Grand Portage

January 11, 2019
Trail Base: 18"-24"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 2"
Last 7 Days: 14"
Average Depth: 16"-40"
Comments:
The trails are in great condition! Just watch for heavy tree limbs where the snow has accumulated.

Gunflint Trails

January 12, 2019
Trail Base: 18"-24"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 5"-16"
Last 7 Days: 5"-16"
Average Depth: 16" - 40"
Comments:
The G trail was groomed this morning to the Lullaby Trail and back to Devil Track. The whole X Trail was groomed early Friday morning and the Swamper was groomed! The Blueberry Trail was only groomed to the Powers Lake Road due to picking up a drag from a broken down groomer! With more snow possible on today and cooler temps later in the week, we hope that the trails will set up more! Our clubs goal is to make sure the businesses succeed with our grooming efforts and riders have an enjoyable ride with the snow conditions we are dealt. You can contact Forrest Parsons, president of the Ridge Riders snowmobile club at 218-388-2265, or email our snowmobile club for the most up to date trail information, www.cookcountyridgeriders@hotmail.com The North Shore State Trail is groomed five days a week on a rotating basis: Monday: Finland/Two Island River Rd to Caribou Lot (County Road 4) Tuesday: Caribou Lot to Grand Marais Wednesday: Finland/Two Island River Rd to Caribou Lot Friday Night: Finland/Two Island River Rd to Caribou Lot & Caribou Lot to Grand Marais Saturday Night: Finland/Two Island River Rd to Caribou lot & Caribou Lot to Grand Marais Grand Portage Snowmobile Trail System is groomed on a weekly basis.

Lutsen Trails

January 11, 2019
Trail Base: 24"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 5"-18"
Last 7 Days: 5"-18"
Average Depth: 16"-40"
Comments:
Our on the ground trail guru, Larry, reports as follows: After Sundays snow of over 12 inches all of the 52 miles of Trails in Lutsen have been groomed. The snow is fantastic, and worked really well for our grooming crew. Use Caution on the 2nd big hill of the Beaver Trail as the groomer got stuck there and unfortunately broke it's winch, (whoops). There are some very large bumps on that hill, and it located approx. 2 miles west of Cascade River State Park. Otherwise the trails are now in great to excellent condition . Early season snow like this only comes around every 5-10 years, so get out and enjoy the snow. Lutsen Access is your best option for getting to downtown Lutsen from the State Trail for gas and food.

C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail

January 14, 2019
Trail Base: 5"-8"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 5"-18"
Last 7 Days: 5"-18"
Average Depth: 13'-30"
Comments:
Grooming continues on the trails, and with the colder temperatures later in the week, the trails will set up nicely. Conditions: Good. Different sections of the trail have been groomed throughout the week & the entire trail will be groomed on both Friday & Saturday night. Trail conditions will vary and please use caution while riding. The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail is a 146 mile natural surface trail from Duluth to Grand Marais. The trail runs through St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties in northeastern Minnesota, winding its way through the forests on the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior. The trail provides access to some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in Minnesota. In winter, the trail connects with hundreds of miles of snowmobile club trails and many communities in the area. The North Shore State Trail is groomed five days a week on a rotating basis: Monday: Finland/Two Island River Rd to Caribou Lot (County Road 4) Tuesday: Caribou Lot to Grand Marais Wednesday: Finland/Two Island River Rd to Caribou Lot Friday Night: Finland/Two Island River Rd to Caribou Lot & Caribou Lot to Grand Marais Saturday Night: Finland/Two Island River Rd to Caribou lot & Caribou Lot to Grand Marais Requires MN "State Trail" Snowmobile Permit Sticker, this is an addition to the regular registration. You are required to have this permit only if you are riding the designated MN State Trail System or a Grant-In-Aid Trail. This includes the Gunflint Snowmobile Trail System and the Expressway Trail near Devil Track Lake. Grand Portage Trail system does not require this permit. See more information about Minnesota State Snowmobile Trail permit requirements and how to purchase at www.snowmobiletrails.com/state_trail_permit.htm .

Tofte Trails

January 14, 2019
Trail Base: 17"-24"
Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 5"-18"
Last 7 Days: 5"-18"
Average Depth: 16"-40"
Comments:
New snowfall followed by cold temps. Grooming ongoing.