Sault Snowmobile Association Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Poor
  • Last Groomed: February 24th, 2017
  • Base: 3"
  • Past 24hr: 0"
  • Reported On: February 24th, 2017 @ 7:31am

Groomer Report

Temporary Trail Diversion in Brimley
A street closure due to a collapsed building in Brimley causes short diversion of trail #8. When turning west off M-221 in downtown Brimley the first block of the trail is moved just south of the street across from the Bay Mills Laundry facility and portion of their driveway. Follow the signs.

Trails are in poor improving to fair shape as groomers finish them.  They still have a snow/ice base with very few dirt spots showing.

Some are out for the first time since Saturday. The temps finally got cold enough and we are supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow today and tonight.  Trying to smooth up the icy snow mixture before the wet snow falls. We had enough base that only a few spots of dirt showing which is good..  Some wet spots may have opened up.


check Facebook page for pics.

Big reroute around Raco this year

There is a change in the Soo to Kinross trail also.



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  1- 3 inches -Trail is in poor to fair Condition.  


Brimley to Raco, Trail #8 –

Base 1 – 4 inches -Trail is in poor to fair  Condition.  Trail going west off M-221 is moved to south of street as building roof next to road collapsed and county closed road.

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  2 – 5  inches – Trail is in poor Condition.


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

Base 1- 3 inches – Trail is in poor condition.  Wet areas bloat be open again 

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 1 – 4  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 1- 4  inches – Trail in  poor condition.  Watch for trucks on trail.


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

Base 1 – 4 inches – Trail in poor Condition.  Watch for reroute signs just west of Kinross.



The Downtown Trail is signed and cones up Portage Ave!  Big frozen snow banks, left from the big warm up, are hindering grooming parts of the route, but streets adjacent are open to sleds.


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Poor Trail Complaint