What a season!! One of the best in years for snow. It started a bit rough with all of the downed trees and cold but once we got caught up and the snow started, the conditions couldn’t have been better. Unfortunately due to the warm sunny weather and quickly declining trail and lake conditions over the last week our guys did decide to put the groomers away for the season the other day. It’s always a sad day when you have to call the season but spring is in the air. A big thank you to the Trail Boss and all of the awesome groomer operators for all of the hours they put in to keep our trails the very best around! They really are the best trails in MN. Thank you to our volunteers, our board members, our Associate members and all of our club members, it couldn’t be done with out you.
We hope you all had a great season of riding and we will see you next year on the trails!
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 - April 19, 2022 Monthly Meeting - May 17, 2022 Monthly Meeting - June 21, 2022 Monthly Meeting - July 19, 2022
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 3/10/2022 The lake surfaces have 18 inches of snow on them. The lake riding along the stakes is nice but off trail it is rough riding with snow drifts and slush pockets. Rainy Lake has a small pressure ridge that parallels the trail -- park staff will continue to monitor it.
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Open, portages are groomed Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Open and groomed Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Open and groomed Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Open and groomed Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) - Open and groomed East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Open, not groomed Rudder Bay (Orange Trail) - Not Open
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