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The Maine Snowmobile Association

Weather forecasts, snow depth reports, web cams and other info helpful to snowmobilers in Maine are available courtesy of the following web sites:

SNOW DEPTH MAP-SNOWFALL MAP NOAA/NE River Forecast Ctr

FORECAST: National Weather Service/Caribou, Maine

FORECAST: National Weather Service/Portland & Gray, Maine

TRAVEL CONDITIONS: Maine Dept. of Transportation

WEB/SNOW CAMS

Northern Outdoors (The Forks)

Monticello (Aroostook)

Beaver Cove Camps ( )

Gray Ghost Camps (Rockwood)

Pittston Farm (Moosehead)

Lake Parlin Lodge (Parlin Pond Twp)

Shin Pond Village (Northern Katahdin)

Twin Pine Camps (Katahdin area)

Twin Pine Camps-Katahdin view


OUR LANDOWNERS: Please respect all landowners wishes while riding. Snowmobilers in Maine are the guests of Maine landowners who allow access. It is every snowmobiler's responsibility to protect that access by acting responsibly.

STAY OFF PLOWED ROADS: Snowmobilers who illegally snowmobile on plowed paper company roads threaten access for everyone,
and endanger themselves and the employees operating vehicles on those roads. Do not ride on these plowed roads, and do not park your vehicles and trailers on these roads.

STAY OFF THE BLUEBERRY BARRENS AND OTHER CROPLAND: Snowmobilers who illegally ride on blueberry barrens or other cropland are creating problems for the landowners, potential damage to their crops and threatening recreational access for everyone. Stay on marked trails.

BORDER CROSSINGS: Increased concern and security at our borders calls for strict attention to the law. For information about crossing our border with Canada, see the Border Guide supplied by the United States Border Patrol. (.pdf format, viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader - a free download ).

ATVs and other motorized vehicles: It is against the law to operate an ATV (or a dune buggy, 4 wheel drive vehicle, motorcycle or any other motor vehicle) on a snowmobile trail funded by the Club/Municipal grant program at any time of the year, unless the landowners have granted permission to do so.

WHEN CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS be careful not to spin snow onto the tracks. Over time this snow builds up creating a ramping effect that has caused train derailment. These rail lines are privately owned and can be closed, which would fracture the trail system. Stop and look both ways at all railroad crossings.

trail report submission email
Snowmobile Trail Conditions Grooming equipment
1/30: More snowfall adds to cover Fri.-Sat. Heads up for grooming equipment. Ride safely. Have a good weekend.

Reports reflect observations of MSA family and business members who clear, sign, groom and ride the trails of Maine. Local chambers of commerce, businesses and snowmobile clubs are a good source for additional information on trails in their area.

Trail Reports are provided to the public courtesy of the members of the Maine Snowmobile Association. Reports are accepted from MSA family and business members, groomers/projects. Please include your name and the name of your MSA club when submitting the report. If you post trail conditions on your club or supporting business web site and wish to have your updates posted and linked from this page, drop us an email with your request.

Photo by Alan Swett - Trail grooming equipment may be encountered on the trail at any time of day or night.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY

Benedicta :1/29: "Hey Gang,Trailmaster Stuart Kelley has advised me that ITS# 83-Sherman/Whetstone Falls is being broken out on Thursday morning and that ITS# 81-Sherman/Mattawamkeag Cutoff will be broken out on Friday morning. Will another major storm coming for Friday, all this is subject to change. Best to check with the locals before making any plans."-Jim Splan, Reporter at Large, Benedicta Snowgang

