Snowmobile Trail Report

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Updated: 2/22/2018

Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trails officially open December 1st and are groomed (weather permitting) until March 31st. Please check this report during the season for trail condition reports across the UP!

 

 

Western Upper Peninsula - By County:

  • Gogebic County
    • Gogebic Range Trails: (2/21) We saw heavy traffic all weekend, we are so thankful riders continue to show up en mass to appreciate our trail system and the natural wonders of the far western U.P.  We need more snow, however trails are still rated as good.  Trails are EXTREMELY ICY so please be careful.  The freeze/thaw events have left a thick ice base and the snow has not had a good chance to bond.  Decent temperatures and fresh snow are forecast this next week so we should have even better trails by the weekend. PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL!  PLEASE DON’T STEAL OUR TRAIL SIGNS.  Hard to believe we have to continue echoing these issues, we are so lucky we have some of the most friendly landowners around.  Please remind yourselves and riders in your group to check road crossings TWICE (at least!) before venturing across roadways.  If traveling on a county road ROW keep speeds slow to avoid any issues.
      • Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing: Overall rating:  GOOD Last groomed 2/20.  West of Ramsay Crossing some of the sun exposed sections are thin leaving them quite icy.  They are not bare, but the snow in those sections we just can’t get to pack back in.  As you depart Ironwood past Walmart heading east the horseshoe-turns around the Transfer Station are getting icy, please ride right & ride cautiously.  Please be courteous and keep noise/speed as low as possible in towns.  We know you come to play but the community lives with the traffic all winter long, so help our cause and be respectful!   The rail-bed trail ENDS on the east side of the Keystone Bridge.  The club grooms the bridge to maintain it for local access.  The “old” trail to Wakefield is closed east of Verona Road and anyone caught riding it will face fines.
      • Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield: Overall rating:  FAIR. Last groomed 2/18. This trail needs more snow, many corners are swept of snow except the outside berm, it is very icy so please ride cautiously!!  We really need fresh snow to make the descent from Indianhead to Wakefield better.  Please go slowly as the snow is loose on top of the ice base.  We have heard of several near-miss accidents due to riders not riding their side of the trail or blowing through icy corners.  We need everyone to ride safely through there at a reasonable speed to keep everyone safe.  The hill climbs to Indianhead Big Snow Resorts are snow packed and smooth, off season trail work solved icing issues.  Stay on the road routes and please respect the no-snowmobile signage on Prospect road.  Please keep speeds low on the road routes and stay on your side of the trail as this section is tighter than most of our trails. 
      • Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco: Overall Rating: GOOD.  Groomed 2/20 early am.  Please watch for icy corners on the 4-mile unplowed road the connects to the Great Lakes Road High Line.  There is active construction near Great Lakes Road, it is well signed.  Our new friends at Casper Construction worked with the club to sign the trail section they have to travel.  The team at Casper even used a giant toboggan to bring their equipment in so they didn’t damage our trail, how awesome is that?    The rail bed section is in good condition, however it needs more passes to get the bumps out, which is why we are prioritizing that route tonight.
      • Trail 8 from Bingo’s to Tula Crossing: Overall Rating:  EXCELLENT.  Last groomed 2/20.  Trail has lots of snow on it; the trail is a wide seasonal county road that is not plowed and makes a fun trail to ride.  It does see the most traffic as it is the fastest way to Lake Gogebic / Keweenaw Peninsula so usually by the end of the day it is the first to get bumpy.  We do hit it daily though to keep on top of it.
      • Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River(WI): Overall Rating:  EXCELLENT Last Groomed 2/18.   As you depart the Montreal River Gorge the snow diminishes (with the elevation decline) but there is plenty of snow to make your way into Wisconsin.  The Driftwood Bar on County Highway A has excellent burgers!!  There are many scenic overlooks on this trail that riders should be on the lookout for!  Bald Mountain / Powers Road Lake Superior Northern Overlook, Bald Mountain Southern viewing overlook, The Montreal River Gorge & Superior Falls are all spectacular.  Be safe in these areas!  This trail is an incredible ride and we are so happy to see riders out on it!   Please remember to stay on the trail in the farm fields!  So much work and money has been put into this trail we cannot risk losing it.  The last half mile from high-line to lake road is plowed for logging, ride cautiously.  After over $200,000 of Michigan snowmobile trail permit funded work, we are so excited to open this trail for 2017-2018.  It has some breath taking views, massive water falls can be seen (Superior Falls) and is truly a treasurer.  There is active logging near the Lake road area, please go slowly and yield to commercial traffic.
      • Trail 11S Wakefield to Winchester, WI: Overall Rating:  EXCELLENT Last groomed 2/20.   The first 2 miles of the trail as it heads south towards Wisconsin from Trail 2 is plowed due to logging.  Please yield to all commercial truck traffic.  Trail is in great shape and is groomed from the Vilas County Wisconsin Line to Trail 2 completely, regularly.  There are still a few thin areas and areas that need more brushing but the trail is fantastic.  Please enjoy this reopened trail responsibly, thousands of 100% volunteer hours were logged to open this!  Keep speeds slow as you travel the southern half of it, once you cross the bridge within 2 miles there are some rough spots.  They are snow covered, but we need more snow to fill in the uneven trail until we can repair it next summer.
      • Trail 11N Wakefield, MI to South Boundary Rd: Closed indefinitely. Seeking local community support with ideas on how to reopen it.
    • Lake Gogebic: (2/20) 36+" base. Received about 4” of snow Sunday and about 1-2” overnight on the North Shore of Lake Gogebic.    Light to moderate snows are forecasted for the remainder of the week and the forecast is calling for below average temperatures. Gogebic Area Groomers have reported that they are out on our trails daily and that everything is in good to excellent condition.
      • Trail 1N to White Pine: Excellent condition
      • Trail 8 East: Excellent condition.
      • Trail 8 West just groomed excellent condition.
      • Trail 102:Good to excellent condition 
      • Trail 13N: Good in the morning - bit choppy in the late afternoon. High traffic. 
      • Trails 13S to from root cellar to Trails 2: groomed this morning and in excellent condition
      • Trail 1 S: being groomed today.
    • Watersmeet: (2/22) 9" base.Trails are good. Groomers are running daily, trails are holding up well, we have snow in the forecast for Thursday night and friday. Should be a good riding weekend
      • Trail 2 east of Watersmeet – to the 107 – good, a snirty area as you leave Watersmeet 
      • Trail 3 south of Watersmeet to WI – good -this trail gets tons of traffic and it gets rough between groomings use caution over the bridges
      • Trail 3 north of trail 2 to bond falls – good with a few thin/icy spots and icy corners
      • Trail 3 north of Bond falls – good with icy corners
      • Trail 2 west of Watersmeet- good
      • Trail 13 south of trail 2 – good with icy corners
  • Ontonagon County:
    • ​​ Ontonagon/Silver City/White Pine: (2/21) 24" base. We groomed everything except from White Pine to Potato Farm Road last night.  Trails are in very good condition and holding up well.  We are expecting 5-10 inches of fresh between tonight and Monday evening!!  Be safe and thanks for riding the 906!!
      • Trail 1 Porcupine Mountains to Lake of the Clouds: Groomed 2/21,  Very Good, 36″ base.
      • Trail 11 South Boundary Rd. to trail 102: Groomed 2/21, Very Good 36″ base.
      • Trail 102 South to Bergland was groomed last night. ***REMEMBER TRAIL 11 NORTH OUT OF WAKEFIELD IS CLOSED THIS SEASON THERE IS NO CONNECTION WITH TRAIL 11  AT THE FAR WESTERN END OF SOUTH BOUNDARY ROAD***
      • Trail 1 White Pine to the base of the Porcupine Mountains: Groomed 2/21 Very good, 18” base. There is a one-lane ice bridge over the waterhole with some temporary plastic culvert a mile south of Silver City!! Many deer cross this trail in and around Silver City at dusk and dawn - please ride with caution. 
