all raffle tickets purchased or donations made to the club will continue to be doubled, thanks to the generous donations of the Mumfords. Here’s

Tom Mumford

one of the many times he helped us dig a snowmobile out of the snow while grooming the trails! We can get there together!

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