Aroostook County:1/28: Caribou Rec reports "Well the trails will be in much better shape with this new snow that we received on Tuesday and now some more on Friday, with the cold temps predicted for the beginning of February we should be in good conditions for weeks to come. If you know anyone who lives downstate tell them to come up because the trails are in A 1 shape.
Trail Info:
ITS 85: All clubs will be out and are reporting very good conditions
ITS 83: Projects reporting that they will have this trail groomed by tomorrow and will be in great shape
ITS 81: Some of the open fields on this section lost some of the new snow but the sheltered areas are good
ITS 92: Good shape
ITS 90: All groomed, the section between trail 88 and ITS 83 still has limited markers, should be taken care of before weekend
ITS 88: All groomed
ITS 86: Lots of new snow on this trail will be done before weekend
ITS 105: Will be in excellent shape
RT. 100: In good shape
RT. 89: Open to the Madawaska River, will try to be open during the weekend north of the river
Easton system is in very good condition
Chapman system is in good shape" - Complete report, including area social events, at web site linked above.

Frenchville: 1/28: Frenchville SC reports "Groomer just finished grooming 4" new snow on all trails."

Madawaska-St John River Valley:1/21: http://www.facebook.com/SnowmobileNorthernMaine - "Trail conditions before the 1 day warm-up were excellent as you can see and held up well throughout the Saint John River Valley. Ride to the right and enjoy the variable conditions with caution - we are rackin' up THE MILES in Extreme Northern Maine..."

Macwahoc:1/12: "Trail #110 north is groomed from Macwahoc North to Drew Plantation. Early season conditions - use caution as snow pack is minimal.
Trail # 1 North is groomed and in excellent shape with plenty of snow from the #110 intersection to Haynesville Bridge crossing. (Plowed road and heavy traffic on Babcock Road with powerline and logging crews. Please use caution.)
Trail #3 is plowed (no dirt showing) from the Trail #1 intersection to the Lower Macwahoc turn around. Logging is complete. This trail should not be plowed again this year.
ITS#110 south from Macwahoc and Trail #2 South to Lee/Springfield are not groomed as snow is minimal. " - Jody Moulton, Eastern Maine Snow Riders

Houlton, ITS 83: 1/4: - MSA Executive VP David Stevens reports " The bridge over B stream in Houlton has been completed now and the approach ramps have the track mat on them and it is ready for the season. As a result ITS 83 is now back in its original location thru Houlton and is no longer on the reroute over I95 on Mooers Road."


GREATER KATAHDIN REGION

Katahdin Area Trail Update :1/29: "Trail Report from the Katahdin Region: We got about a foot of snow 10-12" - and we are putting it to very good use! More coming on Friday night.
Last night - Wed 1/28 the Twin Pines Snowmobile Club - groomed ITS - 86 - to Abol store (Abol are grooming P Pond today). We groomed Central Street in town Millinocket. We groomed 85/85 - The pole Line, The State Road, Logan Pond Trail and the Stacyville Road and the South Twin Connector. Trailmaster Says "It's Perfect"
On January 28 the Jo Mary Riders groomed the following trails: 109 to ITS 86; 109 towards ITS 83; Black Pond trail; 111 connector (original trail by Ragged Mtn. now open); Wildwoods; Millinocket/Downtown trail. The B Pond trail, the Greenwood/Gauntlet trail, the Parkway trail (including the scenic loop) and the 109 to 111 x-over will be groomed today." - Twin Pines SC - http://www.facebook.com/snowmobilinginmaine

Katahdin Region-JoMary trails :1/29: "On January 28 the Jo Mary Riders groomed the following trails: 109 to ITS 86, 109 towards ITS 83, Black Pond trail, 111 connector (original trail by Ragged Mtn. now open), Wildwoods, Millinocket/Downtown trail.
The B Pond trail, the Greenwood/Gauntlet trail, the Parkway trail (including the scenic loop) and the 109 to 111 x-over will be groomed today." - Rick Levasseur, Jo Mary Riders, Facebook page.

Bowlin-Matagamon-Shin Pond SC: 1/28:" Yes we did get Snow! Reports in our area 10-14 inches. Johnny has groom ITS114s/85s to Whetstone Bridge, Les is grooming 71D to Grand Lake Seboeis and I heard the Patten Groomer on ITS81N/85N to meet Oxbow. Club trail 64 will be groomed on Thursday! Matagamon is grooming ITS85s and Libby Camps is also out grooming! Our area is in great shape so skip work and head on up to ride!
As always feel free to call or email me anytime!" - Terry Hill 528-2900 or shinpondvillage@fairpoint.net
PS-Our Webcam is down for a few days.

