Trail Report

Wednesday January 2, 2019 6:30AM

Fair to Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

4 trail warnings


We took the sled out for a great day of riding and trail inspection yesterday. Trails are staying rather flat with slight chop building from sled traffic. Trail 8 from Shingleton North for 7 miles is rough for about 60% of the run with little snow.  We will be sending just a tractor in to clean that up the best we can for now. On the good side, cold weather has all of the water hole situations gone. On the bad- no new snow.

Operators Chris and Keith took the Pisten Bully tractor out Tuesday cleaning up Trail 419 between Wetmore and Munising. A few downed trees were removed and a temporary culvert placed in the stream crossing area.

Grooming was completed last night on Trail 8 from Shingleton West to Trail 7 North to 2 miles south of Christmas and Trail 7 South to Buckhorn Road. They groomed out good and set well considering the soft daytime snow conditions. Grooming operations will continue to be limited.

Overall the core of our trails are in a Fair to Good Condition. We have gravel conditions to the Northwest and Northeast. Trail 418 from Au Train West, Trail 419 from Wetmore to Christmas and Trail 8 North of Shingleton are these problem areas.

Today’s Forecast: Sunny, 24 degrees and 10 S wind.

PLEASE ride with caution, stay right and be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns.
WE NEED SNOW!!!!!!!!! Keep Snow Dancing with your friends and stay tuned for updates!

(Today’s photo’s are Trail’s 7 North, 7/8, 8 West and 8 East before and after grooming)

Alger SORVA Photo Tip:
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- Some corners are icy, ride with caution and stay right.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Fair to Good

No fresh snow, icy corners. Groomed well last night heading East to Shingleton. From Shingleton North, poor trail conditions, rough with little snow to work with.

STAY ON TRAIL when traveling through Shingleton.

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

No fresh snow, some icy corners. Groomed well last night. Expect light chop to build as traffic increases through the day.

7 South - CR440

Fair to Good

No fresh snow. Some icy corners and thin base as you head south. Groomed well to Buckhorn Road last night.

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

No fresh snow and icy corners. Thin icy travel for last two miles as you approach Christmas. Groomed well last night.

419 East - Wetmore


No fresh snow, thin base and icy corners. Groomed well last night.

419 West - Munising


No fresh snow, thin base and icy corners and choppy. Thin snow with gravel for two miles heading toward Christmas out of Munising. Un-groomable, icy hill snow conditions.

418 - Au Train


No fresh snow. Choppy Fair conditions East diminishing to bare gravel as you approach Au Train heading West to the Brownstone Junction (Poor).

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


Un-groomable, rocky snow conditions. No fresh snow, no base, rough with large rock areas.

Large Rocks and very rough - ride with caution.

422 - Miners Castle

Fair to Good

No fresh snow, thin base and icy corners. Rough in center section. Groomed to Miners Castle Road Monday night.

Logging Operations on North end as you make the turn onto Miners Castle road heading North. Watch for large trucks and give right of way.

Wetmore Spur

Fair to Good

No fresh snow, thin base. Groomed Monday night.

Use Caution in areas of steep side hill conditions near East end.