Snowmobile Trail Conditions

2/21/22 - 9:00 A.M. as of yesterday we had about 4" of snow on the ground, and of this morning we have nothing but just snow piles left on the ground. This warm up successfully depleted all our snow in a matter of a day. We will be starting back over again if and when it does snow again. Wish there was better news to give. 

2/13/22 - 10:00 A.M. we received a dusting overnight. We have been under a winter advisory for 2 days now and received probably a total of 2". Not sure where this snow is falling at, but it certainly isn't around here. Looks like a potential snowstorm Thursday, but first we have to make it through 2 40 plus days of temps and rain. It will be a miracle if we have snow left after that! If we end up getting a big dumping of snow, I recoemmed riding next weekend if you can. The weather will now start to become inconsistent with warm and cold days. Have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday! We will be having a Super Bowl party at the restaurant this evening if you want to stop in! 

2/12/22 - 3:00 P.M. 2 inches of new snow came down over night. The trails had nothing but standing water everywhere yesterday. It snowed enough to turn everything white again and that's about it. Trails are unrideable at this time. 

2/8/22 - 3:00 P.M.  No new snow to report. The whole southwest snowstompers trail system has been groomed as of today. There is a decent base from sister lakes area up through Paw Paw. The groomer reported that the trail smoothed out real nice. Today is sunny and warmer out. I would recommend riding at dusk when it begins to cool off to save what trail we have now. They are expecting some snow tomorrow and for the weekend. They haven't said much about snow totals. If we keep having sunny warmer days the rest of the week, the trail will take a hard hit and this weekend will be very questionable if we don't receive anymore snow. In the mean time, ride safe! Will update again when there's something to report. 

2/5/22 - 9:00 A.M. a couple more inches came down last night, which should only help improve conditions. Trails seem to be decent and by the sounds of it, everyone is recommending riding from Paw Paw south towards Edwardsburg and sister lakes. We look forward to seeing everyone today. 

2/4/22 - 11:00 A.M. No new snow to report. Sounds like we might get some lake effect tonight though. From what riders have told me, going towards allegan from gobles the trails have less snow. From paw paw to sister lakes, sounds like the trails are all pretty good. Seems like they are actively grooming towards sister lakes area, still waiting to hear if they are going to groom the north end of the trail. I expect very heavy traffic this weekend. I am guessing the trail conditions will rapidly deteriorate if we do not get anymore snow. However, you have to take what you can get now a days. The cold weather will help to prevent any snow loss. Have fun out there! Be sure to stop in and visit us! 

2/3/22 - 9:30 A.M. We received a total of 8-9" of snow. It was a heavy wet system snow, so I assume it will be very good for the trail system. We had quite a few riders stop in and they were all smiles. Yesterday and today I assume will be your best riding conditions when it comes to having to take those shitty roads to get around on. The only complaints I heard yesterday were that there was slush spots on the trail. With the cold temperatures we are having now, I am thinking those will all freeze up. If the groomer goes out again today I am hoping it will vastly improve conditions. Winters already In February so I would get out and ride while you can. The snows been pretty consistent in depth in the immediate area. I will report again tomorrow after talking to more riders today. Have fun out there! 

2/2/22 - 9:00 A.M. We currently have 4" of fresh new snow that has come down. With yesterdays warmup and rain we did lose quite a bit of snow. I did notice a lot of the trails down to the mud by dusk, however I am thinking the fields might have faired better. If this snow continues all day, I expect the trail conditions to be shaping up real nice. Extended forecast isn't showing much snow, so let's hope this piles up all day and brings us through a great riding weekend! I will update again this evening or tomorrow morning. 

1/28/22 - 9:00 A.M. we have received no new snow since Wednesday. Southwest snow stompers are rating the conditions poor at this time. Although rideable, don't expect very good conditions. We received no snowmobile traffic yesterday, so I was unable to get any rider feedback. I am told, the further west you ride, the conditions improve. So I would assume heading towards south haven and allegan, you will get better snow. Wish I had better news at this time. There's possibly a big storm headed her next Wednesday, let's hope we get it! 

1/27/22 - 10:00 A.M. the snow certainly hasn't melted any. I know the trails weren't groomed yesterday and I am unsure if they will be grooming or what in the near future. The trail conditions are currently fair. We are expecting a bit more snow tonight, but I don't know that it will be enough to vastly improve conditions. The wind is blowing decent so if anything it will be helping by blow more snow onto the trails. I didn't receive much in depth feedback from riders yesterday. The ones I did talk to  said they are decent and they are just happy to be riding. Will update again tomorrow. 

