Trail Report: Sault St. Marie
Reported By: SSMSA And the Sault CVB
Date of Report: 01/16/2015
Trail Conditions: Very Good
Snow Cover: 5″ base
Area Report: Groomer Report
Jan 15th – Sault Chamber’s “Business After 5″ hosted by the Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association at our groomer barn 5 -7 pm. Stop in have a snack, tour the barn and take a groomer ride.
Jan 17th – Pancake Breakfast 830 – 11 am at the groomer barn. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, oj, milk, coffee, and our World Famous Secret Recipe hot cocoa. A suggested donation of $5.
Temps were 16 degrees this morning groomers have been out overnight and today. Trails are in excellent shape except we have one water spot on the Kinross to Raco trail. You can go around it on your sled but the beaver are keeping the water flowing so it won’t freeze. We are going to remove a portion of the dam to change the flow and hopefully it will freeze.
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.
Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –
Base 3- 5 inches -Trail is in Excellent Condition. Watch for logging trucks the last 2 miles before Brimley, they are using the grade to haul, so a portion is plowed.
Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –
Base 3 – 6 inches -Trail is in Excellent Condition. When going across the bridge in Brimley make sure you go with the flow of traffic!
Raco to Naomikong Trail #8 [where Paradise meets us], Trail #8 –
Base 4 – 8 inches – Trail is in Excellent Condition. Lots of snow out here but watch for blowing and drifting snow in open areas.
Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –
Base 3 -5 inches – Trail is Good condition. The wet spots have frozen over and trail is groomed all the way to the Antlers Restaurant and up to the I-500 Track.
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 2 – 5 inches – Trail is in Fair to good Condition. We groomed the compete section a couple of times over the weekend and the last of the wet spots are frozen.
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 – 4 inches – Trail in Fair to good condition. There is less snow the farther south you go but enough to ride.
Kinross to Raco, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –
Base 2 – 6 inches – Trail in Fair Condition. One wet spot left that you can ride around. We groomed it twice since Saturday.
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