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Winter Activities

Information for Snowmobilers

Bonner County is well known as a winter destination for snowmobilers. There are over 300 miles of snowmobile trails throughout the county that will lead you over and through picturesque mountains and valleys, linking to a statewide trail network. Snowmobile activities are primarily managed by Bonner County, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Forest Service. View our comprehensive map HERE where you can see groomed trails throughout the County, locations of warming huts, snow depth, and view the national weather service snowfall forecast. 

Support your Local Grooming Programs

Renew a Snowmobile Registration or Purchase a Non-Resident Snowmobile Certificate
Idaho State Parks and Recreation

Be avalanche aware. 
Weather Forecasts and Training Information
Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

Groomer Report for Priest Lake Groomers
West side of the Lake Map
East side of the Lake Map
You can also visit the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce Site to see the written groomed trails. 

Groomer Report for East Bonner Groomers

Canuck Basin Trail
Trail Name
Miles
Groomed
Copper Creek6.0
Ruby Loop14.9
Canuck Pass/Douglas Loop6.001/28/2021
Deer Creek10.902/11/2021


High Drive Trail System

Trail Name
Miles
Groomed
Twin Creek/Ruen Road         11.302/09/2021
Johnson Creek6.901/25/2021
Dry Creek7.701/25/2021
Johnson Saddle

Mosquito Flat9.7
Buckskin4.9


Pack River Trail System

Trail Name
Miles
Groomed
Pearson Basin/Dodge Peak  9.1 02/11/2021  
03/18/2021
03/23/2021
Jeru Loop11.802/11/2021
Pack River4.002/11/2021
03/18/2021
03/23/2021
McCormick Ridge2.9Bridge Closed


Roman Nose Trail System

Trail Name
Miles
Groomed
Ruby Creek                         8.002/18/2021
02/27/2021
03/18/2021
Snow Creek9.502/18/2021
02/27/2021
03/18/2021
03/23/2021
Fall Creek7.602/18/2021
02/27/2021
03/18/2021
Roman Nose Lakes
02/18/2021
02/27/2021
03/18/2021
03/23/2021


Smith Creek System

Trail Name
Miles
Groomed
Smith Creek                         10.0




Trestle Creek/Lightning Creek System

Trail Name
Miles
Groomed
Lunch Peak                          3.902/20/2021
02/26/2021
03/17/2021
3/22/2021
03/25/2021
Trestle Creek13.202/20/2021
02/26/2021
02/28/2021
3/17/2021
3/22/2021
3/25/2021
3/29/2021
Moose Lake Trailhead3.002/20/2021
02/26/2021
02/28/2021
03/17/2021
03/22/2021
03/25/2021
Lightning Creek18.702/11/2021
3/03/2021
03/25/2021
Wellington Creek5.901/27/2021
03/03/2021
3/25/2021


Information for Winter Recreation

Bonner County is home to many trails that remain open for those that like to cross country ski and snowshoe. The local club is called the Sandpoint Nordic Club and there is also the Panhandle Nordic Club that was founded in 1988 to promote winter recreational activities with well over 12 miles to ski, snowshoe, and enjoy. Check out both their websites for more information on trails, meeting times and permits that help support their programs. 

Sandpoint Nordic Club
Panhandle Nordic Club

Other Import Nordic Organizations and Links

Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce - Nordic Sports
Nordic Club Maps - Trail Maps
Idaho Forest Service - Snowmobiling
Idaho Forest Service - Skiing & Snowboarding
Idaho Forest Service - XC Skiing & Snowshoeing
Schweitzer - Snow Report