About Us

  • Established 2004
  • Alger County, MI

As a recognized State of Michigan Trail Grant Sponsor, for over 14 years the Snowmobile and ORV Association of Alger County has been managing and maintaining multi-use trail systems in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula. Our dedicated focus is working closely with the community and other users, creating a premier trail riding hub of the Upper Peninsula. As a 501c3, non-profit organization, our full volunteer team takes pride in providing the most enjoyable snowmobile and ORV trails possible. This is a never ending, year-round task involving hands-on brushing, signing, grading, equipment maintenance and repair, record keeping, grant writing, map management, trail reports, safety classes and so much more.

SORVA of Alger County started off in 2004 Grant Sponsoring 78 miles of 50” ORV trail in Northern Luce County. The Pine Ridge and Two-Hearted Trails are still maintained by us today as some of the best 50” ORV Trails of the State of Michigan. In 2005 work started on getting the now Marquette-Manistique ORV Route established and state designated. We then began managing the 48 miles of this trail from Shingleton West to Marquette. In 2015, we worked closely with the MIDNR and Munising Area Visitors Bureau to take over managing 80 miles of the area snowmobile trails. Restoration and improvement to make these some of the best trails to ride in the state is our focus with great progress being made. In 2018, our snowmobile trail management is expanding to our west and northeast with 21 additional miles of snowmobile trail.

SORVA members on a ride posing for a photo Pickup truck bed loaded with sign posts and trail maintenance supplies SORVA member working on clearing a large downed tree from the trail Pisten Bully groomer and passing snowmobiles Two SORVA members putting in a new sign in the winter Large construction equipment working on the trails Bridge in the winter SORVA members posing with a trophy Pisten Bully groomer with snowmobiles

Board Members

Becky Dwight

Sean O'Neill

George Whitehead

Cori-Ann Cearley

Kris Faust

Phil Miller

  • President
    Keith Churill
    Keith Churill
  • Vice President
    Kevin Osbourne
    Kevin Osbourne
  • Secretary Treasurer
    Susan Churill
    Susan Churill

Winter Stats

SORVA maintains a total of 101 miles of snowmobile trails

  • Last Season's Numbers:
  • 11,503 miles groomer
  • 1,566 volunteer hours
  • 7,968 gallons of diesel fuel
  • *Trail 724miles
  • Trail 7/808miles
  • *Trail 824miles
  • *Trail 41705miles
  • Trail 41809miles
  • Trail 41914miles
  • Trail 42215miles

* complete trail not maintained by SORVA, only a segment

Summer Stats

SORVA maintains a total of 129 miles of O.R.V. trails

  • 48 milesMarquette-Manistique Trail and Route Alger County
  • 47 milesPine Ridge Trail Luce County
  • 34 milesTwo-Heart Trail Luce County
Grooming the trail ORV wheel in the mud Deere tractor in the snow with groomer SORVA members working on groomer SORVA members working on groomer SORVA members working on Pisten Bully SORVA members and ORVs on a ride Snowmobile trail in winter ORVs on the trail Pisten Bully in the snow

Club Equipment

  • John Deere - 6175R
    John Deere - 6175R
    John Deere - 6175R Acquired (expected delivery January 2019)

    Zuidberg Track System
    Zuidberg Front 3-Point Blade Mount
    Grouser Blade
    Dubie Groomers 3-Point Hitch

  • Pisten Bully - Trail Bully
    Pisten Bully - Trail Bully
    Pisten Bully - Trail Bully Acquired 2015

    2015 Trail Bully
    Rear View Camera
    GPS Tracking
    Primary Use - Snowmobile Trail Grooming

  • John Deere - 7130 Premium
    John Deere - 7130 Premium
    John Deere - 7130 Premium Acquired 2011

    Model Year 2010
    Soucy Track System
    Soucy Blade
    GPS Tracking
    Primary Use - Snowmobile Trail Grooming and off season trail preparation

  • Dubie Groomer #1
    Dubie Groomer #1
    Dubie Groomer #1 Acquired 2015

    9'-6" primary frame
    (2) 2'-6" hydraulic wings
    14'-6" total grooming width
    Currently pulled by Pisten Bully Tractor

  • Dubie Groomer #2
    Dubie Groomer #2
    Dubie Groomer #2 Acquired 2011

    8'-6" primary frame
    (2) 2'-6" hydraulic wings
    13'-6" total grooming width
    Options: Road Scraper, 40 gallon reserve Fuel Tank
    Currently pulled by John Deere Tractor

  • Dubie Groomer #3
    Dubie Groomer #3
    Dubie Groomer #3 Acquired 2017

    3-Point, Snow Groomer
    Used with Tractor and 3-Point hitch
    Has optional Road Scraper
    Primary use: General and Specialized Snow Trail Grooming.

  • Work Trailer
    Work Trailer
    Work Trailer Acquired 2009

    Pace brand
    17 ft. long
    Primary Use: Storage and hauling of trail maintenance equipment and ORV's

  • DoMor Box Grader
    DoMor Box Grader
    DoMor Box Grader Acquired 2017

    10 foot wide Box Grader
    Hydraulic gate
    Hydraulic blade angle adjustment
    Primary Use - summer/fall trail grading