NOTICE-PRESSURE RIDGE-SOUTH TWIN LAKE: 1/28: From Brookfield Renewable Energy Group via the Maine Warden Service: "There is a substantial pressure ridge on South Twin Lake that runs southeast from Russell Point to "McAvoy's Island" (1.3 miles north of 5 Lakes Lodge). Even with no snow on the ice it is difficult to see until you are right on top of it. Now with the new snow it is going to be a DANGEROUS CONDITION on the lake."

Ebeemee Twp:: Ebeemee Snowmobile Club


GREATER MOOSEHEAD REGION

Greenville:1/29: From the Moosehead Riders SC: "Okay, so this trail report is a quick one. What more to say, we have so much SNOW!!!! ITS 85 south to Blanchard and 85/86 north to Kokadjo have been groomed and are in good shape. ITS 86 west and the 110 connector east in the afternoon have also been groomed and are in great shape. In town trails were groomed last evening." More area riding info at web site linked above, Moosehead Riders Facebook page .

Rockwood:1/29:Blue Ridge Riders snowmobile club "Our trails groomed up real nice last night. It's currently -8 degrees in Rockwood. More snow is on the way Friday into Saturday too. We will be powder riding all weekend long! (Insert big smile here)"

North East Carry:1/28: "The North East Carry Trails have received about 5-8 inches of fresh snow. It was difficult to measure the depth accurately so we estimated the amount. The trail going West has been groomed and the trail going East has been groomed and plowed. Please use caution on the road section and stay to the right. There is still ice under the snow and if you meet a vehicle... it could get very exciting." - NE Carry Sno Riders, Raymond's County Store

Rockwood:1/28: The Birches Resort reports - "At least 5 groomers will be on the move in the Rockwood area today and tonight. Big powder snow from yesterday will make the trails magnificent this weekend. Come and get it
The Birches is opened every day, all day
We will be out grooming for this weekend.
Great ice fishing conditions prevail. We are opened with lodging and super no lead gas. Come and enjoy our great food and views of Moosehead Lake and MT. Kineo
The Birches has three groomers (Tucker Sno Cats) one of which is the latest model. This will assure no interruptions in grooming ,making your riding experience at The Birches the best that it can be.The Birches cabins are always opened. Rockwood now has five groomers."
Facebook Page

Kokadjo:1/28: "We received 12-15 inches of snow during yesterday's storm and the groomers are out! This was exactly what we needed to end the month of January. ITS 85/86 and Old B-Pond are being groomed today and new B-Pond and the Route 66 re-route will be groomed in the morning. We now have plenty of snow for some great riding. And, they are predicting that we are going to get another 6-12 inches on Friday, just in time for some mid season riding! Have fun!" - Kokadjo Roach Riders. View reports of individual trails at web site linked above.

Shirley: 1/25: "The Shirley Bog Trail Busters Trails are icy and hard since last weekend's rains but sledable. With snow predicted this week we hope to get out as often as possible grooming and further smoothing out the trails.
Our Odway Pond Trail across the East Branch of the Piscataquis River is not passable due to a washout going up to the ITS85 Trail. It will be closed until further notice.
Respect landowners and stay on marked trails. We have a new landowner that graciously is letting us cross his land from the Draper Road to the Shirley By Pass Trail and does not want us to sled over his blueberry bushes. Please do not liter on the trails.
Stay off of all plowed roads. Logging operations are working very heavy this winter in the Shirley/Greenville area." - Debi Lynne Baker, Shirley Bog Trail Busters

Historic Pittston Farm:1/16: Historic Pittston Farm Facebook page "We are heading out with both groomers tonight. All of our trails will be groomed for morning."


