Cadillac Winter Promotions Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Fair
  • Last Groomed: February 23rd, 2020
  • Base Snowfall: 5"
  • Reported On: February 24th, 2020 @ 9:23am

Groomer Report

February 24th, 2020

Unfortunately, the warm temperatures have allowed the snow to get quite thin in some spots. The White Pine Trail (5) is down to pavement in some areas. We remind you that the trail is closed to snowmobiles when “less than 4 inches of snow present”, per DRN Regulations. Please respect the pavement. Think Safety!!! There are areas that are wet and muddy along the city route. Please respect everyone by Staying on Trail! Trails 35 & 37 are still based up good and flat but the snow gets soft in spots. Be Safe in the tight corners, ICE May be present underneath! Safety is in your hands!!! The forecast is calling for snow and cooler temperatures mid week. We will keep y’all posted.
Think Snow
Groomer Mike CWP

February 21st, 2020

Great Conditions !!! We are Very happy to announce that we have been out in full force since our last snowfall. The 6-8″ that fell has given us a perfect mix of system & lake effect snow to work with. All the trails are grooming up nice and flat. We’ve been able to push snow back into the tight corners however, due to traffic it gets pushed back up quickly sometimes exposing the icy bottom. Ride Safe ! Stay Right!
The forecast is calling for warm (upper 30’s) temperatures this weekend with partly sunny sky’s so the snow may soften up a bit as the day goes on. Please respect our Sponsors, Landowners, Local Municipalities, DNR and USFS Stay on Trail ! Ride Safe, Have Fun safety is in your own hands.
Think Snow !!!
Groomer Mike CWP

February 12th, 2020

The latest system has been a blessing! It dropped much needed snow on the area. We are happy to be out grooming again. We were able to groom all trails. The RailTrail South to LeRoy is very smooth. In town route is “snirty” but flat. We mat not be able to hit these routs until our next snowfall. Out west to Bristol and Pine River, the conditions are excellent aside from some “snirt” where the trees are thick and don’t allow all the snowfall to land on the trail. We have snow to work with elsewhere on those runs and have been able to put snow back into the tight corners. Everything to the North (to Mesick) is looking good as all groomers have been out on schedule.
PLEASE RIDE SAFE !!! Stay right!!! Single File !!! You can’t see what’s over the next hill around the next bend !!! We expect heavier traffic this weekend due to the holiday. The trails may be busy !!! SAFETY is in “You the Riders” Right hand!!! Think Snow
Groomer Mike CWP

February 9,2020

Unfortunately, the lack of snowfall has kept us from grooming prior to this weekend. The trails are generally flat but Very Icy in spots. Riders in Boon reported the trails were flat and mostly very good and were very appreciative of our work. The RailTrail 5 (which is asphalt underneath the groom), has naturally gotten very thin as the sun shines. DNR Regulations do state that the trail is closed with less than 4″ of snow present. We are not able to do our city route either as we can’t groom what we don’t have. This section is quiet thin in spots so we ask that “You The Rider” please respect the local property owners and municipalities  as you travel through Cadillac. Stay on Trail !!! We are to receive some snowfall today. Lets all hope we get enough to get these trails up to par by covering up those “snirty” spots.

ALERT ! ! ! There are reports of a very BAD accident involving a Groomer and & multiple Sleds just north of us. No official information has been released at this time. If you come upon a 100% freshly groomed trail be aware that there is a very probable likelihood that the groomer is very near your location. THINK SAFETY !!! Everyone’s Safety is in your right hand while operating a Snowmobile. BEWARE of Turns and Hills!!! “You the Rider”don’t know what’s on the other side!!! SLOW DOWN !!! Stay Right and in SINGLE FILE !!! Ride in a Line not as a pack. OBEY TRAFFIC LAWS as “You the Rider” would on the road as well !!!

Thank “You the Rider”

Groomer Mike CWP

2020 Trail Reports-

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March 18, 2019

We would like to thank all that have come up and enjoyed our trail system this season. We have stopped grooming and are probably looking at the end unless we get cooler temps and a good spring snow before April 1st.  It was a crazy late start (Jan 25th), and a warm week in February, but when we had snow, the trails were really nice this year. Hope you got out and enjoyed our sport, be safe in your next seasons sports.

