Lutsen Trails

Riding continues

Date: 
03/07/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
0"
Recent Grooming: 
As weather permits
Current Trail Conditions: 

The weather is warm but riding conditions are Fair. The snow is melting but far from gone. Winter is not over yet. Grooming will continue if weather conditions improve. we are in a warm snap now but things can change fast up here in the Arrowhead Region. The Trails provided good riding this past weekend even with temps. in the upper 30's and lower 40's. Stay tuned for more details as we monitor "Mother Nature" and see what  she does. My guess is anouther big dump could be on the way.

Vintage Snowmobile ride Saturday March 5th,2016

Date: 
03/03/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
0"
Recent Grooming: 
Weekly
Current Trail Conditions: 

Vintage Ride Saturday March 5th,2016. Leave Cascade Lodge at 11:00 am and ride the Deer Trail to the Muehlberg Trail over to the Caribou then down to the Deer Trail and back into Cascade Lodge.Fun and frolick in the snow befor the meltdown of spring puts and end to the fun

Visit www.cascadelodgemn.com,  Click on "while you are here",  Choose "snowmobiling" then find "Vintage ride" on the bottom right of the snowmobiling page for all the details.

All Trails are Groomed and ready for the weekend!

winter contiunes

Date: 
03/01/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
0"
Recent Grooming: 
All Trails Groomed Weekly
Current Trail Conditions: 

Trails remain in good shape even after last Saturdays 40 Deg. Temps. The Groomer is again out shaping up the trails for the week. All trails are in good condition and ready to ride. Recent cold snap has stopped the melt down. We still have a good base on the trail system, even down by the Lake. Expect excellent riding conditions as the temps. again rise and make for beautiful long days. The best of winter is on us now! Get out and ride!

Snow is Falling in the Arrowhead

Date: 
02/23/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
3" past 48 hours
Recent Grooming: 
In Process
Current Trail Conditions: 

Last weekends warm spell had little effect on the trails. Snow contiues to fall and grooming is in process. Fantastic riding conditions contiune to be had! All of Lutsens Trails will be Groomed and ready to ride for the up comming weekend. 

All Trails are in great shape

Date: 
02/16/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
4" past 48 hours
Recent Grooming: 
In Process Weekly
Current Trail Conditions: 

I rode the entire Lutsen Lutsen Trail System on Saturday and Sunday, The Trails are Really Smooth,and well Groomed. New Snow continues to fall and pile up! Boondocked into some Deep powder both days. enough to get an RMK stuck. We have Winter in full swing right now. Don't delay, Get out and ride!

See you on the Trails

Today's riding report

Date: 
01/30/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
4"-6" past 24 Hrs.
Recent Grooming: 
All Trails Groomed prior to the This Weekend
Current Trail Conditions: 

All trails were groomed proior to Friday's snow. New snow has since fallen on the groomed surface. Trails are in good to Excellent condition. As Saturday's Sled traffic chewed up the new powder, expect conditions to get a little rough for Sundays riding. The Groomer will again be out Early next week to Smooth out the Trails. Anticipate outstanding Riding  conditions for next weekend.(Feb.5,6 &7).The weather seems to be cooperating with temps dropping back below freezing for all next week. Today ( Saturday Jan 30) Temps climbed into the low to mid 40's but had little effect on the Trails. The fresh snow was a little slow is all.

Riding continues to Improve

Date: 
01/27/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
Snow falling, 3" past 24 Hrs.
Recent Grooming: 
Weekly
Current Trail Conditions: 

Snow Continues to fall on the Arrowhead Region. Grooming is in full swing. Trails continue to improve. With little riding pressure, and snow falling almost daily. The groomer is producing excellent conditions for riding. Temperatures have been in the mid 20's this week. What more can one ask for? A word of Caution about the Lakes, Slush is still being encountered.

Season is upon us now

Date: 
01/21/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
Trace of new snow today
Recent Grooming: 
All Trails Groomed Weekly
Current Trail Conditions: 

Trails are in Excellent condition as winter is now in full swing. Grooming continues, with every trail being Groomed on a weekly basis. The riding is Fantastic. Yesterday we were the first sleds down the trail, with fresh snow on a perfectly Groomed surface. The riding contiunes to improve as more snow falls. The snow is still hanging in the trees everywhere in the Back Country. Appears like a scene from "Currier & Ives" where ever you look. The Caribou shelter is stocked with firewood and ready for Picknicing, A great spot to stop and enjoy the views. Caribou Lake is right below you with Lake Superior in the distance.It was fun to shut the sleds down every once in a while and listen to the silence, broken only by the  howl of a wolf in the distance. As dusk approched we slowed down several times to look at the fresh tracks in the Trail. It's fun to see who shares these trails with us, as witnessed by there tracks.Up here It's a whole diferent pace, slow down and enjoy. You won't be disappointed.See you on the Trails!

new snow falling on fresh groomed trails

Date: 
01/14/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
2" so far today more to come tonight
Recent Grooming: 
Eagle and fox were groomed today. Mountain Access got its first grooming as well.
Current Trail Conditions: 

Went for a ride today, rode from the ski hill via Mountain Access to Caribou Trail then Down Deer to the Beaver Trail. Snow is improving towards Lake Superior , things are not quit so thin, All of the Trails I rode today were in Good to Excellent condition. the further away from the big lake the better the riding was. Best discribed as a "chrome road". I ventured out on Deer Yard Lake and still found lots of slush. avoiding lake riding is still advised. We will be grooming the entire system on a weekly basis as this proves to work and keep the trails in "Tip Top" condition, Tomorrow should provide some excellent riding as everything is smooth with new snow falling. Can't wait to go stomp down some fresh snow.As always Ride Safe and plan for a little extra time to stop and see the sights.