ROUTE 201 CORRIDOR

Bingham:1/29: "Bingham received approximately 18 inches of snow from the last storm and more is predicted for tomorrow. ITS 87 from Solon to The Forks, ITS 84 from Bingham to Athens and our two club trails connecting ITS 87 and ITS 84 have all been groomed and are in excellent shape. We will be grooming on our regular schedule for the rest of the winter. Call today if you need lodging for the weekend. Bingham will have two restaurants open, two different gas stations, grocery stores and multiple lodging outfits waiting to see you. Come up and enjoy the riding. " - Leo Hill, Valley Riders SC, Gateway Recreation & Lodging

The Forks:1/29:Northern Outdoors reports "We received about 10" of snow on Tuesday. Groomed everything out Wednesday and Thursday. Ready for the next storm on Friday. Plenty of snow to work with now!
DETOUR ... ITS 87 BETWEEN PLEASANT POND AND MOXIE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED DUE TO LOGGING AND SEVERAL MILES OF PLOWED ROAD WITH HEAVY TRUCKING. Use the Pleasant Pond Trail and/or the Bald Mountain Trail as a detour around the closed section of ITS 87.
ITS 86 FROM BERRY'S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE/ROCKWOOD TO THE ITS 88 JUNCTION. Intown is still a bit rough, but not bad. Once out of town just a mile, things improve greatly. Boise Road section is great. Half mile Power Line section near Moxie Pond is good. There is a 2 mile section of plowed road due to logging, around Moxie Pond and on the Shirley Road section. Go slow through there. Another 1 mile plowed section as you travel a little further east, on the Brochu Road. Please go slow through these spots and yield to trucks. Rest of the way up to ITS 88 intersection is in good shape.
ITS 87 HEADING SOUTH TOWARD BINGHAM. Divide Road section is groomed and fine riding. Woods trail section heading toward Pleasant Pond is still a little choppy, but much improved after this last storm. ITS 87 south of Pleasant Pond is closed due to an active logging operation, with several miles of plowed road and heavy trucking. Use the Pleasant Pond Trail and/or the Bald Mountain Trail as a detour around the closed section of ITS 87.
PLEASANT POND TRAIL. Still just a bit rough the first 1 mile on the woods trail, then smooth sailing the rest of the way.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL FROM ITS 86 HEADING SOUTH TO ITS 87. Good going all the way through to the Bingham turnaround.
BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL. Open and good riding.
KENNEBEC RIVER TRAIL FROM NORTHERN OUTDOORS INTO TOWN. Groomed and a little choppy in a couple spots, but overall in good shape.
For day riders, there is a FREE PARK & RIDE LOT at Northern Outdoors on Route 201. The lot is very large, well plowed and has plenty of room for large trailers. The lot is marked with a large sign on Route 201. Trail maps, 91 octane gas, food are available at Northern Outdoors." - Jim Yearwood, Northern Outdoors SC, Northern Outdoors on Facebook

Anson-North Anson:1/29: "We were all blessed with good amounts of snow and we sure needed it. We are out day and night grooming our trail system. ITS84 has been packed and is in good shape the river crossing is fine we never lost it. With more snow on its way we should have our trail system back in great shape again. Thanks to the club members that put in long hours to keep the trials brushed, signed and groomed. We also thank those generous landowners that allow us to use their lands for our great trails thank you one and all!"- Ken Ingalls, Anson N Anson SC

Jackman:1/28:Border Riders Sportsman Club - "Trails are open. We received about 6" of snow, trails should be in good condition. May be a bit slick with the hard base, so watch the corners. Hope for more snow." View grooming reports for individual trails at website linked above

Madison:1/28: Abnaki Sno-Riders "We groomed ITS 87 tonight. It's a start. Another challenge has come our way, club trail 27 on the River Road is flooded from an ice jam on river. Please pass at your own risk. We will be working on the in town trails in the next couple days."