      • Trail 1/12 White Pine to 101: Groomed 2/20 Good, 20″ base. Please stay toward the middle of the trail in low areas, watch for oncoming traffic.
      • Trail 12 Ontonagon – Potato Farm Road: Groomed 2/21, Very Good, 20″ base.  Still one area of the ditch trail along The Norwich Road that cannot be groomed.  The rest is good to go.
      • Trail 101: Groomed 2/21, Excellent, 24″ base.
      • Trail 12 – 137 Ontonagon to Rockland: Groomed 2/20, Excellent, 20″ base. 
      • Trail 12 Ontonagon – Greenland: Groomed 2/21, Excellent, 20″ base. 
      • Trail 13 – Trail 101 to Rockland: Groomed 2/21, Very Good, 24″ base. We may not be grooming the woods section of this trail between the Victora Road Bridge and the junction with Trail 137, so it may get bumpy.  You can follow the detour below and stay on the road instead. DETOUR: If you are heading West out of Rockland. Take Trail 137 right (north) at the junction just West of town. Turn left onto Victora Road (West) (I believe it is the first stop sign you will come to.) This will take you right back to the trail at the river bridge which runs part of this road. If you are heading East to Rockland – stay on Victoria Road after you cross the river.  You will meet Trail 137 about a mile up the road. Turn right on Trail 137 and it will take you right back to 13. If you are coming South from Ontonagon on Trail 137 and want to go west.  Take Victoria Road right (west). Watch for the groomers, they take up most of the trail and have the right of way! Pull over for them. 
    • Twin Lakes/Greenland/Toivola (2/20): 36+" base. Good to excellent condition.  All trails are open and being groomed regularly per normal schedule. A few inches of new snow can make a big difference! It freshens up the scenery, but also mixes with the snow from the trail surface and improves the riding surface.
    • Bruce Crossing (2/22 ) 21" Base. We have around four fresh inches of snow this morning and it’s still falling! The area from the trail #3 south intersection on the grade, trail #8, past Bruce Crossing to the trail #3 north intersection is quite thin. The grade between these two intersections gets a lot of traffic and is in a low snow fall area. Do NOT climb the “Military Hill” from the highway, US 45, to the fence, we have ongoing erosion issues there and the hill climbers are adding to the problem.  YOU COULD CAUSE THIS MAJOR TRAIL TO BE CLOSED IF YOU CONTINUE! Watch for the groomers, they take up most of the trail and have the right of way! Please pull over and DIM your lights for them, they have a long night out there. Remember, you can get off the trail, the groomer can not. Please ride on your own side of the trail and STOP at the stop signs!
      • Trail #3 North to Rockland is GOOD, better as you go north.
      • Trail #8 from Ewen to trail #3 North is GOOD
      • Trail #3/8 East from Bruce Crossing to the trail #3 South intersection is Fair
      • Trail #3/8 West from Bruce Crossing to the trail #3 North intersection is Fair
      • Trail #3 South from the railroad grade to the CC road is GOOD, better in the woods
      • Trail #8 from the trail #3 South intersection to Trout Creek is very Good
      • Trail  #8 from Trout Creek to Kenton is Very Good
      • Trail #8 from Kenton to Sidnaw is Very Good, better as you go east.
      • Trail #8/15 from Sidnaw to the trail #109 intersection is EXCELLENT
  • Houghton County & Keweenaw County: (2/22) 35" cover. Snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are open and in good condition. Groomers are out. Remember when you’re out on the trails to watch out for the groomers.  They have the right away. The Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau asks that you stay on the trails, STAY OFF THE ICE, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely.  The signs on the trail are there for riders’ safety so please DO Not remove or destroy them.
  • Baraga County: (2/22)  Trails are better and we were able to groom all of Nestoria and Alston trail last night. Pay attention/cautious of icy hills and corners. Please pay attention to the signs on the trail, they are there for a reason especially the STOP sign.  Please watch for icy corners and stay to your right when you are going around a corner.  Have fun and ride safe!  
