Lack of Snow Leaving Many Northland Snowmobile Trails in Poor Condition

According to the Minnesota DNR, many of the trails around Duluth are labeled "poor."

DULUTH, Minn.- It would seem Mother Nature is not keeping up with the pandemic-fueled demand to get outside and try new winter activities, as a winter lacking in snow has made an ugly scene and poor conditions on Northland ski and snowmobile trails. “We’ve been a little short on snow,” said Rob Waksdahl, Groomer Operator with the Duluth Drift Toppers….

Old and New Snowmobiles Ride at Vintage Classic Snowmobile Party

Snowmobiles from as far back as the 1970s were present.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluthians were finding all kinds of ways to get outside, including on vintage snowmobiles at Blue Max Restaurant on Lavaque Road. The Vintage Classic Snowmobile Party was full of classic and new snowmobiles tearing it up on the frozen lake. The Party featured from snowmobiles from as far back as the 1970s, giving their owners a chance to…

More Snow Means More Business Up North Shore

Different North Shore Businesses prepare for winter tourists after last week's snowfall.

NORTH SHORE, Minn.- It seems Jack Frost made an early stop up the North Shore, and businesses couldn’t be happier. “We all live here for a reason. So we’re big fans of the snow and the cold,” said Jordyn Timberlake. The Bartender and Housekeep at Knotted Pine Inn and Tavern in Isabella is looking at increased business for both the…

Snowmobile Sales are Up During This Winter Season

The store has sold about 150 sleds.

DULUTH, Minn. – The cold snap is over for the moment, but tons of snow is still around for snowmobile riders to enjoy some fun. Today we stopped by Duluth Lawn and sport to see how sales are going. So far, the store has sold about 150 sleds, which is an improvement from last year’s sales. Duluth Lawn and Sport…

Ashland Snowmobile Trails Look Strong

ASHLAND, Wis. – With winter officially ending in less than a month, you still have a little bit of time to hit the snowmobile trails. One great place to do it is in Ashland as their trails are all covered with fresh powder due to some recent storms. Officials from that region tell us that it’s been some of the…

Resorts See An Increase In Guests For Winter Season

Minnesota has more than 22,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, with over 21,000 miles maintained by local snowmobile club volunteers.

BEAVER BAY, Minn. -Trail conditions are getting better for cross country skiing and snowmobiling around the Northland. The recent stretch of cold and snow has been a big help after a dry start to Dec. The Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay is one place seeing more guests lately who have winter sports in mind. The Lodge is located near several…

Northland’s Snowmobile Season Is In Full Effect

Minnesota has 22,000 miles of state and grant-in-aid trails

DULUTH, Minn. -The recent cold and snow has many people excited to rev up their engines and bring out the snowmobiles. The state of Minnesota requires registration for all snowmobiles. Over at Duluth Lawn & Sport staff say they have more than 200 sleds on site. The trail oriented machines and utility sleds have been the most popular leading up to this…

2017 Two Harbors Winter Frolic Begins

Events will be Happening Friday and Saturday in the North Shore Community

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Starting Friday, one community along the North Shore will be celebrating the winter season as temperatures begin to climb. Hundreds are expected to take part in the annual Two Harbors Winter Frolic. The two-day event kicks off Friday evening with a chili cook-off challenge and a community curling challenge. Sliding, skating, and snow sculptures are also…