March 11, 2019

Had some heavy rain Saturday night, followed by some snow. Groomers are back out today, repairing damage from heavy traffic and warmer temps… And I’m being told that conditions are returning to quite good again. Some really warm temps are expected on Wed/Thurs, with some rain possible?? Colder temps expected to return again by the weekend, so who know what it will be like, but I would guess trails around here should still be rideable and good. If you can ride early this week, I would highly recommend it

March 7, 2019

Thanks so much to the groomers for their efforts this last weekend, with the huge crowds of sledders. The season is nearing the end, but these late season snows have really brightened spirits of all us sled heads .. Come up and enjoy some midweek riding

February 27, 2019

Report from the  groomer 2/27/19. All trails have been groomed since Sundays storm and are in excellent condition.  Trails are flat with a  new layer overnight.  Come on up and ride, groomers will be out morning and night until spring thaw. Check out the Groomer Tracker app for your phone to see your trail permits hard at  work by our volunteer drivers. Take advantage of the season and remember to ride right.

February 21, 2019

Well here is the latest update,  trails are beautiful and smooth,  then we received a fresh coating yesterday.  Season is short enough as it is, might be a good day to call in with “throttle flu”, or take a  personal day, but come on up and ride. Check out our sponsors on our website, when you visit them thank them for their help in making our trails great. Also, check out groomer tracker app to see what routes have been groomed.  Ride safe, keep right, and come home.

February 13, 2019

Trails are beautiful system snow has brought us 5″ of snow groomers are out and running, check Groomer Tracker for updates.  Come on up and ride.  It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend so come up and enjoy the winter sports.

February 4, 2019

Well we had a great weekend.  Sleds dominated Cadillac west Friday and Saturday,  then the rains came.  Trails are very thin and icy. Hoping to have a better report for this weekend,  but calling for rain again on Thursday.  Ride right and ride safe wherever you ride.

January 31, 2019

We have  finally gotten enough snow to get the grooming season started.  Groomers run two routes most days.  A new option instead of checking trail conditions online, you can now check them with the Groomer Tracker app for your phone.

Here is  how it works.  If you download the app you get a free 12 hour trial. (Free trial not supported by Apple but app is) After that it is a  10.00 per season per region charge. This cost is  split between  equipment and the grooming entity.  (CWP benefits from your purchase) You get to see live when and where the groomers are and how long ago a portion of the system has been groomed.

NASF is in town this weekend,  come on up and  check it out.   Fun for all and  beautiful trails  besides. Ride safe and enjoy our winter fun…..

January 25, 2019

Update….  As of Thursday evening we received word that we can start grooming.  Groomers will be on the trails this weekend.  Please watch out for icy spots and possibly icy corners as we do not have a snow packed base quite yet.

IMPORTANT NEWS…  We are now a participant in the groomer tracker program.  You can download the app to your smart phone and see where and when the groomers have been out from the couch as you decide where to ride the upcoming weekend.

This is a first for us as well, but should make information readily available to you the rider.

January 24, 2019

Well we received about 4″ of wet snow on Wed 1/23/19.  Groomers are still parked waiting for a decent base to be packed down.  We are supposed to get more LE snow this afternoon/evening on top.  I haven’t been out, but there should be sufficient snow on the trails as there are lots of tracks in Cadillac west..  Ride safe, ride right and ride sober, your friends and community deserve it.

January 3, 2019

Trails are open, we have some snow on the trails. Locals have been out and report ridable. Groomers are still parked, waiting on enough snow to go out.

February 15, 2018

Spring has sprung again in February.  Our trails took a hit yesterday and last night.  Railroad grades and in town are dirt.  Some snow on the woods trails but you have to trailer to the parking lots to get fair ride.  Wish we had better news for the holiday weekend, but we don’t.

February 7, 2018

Well it appears that winter has come back.  We received about 5″ on the south end of our system over the weekend, slightly more on the north.  Trails are in fair condition with a icy base and a decent amount of snow.  Looks like it will be here for awhile yet, so pack the trailer and come on up. Groomers are running on a fairly regular basis and will be in full swing with any additional snow.

Respect the corners and ride safe. Make the most of what we have while you can.

Febraury 1, 2018

Current trail conditions from our trail supervisor, VERY icy base with a small amount of snow coverage resulting in poor control. Ridable, but we are not grooming.

January 19, 2018

No good news from Cadillac, weather has taken the trails away for now. Not sure we’ll even have the icy base by Monday. Think snow!!!!

January 15, 2018

The warm up and rain last week totally killed our trails.  Can’t compete with 60 degree temperatures and rain.  Our base is gone.  groomers are parked and waiting for snow.  Not much else to say.