Jackman:1/28: Bishop's Motel reports "Snow-Snow-Snow is what we needed and is what we received. We received about 7-8 inches of new snow to add to our great base. This is the perfect amount to whip our trails into really good condition. The lake trail is all marked and is a good smooth alternative route to the north and east of us. THIS IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS IT GETS! COME ON UP!!
NORTH TO CANADA: Very Good
CLUB TRAIL: Good to Very Good
PITTSTON FARM: Good TO VERY GOOD
SOUTH TO PARLIN POND : Good TO VERY GOOD
ROCKWOOD: Good TO VERY GOOD
PARLIN TO THE FORKS: Good TO VERY GOOD"

Solon:1/28 : Solon Snow Hawks "With over 18" of new snow we will be out with the groomers for the upcoming weekend. Please use caution as there was some drifting with the storm. Also be aware we will be out day or night grooming. Please pay attention to the logging signs as we have active logging in several section of our trail system. Ride safe SSH.

Jackman-Moose River:1/23: Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce web site reports "As expected, our temperatures have been very cold. Riders this week have said that even though more snow would be better, the riding around Jackman is good to Pittston Farm, Rockwood and south to Coburn summit. Corners may be icy so please use caution out there. Picks and scratchers are recommended and so far, most say that cooling has not been an issue. Gas is cheap...come on up!" More info, reports on individual trails, at web site linked above.

West Forks, Parlin Pond:1/20: Coburn Summit Riders report "I know a lot of people have been waiting to hear how we fared after the mess on Sunday. We did end up getting all rain but the trails held up very well. We went out with all of our groomers last night and the result is a very flat and very hard trail. We do have some trouble spots that I will detail below but all in all the trails are very good. Snow cover on the sections of trails that are roads, which is about 85% of our system, seems the same as it was before the rain. There were some corners that are icy but not nearly as but as I expected. Cooling and lubrication are going to be the issue for a few days until the trails get some traffic. Studs and ice scratchers are recommended. There are also a few areas where water flowed into the trail. They will be frozen for sure but caution should be taken because some are on sections of trail that are otherwise perfect and you will come up on them quickly. The bottom line isÉIÕve seen better trails but IÕve also seen much worse and if you want to ride weÕve got the place to do it. As far as I know all neighboring clubs went out last night.
ITS 89 from intersection of Lake Parlin Connector to Grand Falls is groomed and in good condition.
ITS 87 from the intersection of ITS 88 south to The Forks is groomed and in good condition with the following exceptions: The woods section north of Rte. 6/15 had a lot of water yesterday. We didnÕt send the groomer through that section hoping it would freeze so it is at least passable by sled. Probably the worst trouble spot on our trail system. ItÕs only 3/4 of a mile so once you get through it youÕll have great going. The power line section is also thin and rough so take your time and watch for rocks.
ITS 86 from The Forks west to Grand Falls is groomed and in good condition with the following exceptions: The southernmost section along the river is not groomed and very thin. We started grooming from the Enchanted Loop west. It is passable but not good.
ITS 87 to the Enchanted Loop to ITS 86 is the recommended route out of town. The section between the Lower and Upper Enchanted road also had water issues. It should be frozen and passable today. We are still dealing with the 3 miles of plowed road but it wonÕt be plowed anymore so once we get snow it should be good again.
The Coburn Connector is groomed and in very good condition. There is a 1/4 mile of road that was plowed but is not being used anymore. We were able to pull some snow off the side so it should be no issue at all. The Enchanted Loop is groomed and in good condition. There is a ditch that opened up with the rain but it is passable.
The Lake Parlin Connector is groomed and in good condition." - Joe. More info at web site linked above.