    • Big Bay Trail #14: 2"-8" base. Good. Please watch out for icy hills.  Get out of town about 10miles and trail improves with alot more snow. Don't forget to go up to Mt. Arvon - Michigan's Highest Point.
    • Alston Trail #15 to #8/15 to #109: 4-8" base. Good. About 1 mile past the big bridge there is a wet hole. We filled it in last night but please be careful when your in that area. Stop by the Bears Den over look which is a gorgeous view of the Sturgeon River.  
    • Nestoria Trail #15 to #8: 4-8" base. Good. There are a couple of areas that are being plowed due to logging.  1st one is just past canyon falls going south the road is plowed, 2nd one is on about 2 miles past canyon falls plowed for about 1 mile and 3rd one is just past the Cozy Inn turn off the road is also plowed for about a mile.  Pay attention to the signs and stop to look for truck traffic- use caution. The trail this year will be going up around Craig Lake so we can bypass some of the wet areas. We will also be grooming in to the Three Lakes Area.
    • Chassell Trail #15 North 4-8" base. Good. Groomer will be on this trail today during the day. Enjoy the trail now that it is on the old railroad grade this year.
    • Sidnaw: (2/22) 21" base. We have around four fresh inches of snow this morning and it’s still falling! The area from the trail #3 south intersection on the grade, trail #8, past Bruce Crossing to the trail #3 north intersection is quite thin. The grade between these two intersections gets a lot of traffic and is in a low snow fall area.
      Please DO NOT climb the “Military Hill” from the highway, US 45, to the fence, we have ongoing erosion issues there and the hill climbers are adding to the problem.  YOU COULD CAUSE THIS MAJOR TRAIL TO BE CLOSED IF YOU CONTINUE! Please ride on your own side of the trail and STOP at the stop signs!
      • Trail #3 North to Rockland is GOOD, better as you go north.
      • Trail #8 from Ewen to trail #3 North is GOOD
      • Trail #3/8 East from Bruce Crossing to the trail #3 South intersection is Fair
      • Trail #3/8 West from Bruce Crossing to the trail #3 North intersection is Fair
      • Trail #3 South from the railroad grade to the CC road is GOOD, better in the woods
      • Trail #8 from the trail #3 South intersection to Trout Creek is VERY Good
      • Trail  #8 from Trout Creek to Kenton is VERY Good
      • Trail #8 from Kenton to Sidnaw is Good, better as you go east.
      • Trail #8/15 from Sidnaw to the trail #109 intersection is EXCELLENT. 
  • Iron County
    • Iron River: (2/21) 6" base. Trail system is OPENED & GROOMED as needed.  All trails North.. and West are in 'Fair to Good" condition.  Trail #111is in tough shape between Amasa & Crystal Falls.  But it does get better between Amasa & Trail #15N.  We received a couple of inches of snow yesterday.  Trails are certainly flat this year with low snow fall.
    •  Crystal Falls: (2/20) 3" base. Trail #2 between Crystal Falls and Iron River was groomed today. It could use more snow ,but is in fair condition. Trail #16 to Iron River was groomed Monday, and good. Trail # 111 north to Amasa, between Kelso Rd. and Rockcrusher Rd. is in good shape, It is groomed Monday, along with Trail # 111 from Carlson Rd. to DNR Rd. and #18 to Republic. Trail #16 to Sagola, will be groomed today. There are areas with little snow, but still in good shape. We need more snow! We have lighted Trailhead parking and Port-a-Jons, at our Quanset Hut, located on M69 and trail #113 for your easy access to ride our trail system.

Central Upper Peninsula - By County

  • Marquette County:  
    • Hiawatha Trails: (2/22) 4" base. Trails are in good condition.
    • Moose Country: (2/21) Trails are groomed and in good to excellent condition. 
    • UP Central: (2/21)  Fulll Groom on 2/18
    • Big Bay Trails: (2/22) Please remember Stay on trails. Many of our State Trails are on PRIVATE land and we ride them because of the GENEROSITY of the land owners. DON’T abuse the PRIVILEGE.
