Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 4-7
Date of Report: February 27, 2020
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) – 2/26/20
The groomer is out grooming and shaving the ice to hopefully provide some cooling snow for engines and slides. Cooling has been a problem is recent days because all the snow has frozen down, but this will help. The trails should remain fine in very good riding condition, though icy with a few bare spots starting to show up.
Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) – 2/26/20
All 3 groomers were out last night. Trail boss Bob Prasser reported lot of bare spots and lot of ice. We always give you a honest trail condition report and without a significant amount of snow this might be the last weekend of grooming. Please be careful on the corners and hills. Swamps are starting to break up
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) – 2/26/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in fair to very good condition. Most trails east of Hwy 32 are in fair to good condition and the snowcover is thin. Most trails west of Hwy 32 are in good to very good condition, with a flat, hardpacked trail. The warm weather has caused some bare/burned out spots, and the melting has caused some slushy/icy areas. Our team of groomers will continue to work the trails to keep them in the best condition possible. The season is not over- there are still many miles of great trails to ride- there are just some ugly spots here and there. Some fresh snow would help improve the trails, but that may not happen. This may be the last weekend with really nice trail conditions- next week the warm weather returns.
NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.
Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don’t want to go there.
Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to “grab a little loose snow”- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.
Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders – 2/19/20
We received 6” to 8” of snow on Monday night, so we are grooming Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday if needed. The trails are good to excellent condition, we are grooming for the first time this year all the low areas and the marshes, and we are hoping all goes well out there. The groomer driver this when he groomed the Suring trail in the morning and on his way back the trail filled back up with snow from the wind, this is great for the trails. Have a safe ride and stay on the marked trails.
Gillett Sno ATV Riders – 2/24/20
With warmer weather the and no good snow in the near future we are going to have to close the spur off trails from the Nicolet State Trail. The corners in the trails that run through the fields are beginning to become mud puddles. The Nicolet State Trail will still be open from Shawano Line Road to Suring.
Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers – 2/26/20
Lena Sno-Drifters – 2/26/20
Chase Sno-Chasers – 2/26/20