***These reports are from the TASA (Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association) Groomers and the Paradise Area Night Rider Groomers. Pulled from their Facebook or website pages for the most current information from those out grooming the trails.****

We do not groom in the village, and the curfew in the village is 11 P.M. to 7:00 A.M

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February 20, 2017

Trails reported as fair condition by groomers, **water holes showing on trout lake run, use caution. A few snirty spots heading north out of newberry, still passable today. More snow left the farther north you go, lets hope we don't lose it all before the colder temps and snow forecasted next weekend sat./sunday.  TASA Groomers

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February 20, 2017

34 degrees this morning, cloudy and windy. Only hit around 40 yesterday and did get below freezing last night. 

Groomer Don ran the Point trails yesterday and called them good but with a few thin spots. I ran the Falls trail again last night and will call it good now and no open water holes. There was a couple of soft spots with slush in them but no problems as of yet. That was the only 2 trails that were run yesterday. Can`t give you an honest report on the other trails cause nobody ran them....sorry. Bout all I got fer today.....just keeping an eye on the weather..... Groomer Chris  Paradise Area Night Riders

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February 16, 2017

18 degrees this morning, cloudy and a light snow is falling. Friday is supposed to be like winter and then the ball drops. "They" are saying highs around 40 starting on Sat. and lasting for the next 4-5 days.....bummer. Lows at night will be around freezing. Nuff on that, lets do the trails......

Groomers Mike and Gerald are both heading out to hit the Pine Stump trail #8 with 2 machines today. They will get er wiped back into shape. Not sure if me or somebody else will hit the Falls trail #45 tonight, but it will get done. We will run the South trail #8 tomorrow morning. Not sure on the rest of the schedule but I`m heading out to the barn after I get done here and will find out. Short an sweet, thats what I gots fer ya`s today.

Groomer Chris - Paradise Area Night Riders

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February 15, 2017

Received more snow last night and its still snowing today.

Trail #9   Trail is in very good condition.

Trail #45 Trail is in very good condition. There is over a foot of snow that fell over the weekend.  The trail is plowed from Skyline road to the east for 4 miles for logging. The logging operation will be going on until we are told they are done. Please watch out for logging trucks. 

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and Trout Lake.

We are grooming all 3 trails everyday. - TASA Groomers

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February 14, 2017

32 degrees this morning and cloudy. I hate having to talk about the weather constantly but here we go again. The weather guessers are calling for 3-6 inches for later today but then start to warm up. They are saying into the low 40`s by this weekend.....dog gone it.....let us have our winter man!!! Needless to say, with the busy weekend coming, this will be a challenge to say the least. But.....nuttin we can do about it.

The Falls trail #45, the Point trails #452 and #453 and the south trail #8 all got run yesterday and they all turned out good, even in the swamp south of town, but that may be short lived with this darn warm weather coming. The sun was out yesterday and I saw 43 degrees here so the roads took a hit.....bummer.

Trail #9   Trail is in very good condition. There is over a foot of new snow that has fallen in the past 2 days.

Trail #45 Trail is in very good condition. There is over a foot of new snow that has fallen in the past 2 days.  The trail is plowed from Skyline road to the east for 4 miles for logging. The logging operation will be going on for the next 2 weeks. Please watch out for logging trucks. 

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and Trout Lake. Paradise Area Night Riders

We are grooming all 3 trails everyday. Starting tomorrow (Friday) we will see an increase in traffic on our trails and even though we groom everyday trail #9 is our longest run and the groomer leaves the barn at 2:00 and does not return until early morning hours.
TASA Groomers

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February 13, 2017

Trail #9   Trail is in very good condition. Received a lot of snow over the weekend. Another foot fell to the north.

Trail #45 Trail is in very good condition. There is over a foot of snow that fell over the weekend.  The trail is plowed from Skyline road to the east for 4 miles for logging. The logging operation will be going on for the next 2 weeks. Please watch out for logging trucks. 

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and Trout Lake.

We are grooming all 3 trails everyday.     TASA Groomers

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February 9, 2017

9 degrees this morning and snowing. Looks like we picked up a couple inches last night too. We are under a lake effect snow advisory until tonight. The weather guessers are calling for up to 6 inches through out the day today......YEA!!!!!