Season in full swing

Date: 
01/13/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
Trace
Recent Grooming: 
Grooming in full winter Operation
Current Trail Conditions: 

As snow falls we have moved to our weekly grooming cycle. The trails contiune to improve with more snow expected this week. All trails are open for riding. Snow is still thin down by Lake Superior, but all services are accessable.Snow conditions greatly Improve about 1 mile back from the Lake. Caution should still be used as thin ice and slush are present on all of the Inland Lakes.Some brush has decided to lift and Caution should be used to aviod this as well. We continue to clear brush as it makes its way onto the trail but it is now a minor issue. If you encounter  brush please take the time to move it Off of the trail, Remember that were all in this together,shinny side up rubber side down and ride on!

All trails in Lutsen are open

Date: 
01/11/2016
Recent Snowfall: 
4" past 72 Hours
Recent Grooming: 
Weekly as snow permits
Current Trail Conditions: 

All Trails in the Lutsen Trail Breakers Snowmobile system are open and ready to ride.Conditions contiune to improve as new snow accumulates  Snow is still thin down by Lake Superior.Inland Lakes are not safe, Thin Ice and Slush still prevail. The snow is holding up well after a heavy use holiday weekend. The State Trail is starting to shape up and some fair to good riding can be found there.Caution is still advised as some brush and water are present on the Trails. As the temps. drop we expect the water issues to freeze up, if you come across brush on the trail we encourage you to stop and break it off or move it aside . Remember that "were all in this together, and I can change if I have to" till the next time keep your stick on the ice.

Trails that are open

Date: 
12/30/2015
Recent Snowfall: 
0" last 24 hours
Recent Grooming: 
In progress
Current Trail Conditions: 

After the first heavy wet snow, the brush and trees pretty much choked the trails and made them impassable. that was 2 weeks ago. since then we have been able to open several main trails in the Lutsen system. These include Lutsen Access which has been brushed and Groomed, Caribou snowmobile Trail which has been brushed and groomed, Muehlberg Trail which has been brushed and groomed, and the north-eastern section of the deer trail which has been groomed and remains to be brushed. The Beaver trail has been brushed and packed by snowmobile and is open from Lutsen Access Trail to Cascade Lodge. Snow thins out as you get closer to Lake Superior, but Gas ,Food, and Lodging are all available in downtown Lutsen.

The Eagle Trail, Fox Trail, Mountain Access Trail, and Southern Section of the Deer trail have not yet been addressed. Riders should carry a saw or nippers as the brush may be bad on those Trails. Ride with caution on the entire trail system as Brush, Trees and some open Creeks and Streams still remain.

At this time we have Exhausted our Limited Human Resources and are resting our Trail Clearing Crews and Equipment, both of which have been Pushed to the limit over the past week. We are in need of Human power to help clear the rest of our trail system.With some of the only early season snow in the state we ask that you consider helping us out as you wait for snow in your neigborhood. If you would like to join with us and clear a section of trail please contact Larry at 218-370-9268 or Scott at 218-663-7305.

Grooming in Progress

Date: 
12/27/2015
Recent Snowfall: 
4"-6" past 24 Hrs.
Recent Grooming: 
As trails are opened up
Current Trail Conditions: 

Lutsen Access Trail is open and Groomed from the state trail to Downtown Lutsen. Caribou Snowmobile Trail is open and Groomed from the State Trail to Downtown Lutsen. The Beaver Trail is Opened up but not yet Groomed, this Trail has a short section that is narrow for about 1/2 mile,but does provide access to Cascade Lodge. 

Snow is very nice back from Lake Superior, and thins out as you head down to Lake Superior. I have ridden to Both Gas in downtown Lutsen and to Cascade Lodge and had no problem with snow conditions. Just had to go a little slower. There are lots of un- frozen creeks but nothing that presented any problem, I just went slow and used caution.

If you encounter one of the crews at work, consider stopping and lending a hand tossing the brush from the Trail. The days of Just Paying for yor Snowmobile Registration and letting others maintain the trails are a thing of the PAST. Remember that were all in this together and keep your stick on the ice.

Trails opened so far

Date: 
12/24/2015
Recent Snowfall: 
1 inch plus
Recent Grooming: 
opening and packing in progress
Current Trail Conditions: 

Last night the groomer crew pushed it's way though the Caribou Snowmobile Trail, this trail is now packed and rideable from the intersection of the State trail to downtown Lutsen. Caution should be used as the hand crews have not been through yet to clear the last remaing brush. 

Both the Lutsen access and the Caribou snowmobile trails are in fair condition for snow with packed surfaces. Caution should be used as some small brush still inpinges on these trails. Gas, Food and Lodging can now be Accessed using these two trails. 

We will contiune to work on the rest of the Trail System, begining on Dec.26,2015. Check back for new info as work progresses.Happy Holidays!

Trail Opening

Date: 
12/23/2015
Recent Snowfall: 
Trace of new snow today
Recent Grooming: 
Packing complete on Lutsen Access Trail
Current Trail Conditions: 

Last night the grooming crew was able to make its way through the Lutsen Access Trail. This Trail Is now Packed and open, from the state trail to downtown Lutsen. Gas, Food and Lodging are available in Lutsen. Use Caution as some of the creeks are still flowing, and there are still some limbs sticking out. 

With the snow falling we have pulled the crews out of the woods until weather improves. It is currently too wet to stay out long, without being soaked to the core.We will be working on opening the Caribou Snowmobile Trail next. Keep checking back for new trail openings. 

We still need personel to help clear the trails of limbs and debries after the groom has cut a path through. Contact  either Larry at 218-370-9268 or Scott at 218-341-5612 if you can Help.Remember that were all in this together and Keep your Stick on the ice.