1/26/22 - 11:00 A.M. We have received maybe another inch or so overnight. Trails have been groomed throughout the entire Snowstompers trail system which spans from Sister Lakes through Decatur, Lawton, and Paw Paw. Conditions at this time are fair. The forest areas are the thinnest, but open fields are all pretty smooth. I took a ride yesterday and I was pleased with the overall conditions. However, there wasn't much traffic on them either. As long as they Cathay active with grooming, I assume conditions will continue to hold up. We could always use more snow, but as of now conditions are decent. I will update again tomorrow after getting some rider feedback today at the restaurant. 

1/25/22 - 9:00 A.M. Finally the snow gods are answering our prayers. The snow kicked in last night and between system snow which was very fine and heavy and more dense and the lake effect snow, I would say there's at least 8" of snow on the ground now. Gobles - Paw Paw - Decatur - Sister Lakes all should have decent snow at this time. Hopefully they get out and groom the trails. Conditions will be at their best today and tomorrow. The weather looks to remain cold so I don't foresee the snow going anywhere anytime soon. Please keep in mind that the restaurant is closed today (Tuesday), but we will reopen on tomorrow, Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. I plan to ride to sister lakes today, so I will give a better review tomorrow in exact trail conditions. 

1/23/22 - 1:00 P.M. we received another 3-4" of snow last night. It's currently sunny. The snow is slowly beginning to build back up again. Still not enough to ride yet, but another 5" and I think it will be rideable. They are calling for snow tonight and lake effect on Tuesday. Hopefully we can get a good dumping on us to get everyone back out on the trail. Temps look to remain cold for the foreseeable future as well. Will update again tomorrow. 

1/20/22 - 1:00 P.M. We received about 1-2" of snow. Just enough to make everything white again and that's about it. Definitely need more snow to ride. We lost 80% of our snow prior to this. We have the cold weather locked in place, just haven't been getting any snow. Hopefully we turn a page sooner than later. We're already mid January! Will update again when there's something new to report. 

1/9/22 - 9:00 A.M. It rained lightly last night and did the trails zero favors. There was very heavy traffic and the trails definitely took a beating yesterday. Although we still have snow, i would rate most trails in poor condition now. I wouldn't  bother going out until we get more snow. Wish I had better news. I will update again when conditions change. 

1/8/22 - 9:00 A.M. bright sunshine today! We received around 16" of snow in Paw Paw in total from the storm. We had lots of riders come in yesterday, I expect heavy traffic today out there. Conditions are early season riding. More snow from Paw Paw headed North. Lawton seems to have the least amount of snow, so be careful riding through there. Decatur down to Sister Lakes seems to have quite a bit of snow so riding should be good that way as well. Both groomers are out this morning for the snow stompers club. Trails should be decent for today. Let's hope it doesn't get too warm out. Have fun out there and we have trail maps for sale inside. If you want to park and hit the trail from our lot, use the north west side of our parking lot and park towards the back with your trailers. 

1/7/22 - 9:00 A.M. Still snowing but I don't know for how much longer. I would have to guess close to a foot has come down in Paw Paw and Decatur. I'm not sure in other locations. There's quite a bit out there but I will say it's very light and fluffy and will compact down and settle to probably to at least half of what it is. I assume the trails are open but I would check the snow stompers page just to be sure. Be sure to stop in and see us this weekend! This will be a great start to the snowmobiling season and hopefully it's keeps coming down minus the warmups! We open at 3:00 P.M. today! 

1/6/22 - 9:00 A.M. It's currently lightly snowing here. I would estimate 4" of snow has fallen so far with about 5-6" on the ground. It's hard to tell with the amount of wind that was blowing it all around yesterday. We are expected to get another 4-12" today. If we get the higher amount expected we will be in pretty good shape for the weekend, although they are calling for mid 30s. It's a crap shoot right now. You can ride now, but my guess a lot of fields will be wind blown and we didn't have much of a base prior to this snow. It's lake effect snow so it will beat down to nothing once you ride on it. However, someone has to start the base. If you go out and ride stop by and let us know the trail conditions so I can better peg this update for tomorrow. Let's hope for more snow today! 

1/2/22 - 9:00 A.M. I would estimate 2-3" has fallen. Although it's a start, there's definitely not enough to go riding in the immediate area. Looks like lake effect snow is predicted as of now mid week next week. Maybe if we get enough of that, riding could be a possibility this upcoming weekend. Temperatures look to remain on the colder side. The ground never really got to freeze very good though, so we might be losing a lot of snow until it does. 

12/4/21 - 12:00 P.M.  A new snowmobile year is upon us!  We have been skunked for several years in a row now, or so it feels like!  Could this finally be the year we get pounded with the white stuff?  I sure as hell hope so!  Thank you, to all the volunteers who help install and take out the trail every year.  Thank you to the landowners who let us ride on their land.  Without them, and the volunteers, we would have no trail!  Also, please stay on the trail!  We can't afford to lose anymore trail, because the more trail we lose, the more roads we have to ride!  Especially since the county plows the roads so far off to the sides of the road where the trail runs, you would behin to think they do it on purpose!  But, they claim its for vehicle safety, yet they even plow the grass past the rock on the road as well.  But, enough of that, that's a losing battle as I have complained several times to the road commission about it and they just deflect the issue.  We do sell trail maps here in the restaurant.  If you want to trailer your sled here, you can use the Northwest end of the parking lot towars the back.  Also, please venture inside and grab yourself a bite to eat or an ice cold beverage to show your appreciation, as we are giving up customer parking for trucks and trailers to be parked there all day.  With that being said, I will update when we get some snow on the ground, which I hope is very soon!  Start doing the snow dance!  




 

 



2/28/21 - 3:00 P.M.  As I am sure everyone knows by now, the trails are closed.  All our snow is pretty much gone.  The only thing left now are snow piles.  Maybe we will get one last blast, but judging by the 10 day forecast, its not looking very promising.  Will update again when the season ends or when we get more snow.  Thanks for following!

2/21/21 - 8:00 A.M. No new snow to report. The trails were groomed again last night from from Decatur to Paw Paw. I haven't seen any other reports from the other snowmobile clubs about grooming. The trails should be smooth between there for most of the day until traffic gets heavy or if sun comes out all day again. The days of riding are winding down. Get out while you can still ride. Ride right and ride safe! 

2/20/21 - 12:00 P.M. We received a couple more inches last night. The suns in and out today with flurries. I have already talked to riders and they are all saying the trails are awesome. They were freshly groomed last night so I expect good riding in this area for most of the day. There will be lots of traffic out there today given the temps
look to warm up a bit for next week. Get out and ride!! We finally have good snow with a good base! Stop in today for a bite to eat. 

2/19/21  - 11:00 A.M. Plenty of snow on the trails to ride. All trails have been groomed from Paw Paw to Sister lakes as of last night! They will also be out grooming again today. Looks like it's possibly the last weekend to ride so get out while you can! The snow is in abundance. I seen maybe one or two fields that were thin, only because they were wind blown. The trail north of Paw Paw toward gobles is also smooth as of yesterday. I would rate the trails to be in good/very goood condition. The only bad parts are when the trail rides along the road sides. They like to make our lives hell when there's road riding for us. Enjoy the trails this weekend! I expect high traffic, and would only guess the trails will be taking a beating, but it is what it is!  Be sure to stop in for a bite to eat! 

2/16/21 - 8:00 P.M. Took a ride from Decatur to sister lakes area on the state trail. Lots of snow out there, but the trail definitely needs to be groomed that way. If the trail gets groomed I would expect the trails to be in very good condition. The trail from Decatur to paw paw has plenty of snow as well, but also needs to be groomed as well. Lets hope they groom it all week/weekend, this could be the last hoorah for the year! 

2/16/21 - 9:00 A.M.  We received another 6" over night. There's plenty of snow out there to ride. This week you will have optimal conditions out there on the trail. Riders were reporting good conditions yesterday in all locations.  Conditions now should only be better. Looks like a slight warm up by Sunday. I encourage everyone to  get out and ride while this show sticks around. I would guess that the trails will be very busy this weekend so if you want less traffic, come during the week if you can. I would say in total we have about 15-17" on the ground. I will update again if conditions change. 

2/14/21 - 9:00 A.M. The groomer was out yesterday and all riders that came in had nothing but good things to say about the trails. We picked up a couple more inches of snow last night which will continue to improve conditions. Stop on out today for Valentine's Day and grab one of our specials. This cold snowy weather won't last much longer so get out and ride while you can. The other snowmobile
clubs have been out grooming as well, so the entire southwest Michigan trail system should be in good condition. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 

2/13/21 - 12:00 P.M.  We picked a couple more inches of snow last night and into this morning and its currently still snowing.  This sbould only help improve trail conditions.  I am hearing the trails are good besides the sides of the roads being scraped down to nothing.  I have complained to Van Buren County Road Commision pleading with them to leave at least 3 feet for snowmoiles to run down and they are giving pushback about it.  Maybe if others go to their facebook page and complain maybe they will start to listen.  Get out and ride as the weather looks to eventuall warm up a bit throughout next week.  When you sotp in today, give us feedback on trail conditions.  We also have trail maps availble for purchase.  
 

2/11/21 - 4:00 P.M. We haven't received any new snow the ost couple days, however we haven't lost any snow either. We are supposed to get a little tonight, but then 2-4 tomorrow night through the weekend. Looking at the long term forecast you have this weekend and next weekend to ride around here. There's enough to ride now, so if you are contemplating what to do, better decide quick. We are reaching that point in winter where the temps will swing more drastically. They have been grooming the trails, so conditions should be good. See you all this weekend! 

2/9/21 - 4:00 P.M. We received a couple more inches last night. The sun has been in and out today. Not doing much melting other than on pavement. Trails look nice and white! Talked to a few snowmobilers yesterday and they said the wooded areas have some snirt in them. Temps look to remain cold, and snow showers for the rest of the week and some system snow this weekend. Conditions are only improving throughout the week. 

2/8/21 - 4:00 P.M. The groomer was out today and groomed the whole southwest michigan snowstompers trail system.  He reported the trails to be in good shape.  The woods were thin in spots as to be expected.  We are currently under a snowadvisory for 2-4 inches of snow ecpected today.  If we continue to get a couple of inches per day this week, I ecpect very good conditions for this weekend, until of course they get heavy traffic on them then they will probably get a bit rough.  If you want the best conditions I would recommend coming up during the week.  Be safe out there and have fun.  Will update again when we condtions change.  We also sell trail maps here at the restaurant if you are in need of a map.  

2/7/21 - 9:00 A.M.  We received a couple more inches throughout the day/evening. Conditions should only keep improving. We need a good dump of 4-5 inches to get things in really good shape for us. We had a lot of snowmobile traffic yesterday and it sounds like from Lawton south, conditions aren't the greatest yet. Sounds like from paw paw north there's more snow to be had. With the cold temperatures in place we have had zero snow loss. Stop in today and grab some wings, as they are in special. We will be closing today at 5:30 though. 

2/6/21 - 1:00 A.M. I won't have much time in the morning to give an update but all the riders that came in today are reporting good riding conditions. The groomer was out packing down the snow tonight. He said there were a few spots blown over, but he said overall he was pleased with what he had seen. It's been snowing off and on all day and it's currently snowing as we speak. The conditions will only continue to improve. Winters come late this year, but at least the foreseeable future is looking promising in the cold department and the snow department. Thank you all who stop in and we look forward to seeing you this weekend! 

2/5/21 - Currently 10:00 A.M. We received another 3" of snow. A couple inches was heavy wet snow which was very good for the trail base, now we are getting lake effect snow which is very powdery. The wind is howling and it's cold as hell out. It's hard to say how conditions will be given the hurricane winds we got going on. The conditions could have only improved since last week. We are due to get snow all weekend long. Conditions will only improve on the trails. I will update again once I get some rider feedback. Bundle up if you hit the trials this weekend. We look forward to seeing you! 

2/2/21 - Currently 10:00 A.M. the sun was out yesterday and today currently. It's not help conditions any, but we aren't losing much snow either due to the cold temps. I would recommend staying off the trails until we get more snow. We have a base going now, and by the end of the week we look to be getting smacked with more snow, and lots of lake effect. Let's hope this holds true and we get it by this weekend! Trail conditions will be vastly improved if this is the case. Thanks to those who stopped out this last Sunday. Nice chatting with you all! Will update again when conditions change! 

1/31/21 - Currently 8:00 A.M. We received a few more inches. All trails will be rideable today with fair/good conditions. The winds were heavy last night so it's hard to tell exactly how much came down, but there's enough to ride! This is our first decent rideable snow this year so get out while you can.  We will have our restaurant open outdoors this afternoon starting at noon. We will be serving hot dogs, hot chocolate, and have a full service bar, with a fire pit and tent heater. Ride safe! 

1/26/21 - Currently 9:00 A.M. We ended up only receiving just a couple of inches of snow, with very light snow currently coming down. There definitely isn't enough for any kind of good riding. They are calling for another round of snow this weekend, let's hope there's actually a decent amount this time around. It's looking like another one of those years again where we get hardly any snow! Sucks! Will update again when conditions change.

1/20/21 - Currently 1:00 P.M.  The trails are currently open. We have between 4-6" of snow on the ground. It's very light fluffy lake effect snow so don't expect the greatest of conditions. We are open this weekend so be sure to stop in and visit. We open at 11:00 A.M. this Friday! Outdoors only.  Depths will vary depending on where you travel. Once i hear more snow amounts in other neighboring towns I will update accordingly.  

1/19/21 - Currently 4:30 P.M. There's currently only around 2-3" on the ground. We are under an advisory tonight for 2-4" of snow. People are wondering if there's enough to ride, as of right now there isn't. Will update again tomorrow and see how much more we receive. We also will be open outdoors this weekend snow or no snow from 11am - 9 pm. Stop on out and support us please. Think snow! Jim. 

1/2/21- Currently 9:00 A.M. We have already gone through the month of December with nothing really to report. Let's hope winter is holding out for us for January & February and maybe even March! There's currently only a couple of inches on the ground. The grass is covered and that's about it. No where else in the immediate area has anymore snow than us. A special thanks goes out to the Southwest Michigan snowstompers for getting the trail in again this year. If anyone wants to be a volunteer contact them on their Facebook page. They are always looking for help putting in and taking out the trail and with grooming. I Will report again when conditions change. Jim.

 

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