Trail Report: Sault St. Marie
Reported By: SSMSA And the Sault CVB
Date of Report: 02/13/2015
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 7″ Base
Area Report: A very cold 8 below this morning and it may get to zero today with a strong north wind making wind chills in the 20 to 30 below range. The next 4 days are supposed to be similar with Friday making it to 10 for the warmest. It will be a cold weekend and we have are radar run on Saturday the 14th from 10 am – 3 pm next to trail #49 at 6 Mile rd just south of the Soo.
Come on out and see how fast your sled really is. We will have hot dogs and cocoa along with a porta john if you just want to stand around and watch.
Groomers are out and running but with all of the wind blowing and drifting will happen very quickly.
Trails overall are in excellent shape and groomers are out on a daily basis. 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.
Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –
Base 4- 6 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 4 – 7 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 6 – 10 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 -6 inches – Trail is in Excellent 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 3 – 7 inches – Trail is in Excellent Condition.
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 3 – 6 inches – Trail in Good to Excellent condition. There is less snow the farther south you go but enough to ride.
Kinross to Raco, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –
Base 4 – 7 inches – Trail in Excellent Condition.
The Downtown Trail is signed and groomed starting the 16th of January.
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