PISCATAQUIS-PENOBSCOT-SOMERSET

Guilford:1/29: Four Winds SC "This Nor'easter was just what the doctor ordered. We received between 15 and 17 inches of snow and the Tucker has groomed all trails but Breakneck Ridge twice to help firm things up. Breakneck will be groomed tomorrow and the rest of the trails will be groomed again during the snow. Right now we're under a Winter Storm Warning with another 12"-16" of snow forecasted for Friday into Saturday. Trails Saturday will be soft and likely have 6 inches of snow on them at least, but they will be smooth!
ITS 85- Great to Excellent shape the entire way through.
Connector Trails:
THE FRENCH CONNECTION- Good to Great.
BREAKNECK RIDGE- Will be groomed tomorrow. Should be Good to Great conditions besides the plowed road sections.
COVERED BRIDGE TRAIL- Good to Great
HARLOW POND TRAIL- Good. The river only has 10 inches of ice so the Tucker is not crossing it yet, but there is plenty for snowmobiles as long as you go straight across. This is a great inconvenience as the Tucker has to go all the way into town and cross the bridge to do the section between the pond and the river. We are not crossing Harlow Pond yet, but there is plenty of ice for snowmobiles. Will likely cross next week. The trail is groomed from Cleaves Farm to the other side of the pond and to Sangerville Robinsons."

Monson:1/28: Narrow Gauge Riders Snowmobile Club "We received approximately 15 inches of snow and there is another 8-12 predicted for Friday. All trails will be groomed for the weekend, but trails Saturday will likely be very soft still from the fresh snowfall friday night. We desperately needed this snow, so riding out of Monson this weekend should finally be good to great!" More info on club Facebook page.

Corinna:1/27: Corundel Raiders SC "Hey everyone! Snow is falling fast looks like we finally will have enough to get out there and ride on! We will be out once the snow is done to get this fluffy snow packed down before it all blows away! take caution to side trails as there is still trees down. We will be out there cutting them off as soon as possible. sounds like more snow on friday and another possibility next monday! our club meeting has been moved to wednesday night @7! come help your local club! think snow and ride safe!"


GREATER BANGOR-GREATER LINCOLN

Enfield:1/29: Cold Stream Sno-Riders report - "As of Thursday we have close to a foot an a half of snow in the Enfield area and the groomers will be out this weekend! More snow Friday will only make things better.
A few things to note: Our main trail that connects to ITS 81 and points north and east is closed for the season due to logging. We do have access to Cold Stream Pond. Please be aware that the ice conditions on the Penobscot river between West Enfield and Howland should be considered unsafe at this time for crossing. We received landowner permission to reopen the Passadumkeag trail this winter and sledders can reach points south and east from there.
Check back for updates on trail conditions and get out and enjoy the snow!"

Bucksport::Family SC, web site

Orrington:: Orrington Trail Riders, web site

Springfield:See where the groomer has been
Quad County SC web site, Facebook page


MID COAST-DOWNEAST

Beddington:1/29: Airline Riders SC "Finally a lot of snow! 18 - 24 inches fell on Tuesday. ITS 81 N from Rt. 9 to the Gassapias Bridge was groomed Wednesday night. ITS 81 North will be groomed today, Thursday the 29th. We will groom ITS 81 South from the Snackbar on Rt. 9 to the Hatchery road after we pack it down. More snow is coming Friday, Jan. 30th. There should be an additional 8 - 10 inches on the ground by Saturday. The forecast is for even more on Monday. We'll keep updating the report.
There's plenty of parking in back at the Snackbar. We are open 7 days a week for food, lodging and fuel. " - Reggie Archer, Webmaster,Airline Riders SC. View complete report at web site linked above

Cherryfield:1/26: Narraguagus SC web site, Facebook page "Button down the hatches ! Sounds like we're in for a doozy !! If we get what is forecasted it will be better riding downeast than up north , so get your machines ready !! Always remember you can unload and load at our club parking lot. It's big and we love to have you use it !!"

Downeast Sunrise Trail:: View the Sunrise Trail web site.

Calais:: Sunrise Snowmobilers Facebook page


NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS

Kingfield:1/29: Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club report "Our trail #115 North to Carrabassett and Trail# 115 South that go to ITS 84 are groomed. The trail to Allen's Pinnacle is also groomed. These trails really came out good! The normal grooming Friday night may not get done until Sat. depending on the upcoming storm Friday. We received 8 inches of snow this last storm."

