Now offering a full wintertime experience at Section 16.
Trailhead: 1099 Kootenai Trail Road, Bonners Ferry
Trail Facilities: Parking, Restroom, Kiosk, Pack it in/Pack it out
Trail Activity: Fat Biking, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing
Difficulty Rating: The difficulty of winter trails depends completely on the current snow conditions, which change from day to day or even hour-to-hour. We will try to post updates on our facebook page, but sometimes it is just ride-at-your-own-risk.
Trails 201 (Power Broom) & 202 (Social Distancing) will be regularly groomed for fat-tire bicyclists and snowshoers. Nordic skiing is fun on the singletrack too, but the corners may be a little narrow for some.
Hiking and Trail-running may be possible depending on the conditions. Please do not use the trails if you are sinking in and leaving noticeable divots or ruts.
Wide Trails: Wide trails will be regularly groomed for Nordic Skiiing.
Winter Trail Etiquette: Our volunteers spend 100's of hours each season on grooming, and have invested 1000's of dollars in grooming equipment and associated expenses. We try to keep the trails open to as many uses as possible, and we need YOU to help keep the trails enjoyable for all. Please abide by the following, so you don't ruin the trails for the next user.
Singletrack trails are groomed primarily by fat-bikers, for fat-bikers. Riding when snow is too soft or with improper tire pressure leaves ruts. Reduce your tire pressure or come back after the snow has firmed up.
Walking or trail running when the snow is too soft leaves holes. Use snowshoes or wait until the groomed trail is fully compacted.
Snowshoes are always encouraged on singletrack because they help to pack the trail, which makes it easier for the groomer operators.
Wide trails are groomed primarily by nordic skiers, for nordic skiers.
It is recommended to use the wide trails for skiing only.
The classic tracks are for classic skiing only - any other use can degrade the skier experience.
Thank you to all of our trail sponsors who have helped make the new Section 16 WINTER TRAILS a reality!
EQUINOX: 2022 Grant for a Ginzu Groomer with Classic Tracksetter