Our area picked up a few inches of system snow overnight. Temps are currently in the high 20s, warming to the mid 30s today and tomorrow. This is sloppy, slippery snow but should pack down well. It’ll help fill in the corners that were starting to show dirt. Groomers are already out this morning.
All trails are reported to be in good to excellent condition. There are some thin corners but this new snow is helping.
Unfortunately, groomer #9 is down out of the Kinross area. We cannot groom around the airport and parts of 472 and 480 today as we work to get it fixed.
As always, ride safe and we’ll see you on the trails!❄️❄️❄️
** UPDATE ON TRAIL 49 (Soo to Kinross)- we were able to get the groomer through the beaver dam for the first time this season! Please still use caution through there as the water below the ice is a few feet deep**
Ride safe and keep the snow dances going!❄️❄️❄️
We’ve had a busy year, brushing, signing and performing necessary repairs on our 100 mile trail system and our equipment. Please see our Facebook page for pictures and updates on what our dedicated volunteers have accomplished.
Thank you all for riding our trail system and supporting the businesses that support the Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association!
-There is now a plowed parking area at the beginning of trail #8 under the International Bridge, which has an all season porta John. Make sure you lock your vehicles and trailers.
-We now have a marked trail going to Chippewa Motors. It starts once you come out of the woods east of M-129 off #449. It comes into their parking lot from behind if you need parts or service.
-City curfew is from 1 am – 6 am. Remember most City streets are open to traffic 20 mph, stop at all intersections, and ride on the right hand side of street not on side walks. Watch for closed streets that are posted, mainly around the hospital, university, and state trunk lines.
-When the trail is running along roads make sure you go with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road.
-Remember trail base is the amount of snow between your track and the ground below not the amount of fluff piled up in the woods. 10 inches of snow compresses to less then a inch on the trail.
-If you are staying in the Sault please look at our list of supporters on our web page and give them your business. Please do that in all towns you visit. The grooming entities are all made up of volunteers who want you to support those who support us!!!!!!
-Follow us on Facebook too!
*Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –
Excellent- a few moguls due to dirt underneath, new snow is helping
*Brimley to Raco, Trail #8
Excellent- may have some moguls in the open areas
When going across the bridge in Brimley make sure you go with your the flow of traffic! Blowing and drifting occurs when you first leave Brimley.
Watch for trail change going south just before getting to Raco.
*Mission Hill trail #889
Very Good to Excellent- some thin corners
*Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49
Very Good- be sure to stop at the stop sign at the top of the tunnel hill and watch for other sleds and our groomers
We now have a marked trail going to Chippewa Motors. It starts once you come out of the woods east of M-129 off #449. It comes into their parking lot from behind if you need parts or service.
City curfew is from 1 am – 6 am. Remember most City streets are open to traffic 20 mph, stop at all intersections, and ride on the right hand side of street not on side walks. Watch for closed streets that are posted, mainly around the hospital, university, and state trunk lines.
*Sault Ste. Marie to Kinross, Trail #49 –
Very Good – new snow is helping to cover the brush popping up through the trail. We got a groomer through the beaver dam on 2/2 for the first time this season. Use caution here! Also watch for drifts in the farm fields and icy corners
Make sure you follow reroute once you cross bridge going south at 7 Mile road .
*Kinross loop & south to Pickford, Parts of Trail #49, #472, and #494-
Good- groomer is down but we are working to her it fixed
*Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480-
Good- groomer is down and we are working to get it fixed
There is a long stretch of road riding along Ploegstra Road before you get to the Spile Adam area where it is down to pavement.