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Snowmobile Trail Conditions

To receive our snowmobile trail conditions newsletter, text TRAILS to 22828 or email us: info@lakevermilionresorts.com. Newsletters are sent out approximately once per week during the season - or when significant changes take place.

 

Arrowhead Trail

2-22-17 Update: Depth 8-18", Base 0-4" The entire Arrowhead is in poor condition. Use caution when crossing the bridge in the Lost Lake swamp due to thin ice and open water. This bridge is located two miles north on the Arrowhead from the Hwy 1 crossing. The trails were last groomed last Thursday, Feb 16. With the consistent above-freezing temps over the last five days and ¾ inches of rain on Monday, trail conditions from Ely to Side Lake to International Falls have gone from very good to poor very quickly. There is quite a bit of exposed ground and standing water throughout our trails from the melting temps and flowages opening up. Especially in swamps use caution as there are open water holes. Due to these conditions, grooming is suspended until we receive more snow and cold weather. For all trails, please use caution, travel at appropriate speeds, and stay to the right. (Conditions reported from DNR)

Bearskin Trail

02-21-17 update: Things around here are very tough with temps having reached the 50's for 5 straight days including almost an inch of rain. Lots of areas don't have any snow left and moving through town is difficult. (Conditions provided by the Cook Timberwolves Snowmobile Club)

Lake Vermilion and Soudan Underground Mine State Parks

2-22-17. Local snow depth is 5-15" Base 0-4". Snowmobile trails in the park are in poor condition. The trails were last groomed last Wednesday, Feb 15. With the consistent above-freezing temps over the last five days and ¾ inches of rain on Monday, trail conditions have gone from very good to poor very quickly. There is quite a bit of exposed ground and standing water throughout our trails from the melting temps and flowages opening up. Due to these conditions, grooming is suspended until we receive more snow and cold weather. The Alaska shaft trail is cleared of trees and open for non-motorized users. (Condition reported by DNR )

Pequaywan Trail

2-20-17- Trails are in poor condition with plenty of bare spots, wet spots and only a little snow left. (Conditions reported by the Pequaywan Area Trail Blazers)

Putnam & Fishing Lakes Trail

2-22-17. Local snow depth is 5-15" Trail base – 0-4” The Putnam/Fishing Lakes Trail is in poor condition. The trails were last groomed last Thursday, Feb 16. With the consistent above-freezing temps over the last five days and ¾ inches of rain on Monday, trail conditions from Ely to Side Lake to International Falls have gone from very good to poor very quickly. There is quite a bit of exposed ground and standing water throughout our trails from the melting temps and flowages opening up. Especially in swamps use caution as there are open water holes. Due to these conditions, grooming is suspended until we receive more snow and cold weather. For all trails, please use caution, travel at appropriate speeds, and stay to the right. (Conditions provided by the DNR)

Stony Spur Trail

2-23-2017 update: Depth 7" Base – 0-4” 0-4” Groomed – yes Condition – poor (Conditions provided by the Ely Chamber)

Taconite Spur Trail

02-23-2017 update: Depth 7" Base – 0-4” 0-4” Groomed – yes Condition – poor (Conditions provided by the Ely Chamber)

Taconite Trail

02-22-17. Local snow depth is 5-15" Base is 0-4". The entire Taconite from Ely to Hwy 73 is in poor condition. There is still a section of open water between Big Aspen and Pfeiffer Lake that is flagged, signed, and passable. The trails were last groomed last Thursday, Feb 16. With the consistent above-freezing temps over the last five days and ¾ inches of rain on Monday, trail conditions from Ely to Side Lake to International Falls have gone from very good to poor very quickly. There is quite a bit of exposed ground and standing water throughout our trails from the melting temps and flowages opening up. Especially in swamps use caution as there are open water holes. Due to these conditions, grooming is suspended until we receive more snow and cold weather. For all trails, please use caution, travel at appropriate speeds, and stay to the right. (Conditions reported by DNR)

Tomahawk Trail

02-23-17 Snowfall Depth 7" Base – 0-4” Everything is groomed. Some light logging activity is occurring in the Spruce Road and Hidden Bay areas, so please slow down and use caution. These areas will not be closed or posted. Trails are in poor condition. Mud Lake to Vermilion still has a swampy area that has not frozen, so the unfrozen area is not currently groomed (Conditions provided by the Ely Chamber)

Vermilion Access Trail

02-21-2017: The Vermilion River is completely passable and has been packed down nicely - after the weekend - there is water on the ice in some areas and snow cover has gotten very thin. As always, use caution going around tight corners and around the normal open water areas. (Conditions provided by the Cook Timberwolves Snowmobile Club)

Voyageur Trail-Orr Spur

02-22-17: Our trails did not survive the 4 days of +50 degrees. Nor could them handle the 3/4" of rain on Monday. Ponds, creeks and the trails in ditches or low spots have water running. (Conditions Reported by Voyageur Trail Society)

Voyageur-Crane Lake Trail

2-22-17: Our trails did not survive the 4 days of +50 degrees. Nor could them handle the 3/4" of rain on Monday. Ponds, creeks and the trails in ditches or low spots have water running. (Conditions by Voyageur Trail Society)

Wolf Track Trail

02-21-17 update: Things around here are very tough with temps having reached the 50's for 5 straight days including almost an inch of rain. Lots of areas don't have any snow left and moving through town is difficult. (Conditions provided by the Cook Timberwolves Snowmobile Club)

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