I post reports from Tug Hill, but that is a difficult area to report, with many clubs on different grooming schedules.I will post reports of truly GREAT riding conditions from anyplace. Partly because I am a senior citizen and not as strong as I once was, if I am going to ride, I want conditions to be excellent.That's what this website is all about - reporting when and where you can find a truly great ride!
There are NOAA indications in the long range of a possible major warm up late next week. Tri-County is often one of the first to open, and they are out grooming, but I don't know if they will survive this rain. I'm getting a little old, but I plan to do my best to maintain this site for at least another season. Trails opening on the 20th; if we don't have too much of a thaw this week! We've certainly had a nice early season cold snap and plenty of snow. There is another short section near Wawa in far western Ontario still showing as open. Ontario is open with good trail conditions in the Cochrane area including the Abitibi Canyon loop.
Most western NY trails are now open, including Tri-County, Colden Trail Riders, and Oatka. But expect spotty grooming, occasional water and mud, and other issues for several days while the trail crews catch up. Some trails are open limited north of Kirkland Lake, but everything from Kapuskasing to Hearst is now closed."Hello, we from the Rushford snowmobile club would like to thank you for all you do for us snowmobilers!!!!
Their website updates are excellent in recent seasons. Old Forge Town Reports Although this is the trail condition report posted by the town for their own trails, they are very honest about conditions.
I trust them, but do a check on the weather reports for that area as a backup before I plan a trip.
In spite of current cold temps, apparently no trails at all are now open in western NY, after the warmth and rain earlier in the week.
That includes all of Chautauqua county as well as Erie and Wyoming trails. Nearly all western NY club trails are now open, with limited conditions and many open mud holes where terrain is not well drained.Chautauqua trails are mostly open, but also with limited conditions. Some long term weather forecasts are calling for a much above normal temperature pattern for the second half of February.In Ontario, one of my favorite trails, the "D" trail through Bracebridge is finally open for a good section, and trails from there to Baysville are open south of Huntsville. Too far out to be very accurate, but this season might turn out to be ending much sooner than we would like.Most other western New York trails are either still closed or closed for the season. I would expect the core of open trails to stay open a couple of days, but there is little base and when temps hit near 40 by the weekend, that should be it. There is some good riding on the north side of Sudbury.Trails near North Bay have been in bad shape, but it is cold and they are opening up "limited".Monitoring snowmobile trail conditions has been a hobby of mine for a number of years.