January 5, 2018

Groomers are running all routes on a regular basis.  Trails are in decent shape although a little thin in the red pines.  Riders are reporting in with all smiles.  Ride safe and enjoy our trails!

December 27, 2017

Good news, we got about four inches of snow on Christmas day, groomers have been out and report that the trails are rideable. We have an icy base with lake effect on top so watch the corners. Come on up and ride, make the most of the season we have.

December 14, 2017

Well it looks like the season has begun! We received 6″of snow on Wednesday. Groomers are out panning the trails today. We are trying to get the base established so ride with care. If you see a branch or debris, it would be a help if you move it off the side of the trail. Much easier on a sled than climbing out of the tractor. Ride safe and make some memories this season.

December 8, 2017

Trails are open and legal for riding, however we only have 3″ of lake effect fluff.  Groomers are standing by.  Please remember in our area trail 5, the White Pine Linear Trail, the DNR asks for a minimum of 4″ so we don’t damage the asphalt.  Keep praying for snow and we will keep you updated as we get the season underway.

March 10, 2017

We are at the end of our season.  the riders that came up last weekend enjoyed the  one last run before spring.  We are busy cleaning up the fallen tress from this week’s wind storm.  We did the best we could with the wierd winter(?) we had.  CWP groomed almost 5500 miles this season.  Thank you to all that came up or locals that rode and support our sport.  Cadillac Winter Promotions now has a comments section if you would like to share anything with us.  Thanks again, until next season, stay safe and sober in your summer sports.

March 3, 2017

One last ride?  we have had 4-6 inches of wet snow with some L. E. on top of it.  We have had a report that the trails are decent.  If you would like one last ride in Cadillac, I would say you would not be to disappointed.  Groomers are not running, but snow is here.  Our northern section is better than the southern section.

February 27, 2017

No good news from Cadillac.  Groomers are parked, trails are mostly mud with a coating of snow.  Sun is shinning and we have no base.  We have groomed 5,403 miles this year.  We have tried but the weather has not been nice to us.  No more reports until we have good news.

February 20, 2017

Groomers are parked.  Trails are brown and wet with some snow in the woods.  Spring came 4 weeks early!  The Ground Hog lied.  Let’s see what March has in store for us.

Conditions: Poor

February 17, 2017

Fair to Poor

Well it appears that spring has arrived early, at least for now.  The in town route is brown.  I suggest trailering to parking areas.  Fuel can be gotten at Bristol, Boon, and Mesick kinds by trail.  Forest roads are still pretty good, but might be the last weekend.  Trail 5 (White Pine) is very thin, avoid if possible.  Ride safe and hope March is a Lion!

February 6, 2017

Well, what a weekend!  Trails were very busy, but for the most part held up.  Routes are being run today and we are hoping for some more snow.  Trail conditions remain about the same.  Icy base with enough snow to keep the trails leveled out.

February 3, 2017

Well, Here is the scoop. We still have an icy base, but trails are good and flat. All trails are being groomed on thier regular schedule. Groomers will be out a few extra times this weekend during NASF, please watch out for them.
Went out grooming trails are in the best shape all year long

January 20, 2017

   Sure wish this January thaw would move on but it doesn’t appear likely for a few days yet.  The trails are all slushy with an ice base.  It’s too warm for the groomers to be running and to do any good.  There are sleds running but sadly they aren’t doing the trails any favors. The groomers may not get out there to smooth things out before ruts and bumps freeze making it very difficult for the groomers to smooth out.

January 17, 2017

     We had some rain in the last 24 hours and temperatures are hovering slightly above freezing during the day.  Haven’t had a trail report today hopefully because folks are staying off the trails right now.  One thing is for sure when this “thaw” is over conditions will be pretty icy again.  Warmer than normal temperatures are expected for few days.


We have two new trails for you to discover this year–Trail 373 east of the Caberfae Trail Parking Lot and a connector trail (Trail 37) between Mesick and Copemish along the railroad grade.

STAGING AREAS:  Check out our website (address below) for directions  to our staging areas.

PLEASE REMEMBER we have been asked by the State Park folks to stay off the White Pine Trail until there is at least four inches of snow on it…Let’s all respect this request. Thanks!

If you haven’t already purchased your TRAIL PERMIT, now is a good time to do it.  Trail permit dollars help keep the groomers running and the trails brushed and signed.

Be sure to check out our website at to learn more about our organization and trail system.

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