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Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

TRAIL REPORT

1/11/2022 

Good morning! Now that the snow has settled, it looks like we picked up around 15” or so of new snow with the storm here in the Soo. There is a post on our Facebook page where people are reporting snow totals for the area if you want to get a bigger picture. Feel free to also report those on this post. We do still have 2 of the 3 groomers down and being worked on today. However, groomer Dave was able to get old #7 up and running yesterday and went to the Spile Dam on trails 480 and parts of 472. The parts for the Pisten Bully that does trail 889 in Brimley and Bay Mills will be here today. Please see the report on each trail below.

—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 –

Excellent- groomed 1/11 – lots of new snow here so this trail is excellent!

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

Good- groomed 1/7, waiting on parts for the groomer. Should be back up today.

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

Good – groomed 1/7, waiting on the parts for the groomer, should be fixed today

 

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

Good- Groomed 1/10– overall in good shape with some drifting by the airport. There is a WET AREA on the courtesy trail to The Antlers. DO NOT attempt to ride through there. Sleds are getting stuck in deep water and mud. All of the new snow will help and that shouldn’t be an issue much longer, we just need to get in there to check it out.

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 –

Fair to Poor – groomed 1/9– We can only groom to just south to 12 mile at this time. There was an open ditch where the bridge is out south of 3 mile mile that has likely frozen over enough for sleds but the groomer keeps breaking through so we are not grooming that section for now. There are also wet areas south of 12 mile. Gates are currently open but it will be bumpy since it’s not groomed much south of 12 mile.

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-

Fair to good- some moguls

 

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

Good – Groomed 1/10 Groomer Dave was able to fill in a lot of the moguls with new snow.

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

Other Important Snowmobile Links listed below.