Eustis/Stratton :1/26: Arnold Trail SC "1/26/15 all trails groomed within 24 hours. Noreaster coming tomorrow with grooming activity resuming immediately afterward." More info at web site linked above.


RANGELEY/GREATER RUMFORD AREA/WESTERN MAINE

Mexico :1/30: "We have been out steadily since the storm. Chris Bryant, Elliot Knox, and I have been tracking and filling in. The trails are very rideable. As soon as this settles up we will begin grooming with the drag. This much accumulation takes a few days to settle and stick to the icy base. Smaller storms make it much easier! It will get there over the next few days. Enjoy the riding !!" Mexico Trailblazers, Gary Wentzell, Trailmaster

Andover:1/29: Andover Snow Valley Sno-Goers "we got 12 inches of nice soft, fluffy white stuff.. hooray!! some of the trails have been packed. watch out for rocks, trees and other things. ride safe"

Roxbury/Byron:1/29: Slippery Sliders SC "We are getting all trails packed and groomed as soon as we can. Groomed 117 north of Byron Wednesday morning, groomed 16 west to Andover Wednesday morning, grooming 117 south and to Black Bride today, will get most all other trails groomed at least once hopefully before the weekend. With another storm coming on Friday will get them groomed again as soon as possible."

Hebron:1/28: "The trails are being groomed as this is being posted. A good 24+ inches fell from Juno's blizzard. Finally the conditions are perfect! will improve conditions so we wait it out in the mean time. NOTE: The short San Hill Loop trail off ITS89 will not be open this winter due to logging on the old State Sanitarium property.
For trail maps or conditions please call The Storekeepers at 207-966-2733 8am till 8:30 pm seven days a week. THINK FUN!!!!" - B. Francis

Rumford:1/28 : Rumford Polar Bears "1/28/15 - We got 20" of snow from yesterday's storm. Please bear with us. With this much snow all at once, It'll take several days to get the trails packed down.
1/28/15 - Tom Reed and Gene Knox were out with the Tucker and foil today packing trails. Following is Tom's report: "Gene and and I packed and filled holes, with the Tucker and foil. We packed ITS 82 east to Black Bridge, the Black Mtn Trail from ITS 82 to the ski area, and the Swain Pond Trail. We also packed ITS 82 to the intersection of Trail 12, and Trail 12 to Rumford Center. These trails have been smoothed, packed, and most holes filled, but they are soft and not groomed with the drag. We tried grooming with the drag and couldn't climb hills due to traction problems from the ice and hardpack snow beneath the new snow. We'll groom with the drag as soon as the snow hardens and we can get more traction. There is a very active logging operation around the junction of Trail 17 and ITS 82. Please obey signs, go 15 mph, and always yield to logging equipment. If equipment is operating, wait for the operator to motion you through."
1/28/15 - The Hanover Trail was groomed (2 passes) by Bob Milligan and Carroll York. Bob reported that, "This trail is looking good, but needs more packing. Get out and ride!"
1/28/15 - Trail 12 from Whippoorwill Road to Rumford Center was groomed (2 passes) by Bob Milligan and Carroll York. " More info at web site linked above.

Naples:1/27 update: Muddy River Sno-Seekers Facebook, web page - "Um, I think we might have enough snow now to snowmobile. If we could get a few volunteers to help with the poker rally on 2/14 that would be great!"
:1/26: - "WARM UP THE SLEDS! Please be patient over the next couple of days while our grooming team work on getting the trails in tip top shape. It's a LOT of work. Also, please note that the trail from Merced's to Bray's is CLOSED because riders would not stay on the marked trail. You must follow the Long Lake trail off Madison Mtn to get from one to the other."

