Michigan Trail Report

Sault Ste. Marie Trail Report – 03/28

Temps got to 43 yesterday and only down to 38 overnight with some hail and rain. Supposed to get up to 45 today and then be back below freezing each night the rest of this month. Trails in fair to good shape yet.

Groomer Report

Reported On: March 27th, 2019 @ 8:01am

Lots of snow for riding. Be wary of wet areas and the edges of trails as the rain and warmth may have undercut the trail.

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There is now a 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 2- 5 inches -Trail is in fair to Good to Condition.

Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 3 – 6 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.

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

Base 3 – 6 inches – Trail is in good to excellent Condition. Trail change just east of Salt Pointe Rd. Moved trail out of twisty section back to old straight route, about 2.5 miles. Different trail just east of Raco going to M28

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

Base 3 – 5 inches – Trail is in fair 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. 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 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 1 – 4 inches – Trail in fair to good Condition. Watch for trucks on trail.

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

Base 3 – 5 inches – Trail in fair to good Condition. Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross.

The Downtown Trail is open, signed, and snow is now on the bridge.


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Monday February 17th, 2020 - 12:49 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches with locally higher amounts possible near Lake Huron.

* WHERE...Western Chippewa, Central Chippewa, Southeast Chippewa, Western Mackinac and Eastern Mackinac Counties.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to noon EST Tuesday.
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Dylan Held Rich Shaffer Eric Hanenkratt

Thursday February 13th, 2020 - 2:31 am

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

Snow and cold weather are back again and trails are in great shape. Groomers running on a daily basis 24/7. Treat ever corner with respect as you could be meet a groomer on the other side! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful Trails! Thanks for ALL you do and your time!

Thursday February 6th, 2020 - 2:30 am

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

Cold weather returns for the next few days after a weekend of upper 30’s. Trails will be in good to excellent shape. We have had a little new snow and small amounts are called for each day. ... See MoreSee Less

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We'll see you next Wednesday. Can't wait to ride your area. Never been up that way.

Trails are groomed at least 5 times a week...some more..need more snow...

How are the trails in brimley?

We need some lake effect 😁

Are you going to groom

Bumpy yesterday

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Thursday January 30th, 2020 - 2:41 am

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

The City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, does hereby proclaim the first week in February each year as “I-500 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK”, honoring ALL International 500 volunteers past, present and future. Volunteers who give of their personal time and efforts to make this world class event possible that benefits so many in our community. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday January 28th, 2020 - 7:57 am

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

With the I-500 this weekend there will extra sled traffic around the Soo. We have extra grooms planned to hopefully keep the trails in good shape. Groomers should be. Running Friday night so arriving should be good and then again doing the day as traffic goes in and out of race track. ... See MoreSee Less

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How are the trail conditions

I'll be running the in town run on Saturday!!!!

Rock hard.

Tyler Schwartz

Justin Jackson

What are the Trail Conditions looking like?

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Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 - 4:28 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

Trail #8 west of Raco. ... See MoreSee Less

Trail #8 west of Raco.

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& passing you =P

What they look like coming at you =P (from 1-2-15)

Thanks for stopping and saying hello on Sunday!

Nice work, groomer Ken!

What is that

A groomer

Pat Morgan Jason Hanchuk

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