Storm Brings Good Conditions To Snowmobile Trails
Posted at: 02/12/2013 3:53 PM
| Updated at: 02/12/2013 10:33 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
Sunday's snow made for better conditions on Northland snowmobile trails, but it took a lot longer this year. Groomers said they like to be out grooming trails by Christmas, but in the Duluth area they only started a few weeks ago.
Last weekend's storm provided the bare minimum for area trails, but groomers are looking for a whole lot more snow. North of Duluth, trails are rideable, but not in ideal condition. On top of the hill, Larry Bannor, who grooms in Hermantown, said the trails are really good.
"They're great right now," Bannor said. "We finally got enough snow to do a good job. We got out a couple times before, but with the lack of snow we've been limited. It's now snowmobile season."
Bannor said his club didn't get out to groom until last week and he was excited to watch the snow fall Sunday.
"It was time to get out and groom," Bannor said. "Time to get the trails ready. It's what we've been waiting for."
Resevior Riders Trail Adminstrator Phil Lockett said riders need to remember to register their sleds. He said people may have not done it yet because of the little snow earlier this winter.
The snowmobiling season ends April 1.