Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Base is 3 inches
Date of Report: January 30, 2018
Groomers have been out after the warm up smoothing out the icy snow on trails. Low snow on southern trails but good on northern ones. Very icy need snow.
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February 1 help break Guinness record for longest Snowmobile parade
We have a new plowed parking area at the beginning of trail #8 under the International Bridge, which now has an all-season porta 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!!!!!!
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 2 – 4 inches -Trail is in fair to good Condition.
Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –
Base 1 – 4 inches -Trail is in good 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 3 – 6 inches – Trail is in good Condition.
Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –
Base 2 – 4 inches – Trail is in good condition. Trail is now groomed past casino down to Antlers.
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 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 to good 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 1- 3 inches – Trail in poor to fair Condition. Watch for trucks on trial.
Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –
- Base 2 – 5 inches – Trail in fair to good Condition. Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross. Trail to Rudyard has been groomed but logging going on too
The Downtown Trail is signed and snow and barrels are on Portage Ave bridge.
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World Record Attempt
On February 1st, 2018, come to Sault Ste. Marie to help us try to break the world record for the largest snowmobile parade! We need at least 1,048 snowmobiles on February 1, 2018, the Thursday before the 50th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race.
The $5.00 registration fee per sled is used to cover the costs incurred to break the record. The cost is $10.00 if you sign up the day of the event.
All snowmobile operators must have a valid driver’s license and a registered sled.
For more information – and to sign up – follow this link: http://www.saultstemarie.com/event-detail/guinness-world-record-snowmobile-parade/