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Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report


Sualt Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association

March 2nd 2017

Groomer Report


Temporary Trail Diversion HAS ENDED in Brimley

Trails are in fair to good shape.   The Soo to Kinross was groomed tonight as well and no water. Watch for wet spots along the edge of trails


Big reroute around Raco this year

There is a change in the Soo to Kinross trail also.


We have a new plowed parking area at the beginning of trail #8 under the International Bridge, which now has a all season porta John.


We now have a marked trail that will be groomed on occasion to get to parts and service at Chippewa Motors.  it comes into the back of their lot from the east side of M-129 when you come out of the woods.


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- 4 inches -Trail is in fair to good Condition.  


Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 1 – 5 inches -Trail is in good Condition.  Trail back to normal where collapsed building was.

When going across the bridge in Brimley make sure you go with 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 – 6  inches – Trail is in good to excellent Condition.


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

Base 1- 4  inches – Trail is in fair to good condition.  Wet areas may be open again 

We now have a marked & groomed 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 20mph, 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 1 – 4  inches – Trail is in Fair to good Condition.  Make sure you follow reroute once you cross bridge going south at 7 Mile road .  Wet areas reopened up

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 1 – 4 inches – Trail in fair to good Condition.  Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross.


The Downtown Trail is signed and cones up Portage Ave!  Big frozen snow banks, left from the big warm up, are hindering grooming parts of the route, but streets adjacent are open to sleds.

Other Important Snowmobile Links listed below.