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Updated Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 2.21.18

Trail Conditions in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

A view from the Forest Riders groomer

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for the trails are in fantastic condition.  Six to eight inches of fluffy snow just fell and there’s more in the forecast.

Itasca State Park

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club

2/23/18 – MOOOOOORE SNOW.   Another 4 inches fell over night.

2/21/18 – Snow, snow, and more snow!  The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca State Park area has received 10-12 inches of snow since Sunday, February 18!  The groomers hit the trails yesterday and are having fun making the trails great for your riding this weekend.  We finally have great snow and the temperatures will be perfect for hitting the trails.  Please note, the Hubbard County Sheriff’s office has issued a winter weather advisory from 3pm Thursday until 6am Friday.  More snow in the forecast. Travel safe…

2/20/18 – Happy to report ANOTHER 5+ inches of snow and still falling; for a total of 8-10 over the past few days! Groomers are OUT.



Park Rapids Area

Nevis Trailblazers

2/23/18 – SNOW REPORT!!!! – Well our prayers have been answered the Nevis Area received about 4-6 inches over night. The snow is awesome!! We have been grooming away all week and trails are ready to go!!!

We will be grooming next week as well. We have had well over a foot of snow in the last week or so.
I took an old Ski Doo out this morning as I could not help myself and it was up over the hood in places. I am busting out my Mountain Cat this weekend for sure. First time she has seen Minnesota snow in over 3 years. Granted there is not much base, so be careful of rocks and objects under the snow, but the snow is great. Get out and enjoy this snow have not had this in years!! I will continue to update as they are talking another chance of snow tomorrow!!!

2/20/18 – I am just ecstatic to announce that the Nevis area has received 8-10 inches of snow the last few days. Our prayers have been answered for the time being.  We received about 4-5 if not more last night. We will assess the trails later this week with anticipation of grooming Wednesday through Friday getting ready for the weekend.  As I look out now it is still snowing fairly hard and big flakes. Lets hope it continues. Although the snow was a little fluffy and the first shot got blown around a bit lets hope this settles in and stays put.  I will continue to update as a grooming schedule is set.

Trail Conditions in the Park Rapids Lakes Area


Soaring Eagle Ski Trails

Itascatour Outdoor Activity Club

2/22/18 – Great day to ski at Soaring Eagle on Lillys, Eagle and Troll. Trails were groomed and many skiers enjoying the outdoors. Snow is great.

2/20/18 – Great snow this week and the trails are waiting!  Open House at Soaring Eagle on Sunday, February 25 from 1:00 – 4:00. Skis, poles and boots provided free of charge. Volunteers available for instruction and assistance. Participants age 16 and over need a MN ski pass. Ski passes can be purchased anyplace one can purchase hunting/fishing licenses of DNR online. Daily passes are $6.00

Staying around for the weekend?  Check out our Where to Stay page.  

Upcoming outdoor events:

Friday, February 23, 2018 – Detroit Mountain:  Live Music Fridays

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – Itasca State Park:  Music Under the Pines and Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event

Sunday, March 4, 2018 – Laurentian Lakes Snowshoe at Tamarac









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