March 7, 2017 – UPDATE:
TRAIL 766 (Jordan Valley Trail) EFFECTIVE 03-02-2017 HAS BEEN DEEMED UNSAFE FOR SNOWMOBILE TRAFFIC DUE TO THE INCREASING SIZE OF THE FLOWING WATER OVER THE TRAIL! WE ARE WORKING HARD TO GET BARACADES INSTALLED.
A friendly reminder – we groom 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and most groomer runs average between 5 and 8 hours, our trail system now entails roughly 75 one- way miles with the majority of our segments groomed down and back. Remember to grab those 2017 trail permits before you hit the trail, they fund us to be able to give you great trails. Ride safe!
Become a member and get involved with a local club, without them there are no trails to ride!
Remember it’s that time of year to re-new your dues to your local snowmobile club and the MSA!
Local JVTC Club Affiliate News:
Antrim County Snowmobile Club (Located on Trail 4/76 in Alba) – No events planned (Check the Antrim County Snowmobile Club Facebook page)
East Jordan Sno-Mobilers (Located on Trail 4 in East Jordan) – Sunday breakfast – first Sunday in December thru the last Sunday in March – 7am – noon
Charlevoix County Snowmobile Club (No Clubhouse) – No events planned
Find all of our clubs on the web as well as up to date information on Facebook along with full calendar of events
As we transition from snow to grass and tracks to wheels remember that MOST snowmobile trails in the Lower Peninsula ARE NOT ORV trails! (PA288 WILL NOT open up snowmobile trails when it takes effect 01/01/2018 in our area)
ORV traffic on sled trails causes many contour changes in the trails from banked corners to washed out hills to creating potholes and whoops. All this damage, if fixed, is repaired by snowmobile dollars! If it is not fixed it causes us to start the season with terrain that is already sub par which will create trails of equal caliber. Please be aware of this and ride wisely and stay to the designated ORV trails and routes!
Please note the new ORV law (PA288) below does not take effect until January 2018 at the earliest in our area! This new legislation also DOES NOT INCLUDE our snowmobile trails nor does it include Federal Forests, the Jordan Valley as well is and will continue to be closed to ORV traffic. Please be aware of these changes and respect our state land as well as private property owners.
Stay tuned to our Facebook for information and news regarding trails and our council activities throughout the summer!
Please respect the trails. Being able to cross an individual’s private property is a PRIVILEGE not a Right…
The Jordan Valley Trails Council is a joint effort between the Antrim County Snowmobile Club, East Jordan Sno-mobilers, and the Charlevoix Snowmobile Club. Please support these clubs and remember all the trail workers and groomer drivers are volunteerers! GIVE THEM A BIG THUMBS UP!
Our fleet includes a John Deere 6150R with a 8 1/2′ Dubie Groomer with dual 30″ wings out of East Jordan, a John Deere 7630 with a 9 1/2′ Dubie Groomer with 30″ dual wings out of Elmira, and a Pisten Bully 400 with a 9 1/2′ Dubie Groomer with dual 30″ wings centered in Mancelona. At full load out 2 of our 3 groomers are capable of grooming 14 1/2′ of snow in one pass! We also have a John Deere 5085 that the Jordan Valley Trails Council owns with a front bucket and Dubie Brush Cutter front attachment for limb cutting as well as 2 mower attachments for storm and seasonal clean up.