Rangeley: 1/26 : Rangeley Lakes SC "Trails are open. We are on our normal grooming schedule. The detail trail report will be continually updated as conditions change.
Overall the trails are in good to very good condition. A few thin spots in town, other than that pretty darn nice. The cold temps have returned and snow is on the way. Please be careful on the lakes and ponds ... there is glare ice in some spots ... slow down out there and save your hyfax.
ITS 89 between Route 16 and Quill Hill has been rerouted and there is logging for the last 1/4 mile of the Oquossoc Rail Bed Trail by Route 16. Please use caution and follow the trail signs. " View full report, condition of individual trails, at web site linked above.

Jay:1/11: "Andy Valley Riders groomed the Rail Trail form Livermore Falls to Wilton, Trail looks good some thin spots but overall a good base. We need a storm with 6 to 8" to get out on the rest of the system." - Mark Bickford, Andy Valley Riders SC

Newry:1/6: Windy Valleys SC "Trails are open there may be some sketchy sections so please ride with caution. We finally have some freezing temperatures and snow so they can get out and groom. ITS82 has been groomed to Grafton & Andover and hopefully the lower end of Bear River will be groomed by this weekend. Please stay safe and stay on marked trails!!!"


CENTRAL MAINE (Greater LA, Augusta, Waterville etc)

Sidney :1/30: " The trails in Sidney are now open! Most of us will be out grooming for the weekend!!! With this snow today and tomorrow it's looking like a new season. Just in time, well be safe out there we will still be working and grooming for the next couple of days, trails should be in good shape ! We are always in need of help and new members!! " - Dicky Latno, the Sidney Trail Riders

Lewiston:1/30: "The groomers are out and working. Should be in great shape by next week." - Eric Spear Š President, Hillside Family Riders

Gardiner:1/28 : "FINALLY we got a decent amount of snow! Grooming will start tonight and continue for the rest of the week so by this weekend the trails should be nice." - Brian Winchester, President, Gardiner Ridge Riders

Fayette1/21 : "ITS 115 between Rt. 17 and trail 10W has caution and arrow signs in place narrowing the trail to 1 wide on a grade area. PLEASE BE CAREFUL." - Bill Latham Trail Master, Rainbow Riders Fayette

West Gardiner :1/16: "Trails are currently open, use extreme caution as there is little snow cover. Watch for ongoing logging operations, yield to logging equipment. Watch for reroutes due to the logging, follow the signs." - Cobbosseecontee SC

Belgrade:1/4: Belgrade Draggin Masters: "All trails are open so come on out and enjoy. Please use caution since the base is not too deep and as usual be extra cautious on the lakes and streams"

Palermo:: Palermo SC

Winthrop:: Hillandalers SC


SOUTH-SOUTH WESTERN MAINE

Waterboro:1/28: Ossipee Mountaineers SC Facebook page: "Trail Report: We received 31 1/2 inches of snow during the snow storm. The snow is very light and fluffy. We'll need sleds out over the next few days with hopefully some wet snow on Friday to pack down the trails before the groomers go out to groom."

Cumberland/North Yarmouth:1/27: Moonlite Sno-Skimmers Facebook page: "The snow is deep on the woods trails and even deeper drifts in the fields. Go together if you venture out. "

Sanford-Springvale:1/27:Southern Maine Sno-Goers web site "ALL CLUB MAINTAINED TRAILS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN, NO Grooming. Our Trailmaster says: Trails are open with no grooming taking place. We have gone from just enough snow, to too much snow all at once. We are now halfway through the storm with 16 inches on the ground and snow is still coming down hard. More snow is on the way, with 2 more plowable storms by Monday. We are uncertain about when our crew will be able to pack and groom. Keep checking the website for updates. Please stay away from Vet clinic building in Shaw's field. Ribbons mark this area for a reason." More info, reports on individual trails, at web site linked above.

Lyman:: Lyman SC "The trails are open. I would like to thank everyone who helped out with trail work this season. Without the help of these few members our trails would not be open. Ride right, ride safe!"


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