Itasca County Trail Conditions
Snowmobiling Trail Report
The Itasca County Snowmobile Trails open on or around December 1, 2018 based on snow and ice conditions. When there is enough snow to report, we will start posting snowmobile trail conditions.
12-3-18 The Itasca County Snowmobile trails have opened, but due to lack of snow and bogs not being completely frozen yet caution is to be used while on the trails. Only a couple of inches are on the ground right now.
Additional Trail Information can be found on the following Facebook Snowmobile Club Pages:
Don’t forget that Snowmobile Safety Certification is required by law for residents born after December 31, 1976. Click HERE for more information.
Skiing Trail Reports – For specific individual ski trails report, please visit: http://www.northernlightsnordic.org/trail
12-3-18 Northern Lights Nordic Ski Report – Natural snow has been packed and is skiable on Suomi and Amen, but recommended ONLY for intermediate and advanced skiers using rock skis. Mt Itasca public trails have natural snow packed and are wide and gentle so are very skiable. In addition, 1 k of biathlon course is groomed and tracked with man-made snow using good skis. Alpine hill main run is groomed with man-made snow, too! Lots of good skiing and snowboarding! Tubing park open this coming weekend.
12-3-18 Sugar Hills Trail Report: Hoarfrost last few days just beautiful! Heading out to snowshoe. Ton already left to classic. I noticed at least a few skate tracks on the ski trail yesterday.
For More information about Mount Itasca contact them at (218) 326-1313 or follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/mt.itasca
A ski pass is required on Mt Itasca trails and the Great MN Ski Pass is required on all Itasca County Ski Trails. Membership information to the Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club is available by calling 218-326-1313 or email: email@example.com.
Additional Trail Condition Resources:
ATV Trail Reports
Spring, Summer and Fall is a great time to be in the woods on the forest trails. You can ride ATV in the City of Grand Rapids and Itasca County area has opened up all county roads except the road into Scenic State Park. This makes it convenient to connect to the grant and aid wooded trails and state trail systems. The city of Grand Rapids has also opened their roads (except the central downtown business district) to ride to access lodging, restaurants, retail and bars/grills. As the trails open this season, we will keep you up to date below:
Safety training is recommended for everyone who operates an OHV. It is required for ATV riders born after July 1, 1987, and OHM riders under the age of 16. Click HERE for more information.
Itasca County ATV Trail OPEN/CLOSE Dates:
Alborn/Pengilly- OPENS: April 1st, CLOSES November 30th
Alvwood/Squaw Lake- OPENS May 2nd, CLOSES March 15th
Bigfork/Balsam- OPENS May 15th-30th, CLOSES November 1st
Little Moose-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st
Balsam-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st
Northwoods/Goodland-OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st
Northwoods/UPM/Blandin – OPENS May 15th, CLOSES November 1st
Thistledew – OPENS April 1st, CLOSES November 30th
SOO Line – OPENS April 1st, CLOSES November 1st
Click HERE for Minnesota DNR ATV/OHV trail dates.