Trail Report

Sunday March 24, 2019 6:07AM

Very Good overall conditions

No snowfall

1 general warning

3 trail warnings

Overall very good late season trails. Saturday was a very warm day and trails were getting soft and a little choppy as the days riding progressed. Currently there are a few areas of Trail 8 where the snow is getting “Sugary” but they are flat underneath. There is a substantial base with a soft top and we are starting to see a few icy corners. In town trails are starting to get dirty with some bare spots. Temperatures did not allow grooming last night but the plan is to start grooming right as temperatures drop today. The trails can get rock hard this time of year so timing the grooming around the freezing point is important.
Ski-Doo wraps up a very busy weekend of showing off all of their machines with demo rides again today. Stop by the Cherrywood Lodge just off the Wetmore Spur to check them out.
The Pisten Bully is still located on the side of Trail 8 right near M-94 in Shingleton so ride with caution in that area.

Past 24 hour Grooming Operations:

Today’s Forecast: Sunny, 33 degrees and dropping, 10 to 25 mph North wind.

Cover Photo: Trail 419 / Trail Intersection – Wetmore.
Gallery: A mix of Trail 8, Trail 7 South, Trail 422, Wetmore Spur, Lake Superior Ice and Ski-Doo Demo Ride.

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


No new Snow, groomed Friday night. Light chop. Some gravel and bare pavement on connector through Shingleton - STAY ON TRAIL.

PLEASE - STAY ON TRAIL when passing through Shingleton. DO NOT cross private properties.

8 West - Chatham


No new Snow, groomed Friday night. Light chop.

7 South - CR440


No new Snow, groomed Friday night. Light chop.

7 North - Christmas


No new Snow, groomed Friday night. Light chop.

419 East - Wetmore


No new Snow, groomed Friday night. Light chop.

419 West - Munising


No new Snow, groomed Saturday night. Smooth with light chop between Munising and Wetmore expected to develop with a few dirt patches. Dirty snow along sides of M-28.

418 - Au Train

Fair to Good

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

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

417 - Brownstone Jnct.


No new Snow, Groomed Monday night. Light Chop.

422 - Miners Castle


No new Snow, groomed Friday night. Fifty percent bare road and gravel along section of trail on H-58.

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 Saturday. Light chop.