Category Archives: Winter Trail Reports

Winter Trail Reports

January 18, 2018

We have really good snow, the snowfall on Monday dropped 2 to 4 inches of fresh snow on the areas trails that were already in very good condition.  And this morning we woke to another new inch of snow.  Trails in all directions are groomed and very nice.  Tomorrow the forecast is pretty warm, so…
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January 12, 2018

Yesterday's storm brought the Crane Lake area about 8 inches of beautiful fresh snow.  Our conditions right now are MINT.  All of the trails on the lake are staked by Voyageurs National Park (green, blue, yellow) and all of our wooded trails are groomed!  The groomer hit the south trail yesterday and the north trail…
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January 3, 2018

VNP has completed staking the green trail, which means that the snowmobile trail from Crane Lake to Ash River to Kabetogama (through the beautiful lakes of Voyageurs National Park) is OPEN.  And we got another fresh inch of snow yesterday!  VNP is working on the yellow trail to Kettle Falls and is completing the purple…
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January 2, 2018

Happy New Year - Snowmobiling season has begun! We have good ice conditions with the stretch of very cold weather we have endured the past two weeks.  Stakes are in from Voyagaire to Handbergs Marina.  Wooded trails are cleared and safe.  Voyageurs National Park is placing signs in our area today and will be completing…
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March 9, 2017

Despite the cold temperatures we have this weekend, we cannot invite you to Crane Lake for snowmobiling. High winds and warm temps from late February have together made lake travel and land travel both unsafe. Last weekend, the Crane Lake Challenge was a great success. And this weekend, there will be the Antique Snowmobile Races…
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February 20, 2017

It was a fantastic weekend here in Crane Lake!  Beautiful temps and hundreds of snowmobilers out enjoying the trails.  From Friday until today the trails held up pretty well, but now we are getting light rain and it is quite warm.  A few riders are still around, but when the temps drop this week it…
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February 13, 2017

This was a busy place over the weekend!  Word has spread and everyone came out to enjoy our picture perfect trails.  If you can come up to Crane Lake, today is the day!  Make a quick trip here before President's Day weekend.  The forecast next week includes warm temps and sunshine, so enjoy the trails…
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February 7, 2017

The trails here are absolutely perfect.  "Mint!"  Riders are having a blast and the groomer is running 4-5 nights a week.  We have a solid base of snow with about 8 fresh new inches over the past couple of days.  The only trail that got complaints last weekend was Rainy Lake, but today's fresh blast…
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January 30, 2017

Snow is falling today in Crane Lake and we hope it continues.  Over the weekend, riders reported good riding on land trails, but lake trails were very rough.  If you are riding the lakes, get off the stakes!  There you will find enough snow to make riding more smooth and enjoyable.  The land trails are…
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January 23, 2017

Snowmobile trails are surviving the warmer temps here pretty well.  The rain missed us for the most part, so we still have a solid base.  The snow is wet and sloppy, but once temps cool down again, and we get a couple inches of fresh snow, trails will be great again.  Check area web cams or…
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