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Snowmobiling at Priest Lake for Beginners

Priest Lake is the premier snowmobiling capital of Northern Idaho. Whether you are a beginner or an expert we offer terrain for all skill levels. With ample snow and access to hundreds of miles of groomed trails, there is plenty to explore. If you are just starting out, learn more about snowmobiling at Priest Lake for beginners.

Snowmobiling basics

Before you head out on the terrain, it’s important to understand the snowmobile basics. With everything from how to dress and the simple operations of the snowmobile to trail etiquette and safety, it’s worth knowing before you head out!

Snowmobile rentals

There are several snowmobile rentals in the area including Priest Lake Powersports. Choose from single or two-person snowmobiles, with daily rides available. When you ride from Elkins Resort there is no additional charge for pick-up or delivery.

Know the terrain

Snowmobile trails are found on state or federal service roads, reaching elevations between 2,500 up to 7,000 feet. The terrain offers open ridges, green forests, large snow bowls, and beautiful mountain views. Groomed trails offer a great way for beginners to get started, while there are off-trail riding options as you gain more confidence in your skills. Use the groomed trail report before setting out on your adventure.

Why Priest Lake?

With access to hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, Elkins Resort on Priest Lake is a great place to start your snowmobiling adventure. We are located just minutes from two trailheads in the beautiful Selkirk Mountains. Priest Lake local businesses have employed two full-time groomers and keep two warming huts with trails leading to local restaurants and resorts, such as Elkins Resort. Priest Lake is a snowmobiler’s paradise and is a great place for beginners to get started!

Stay at Elkins Resort on Priest Lake

image of cabins in the winter

After a long day in the snowy backcountry, rest and relax at our lakeside resort. We offer cozy cabins all year-round that keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Rest up by your warming fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa for the perfect way to relax after a long day of adventures. Enjoy our award-winning restaurant, relax in our lodge as the snow falls outside, and take in all the fun you had in Idaho’s winter wonderland.