      • Trail 310 Alt, From Trail 5 to Trail 14: Open, groomed 2/21; good to excellent. 
      • Trail 14, Big Bay to Halfway: Open, groomed 2/20; good 
      • Trail 14, South From 310 to Marquette: Open, groomed 2/20; good 
      • Trail 14, Big Bay to Anderson’s: Open, Groomed 2/21; good to excellent
  • Dickinson County: (2/15) Trails Conditions:Trail conditions are Good To Excellant. Trail conditions are Good To Very Good.The entire 120 mile network has been groomed at least once.With the warm weather,there will be some bare spots and water. Please be very careful.On Trail #2,about 1 mile west of Bal Road,there is 2 large Ice patches,water is pushing onto the trail and freezing.Remember,The Right Side is Mine!!
  • Menominee County: (2/21) All trails are open. 
  • Alger County
    • Munising: (2/17) Overall trail conditions good. Trails are grooming well, surfaces are a soft but most importantly the base is flat. Keep snow dancing as we really need it, trails are holding on by a thread. What do you do when you see a groomer coming towards you? PULL OFF AND LET IT PASS. We will be grooming during the day and there can be a groomer around that next corner. Watch for groomers when cresting hills or on blind corners. Some of our narrow sections of trail in the hills leave no option other than the snowmobiler turn around and find a spot to pull off. Cooperation is greatly appreciated by the operators – RIDE SAFE!
      • Trail 8 E - Good - choppy as day progresses
      • Trail 8 W - Good - choppy as day progresses 
      • Trail 7 South - Good - (Caution: 1/2 mile south of the “dog leg” turn at Doe Lake Road a depression from an underlying tree root keeps returning so ride smart)
      • Trail 7 North - Good - rough and icy corners - rough from traffic closer to Christmas
      • Trail 419W (Munising-Christmas) – Good – a few water holes along the sides of the wet area and pockets (low spots) near the crest of hills so ride with caution. We have a large icy hill that is only allowing us to groom in a westerly direction right now so some corners are not getting completely flat.
      • Trail 422 (Miners Castle) - Very Good - choppy as day progresses, watch for tire ruts on Miners Castle Rd.
      •  Trail 419E (to Trail 8) – GOOD  - choppy as day progresses with the high traffic
      • Trail 419 (Wetmore-Munising) – GOOD to poor to good. Very Rough from traffic behind the Road Commission and gravely ice where logging was being done. Ride responsibly along M-28, stay on trail and yield to traffic turning in and out of private drives.
      • Trail Wetmore-28 SPUR to Trail 422 – Very Good. Use caution along the curve of M-28 as the trail narrows along a steep bank.
      • CAUTION FOR ALL TRAILs1/ We are starting to see repeated areas of snow piles thrown on the trails after grooming from off-trail riders leaving the trail and hitting the throttle. A few incidents have been reported from riders unexpectedly hitting them. We do our best to keep the trails flat but PLEASE keep an eye out for these and RIDE WITH CAUTION.
      • CAUTION FOR TRAIL 8 West 1/ Approximately 1 mile West of Trail 7 South there is a slight ridge in the trail from a cross road that gets amplified as the day progresses, RIDE WITH CAUTION.
      • CAUTION FOR TRAIL 7 South 1/ Approximately 1/2 mile South of Doe lake Road there is a slight natural ridge in the trail that gets amplified as the day progresses, RIDE WITH CAUTION.
      • CAUTION FOR TRAIL 419 (Munising – Christmas) 1/ Standing and flowing water creating soft spots in wet areas of the hills closer to Munising. Stay on the trail and watch for a few small water holes along the edges. There are also a few pockets (low spots) in the trail near the crest of hills from underlying springs. We try to keep them filled but with little new snow they keep returning. RIDE WITH CAUTION.
      • CAUTION FOR TRAIL 422 (Miners Castle) 1/ Cars are reported running out Trail 422 to Miners Castle so ride with caution, sometimes tire ruts in the snow, RIDE WITH CAUTION.
