Indian River Snowmobile Grooming Club Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Poor
  • Last Groomed: February 29th, 2020
  • Base Snowfall: 1"
  • Reported On: March 10th, 2020 @ 9:07am

Groomer Report

An update just to stay in touch with all you sledheads out there…Yesterday’s weather felt like spring, thanks to temps in the upper 50’s and some light rain. Sunday was also in the 50’s but no rain. The last 2-3 days have melted off a lot of snow and ice. No one is out riding, for obvious reasons. Last night the mercury dropped and this morning we’ve got clouds and upper 20’s. We’ve also seen some light snow. The view outside is a mixture of old snowbanks, icy areas, wet areas, and muddy areas. I don’t want to declare the “overweight” lady is singing, but she’s definitely warming up. Of course we’ll expect to see at least one more snow storm before it’s all over. Whether it’s enough to allow any more riding remains to be seen. This season has been the worst ever when it comes to riding conditions. We just haven’t seen the snow areas just to our south did. Not much we can do but our volunteers worked magic with what we did get. So a big thanks to all those who volunteer as drivers, those who stop while riding and pick up branches and debris on the trail, those who checked in and reported conditions from the trail, and those who supported our grooming club with a membership donation or hat/tee purchase. You all are the best! If we get a last hurrah I will post again. Until then…

Are you interested in a volunteer leadership position in our grooming club?  We need a dedicated volunteer to assist the club president and learn the ropes before he retires.  For more information visit our website and send an email.  Thank you!

Visit our website at or stop by Burt Lake Marina for details on joining the Indian River Snowmobile Grooming club with a membership donation.  Every dollar we get goes right back into the grooming operation. All our drivers and officers are volunteers. Last year we had about 65 individual members and 35 corporate (business) members.  If you know a business who’d be a great corporate sponsor please let us know. We have hats and t-shirts (short & long sleeve) for sale too.  Even when we can’t groom we still have operational expenses like insurance, two-way radio communication subscriptions,  equipment repair, utilities and more.  We store and work on the grooming in a building 100% paid for by your generous donations; our equipment is only yards from the DNR trailhead.  Thank you!

Poor Trail Complaint