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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Reporter: SaultSteMarie
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 3"
Date of Report: January 15, 2020
Area Report:
  • Trail Condition: Good
  • Last Groomed: January 13th, 2020
  • Base Snowfall: 3″
  • Reported On: January 15th, 2020 @ 10:21am

Groomer Report

Trails are open and we have groomed all the way to the western end of our system. Trees are hanging low and many are broken and lying on the trail. Use caution, especially near wet areas.

There is now a plowed parking area at the beginning of trail #8 under the International Bridge, which has an all-season porta potty.  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 than an inch on the trail.

 

Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –

Base  3 inches -Trail is in good condition.  

Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 -good

Base 3 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 occur 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 – GOOD

Base  3 inches – Trail is in good condition. Brushing was completed Thursday. Thank you to the DNR and volunteers. 2018 trail change just east of Salt Pointe Rd.  Moved trail out of twisty section back to the old straight route, about 2.5 miles.  The different trail just east of Raco going to M28. Still cleaning up brush from the storm in western areas.

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

Base 3 inches – Trail is in 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 the 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 -GOOD

Base 3 inches – Trail is in good condition except for wet areas. Use caution.

Make sure you follow reroute once you cross the 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 – FAIR to GOOD

Base 3 inches –    Watch for wet areas on the trail. Brushing is ongoing.

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

Base 3 inches – Trail is in fair Condition.  Major brushing was completed Thursday. Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross.

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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.