Trail Report

Tuesday December 25, 2018 8:03AM

Fair overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

6 trail warnings


We ran the Pisten Bully and big Dubie Groomer from Wetmore on Trail 8 to Trail 7 South down to CR440 last night. Trail 7 panned out good with the few inches of snow. There was a monster pine tree down on Trail 7 near CR440. We cut the top off and used the Bully to push it all to the side of the trail. The core of our system from Trail 8/ M-94 in Shingleton to Trail 7 / Buckhorn and North, Trail 7 to Christmas, and most of Trail 419W from Munising to Christmas is in Fair Condition. Beyond that overall riding conditions are poor with some thin, sandy, rocky and wet areas. No grooming equipment operation scheduled at this time but we will be out building a base in certain areas.

Cloudy today, 30 degrees and 5 mph SW winds. It still looks promising later in the week. No snowfall amounts forecast yet but they do have that Rain/Snow mix on Thursday. Lets hope for all SNOW!

If you must venture out please ride with caution and conservatively and PLEASE be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns.
Keep Snow Dancing with your friends and stay tuned for updates!

(Today’s photos are part of Trail 8 West and Trail 7 South yesterday)


- A few Wet Areas are not frozen solid. Some of these are deep so ride with caution.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton


No fresh snow, thin base. From M-94 crossing to a few miles North of Shingleton is poor with wet areas. No recent grooming.

STAY ON TRAIL! Ride with caution in 1/2 mile wetland section just North of Shingleton. Many wet areas are not frozen solid heading North of Shingleton.

8 West - Chatham


No fresh snow, thin base. Some icy corners. Groomed from Trail 419, West to Trail 7 South.

7 South - CR440


No fresh snow, thin base. Trail "panned" last night. Some icy corners.

7 North - Christmas


No fresh snow, thin base. Fair riding from Trail 7/8 intersection North. Hard and icy as you approach Christmas with logging activity. No recent grooming.

Logging Operations from Ridge Road as you near Christmas. Watch for large trucks and give right of way. Also Log Decking being done soon along Trail 7 just as you approach Christmas.

419 East - Wetmore


No fresh snow, thin base, Groomed last night.

419 West - Munising


No fresh snow. Thin to no base and rocky areas between Munising and Wetmore. From Munising toward Christmas - thin to no base and poor for 2 miles then fair into Christmas and West Bay Spur. Entire trail was "panned" Sunday from Munising to Christmas.

Logging Operations for 1/2 Mile on North end as you near Christmas. Watch for large trucks and give right of way.

418 - Au Train


No fresh snow, thin to no base, sandy/rocky areas along the big lake shoreline in Au Train. No recent grooming.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


No fresh snow, no base, very rocky areas. No recent grooming.

Large Rocks, wet and bare areas - ride with caution.

422 - Miners Castle


No fresh snow, thin base, rocky areas. More snow as you head North but H-58 is a Poor, rough travel. No recent grooming.

Rough, Wet areas along the middle section of this trail, just south of H-58.

Wetmore Spur


No fresh snow, thin base. No recent grooming.

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