Trail/grooming update

Wow do we have snow!    I shortened the mileages for the grooming runs this week.  This is due to the drifting, and plowed up road crossings.  For those who have been riding, you know that the drifts in February and March are not powdery like the drifts back in December!  This makes for tougher cutting, plowing, and pulling. We also need to turn around more to open/clear our crossings.  We will get everything groomed this week as we know the wind has not done us any favors.   We will stick to the grooming schedule as much as possible this week.  May be a record grooming and riding season!  Thanks!

Grooming update

We did get 5-6″ of fresh snow yesterday!  We are out grooming. There are a few modifications to the grooming schedule for this week.  Enjoy the snow!  There’s a ton of it right now!  Thanks

Trail/ Grooming update

Wow, what a great winter!  The weather forecast looks awesome as well.  Snow predicted 3 of the next 7 days with much less wind.  We have a great snow base and there have been many out riding.  We are grooming the majority of the trail system twice this week to work on widening, to cut moguls, and to continue to pack the base.  Get out your sleds!  Plenty of winter remains!  See schedule on page 3.

The Staff at Lake Carlos State Park has asked that snowmobilers please be respectful by staying on designated snowmobile trails and off ski trails!

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Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
800-245-2539 or 320-763-3161

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Grooming Schedule for the week of -3/10/2019


Day Northwest Trails
Ida Valley
N Little Alps
W Little Alps
S Little Alps
E Little Alps
Hunt Lake
Moon Ridge
 Day North East Trails
 M Viking
 T Arrowwood
North Hookup
M S Inspiration
 T Big Ole
Long Prairie
Spruce Hill
Bare Knob
N Inspiration
 T Carlos State Park
Carlos Connection
Day South Trails
M South Hookup
 M Buttermilk
Villard Hookup
Head Of Lakes
2 Pole
Ready Riders
27 West-south
27 West-north
Day Central Lakes
 M E Central Lakes
 T W Central Lakes
 M Esplanade
 M (Eagles Leg)