UPDATE 3/21 – As of Monday March 23, 2020, Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association will suspend all grooming on our 100 mile trail system. Trails are smooth at this time, but temps rising in the 40’s most of next week will deteriorate trails quickly. All of our volunteer groomer operators have worked hard to keep the trails in the best shape that they can.
With the rising temps, closed businesses and the health and safety of our volunteers top of mind, our 100 miles of trails will still stay open to snowmobiles even though we will not be grooming. They will remain open until March 31st 2020 on private property. (Example of private property includes most of trail 49 from the Soo to Kinross.)
State and Federal trails will stay open as long as rideable, but there will be no grooming of our 100 miles of trails.
Thank you all for riding our trail system and supporting the businesses that support the Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association. We will be looking forward to the next season. The work never ends with trail maintenance, groomer maintenance and DNR grant paper work. We appreciate all of our volunteers and the land owners that allow us to have the trail system that we have.
Stay safe everyone!
-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!!!!!!
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*Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –
Base 3 inches -Trail is in good condition
*Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –
Base 3 inches -Trail is in good condition
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-
Base 3 inches – Trail is in good condition
*Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –
Base 3 inches – Trail is in fair condition. There is a water hole just off the side of the trail near Seymour Road (close to the Kewadin Casiono)
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 –
Base 3 inches – Trail is in fair condition. There are a few dirt spots and water spots in corners to watch out for.
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-
Base 3 inches – fair condition. However, there is logging taking place south of M80 toward Pickford so we are unable to groom there.
*Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480-
Base 3 inches – Trail in fair condition. 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.