12/10/18 - The route through Ranier is marked and the new route north of the tracks has been fenced and signage has been put up. The Blue Ox at Big Falls around Page & Hill has been completed and marked also. Please watch your speed through both of these areas. Thank You, IVSC
12/8/18 - The east side of our system has been brushed, trees removed from the trail and packed with the exception of the Slatinski Trail which will be started on next. There are a couple spots where water is flowing but most area are frozen over. Please be careful when your out. Have fun and be safe.
12/4/18 - The city of Ranier initiated a new route for our snowmobile club. Thanks to Mayor Wagner and the city council our trail will have a new route on the north side of the CNN railroad tracks. A big thanks to Nick Sears and his crew for all their hard work in making this possible. Our operators will be putting signs out tomorrow (Wednesday). Please follow the speed limit through the city and adhere to signage. Thanks, Jim\Bruce
11/30/18 - If you're snowmobiling on the Blue Ox trail north of Big Falls, the trail by the old Page and Hill has been shut down due to pollution. The DNR will be marking a reroute which will take you to the Biug Falls snowmobile bridge. The new route should be completed and marked by the end of next week. Thank you, Jim.
*There is a large gravel pit on the north side of the Ranier overpass. This is private property, please stay out!! There are signs and fences put up for a reason. Please stay on the trails. Thank you, Jim.
**Please note the newly resurfaced bike trail is closed to snowmobiles. Reason being, a considerable amount of money that was spent to refurbish the trail so the county elected to close it. Snow will be left on the sides of the county roads so snowmobilers can access the snowmobile trails.
VOYAGEURS NAT'L PARK
Updated: 12/06/18 -Voyageurs National Park urges visitors to stay off the ice at this time. (Full press release). ALL snowmobile, ice roads, ski and snowshoe trails are not open for the season. Please use caution this time of year!
Future winter ice and trail condition press releases will be issued only during major changes in trail conditions.
Snowmobile Trails International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Not Open Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Not Open Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Not Open Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Not Open Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) - Not Open East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Not Open Rudder Bay (Orange Trail) - Not Open
FYI - riders born after December 31, 1976 are required by law to hold snowmobile safety certification. Persons 16 years of age and older, resident or non-residents are eligible for adult certification. Adults can complete and pass an independent study CD or a youth snowmobile certification class. Children 11yr – 15yr are eligible to attend, complete and pass a youth snowmobile safety certification class with the certificate valid at age 12. We suggest that all snowmobilers, residents and non residents, become familiar with the laws and regulations and pass it on to friends or customers that may be planning on riding in Minnesota.
Please don’t forget to purchase a Minnesota state “trail permit” for your sled.
International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club P.O. Box 1089 International Falls, MN 56649