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E-Z Riders Snow Club
Phone: Steve Lottman 320-235-7769 OR Mark Grindy 320-235-9625
West Central Snow Drifters
DNR Press Release: May 22, 2017
A 6-mile section of the Glacial Lakes State Trail will be closed as contractors work on improvements, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Trail users will see intermittent closures until June [ … Read More … ]
Construction on the Glacial Lakes State Trail between Spicer and Willmar will begin with clearing and grub the week of May 22nd. Milling of the asphalt will commence in June for the full 6 miles leaving it earth exposed for grading, shoulder work [ … Read More … ]
What a beautiful spring we are having! It's a great time to get out on our trails and enjoy hiking, biking, in-line skating, mountain biking or horseback riding. The Horse trails are OPEN, but use caution, since the trails have not been maintained ye [ … Read More … ]
With the lack of snow in our area, the trails are open for hiking and for anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors with this mild winter we are having.
All ski and snowmobile trails in the Willmar Lakes Area have been closed due to a lack of snow.
The trails are currently closed to snowmobilers. The current snow depth is less than three inches and with the forecasted warm weather for the weekend, we expect the snow to melt. However, it looks like a good weekend to go for a walk or bike ride on [ … Read More … ]
Sibley State Park has received NO fresh snow to cover the icy mess from previous rain events. The snow cover is frozen hard following rain and thawing events in January and many bare spots are exposed. Hiking is good in places but be watchful for icy [ … Read More … ]
With last week's rain and the recent 30 degree temperatures, snow has deteriorated and has become icy and crunchy along the ski trail. No new snow has fallen since then so there are many bare spots along the trail.
The trail is closed to snowmobiles as it is either icy or bare in spots. Local snow depth is less than four inches.
Sibley received rain on Friday, Jan. 20, followed by warm temps on Jan. 23 and 24. The snow has become crunchy and the trails are bare in places. The snow that was predicted for our area went south, so we had no snow this week. Please check back for [ … Read More … ]
The ski trails have been groomed and are in fair condition. The snowmobile trail is in fair condition with a 1-2 inch base. The local snow depth is 6-8 inches. Warm temps and rain is in the forecast for the weekend so conditions could deteriorate rap [ … Read More … ]
The snowmobile trail is in fair condition with a 1-2 inch base. The local snow depth is 6-8 inches. Warm temps and rain is in the forecast for the weekend so conditions could deteriorate rapidly.
It should be a good weekend to ride on the Glacial Lakes State Trail. The trail has been groomed and is in good condition with a two inch trail base. There are 22 miles groomed for snowmobiling. The local snow depth is 10-12 inches.
Sibley received several inches of new snow Tuesday and Wednesday along with high winds and drifting conditions. The added snow will enable staff to groom most ski trails by the weekend. Some ski trails have been packed and some have track set. Ski tr [ … Read More … ]
Both the skiing and snowmobiling trails are in poor condition as there isn't enough snow. Local snow depth is 3 inches.
The trail is not groomed for cross-country skiing as there isn't enough snow. The snowmobile trail is in fair condition.
Constant rain has eroded trail conditions, there are numerous bare spots on ski and snowmobile trails. Icy conditions exist on all shoveled, plowed and bare surfaces, extreme caution should be used. The upper one third of the sledding hill is bare. I [ … Read More … ]
All winter trails have been groomed, and are in fair condition. Classic ski trails have a track set, and it is still a shallow track with some exposed soil and vegetation. Overall fair, but use the old skis for now. Snowmobile trail is ready for use, [ … Read More … ]
With approx. 4 inches of snow to work with, staff have packed most ski trails. The Mt. Tom ski trail has nearly an inch of packed base and has seen some skiing use. All other ski trails that are packed have some exposed vegetation, soil or debris. Sn [ … Read More … ]
Most cross-country ski and snowmobile trails in the Willmar Lakes Area remain closed due to a lack of snow. Cold temperatures and snow are in the forecast for next week which will hopefully get us closer to opening the trails.
Although our area finally has some snow, it's not enough for snowmobiling or cross country skiing. But it sure is beautiful hanging off the trees! Take the kids for a sled ride or a hike on one of the trails to check out the lovely winter scenery!
While most of the color now blankets the ground, hikers and bikers are enjoying very colorful trails, along with the sounds and smells of late fall leaves.
Sibley State park is now past peak fall color.
Fall color is at its peak! The red oak and aspen trees are filled with rust and gold leaves. The bur oaks are adding shiny bronze to the mix. Leaves are falling, but peak fall color should last through this weekend. Begin at the park's interpretive c [ … Read More … ]
Fall color is progressing much faster, and most trees are ablaze in color! The ash and basswood trees are at or just past their golden peak. The burr oaks are a shiny bronze. Even the surrounding agriculture lands are rich shades of bronze and gold. [ … Read More … ]
Each day fall color progresses through Sibley State Park. The park trees, shrubs and prairie grasses are filled with shades of gold, orange and red. Even the surrounding agriculture lands are rich shades of bronze and gold. Begin at the park's interp [ … Read More … ]
Fall color is progressing through Sibley State Park, and each day the park trees, shrubs and prairie grasses turn more colorful. Even the surrounding agriculture lands are rich shades of bronze and gold. Begin at the park's interpretive center for [ … Read More … ]
The fall color season is in full swing at Sibley, with some trees nearing the halfway point of overall peak fall color. The prairies are approaching peak shades of gold, and the blend of color from the woodlands, prairies and wetlands is spectacul [ … Read More … ]
According to the DNR, this fall color season should be spectacular due to the abundant rainfall this summer. If the weather remains mostly sunny during the day and cool at night, conditions will be perfect for a stunning fall color display!
Peak f [ … Read More … ]
Summer is a great time to take advantage of the many miles of trails in the Willmar Lakes Area! Whether you choose to bike, hike, roller blade, horseback ride or jog, our trails have what you're looking for: peace, tranquility, wildlife, a variety [ … Read More … ]