Trail Report

Friday March 22, 2019 5:38AM

Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

Overall very good late season trails. There is a substantial base with a soft top for some great riding conditions. Photos from our groomer recovery show the trail conditions well. We are starting to see a few icy corners and in towns trails are starting to get dirty with some bare spots. We were hit with temperatures close to 50 degrees yesterday which put off actual grooming until very late last night. Temperatures have dropped so we expect to have the entire system groomed by Saturday morning with exception of Trail 418 from AuTrain East and Trail 419 between Wetmore and Christmas.
The Pisten Bully was pulled to a location for pick-up yesterday. It is located on the side of Trail 8 right near M-94 in Shingleton so ride with caution in that area. The team did a great job loading it up and moving with a colorful train of machines on a warm March day.

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:
Trail 419 East, Trail 8 East.

Today’s Forecast: Isolated Snow Showers, 29 degrees, 25 to 30 mph North wind.

Cover Photo: Pisten Bully Recovery
Gallery: More of the same

PLEASE ride with caution, stay right and be respectful, stay on the trail and off the throttle when in the towns.


- The warm weather over the last few days have created a few icy corners on the narrower trails. Slow down, stay right and ride with caution.

Trail Conditions

8 East - Shingleton

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed Thursday night.

WARNING - TRAIL HAZARD Pisten Bully is off to the side of Trail 8 waiting for a truck. It is just to the West side of M-94 in Shingleton.

8 West - Chatham


No new Snow, groomed Monday night. Light Chop

7 South - CR440


No new Snow, groomed Monday night. Light Chop.

7 North - Christmas


No new Snow, groomed Sunday night. Light chop. Attempted grooming from Christmas for 2 miles Wednesday night - too warm.

419 East - Wetmore

Very Good

No new Snow, groomed Thursday night.

419 West - Munising


No new Snow, groomed Wednesday night. Very light chop on a few inside corners. Larger moguls between Wetmore and Munising. Dirty snow along sides of M-28 with a few small dirt patches.

418 - Au Train


No new Snow. Groomed west end from AuTrain to Trail 417 Monday night. Very light chop. WARNING AREA - see below:

TRAIL 418 NOTICE - VERY ROUGH HAZARD Location: 1 1/2 miles East of AuTrain. Recent heavy snow melt and use damaged a 1/8 mile section of trail. Slow down and Use caution when riding this area, it is passable. DETOUR: Take Trail 417 South from Brownstone Junction to Trail 8 East.

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


No new Snow, Groomed Monday night.

422 - Miners Castle


No new snow, Groomed Sunday.

STAY ON TRAIL! When crossing railroad tracks near Timber Products you must go onto the shoulder of M-28. Do Not cross directly over the tracks behind the signal. Trail is clearly signed so please respect the railroad.

Wetmore Spur


No new snow, Groomed Sunday. Very light chop near the steep bank section on East end.