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    Drivers Urged to Use Caution on Forest Service Roads

    The U.S. Forest Service in north Idaho is asking drivers to use caution when accessing National Forest System lands during winter weather. Roads are likely impacted by heavy snow or ice, with obstacles like boulders or down trees possible. Read on...
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    Fernan Hill Plowing Update

    The Kootenai County Snowgroomer program is no longer able to provide snow removal services on Fernan Hill Rd. due to limited resources and personnel. Read on...
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Kootenai County Snowgroomer Operations

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The purpose or mission of the Snowgroomer department

Our mission is to provide the best groomed trails in the State of Idaho, in the most cost effective way possible. This will be accomplished by continually improving operational efficiencies through training, implementation of new technologies, defined travel routes, and partnerships with private and public entities.

The Snowgroomer department provides groomed snowmobile trails, located in Kootenai County and parts of Shoshone County, in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest. The Snowgroomer program does not provide towing and recovery services, trash removal, or restroom maintenance at facilities owned by the Forest Service.

The 2021-22 Season- Snowgroomer Department year-end report is available. Click here to view the report.