    • Grand Marais: (2/22)  Thursday . Just finished the South run. (8:30am) Trails 443, 88 East. Snow conditions are good. The corners had high very! hard packed banking and the inside corners had deep moguls. Typical moguls throughout the run. Everything flattened out fairly nice. But from the groomers view, I didn’t get it as smooth as I hoped. I’m going to get some breakfast then jump on my sled and check it out. Might be smoother than I think. Groomer Phil Ran our west trail Wednesday night, 8, 88 and 89. Found them all in really good shape, handful of moguls by Kingston lake and on the Mahoney but nothing to speak of. It is in excellent shape now, about 8 degrees out there now so it should harden up great and be ready for the heavy weekend traffic to come. Groomer Will
    • AuTrain: (2/21) varies from ice to 12+". Trails are groomed and in fair to good condition.  Sounds like all groomers are operational right now. No complaints (other than chilly fingers) and trails sound smooth enough.  <>
  • Delta County: Trails are open and in good condition.  
  • Schoolcraft County
    • Seney: (2/22) 6" base. We groomed last night/this morning, Groomers are reporting the trails to be in good shape after they make their pass through but with the decent amount of traffic still on our trails they are not holding on for too long. The corners are getting very thin and or down to ice/sugar/dirt. If you are attending the Vet Ride in March 10th and are planning on contributing a desert contact Diane ASAP, Vet Ride details are below this post. Have fun out there!  Be safe! -Randy Dunn
    • Manistique: (2/15) 4" base. Trails are all ridable, the further north on our system the better snow. Fair in town to Very Good north. No problem getting around town for fuel-food-etc. Bear Creek swamp area has been groomed. Fair in town and it improves as you travel north! 

Eastern Upper Peninsula - By County

  • Luce County: (2/22) PLEASE SLOW DOWN ON THE CORNERS THIS IS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE ACCIDENTS ARE OCCURRING. Our groomers leave Newberry between 2:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and do not return to Newberry until early morning hours due to the miles of trail we groom. We have 3 groomers one that goes to the Falls trail #45, one that goes to the Holland Staging area on CR 407 Trail #9 and the third groomer goes to Epoufette and Trout Lake Trail #9/2. 
    • Trail 9: This trail is in good condition.  
    • Trail 45 Falls: This trail is in good condition. This trail is being plowed from Skyline Road to Laurel Lake Road for logging, its plowed on Camp 7 road near M-123 for logging and between CR 500 and M-123 for logging. 
    • Trail 9/2 to Epoufette/Trout Lake: This trail is in good condition. Watch for water holes 4 to 5 miles north of Epoufette.
  • Chippewa County
    • Sault: (2/22)  3" base. Warm during the day and cold at night though  trails still good shape.  Groomers going out late night early morning.  Supposed to get some snow Thursday night late and Saturday night too.
      • Trail #8 - Sault to Brimley: Base 2 – 4 inches -Trail is in good Condition.  
      • Trail #8 - Brimley to Raco: Base 3 - 5  inches - Trail is in good to excellent 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.
      • Trail #8 Raco to Naomikong [where Paradise meets us]: Base 4 - 7  inches – Trail is in good to excellent condition. 
      • Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 – Base 2 – 5 inches – Trail is in good condition. 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
      • Sault Ste. Marie to Kinross, Trail #49 – Base 2 – 5  inches – Trail is in good condition. Make sure you follow reroute once you cross bridge going south at 7 Mile road. When the trail is running along roads make sure you go with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road.
      • Kinross loop & south to Pickford, Parts of Trail #49, #472, and #494 – Base 3 - 5  inches – Trail in good Condition Watch for trucks on trail.
      • Kinross to Raco/Rudyard Trail #480 & #472: Base 2 – 6 inches – Trail is in good to excellent condition.  Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross.  Trail to Rudyard has been groomed but logging going on too
      • The Downtown Trail is signed and snow and barrels are on Portage Ave bridge.  
