Category Archives: Snowmobile Trail Reports

Watersmeet Snowmobile Trail Report through March 1, 2017

Hi Everyone ~

We have an update from the U. P. Thunder Riders late this afternoon, so I wanted to get some information out to you.  After our warm-up days we received about 14 to 16″ of new snow over a couple of days.  The first was heavy wet snow…the second big snow was lighter snow but about 8″ of it.  We received another couple of inches of snow last night after another couple of days in the 30s.

Our groomers have been out a couple nights now. Our base is only about 4″ at this time even after all that snow.  Our temps were around 18 to 20 degrees today.  There are wet spots and thin to bare spots as well as good spots on the Watersmeet trails.  The temps are remaining cold for the next couple of days, so the groomers will be out for sure for March 2 and 3 to make the most of what they have to work with.  Temps are predicted to be 49 degrees on Sunday with day time temps above freezing next week.  The trails are rideable but in fair to poor condition for much of the trail system.  It’s back to the good, bad, and ugly.  This may be the demise of the season’s grooming by the end of the weekend.

Hi Everyone ~

We have an update from the U. P. Thunder Riders late this afternoon, so I wanted to get some information out to you. After our warm-up days we received about 14 to 16″ of new snow over a couple of days. The first was heavy wet snow…the second big snow was lighter snow but about 8″ of it. We received another couple of inches of snow last night after another couple of days in the 30s.

Our groomers have been out a couple nights now. Our base is only about 4″ at this time even after all that snow. Our temps were around 18 to 20 degrees today. There are wet spots and thin to bare spots as well as good spots on the Watersmeet trails. The temps are remaining cold for the next couple of days, so the groomers will be out for sure for March 2 and 3 to make the most of what they have to work with. Temps are predicted to be 49 degrees on Sunday with day time

Needless to say, this was a more than an unusual winter and one we hope never repeats.  It’s been such a disappointment for so many, but we also had some great sledding in between.  We hope you were lucky enough to be here during those great times!  With so much snow here yet, it is just a bummer that our trails couldn’t hold up.  Our thanks for all the hard work that our groomers, our club members, and volunteers have done to make this snowmobile season the best it could be.  One of our guests summed it up for us by telling us that of all the trails that they sled on, the Watersmeet groomers are the ones they see most on the trails making the trails the best they can be.  Being a hub for sledding and handling all the traffic that comes up from the south, we know that it takes extra effort for our guys to keep things in great shape, but they do an excellent job.  Kudos to a great group of people.

Thank you for visiting.  Unless there are some big changes in the weather, this may be the last snowmobile report for the season.  If something changes, I’ll update.  If not, we hope you’ve enjoyed your time in the Watersmeet and surrounding areas.  We know you have many choices for your sledding and get away destination spots and very much appreciate than you have chosen our area.  We invite you to visit in every great season here.  When you put away the snowmobiles, it’s time to bring out the ATV/ORVs and the boats and canoes.  If you love it in the winter here, we know you’ll love it in all seasons.  We hope to see you soon again and look forward to a wonderful snowmobiling season next year.

Come back soon and often!  See you next time… 

Carole

Watersmeet Snowmobile Trail Report as of February 22, 2017

Hi Everyone ~ The Watersmeet snowmobile trails suffered a big hit since the end of last week with all the thawing.  Through Friday, trails offered some really good sledding with lots of happy snowmobilers.  Saturday and beyond brought weather that we are absolutely not used to here in the Upper Peninsula in February!  Our U.… Continue Reading

Watersmeet Snowmobile Trail Report as of February 12, 2017

  Hi Everyone ~     We have an update on trail conditions from the U. P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club.  With the extra 8″ of snow this week, they say there is a world of difference on the trails.  Our guests have reported they couldn’t have been happier to be here this week…great trails and… Continue Reading

Watersmeet, Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report as of January 12, 2017

 January 12, 2017 by Editor • 0 Comments Trail Conditions: Excellent Snow Cover: 18″ Date of Report: January 12, 2017 Area Report: Hi Everyone ~ I keep up a snowmobile report up on the Watersmeet Chamber of Commerce website and at www.snowtracks.com.  I finally decided it would be nice to put this on our own… Continue Reading

Snowmobile, Cross-Country Ski, and Fishing Report as of January 5, 2017

Happy New Year to All!      The U. P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet are now reporting a 12″ base on the snowmobile trails.  All trails are being groomed daily and are in good shape including Trail 3 North, Trail 3 South to Land O’ Lakes, Trail 2 East and West, and Trail 13 South.  There… Continue Reading

SNOWMOBILE, CROSS-COUNTRY SKI, AND ICE FISHING REPORT AS OF MARCH 11, 2015

Hi Everyone ~ We have had a huge change in weather here in the past couple of days.  Last week brought us -10 to -30 degree nights.  Yesterday we had 57.2 degrees!  Our guests had “awesome” sledding in the morning.  By the late afternoon, trails and driveways, etc. had really fallen apart.  Reports were that… Continue Reading