The Coeur d'Alene Snowmobile Club is an active over the snow user group that seeks adventure in the winter time. We are typically riding every weekend predominately in north Idaho, but we do plan and implement out of town rides also. We are often asked how hard our rides are. We plan off-trail rides and groomed trail rides. We are committed to safety and we always account and help everyone that joins in the group. Plan for a full day and adventure on all of our rides! Members are encouraged on all of our rides, and we welcome folks who are considering joining, however, we must require a signed liability waiver if you are interested in participating in a club ride as a non-member.
The following rides are planned for the winter season:
January 6th, 7th and maybe the 8th Elk River Idaho Ride- I have contacted Elk River Lodge (elkriverlodge.net) and they have rooms available for this weekend at this time. Call 208-826-3299 to reserve one. It’s been a few years since we have had club ride to this area, so should be a fun time. They have a great groomed trail system, and have had some snow already. It takes about 2 ½ hours to get there. Dale and I will be leaving at 6:00 A.M from the parking lot behind Walgreens in CDA. If you have questions text or call Donna at 208-691-8799.
January 21st Gary Allard is leading a trail ride in the Coeur d'Alene's. Check back for more info,
January 29th we have planned a chilli feed and club ride to Skitwish Warming Hut. Despite the fact that it was destroyed by an arsonist, we are proceeding. Look down below on this page for more information.
February 11 thru the 18th. McCall Ride! This is right before Presidents day weekend. It is usually busy, but not too bad. Presidents day weekend however is really busy and that is about the time we depart for home. With the weak la nina weather pattern, which equates to a bigger winter, you won't want to miss the McCall ride this year. Get a hold of Donna Adickes for more information. Typically folks start looking into housing or motel options at the beginning of the season.
Want to lead a ride? Contact Donna Adickes
December 19, 2016 Check out this video of Dan carving lines in the Coeur d'Alene's on a Monday ride out of the Bunco. There was about 10 of us and we rode 75 miles. Three foot of powder out near Johnson Saddle! We even made it to Mosquito Ridge SnowTel site. Pretty cool!
I don't know a ton of details on this event, but it is a potential candidate for a "whoops" award! Apparently the Barker's were out for a nice ride with family ride when a cool looking carve on the upslope side of the road went wrong, the rider fell off, and the sled went over the bank of the road and down down below! It free rode 275 feet before striking a tree and taking out the ski! Long story short, folks from the CDA Snowmobile Club helped get the sled out using a cap-stand winch. It looks like quite the event, sorry that it happened folks! I guess that's how it goes sometimes snowmobiling in the mountains.
Protecting snowmobile access in Idaho