Michigan Trail Report

Sault Ste. Marie Trail Report – 03/12

The trails survived the weekend, the northern ones. The City trail has some ice/snow on it and trail 8 going west is still in fair shape but everything else will not be able to groom anymore. West of Brimley May survive another week.


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March 12th, 2018 @ 9:47pm

Groomer Report

The city trail and trail #8 going west are the only trails left that are being groomed and rideable they may make it to the weekend at least west of Brimley

We have a new plowed parking area at the beginning of trail #8 under the International Bridge, which now has an all season porta John. Make sure you lock your vehicles and trailers.

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!!!!!!

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.

Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –

Base 1 – 3 inches -Trail is in fair Condition.

Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 1 – 4 inches -Trail is in fair to 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.

Raco to Naomikong Trail #8 [where Paradise meets us], Trail #8 –

Base 2 – 5 inches – Trail is in fair to good Condition.

Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –

Base 1 – 4 inches – Trail is in poor to fair condition. Trail is groomed past casino down to Antlers.

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 0 – 3 inches – Trail is in poor to fair 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 0 – 2 inches – Trail in poor Condition. Watch for trucks on trail.

Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –

Base 1 – 3 inches – Trail in poor to fair 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. But they will removing them Monday the 12th


Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Monday March 19th, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

A update on trails for this weekend. Temps are to get to around freezing and sunny every day. But not too warm and night time temps are to be single digits or low teens. Yes the sun is high in the sky and will melt some but I think our trail 8 going west of Soo will be rideable. West of Brimley will be better as more snow. We will be grooming be as traffic calls for. That is the guess on Monday. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday March 18th, 2018 - 9:51 am

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

5 degrees this morning and still grooming from Brimley west on trail 8. It is in fair shape yet. The trail from Soo is a frozen sheet of ice so we can’t do anything with it but it is rideable. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

This morning just west of Brimley on trail 8 heading west towards Raco. It was 5 degrees this morning. From Soo to Brimley has some spots like this too but also has some very icy spots from melted and refrozen snow. ... See MoreSee Less

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Comment on Facebook

Awesome job, those wings sure do help

Lord, I would LOVE to find that before the groomer

Thank you for showing what it looks like before you groom! (And after!). All these groomer pics and vids only show what they left... Only 1% of us see that on the trail, the other 99 sees what's in front of the groomer!

Damn you Jason Wheeler!!

Thanks keep up the great work...

See ya Friday!

Mason Merrill

Aaron Remely

Cody Russell

Tim Fancher

Pj Guerrieri

Kristen Saintignon Woodbury

Kevin Duberg

John Lnu

Branden Hacker

Jeff Martin

Michael Quinnell

Michael Kleinfeld

Tracy Temple

Curt Plate

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Wednesday March 14th, 2018 - 3:23 am

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

Trail 8 NW of Raco today. ... See MoreSee Less

Trail 8 NW of Raco today.


Comment on Facebook

Careful out thee. I'm sure you heard of this. Any new measures in place. www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/one_killed_in_snowmobile_accid.html

We rode it Saturday and it was SUPERB!!!!

Looks good. Wish I was there

Jackson Jones

Mark Barrett JoAnn Riley

Russell Shumaker Shad Sheri Olsen

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