Grand Marais Sno-Trails Association Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Good To Excellent
  • Last Groomed: March 18th, 2018
  • Base Snowfall: 10"
  • Reported On: March 28th, 2018 @ 9:27am

Groomer Report

As always, Ride Safe and Bring them Home Alive!

Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc.
PO Box 122

Grand Marais, MI 49839

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03-27-2018

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South is in great shape for this time of year. Some dirt showing in corners. Lots of snow in the woods still. Groomer Jerrod

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Trail 8 east of GM. Getting ice in the corners, watch your speed entering. Only a few spots where dirt is showing thru. Plenty of snow in da’ woods. I suggest trailering to trailhead parking, town trail is in poor condition. Plenty of trailers this week at Bayshore fueling up sleds. Lake Superior Brewing Co and Oube Stump are closed, but GM Tavern is open on weekends. Stop in Superior Hardware and say hi! 
Trailering to trailhead a must. I’m out east and 95% of trail is covered so far. There is some standing water from today in some corners and low areas. All in all, good snow in woods and trails are basically flat.

03-19-2018

CAUTION!!!! We have a broke down machine on trail 8 East, 12 miles outside GM.

03-17-2018

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South run, 443 and 88. They were moguled up in many places. But With The colder temps later in the night they Groomed easier. And are in decent shape. Groomer Phil

 

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North run, 888 & 88. turned out ok. Due to the abundant sunshine all day It started out gummy… But smoothed out decent later on. And a big thank you for the homemade molasses cookies from the sledders at the Pickerel Lake parking lot. Verrrrry good! NOTE: seven miles of 8 West didn’t get groomed last night due to mechanical problems on our groomer that went 8 East. Groomer Phil

03-15-2018

North Trail was STELLAR ! Last night, IT WAS A NICE , VIRTUALLY MOGUL FREE RUN . A SMALL BLAST OF SNOW YESTERDAY LEFT SOME DRIFTS HERE AND THERE , AND THIS COLD AIR WILL KEEP IT IN GREAT SHAPE . THANKS TO MY CO- WORKERS AT GRAND MARAIS SNOW- TRAILS FOR KEEPING IT “ALL ” TOGETHER !!! P.S. YOU WILL HAVE TO COME SEE THESE TRAILS , TO BELIEVE … Groomer Ted

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443 and 88. Both were in really good shape. Almost mogul free. Some drifting on 88 and way south on 443 in the open areas towards the bra tree. Cut the drifts down and smoothed out. I noticed some ice in the 90 deg corners. Otherwise on excellent shape. Drifting on 443. Just a reminder the logging continues on 443 near airport Rd. Groomer Phil

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Grooming trail 8 East. A fresh 6″ of snow! Trail is in excellent condition. I sure hope you bubbleheads are loaded up and in your way. Going to be an incredible weekend to ride! Ride Right and Return!

03-11-2018

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West trail. , full , groomed , notice the auxiliary trail … This trail will be very good till end of season … Cold nights , and days , will make this a good trail, for another good weekend ! Groomer Ted

03-07-2018

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Ran south trail Tuesday 8, 88 and 443. Found them all in really good shape. Very few minor bumps. In Excellent shape now, little bit of snow falling. Should be an Excellent ride for this weekend. Groomer Will

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Groomed 8 west from GM, 89, and 88 to Adams Trail. Trails got a facelift tonight, with FRESH SNOW! Hope you have riding plans in your future. Trails are in good + condition. Don’t miss the VET ride in Seney this weekend. Ride Right and Return!

03-03-2018

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Saturday, South run 443 & 88. They we’re Moguled up all the way. Very hard packed banking in the corners. It was a hard cut but got it smoothed out.

03-01-2018

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Trail 443 Thursday night. Flat, packed, wide and well groomed. Excellent conditions. Groomer Dan

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Did the West run. Trails 89, 88. Both were in decent shape. They smooth out nice. Be careful There’s thick sugar type snow throughout this run so your sleds will dance around a lot more on this loose snow. Only noticed two thin corners near the visitors center parking area. Groomer Phil

There ARE areas in town that are PAVEMENT. SAND-SNOW in many places with no new snowfall. There is frozen dirt showing in very few places on the trail.

02-28-2018

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A little wet snow can make a big difference. North trail is looking good so far

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WEST TRAIL 89 2 AM , BIG SNOW ! AND THOUGH ITS SUPPOSED TO WARM UP , IT WILL STILL BE GOOD RIDING , GOOD TRAILS !

 

02-20-2018

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Trail 8 early report. Minor banking and bumps in the turns. It is smoothing out real nice. Snow conditions are good. Trial 8 West is in great shape.

