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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Snowmobiling Information



Every snowmobile adventure requires one very important element: snow! Averaging more than 120 inches annually, Sault Ste. Marie is a snowmobiler’s dream and the perfect hub from which to explore hundreds of miles of groomed trails across the Eastern Upper Peninsula and beyond.

                                

Connecting a variety of small communities and running through national forests, state forest lands and snow-covered hills and plains across the region, touring the EUP by snowmobile is both exhilarating and awe-inspiring. Watch for the abundant wildlife and be sure to leave time for hearty lunches and dinners at area restaurants and taverns.

Most, but not all, city streets are open to safe snowmobiling and allow riders access to businesses and lodging. A break from the trail is equally exhilarating at Kewadin Casino or in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, where a local brew pub, wineries and restaurants await you. Be sure to put the first Saturday in February on your calendar, when the International 500 snowmobile race brings NASCAR-style excitement to the snowy city.

      




Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 4"
Date of Report: January 17, 2017
Area Report:

Trail Condition: Good To Excellent
Last Groomed: January 16th, 2017
Base: 4″
Past 24hr: 0″
Reported On: January 16th, 2017 @ 3:14pm

Courtesy of the Sault Ste Marie Snowmobile Association

Groomer Report

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

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!!!!!!

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 3- 5 inches -Trail is in good to excellent Condition.

Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 3 – 8 inches -Trail is in good to excellent Condition.  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 5 – 10 inches – Trail is in excellent Condition.

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

Base 2- 5 inches – Trail is in good condition.

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 sidewalks. 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-  4 inches – Trail is in fair 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 2- 6 inches – Trail in good to excellent condition.  Watch for trucks driving on trails it seems to be the thing this year.

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

Base 2 – 5 inches – Trail in fair to good Condition.  Will take a few mor passes with groomer make it smooth but descent shape and frozen. Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross


News and Reports:

International 500 Snowmobile Race Information February 4, 2017


Snowmobile Information:

Courtesy of the Sault Ste Marie Snowmobile Association – Groomer Report 

  • 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.  6 inches of snow compresses to less then a inch on the trail.
  • 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.

 

Online Safety Course 

Local Safety Course 

 

Courtesy of the Sault Ste Marie Snowmobile Association

The Sledder’s Pledge

  • I will obey the rules and laws of the state or province I am visiting.
  • I will be careful when crossing roads, and always cross at a right angle to traffic.
  • I will keep my machine in top shape and follow a pre-op check before each ride.
  • I will wear appropriate clothing, including gloves, boots and a helmet with a visor.
  • I will let family or friends know my planned route, my destination and my expected arrival time.
  • I will treat the outdoors with respect. I will not litter or damage trees or other vegetation.
  • I will respect other peoples’ property and rights, and lend a hand when I see someone in need.
  • I will not snowmobile where prohibited.