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Trail Conditions

Thursday, January 17th 2019: 
Please be aware that there are very cold wind chills expected today through Friday 1/18/19. Dress warm and ride smart. 

Wednesday January 16th, 2019
Grooming update 1-16-19; Our groomers have been out in full force after the heavy traffic and we are trying to hit every trail, however we are still down a groomer for repairs. On Sunday from mid-trail; the G trail to greenwood was groomed and the Clearwater/ Spur.  The G Trail from Devil Track to the blueberry was groomed. The blueberry was groomed on Monday, Swamper was groomed on Tuesday and Clearwater/Spur to Clearwater lodge was groomed and Hungry jack Trail and upper G was groomed again. X trail to the state and all the way to G intersection was groomed and X to the Lullaby and down the lullaby was groomed. Mid trail to Gunflint will be done tomorrow 1/17. The state grooms on Tuesdays Fridays and Saturdays. Cold temps should set the trails up nicely and a slight chance of snow coming in on Monday would be great!

Monday January 14th, 2019
Here is the latest grooming up date and possible  schedule for the week! We were hit hard with traffic and warm weather last weekend which made for trails not setting up after grooming. Sunday night 1-13-19 the entire G trail was groomed from Devil Track Lake to mid trail. The Blueberry trail was also groomed! The swamper will get groomed tonight which makes the G Groomed 2 times. The Clearwater spur was groomed last night and will get groomed again tomorrow early morning. With a few more clean up spots. The X will get groomed late tomorrow night, 1-15-19 all the way up to the X and G intersection. The Hungry Jack trail and up to Gunflint will also get groomed more than likely on Thursday and X trail to lullaby on Sat night. 
Remember we try to groom at night or early morning due to traffic and trail set up. The snow base varies anywhere from 6-20 inches, Even though we have snow! We are also still down one groomer which makes it difficult to cover all of our areas. Please know we are trying to get to it all after a busy weekend so we make your ride enjoyable. And think more snow!!!!

For your information we only maintain and groom the Gunflint snowmobile Trails, there are separate clubs that groom the Lutsen and Tofte Trails and the DNR grooms the North Shore state trail. 
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Stories and Events

Stories & Events

January 26, 2019 Skyport Lodge Drag Races on Devil Track Lake

Cook County Snowmobile Club-Ridge Riders drag races on Devil Track Lake, 8 miles from downtown Grand Marais. Party at Skyport Lodge!

Sign up at 11am. Racing starts at noon. Prizes awarded inside Skyport Lodge after races. Enjoy live music, food and beverage specials all day. 

Stay, play and snowmobile from your front door at Skyport Lodge. Visit their website for current specials, events, and news.

Classes: 600cc, 700cc, 800cc, Open

February 2, 2019 10th Annual FUN RUN

The Fun Run has become an annual event for many snowmobile enthusiasts on the North Shore! Open to anyone and everyone by snowmobile, car, and even by plane. The cost to participate in the Fun Run is $20 per person. 

The main starting point and registration will take place at our grooming shack club house. The groomer shed is located off the Devil Track road on South Shore drive (there will be signs). We recommend parking at the old airport runway and riding sleds over as parking is limited at the groomer shack. Registration will begin at 9am. If you are staying up the trail you can also register at Hungry Jack Lodge. You will need to collect a stamp from each participating business, which includes SkyPort Lodge (formerly The Landing), Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Pines, Poplar Haus (formerly Windigo), Trail Center, Hungry Jack Lodge and the groomer shack. Food and drink specials along the way at participating stops. 

Live music - Raffles - Food - Prizes all begin at 7pm at the Groomer Shed. For more information email us at 

As always this is a fun event and we want everyone to be safe and ride smart. Please use caution on the trails!

All are welcome to attend party at no charge!