Trail Report

Sunday January 6, 2019 11:38AM

Fair overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

4 trail warnings


Overall the core of our trails are still in a Fair to Good Condition. We have mixed-in 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.

Operator Quest was out grooming last night and completed Trail 7 South to Buckhorn Road and Trail 8 to Shingleton. A misty rain had grooming starting with snow balling up so the Pisten Bully was held back. By the time the John Deere was going to be turned back temps changed enough that grooming improved. With that our busiest trail section was completed with favorable results. Grooming operations will continue to be limited based on snowfall and the current lack of.

Today’s Forecast: 20% chance of Snow Showers, 29 degrees and 5 to 10 mph E wind. Looks like snow for next few days so lets hope for a substantial amount.

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 South and 8 East)
(drone image from Operator Quest during a leg stretching break)

Alger SORVA Photo Tip:
Photo Location is seen in the URL.
(Example: Trail 8 West is T8W   “”)


- 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 to Shingleton. From Shingleton North, poor trail conditions, rough with little snow to work with. Groomed Saturday night.

STAY ON TRAIL and off the throttle when traveling through Shingleton.

8 West - Chatham

Fair to Good

No fresh snow, some icy corners. Groomed Friday night.

7 South - CR440

Fair to Good

No fresh snow. Some icy corners and thin base as you head south. Groomed well to Buckhorn Road Saturday night. Trail gets choppy south of there.

7 North - Christmas

Fair to Good

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

419 East - Wetmore


No fresh snow, thin base and icy corners. Groomed daily.

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


No fresh snow, thin base and icy corners. Rough in center section. Groomed Thursday 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


No fresh snow, thin base. Groomed Friday night.

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