Sault Snowmobile Association Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Poor
  • Last Groomed: March 23rd, 2017
  • Base: 2"
  • Past 24hr: 0"
  • Reported On: March 23rd, 2017 @ 7:56am

Groomer Report

Trails are in Poor shape except Raco area.  Grooming is most likely done as if today. We did groom both east and NW of Raco in trail #8 last night. There will still be lots of snow around Raco for you few die hards that want to run on USFS roads but getting into towns will be rough. Big bare spots are starting to appear in open areas or at some crests of hills in most other trails they will continue to grow in size and number as the weekend progresses. There is no snow  on road shoulders.


check Facebook page for pics.

We have a new plowed parking area at the beginning of trail #8 under the International Bridge, which now has a 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!!!!!!


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.


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 then a inch on the trail.


Sault Ste. Marie to Brimley, Trail #8 –

Base  0 – 3 inches -Trail is in poor to rideable Condition.  


Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 0 – 3 inches -Trail is in poor to fair Condition.  Trail back to normal where collapsed building was.

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  1 – 4 inches – Trail is in poor to fair Condition.


Sault Ste. Marie City Trail, Trails #497, #449, parts of #8 & #49 –

Base 0- 2  inches – Trail is in poor condition. 

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 0 – 3  inches – Trail is in poor Condition.     Make sure you follow reroute once you cross bridge going south at 7 Mile road .  Wet areas reopened up

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 0 – 3  inches – Trail in  poor condition.  Watch for trucks on trail.


Kinross to Raco & Rudyard, Parts of trail #472 & #480 –

Base 0 – 3 inches – Trail in poor to fair Condition.  Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross.  Road shoulders bare.



The Downtown Trail is signed but snow and barrels on Portage Ave bridge have been removed! 


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Poor Trail Complaint