Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area


View from the Palouse Divide into the mountains: a snow-laden landscape, covered in crystals of ice.

Only 42 miles north of the college town of Moscow, in north central Idaho, skiiers, skate skiiers and snowshoers alike will find groomed as well as backcountry trails.  Known for its beautiful landscape and spiraling evergreen trees reaching high into the sky, the 18 miles of winter trails range from easy to intermediate in skill level required, making the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area ideal for beginners as well as those with more experience.

Click here for a map of the trails.
Visit the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club's website for detailed information on trails, current conditions, events and more!

At a Glance

Permit Info: Idaho State Park N' Ski pass is required November 15- April 30. Visit the Idaho Parks and Recreation Nordic website for details on how to obtain a 3-day permit or purchase an annual pass.
Best Season: Winter
Restrictions: Dogs are not allowed on groomed trails.
Closest Towns: Emida, ID
Water: Drinking water is not provided.
Restroom: No restroom is provided
Information Center: Palouse Ranger District, 208-875-1131

General Information


From Moscow travel north on Hwy 95 approximately 16 miles, then travel east on Hwy 6 approximately 23 miles to the parking area.

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3600' - 3800'


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