Don't Jump the Gun

Hi Everyone,
Excitement is growing that we can get out and do what we love to do “Snowmobile”! BUT unfortunately we still have work to do to open Rice Lake’s trails. In order for a trail to turn to yellow proper signage has to be in place (many of our landowners won’t let us on their property until their farm work in the fields is done), the trails then have to be groomed and a proper base formed. Please do not start taking down gates to get on the trails. This is the fastest way for us to have no trails as the landowner may say you can’t come through my property anymore. Our trails up north were destroyed as many large trees came down during that storm in May and had to be cleared. Volunteers have worked tirelessly on these trails. We have to ensure that the trails are safe.
In the snow we just received, on our trails right now, it won’t take long for the trails to go right to dirt after a few sleds have been over it.
So please be patient. We work hard to get them ready. If you want them open faster we need more volunteers. Until the trails are marked Yellow or Green on the ITG there is no OFSC insurance in place.
We too love to snowmobile and are as anxious as you are but please give us a little bit more time and we can get the trails open.

Thank You
Rice Lake Snow Drifters’ Board of Directors

OFSC Newsletter

December 15th, 2022

Rice Lake Snow Drifters

Volunteers are Needed BADLY

We are a dedicated group of snowmobile enthusiasts but our number of volunteers are dwindling. Please know that we will do the best we can but the trails can only be as good and ready as the number of volunteers we have. We could use people who would be able to put in signs along the trails, help with maintenance such as brushing back of trails, etc. It is important that you understand unless a trail is ready and has proper signage we cannot open it. So if you have any time that you could spare we would really appreciate your help. The more help we have the faster we can open trails for everyone’s enjoyment. As well we could use more people on our Board of Directors that make the decisions on the permit holders’ behalf. Please consider attending one of our meetings.

Please contact Nathan Jackson 705-872-1353 of Kevin English 705-696-2009 if you can help

We are hiring groomer operators!

- Night-time grooming operations November 2022 to March 2023.
- Heavy equipment experience necessary, with training for snow grooming provided.
- Part-time hours, weather-dependent, in new and comfortable equipment.
Please call Nathan Jackson at 705 872 1353 to inquire.


Annual Newsletter - October, 2022

Hello Everyone,

Once again it is time to turn our thoughts to snowmobiling and the hope for snow. Our Board of Directors and volunteers are beginning work on the trails to provide you with the opportunity to ride the best trails in our area. Trail maintenance, brushing, signage etc. must occur before snowfall so we are ready. As always, more volunteers mean we can open trails more quickly. We need volunteers. We are only a small group of people and in order to provide the best trails we can we need people to step forth and help. Even if you can only spare a few hours we could use you. Please contact any member of the Board of Directors (listed below) to find out how you can help. We are looking forward to seeing you on the trails this season.

Please read further for more details about what the OFSC, District 3 and the Rice Lake Snow Drifters are up to.

Stay up to date with trails

Trail Status Reports 

  • Download the Interactive Trail Guide HERE
  • Mobile-friendly trail apps available for: iOS, Android & GPS 

Status: AVAILABLE when route is GREEN
The identified route is accessible with the understanding that the trail will likely vary considerably in quality, attributes and terrain over its length.

Access to the identified route is limited with marginal riding opportunities, snowmobilers enter with the understanding that they should exercise extreme care and reduce speed.

Status: UNAVAILABLE when route is RED
The route is not available at this time, access is prohibited and anyone entering the property may be trespassing.

Many Thanks to our Amazing Sponsors!


  • Atlantic Lifts
  • Cat Shack
  • Currie Tire & Auto Service
  • Cycle Salvage
  • Douglas Automotive
  • Elmhirst Excavating
  • Emulite Global
  • Gateway Powersports
  • Haass Acres
  • HBM Metal Roofing
  • Healing House
  • Jeff Seaboyer Trucking
  • JJ Stewart Motors Ltd.
  • Martin Mobile Blading
  • Modere
  • Muddy's Pit
  • Old Railroad Stop
  • Powell Power Sports
  • Ritson Carpet & Tile
  • Stillbrook Riding Stables
  • Three Roads Farms
  • Todds Equipment
  • Trailers Plus
  • Truck Pro

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Rice Lake Snow Drifters
PO Box 125
Keene, ON - K0L 2G0
The Snow Line:  705.295.SNOW
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