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Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

TRAIL REPORT

3/9/2022 

We had an ice storm over the weekend that suspended grooming for a day. We have since groomed all of our trails and most are in good shape with some fair sections, especially along roadways and in the corners. Warm temps left things a little soft which allows moguls to form more easily but we are out grooming daily, as usual.  Please check the facebook page for the latest updates. Ride safe, ride right, ride sober! Please scroll down for each trail.

 

—We’ve had a busy year, brushing, signing and performing necessary repairs on our 100 mile trail system and our equipment. Please see our Facebook page for pictures and updates on what our dedicated volunteers have accomplished. Thank you all for riding our trail system and supporting the businesses that support the Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association!—

 

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

 

-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.

-When the trail is running along roads make sure you go with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road.

-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.

-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!!!!!!

 

-Follow us on Facebook too!

-www.sootrails.org

 

*Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –

Good – groomed 3/8

*Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 and #480 to just west of Spile Dam

Good – groomed 3/8  may have some moguls

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.

Watch for trail change going south just before getting to Raco.

*Mission Hill trail #889

Excellent – groomed 3/8

 

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

Fair to Good – groomed 3/7- some moguls and icy in corners after the storm

Be sure to stop at the stop sign on top of the hill by the tunnel. It is very difficult for groomers to stop when they are going up hill so please stop and stay off to the side.

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 the 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 –

Good –  groomed 3/7,  Some icy corners with dirt showing

Make sure you follow the reroute once you cross the bridge going south at 7 Mile road .

 

*Kinross loop & south to Pickford, Parts of Trail #49, #472, and #494-

Good-  groomed 3/8 watch for logging trucks between 21 an 22 mile road. Pull over and let them pass if you see them.

 

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

Fair to Good –   groomed 3/8 – section along the road will be fair and icy, otherwise good

There is a long stretch of road riding along Ploegstra Road before you get to the Spile Dam area where it is down to pavement when we do not have recent snow

Ride safe, ride right, ride sober!

 

Other Important Snowmobile Links listed below.