    • Paradise: (2/22) Zero degrees this morning and partly cloudy. It was below zero all night last night and we got just a dusting of snow. It snowed most of the day yesterday but didn`t amount to much.....maybe 2 inches max. I`ve had quite a few calls lately asking how much snow we have on the ground, its anywhere from 2.5 to 3 foot, depending on where you are at, so plenty! The weather guessers are all over the map as far as whats gonna happen the next few days. Some say an inch or two and some say 4-5 inches but it looks like the temps will be around 30ish for highs.....so its all good for this weekend. Now, on to the trails...... Groomer Dave M. ran the South trail #8 yesterday and called it fair. He`s gonna run it again today as far as I know. The swamp south of town is holding up but its really icey. If we get this snow they are talking about that will help alot. Groomer Kevin ran the Falls trail last night and called it good. He`s runnin the Point Trails this morning also. All I know for today. LET `ER SNOW!!!!!!!!!!! Groomer Chris
    • Eckerman: (2/22) 4" base. Trails are in fair condition. The trails were groomed on February 21st.  The Bobby Gay Trail is really thin. going into Trout Lake & Rudyard towns are still snirty.  The rest of our trails are in fair shape for the amount of snow we’ve gotten. 4 inches of base on trails still but need more SNOW! Pray for 12 inches…. There are NO excellent trails in the Upper Peninsula we all need more snow!!!!
    • Drummond Island: (2/22) 4" base. We didn’t loose much snow from the rain but the trails have an icy crust over them allowing for little lubrication
       West End: Good  The west end is flat in great condition it just needs fresh snow over the icy layer for lubrication. East End:  Good The east end is all so in good condition but needs fresh snow over the icy layer for lubrication Let it Snow  * Let it Snow * Let it Snow * Let it Snow * Let it Snow * Let it Snow * 
  • ​ ​Mackinac County
    • St Ignace: (2/15)  Warm yesterday, warm last night and warm today is hurting us more than expected. So bad I need to downgrade from good to fair. We are losing the RR Grade from Castle Rock to North of Moran quickly. The trails in the trees are holding up, and in the open areas are getting marginal South of the Burma grade area. Ma Nature sets us up, and knocks us back down. The good news is it is going to get cold again tonight, and then only moderate temps through the weekend. Maybe an inch of snow on Saturday night will help, but not much. The result of this will be back to crunchy and thin trails over an ice base, with ice in the corners. Early season riding again... in mid-February. We will likely run the groomers tonight to flatten things down for teh weekend, and then again on Saturday night. Absent of more snow it will be an every 3-4 day thing for the foreseeable future.
    • Curtis: (2/13) 8" base. Trails are open,  our trails are on private land and State Land Please stay on Trails.  East Trail to Mc Millan/Newberry very good The only reroute we have now Trail 457 Reroute Engadine /Naubinway, Gould City To Tower Rd. and North Gould City Rd. Germfask Trail open now,  Logging on Trail 2 and 43 north to Seney,  logging Pipeline crossing Gould City to Blaney Park, marked with Signs. Lake Snow from both Lake Superior and Michigan Snow depth’s from 6″ to 18″on our Trail System, Lakes have 9-15″ ice.  1″+ light snow today 02/11/18.
    • ​Les Cheneaux/Cedarville/Hessel: (2/21) 3" Base. TWO DAYS OF WARM WEATHER DIDN’T HELP OUR TRAILS.  TRAIL SECTIONS ON THE SIDE OF ROADS ARE NOT GOOD, TRAILS IN THE WOODS ARE RIDEABLE BUT HARD AND VERY LITTLE LOOSE SNOW..OVERALL  POOR TO FAIR CONDITIONS  SORRY YOU MIGHT STILL ENCOUNTER SOME WET AREAS WHERE THE TRAILS GO THRU SWAMPS SO USE CAUTION.    COLDER WEATHER COMING FOR THE WEEKEND WITH SOME SNOW, LETS HOPE THIS IS CORRECT. STAY WARM and do Your Snow Dance,  YOU HAVEN’T BEEN DOING A VERY GOOD JOB!!