Snowmobiling Season Could Last Until April

By KBJR News 1

Snowmobiling Season Could Last Until April

March 29, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- With a foot or more of snow still blanketing most of northern Minnesota, the snowmobiling season may extend into April for the first time in many years, according to the Minnesota DNR.

State trails will remain open on public land while weather and snow conditions permit; however grant-in-aid snowmobile trails close for the season on April 1st.

“We have had great snowmobiling this year, especially in the last half of the season, and we owe a great debt of thanks to the many snowmobile club volunteers who made it possible by grooming Minnesota’s extensive system of grant-in-aid trails,” said Courtland Nelson, director of the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division.

Late season snowmobilers need to be cautious of changing conditions, including bare spots, flowing water and exposed rocks.

“As the temperatures rise, riding conditions are likely to deteriorate,” said Andrew Korsberg, DNR trail program coordinator. “We advise checking conditions before hitting the trails.”

To check on trail conditions and the latest snow depths, you can log onto the Minnesota DNR's website.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns