It’s the three best words in snowmobiling, “TRAILS ARE OPEN!” Enough snow has come down, and we’ve made it past deer season and fall harvest for our prized trails to be open to the best sport on the planet.
So what’s the best way to find out about trail statuses? There are many great resources out there to help you on your quest to see when and where you can ride.
- State tourism sites. These sites are great for tracking trail status on a large scale. Some even report the overall conditions; they tend to be based on snowpack depth rather than overall grooming. The sites are best used in the view of a state on the macro level and determine where you want to head. A lot of times, they depend on clubs input, and some clubs are late to input trail status, so you’ll want to take these with a grain of salt. Not many states have them, but when they do, it’s a great tool.
Snowmobile Trail Status Sites by State
Massachusetts - https://www.sledmass.com/map/
Michigan - https://www.snowmobilemichigan.com
North Dakota - https://www.snowmobilend.org/trails/
Vermont - https://vtvast.org/trails.html
2. If your state doesn’t have any status maps or you want to get more details on a specific location, you’ll want to go down to the county level and find the club to get trail status. Many of the more organized clubs will have websites and Facebook pages to update you on trails and conditions. If they have neither, you’ll want to find a snow phone if possible.
Snowmobile Clubs by State
Connecticut - https://snowgoer.com/connecticut-snowmobile-clubs/
Massachusetts - https://www.sledmass.com/?sm-category=club
Michigan - https://msasnow.org/snowmobile-clubs/
New Hampshire - https://nhsa.com/nh-snowmobile-clubs/
New York - https://membership.nysnowmobiler.com/clubs
North Dakota - https://www.snowmobilend.org/snd-members/club-directory/
Pennsylvania - https://www.pasnow.org/organizations-and-clubs/
South Dakota - https://snowmobilesd.com/clubs/
Vermont - https://vtvast.org/clubs.html
Wisconsin - https://www.awsc.org/Clubs/Club-Listing.aspx
With these resources, you’ll have no problem finding open trails and piling on miles with family and friends. If you know of any useful resources we should include in our list, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.