 

02-15-2018

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Just returned from our South trail. 8, 88 and 443. They are all in excellent shape. Groomer Will

 

02-13-2018

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Groomed our North trail, 8 west, 88, 888, and town loop. Trail was in decent shape, with the exception of corners. Worked ’em flat again and busted open the areas that were drifted shut along Sable Lake.

There’s a new Private Drive on your way into town prior to the campground. Please obey the posted signs. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Be safe and Ride Right!

 

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Did the West run 8, 89 & 88. . All in excellent shape. Very windy tonight. Watch for drifting in the open areas. Groomer Phil

 

02-08-2018

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Groomed trails 8, 888, and 88. Trails are holding up well with the traffic. In great shape for the weekend. Get your BRAAAP on and Ride Right!

02-05-2018

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I did north run 8, 88 & 888. Had to back up and recut several corners to remove the banking in the turns. They Flattened and smoothed out nice. Ready for another day. Ya!… It started snowing around 1am. Pic is on trail 8 (H58) at sable lake. From Groomer Phil

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SOUTH TRAIL 3-4″ new fluff ! PERFEKT EH?! From Groomer Ted

01-24-2018

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Did 8 East. It was beaten up pretty good though the day. But with The new “fluff” it smoothed out really nice. From Groomer Phil

 

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South 443 Tr. Big drifts, smooth ! Co. Red . 451 Tr. Excellent, Tr 88 W . STELLAR ! From Groomer Ted

01-22-2018

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Fresh snow! Trail 8 East is in great condition. Enjoy, be safe, and Ride Right!

 

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I ran west last night, trail 8, 88 and 89. They were very bumpy to begin but the fresh snow was very helpful in getting it back in shape and ready for another busy day. From Groomer Will

01-16-2018

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West trail, 8, 88, and 89 were beat up from all the traffic this past weekend. We’re getting them back into shape! It’s Tuesday, better get them weekend plans made and make Grand Marais your base.

01-13-2018

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Trails 443 and 88 were moguled and corners were bermed up due to a busy day in Grand Marais. They smoothed out nicely last night for another day of riding. 1st picture is Trail 8 on the way back to the barn -3 degrees sunny blue skies

 

01-11-2018

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I groomed 8, 888 and 88 this evening, it was a little bumpy but groomed up excellent. It is ready for another weekend of heavy traffic. Riders should beware of the blowing and drifting snow mostly in the open areas. From Groomer Will

 

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South run. “Baby it’s cold outside!” 🎶 The cold temps are back after a two day warm up. Trails 443 and 88 east of Grand Marais are still in excellent shape. The warm up didn’t hurt the trail base at all. We’re having high winds and more fresh snow so open areas are drifting. Pictures are Trail 443 from Groomer Phil

01-08-2018

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 East trail is in great shape. Had to cut back several corners but smooth now. 1st picture is turnaround point on 8 East; 2nd picture is Trail 8 as far as the eye can see; 3rd picture is following Groomer Jerrod to the barn from his south run on Airport road. From Groomer Dennis

01-06-2018

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8 east is in great shape. There is a lot of snow falling on trail from overhanging branches. Also lots of fresh snow last night. Pictures are Trail 8 East of town. From Groomer Dennis

 

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More fresh snow…South trail is in great shape! From Groomer Tom

 

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North run. Trails 8, 88 & 888 are in excellent shape. However be careful!! Watch for falling limbs/trees were having them in the trails every night.this Fallen tree was in trail 88. From Groomer Phil

01-05-2018

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Went west again tonight. 89 is looking much better but still drifting along lakeshore as usual. 8 and 88 are great. 4 inches of fresh snow. From Groomer Dennis 1st picture is Trail 88 heading west and 2nd picture is Trail 89 heading east towards town

 

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Trails 89 & 88 are in good shape…but be careful!! Watch for drift areas on parts of 89. Also… Groomers continue to remove very large downed PINE LIMBS from the trails every night. From Groomer Phil

 

01-02-2018

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443 SOUTH TR. LOTSA FLUFF! 88 WEST GREAT , TO FIRST STOP. SIGN , THEN WATCH FOR WET AREAS OUT TO M-77
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Trail 88 and 888 were beat up pretty bad. But there was plenty of snow to move around to get ’em back smooth again. Be safe out ‘der and watch our for down trees and limbs

01-01-2018

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Happy New Year, sledders! Plenty of snow on trail 8 east of Grand Marais.. due to recent heavy snowfall weighing tree branches down beware of falling tree branches! Several fell and were removed from the trail tonight. Trail was moguled up due to heavy holiday traffic… smoother going, now. Water area on Pull Up Hill rd 1/2 mile from H58 is gone. Groomer Phil.

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