3/30/2020 -Well tonight at midnight is the end of the 2019-2020 snowmobile season. Its been a good year. The operators did a great job again and the resorts also had a good year. Thanks to all the families and businesses who joined our club! Remember all GIA snowmobile trails groomed by our local clubs are now closed. The Blue Ox trail is once again open to ATV’s etc. I hope everyone has a great summer. Hope to see you on the trails next winter. Jim
VOYAGEURS NAT'L PARK
Updated: 3/25/2020 - In response to warming temperatures, all snowmobile and ski trails—along with the Kabetogama Lake Ice Road and the Sphunge Island sledding hill—will no longer be maintained within Voyageurs. Park staff advise visitors to use caution and travel at your own risk if you venture onto ice surfaces.
Ice conditions are beginning to deteriorate, and standing water and large areas of slush will be appearing on frozen lake surfaces. Removal of park trail markers and hazard signs will begin in the near future. Land-based ski trails remain open, but will no longer be groomed. These actions follow State and local club trail maintenance activities.
Thank you to all visitors and to our gateway community partners for making this a safe and enjoyable winter season.
Please check back or view their Facebook page for the most up-to-date conditions. Voyageurs National Park Facebook page is a public page. One does not have to have an account to access and view postings.
Snowmobile Trails International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Not Open Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Not Open Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Not Open Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Not Open Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) - Not Open East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Not Open Rudder Bay (Orange Trail) - Not Open
FYI - riders born after December 31, 1976 are required by law to hold snowmobile safety certification. Persons 16 years of age and older, resident or non-residents are eligible for adult certification. Adults can complete and pass an independent study CD or a youth snowmobile certification class. Children 11yr – 15yr are eligible to attend, complete and pass a youth snowmobile safety certification class with the certificate valid at age 12. We suggest that all snowmobilers, residents and non residents, become familiar with the laws and regulations and pass it on to friends or customers that may be planning on riding in Minnesota.
Please don’t forget to purchase a Minnesota state “trail permit” for your sled.
International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club P.O. Box 1089 International Falls, MN 56649