Chippewa Snowchasers Trail Report

  • Trail Condition: Fair
  • Last Groomed: March 12th, 2023
  • Reported On: March 30th, 2023 @ 9:16am

Groomer Report


In this report the base snowfall will always be the amount of settled snow on the ground in Strongs.  The trail base (the amount of packed snow on the trail under your skis and track) will vary widely depending on location. 

March 30, 2023

State is going to allow us to groom until Sunday. If we get enough snow we will go out otherwise season will be done.
The federal forestry is opening up a lot of the roads our trails are on for logging so please be careful.
Ride Right and Safe.
Check out the Groomer Tracker App to see what we are doing. Let it snow!

You can view LIVE Cameras on the Chippewa Snow Chasers website and go to the cameras.


Just a little reminder for all you sledders it is a lot easier for you to get off your sled and move down branches. Please stop and pick up branches and cut up trees on the trails instead of just riding around them. Thank you!


***REMINDER:  If you hit the groomer we have to call the POLICE to have a report made out. So please move off the trail don’t try to squeeze by them. So again I want to stress we will call the POLICE.***



The Chippewa Snow Chasers have two DNR sponsored staging areas.  One is in front of the clubhouse and groomer barn at Strongs.  Directions:  From the corner of M-123 and M-28 proceed 2 1/2 miles East toward Sault Ste. Marie.  Turn right at the 4 corners on Strongs Rd.  The Lumberjacks Bar is on the south east corner and Strongs Motel and Tavern is on the northeast corner.  If coming from the east on M-28  turn left at the same corner.   Go south 1/4 mile and you will see the big Snow Chaser sign on the right.

Our second staging area is West of Rudyard.  From I-75 take the Rudyard exit and turn right at the Mackinac Trail.  At the gas station turn left on Main St. (H-40). Follow H-40 west through town a little over 6 1/2 miles to Sullivan Creek Rd. (FS 3131)  Turn right on Sullivan Creek Rd.  Proceed north on Sullivan Creek Rd. 2 1/2 miles to Filer Rd.  Turn left on Filer Rd. and you will see the Snow Chaser sign on the left about 1/4 mile west of Sullivan Creek Rd.  From M-123 turn right on H-40.  (H-40 is just before you enter Trout Lake).  Follow H-40 East about 17 1/2 miles to Sullivan Creek Rd. (FS 3131) and turn left.

You are welcome to park at either of these staging areas for a day, a weekend or for a week or two if you wish.  Park in the designated areas so the groomers won’t run over your rig!  If you have a GPS the addresses are:  11272 Strongs Rd. Eckerman, MI 49728 and 17247 W. Filer Rd. Rudyard, MI 49780.  Just remember that the south end of Strongs Rd. and  Sullivan Creek Rd. north of Filer Rd. are not plowed in the winter.  If you blindly follow the GPS you could wind up spending a lot of your snowmobile money on a tow.

If you have any questions about this report or things in our area, you are welcome to use the following email address:

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