Michigan Trail Report

Sault Ste. Marie Trail Report – 04/04

Well we finally got some snow out of the storm last night. In town only got a couple inches but west and south of town got 5-7 inches. And it’s not wet packs stuff more fluffy. Temp is 17 this morning.

Groomers are not running but should be some ok riding on forest roads and our northern trails. Our leases do not expire on April 1 so all gates are open and able to ride all our trails.


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Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association Trail Report on MSA

April 02nd, 2018 @ 10:48pm

Groomer Report

Grooming is done for the season

Trail #8 going west of Brimley is the only trail left. The groomers are parked for the season. Trails officially close April 1 but there will be snow on forest roads long after that. We will leave gates open until trail is unrideable.

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 0- 2 inches -Trail is in poor Condition.

Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 1 – 2 inches -Trail is in poor 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 0- 4 inches – Trail is in poor to fair Condition.

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

Base 0 – 2 inches – Trail is in poor 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. 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 – 2 inches – Trail is in poor 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 – 0 inches – Trail in poor Condition. Watch for trucks on trail.

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

Base 0 – 2 inches – Trail in poor 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

Thursday April 19th, 2018 - 9:52 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

40’s and sunny today the same tomorrow. 50’s called for sat and sun. Snow is slowly melting away br plenty in woods yet for those late season riders. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday April 16th, 2018 - 11:30 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

How many times have you ridden your sled to West Pier Drive-in for a burger? ... See MoreSee Less


Comment on Facebook


Yes I'd also like to know if they are gonna be groomed this weekend?

Never. Have never had Clyde’s either. Use to sit next to Clyde’s waiting for the ferry boat for years. Not my type of thing

Are the trails going to be groomed this weekend?

Monday April 16th, 2018 - 9:51 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

6-12 inches of snow today. The Kinross area has the best snow of all year. Lots of snow in Raco. You could ride every trail we have right now. ... See MoreSee Less


Comment on Facebook

Colton why are we not there

Kerri Woggermon we should go this weekend!!!

Did. Yesterday!

Get that groomer out it isn’t over till the fat lady says it it’s

enough said....

Steve Routhier LOL!

Nathan Cocherl Cody Johnson

Brent Manau

Ryan Fitzgerald

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Sunday April 15th, 2018 - 9:47 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

Just rain and sleet during the day. Light snow started about dark. ... See MoreSee Less

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