3/30/2023: We have some fantastic news!! Due to the awesome snow conditions we get to extend our season a little bit this year while these conditions continue to hold up. IVSC will continue to groom everything on the East end of our system as well as the Arrowhead and to The Junction. We will continue to maintain these sections until the trail conditions start to deteriorate or we are no longer allowed. We are only maintaining the noted trails and this is because the state has kept the Arrowhead trail open, we have DNR approval for our portion is the Arrowhead and we have talked with the landowners of the GIA trails. All of our other trails will not be maintained. We want to remind ATV/UTV users to stay off of the snowmobile trails. Many of the winter trails are not permitted for ATV/UTV use at anytime of the year. The only trail that is ridable for those machines, once grooming and snowmobile season is over, is The Blue Ox Trail. All other trails are closed to ATV/UTV's even when still frozen but out of the snowmobile season. Enjoy your weekend and please be safe out there. We will keep you updated as we move into the weekend and next week. Thanks, The Trail Boss
We are always looking for new members and people who would like to get involved, so please come join us at one of monthly meetings. We meet at the VFW Post 2948 banquet room in Intl Falls at 6:00 p.m. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Monthly Meeting - May 16, 2023 Monthly Meeting - June 20, 2023 Monthly Meeting - July 18, 2023 Monthly Meeting - August 15, 2023 Monthly Meeting - September 19, 2023 Monthly Meeting - October 17, 2023
Note: dates and times may be subject to change
Watch our website www.ridetheborders.com or our Facebook page for meeting dates and club information. Have a great spring and summer.
VOYAGEURS NAT'L PARK
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.
Winter Trail Report 4/10/2023 This will be the final winter trails conditions report published this season. All Voyageurs snowmobile trails, ski trails, and ice roads are now closed parkwide due to rapidly warming temperatures and snow melt. Snowmobile trail markers will be removed over the next few days.
Snowmobile Trails: International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Closed Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Closed Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Closed Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) - Closed Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) - Closed East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) - Closed
This winter season, the most up-to-date information regarding Voyageurs’ ice and trail conditions will be posted each Wednesday to the park’s Facebook page (VoyageursNPS).
***Please remember the snowmobile speed limit within the park is 45 mph on frozen lake surfaces and 25 mph on all overland portages. Speed limit signs are posted at trailheads and overland portages.
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