Welcome to the Prior Lake Snowmobile Association's website. Please enjoy the photos and club information provided. The site provides updates on local and state events, community events, trail conditions in Scott County, Minnesota, and youth safety training.
There is always time to become a member! Online Registration and Payment options are available. Please click on the Membership page link in the menu or click on the Become a Member button below for more details on the benefits of being a member.
Your membership in a local club helps cover costs for trail maintenance, grooming, equipment maintenance, and working with land owners to maintain our over 22,000 miles of trails in Minnesota. Note that 80% of all trails in Minnesota are maintained by club member volunteers!
Youth Snowmobile Safety Training | December 2 Youth ages 11 – 15 must complete snowmobile safety training through an interactive online course. This online course takes approximately 2 to 4 hours.
The online course is $29.95 and can be found here: https://www.snowmobilecourse.com/usa/minnesota/
This online course will allow kids to start and stop so they will not need to complete it all in one sitting. Once the student has completed the online course, they must also complete a safety class and driving test scheduled for December 2, 2023.
To sign up for the December 2nd class, contact Kurt Niosi at Kdniosi@yahoo.com or 612-669-0870.
See our Youth Safety Training page from more information and links to Minnesota DNR Online Course which must be completed prior to the classroom and driving test.
Welcome to the Prior Lake Snowmobile Association club site! Our mission is to keep and maintain the wonderful trail system around Prior Lake and Scott County.
Our non-profit organization consisting of ~120 members with a purpose of promoting snowmobiling in the community.
Your snowmobile club membership dues provide support for the 250 miles of trails locally in Scott County, and the 22,000 miles across the State of Minnesota. You may not know that 80% of trails in Minnesota snowmobile trails are not maintained by the DNR. They are maintained by clubs like ours. We are here to make sure the trails remain available for years to come!
If you are not a club member but enjoy our trails in Scott County, we would welcome a donation. Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to maintain our trails, equipment and improve conditions.
Trails open officially on December 1st and close on April 1st.
Sand Point Beach access is via the Boat Landing. Trailer parking is only in the Boat Landing lots. Do not park in the beach parking lot or use the beach access to the lake.
Know your local city ordinances. See our Ride Local page for details.
When the groomers are out, it's usually dark. Why, because our volunteers know that you want those trails fresh and ready to go in the morning. Did you know that each club in Scott County is responsible for providing Trail Bosses and Groomer drivers? Sno-Trails, which all Scott County clubs rolls up to, manages all the equipment, signage, insurance, fuel and grant-in-aid funds. There is a limited number of volunteers from each club that manages this for the rest of us. We can always use folks to help out with the trails. We are really in need of new Trail Bosses across the county. Many of the folks doing this now are ready to retire or have taken on larger and larger areas as the number volunteering has dropped.
Being a Trail Boss does not mean you go it alone, it just means you are responsible for make sure the signage gets placed properly and is maintained. You can always request help from volunteers and folks are more than willing to help. Please consider becoming a trail boss and/or volunteering to help with trails. REMEMBER…NO TRAIL BOSS = NO TRAIL!
1. I will be a good sports enthusiast. I recognize that people judge all snowmobile owners by my actions. I will use my influence with other snowmobile owners to promote fair conduct.
2. I will not litter on trails or camping areas. I will not pollute lakes or streams.
3. I will not damage living trees, shrubs, or other natural features. I will go out only when there is sufficient snow so that I will not damage the land.
4. I will respect other people's property and rights.
5. I will lend a helping hand when I see someone in distress.
6. I will make myself and my vehicle available to assist search and rescue parties.
7. I will not interfere with or harass hikers, skiers, snowshoers, ice anglers, or other winter sports enthusiasts. I will respect their rights to enjoy our recreation facilities.
8. I will know and obey all federal, state and local rules regulating the operation of snowmobiles in areas where I use my vehicle.
9. I will not harass wildlife. I will avoid areas posted for the protection or feeding of wildlife.
10. I will stay on marked trails or marked roads open to snowmobiles. I will not snowmobile where prohibited.