Had a mechanical failure here at my place yesterday so thats why no report yesterday....took all day but I got er fixed. Been outa the loop at the barn so not sure exactly whats goin on out dar but I do know Groomer Gerald ran the Falls trail last night and Groomer Dave is headin south on trail #8 this morning. He is gonna go thru the swamp with a drag and see what happens. I know he will give me a call when he gets done and I`ll let ya`ll know tomorrow morning how that went. About all I know on the grooming part, not sure on the schedule either....sorry.....I`ll know more tomorrow.

This weekend looks to be perfect for a sno-mo ride or two. Temps are supposed to be around 32 in the day time and 20`s at night. So come on UP!!!! LET ER SNOW!!!!! Groomer Chris - Paradise Area Night Riders

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February 7, 2017 

22 degrees this morning, cloudy and a steady 20 mph wind. It did snow alittle last night but the wind blew it around so much ya can`t tell how much we got. I did shovel off my deck yesterday but its still clear. The weather guessers have us under a winter weather advisory till tomorrow. I never could figure out this type of advisory.....it is winter time man!! They are calling for up to 15 inches thru Thursday though......BAMMMM!!!

Groomer Dave was the only run to go yesterday. He went south on trail #8 but by-passed the swamp. I explained that in my last post. He worked on the few small water holes we have on this trail and got them filled in and panned. He called the trail fair in the low spots and good for the rest.  Groomer Chris - Paradise Area Night Riders

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Feb. 6, 2017

Trail #9   Trail is in very good condition.

Trail #45 Trail is in very good condition. The trail is plowed from Skyline road to the east for 4 miles for logging. The logging operation will be going on for the next 2 weeks. Please watch out for logging trucks. 

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and Trout Lake. The trail right outside of Newberry heading to the south shows signs of water holes and dirt. Please be cautious on the south trails.

We are grooming all 3 trails everyday. We saw a lot of sleds this weekend on the trails. We have lots of snow up here.   TASA Groomers

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February 6, 2017

18 degrees this morning and lightly snowing. Looks like we picked up an inch or two last night but its hard to tell cause I haven`t shoveled off my deck since Friday. It does have about 8 inches on it from the weekend. Now, I have some good trail news......

We opened up the gates to the south swamp trail #8 yesterday. It may be alittle rough in there as we haven`t taken a groomer in there yet. We are gonna let the sleds run in there a few days to freeze it down more cause we don`t want to take a chance of breaking it up with a 4 ton groomer. Just be careful in there!!

Groomer Gerald ran the Falls trail #45 last night and called it good. We were able to refreeze the water hole that we had a detour around so that trail is back to normal. Groomer Don ran the Point trails also yesterday. Groomer Dave is hittin the south trail #8 today and try to finish fixing the couple small water hole problems we have there.

Thats all I know fer today. Keep checking back. LET ER SNOW!!!!!

Groomer Chris - Paradise Area Night Riders

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February 2, 2017

14 degrees this morning and snowing.....HARD!!! Picked up a solid 6 inches on my deck last night!!! The weather guessers have extended our lake effect advisory until Sat. now. They are saying up to at least a foot more when this is all said and done!!!! Hello February!!!

I did run the Falls trail yesterday and it turned out really good. We still have a small detour around a water hole that opened up so pay attention to a couple new stop signs with direction arrows for now. We should be able to get this fixed shortly with all this snow we are getting. Groomer Don is runnin the Point Trails as I write this. Not sure on the rest of the schedule but we`ll have the trails in tip top shape fer ya`s for the weekend. - Paradise Area Night Riders

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February 1, 2017

Trail #9   Trail is in good condition.

Trail #45 Trail is in good condition. The trail is plowed from Skyline road to the east for 4 miles for logging. The logging operation will be going on for the next 2 weeks. Please watch out for logging trucks. 

Trail #9/2 Trail is in fair condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and Trout Lake. The trail right outside of Newberry heading to the south shows signs of water holes and dirt. Please be cautious on the south trails.

We are grooming all 3 trails. We are expecting a few more inches of snow this week north of M-28. There is snow on the south trail but a lot less than the 2 trails to the north.  TASA Groomers

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February 1, 2017

22 degrees this morning and snowing. Picked up a couple new inches on my deck last night too. We are under a lake effect advisory for tonight thru Friday night....YEA!!!! They are saying 6-10 inches....YEA again!!!

Groomer Loren was the only one who ran yesterday. He did the Pine Stump trail #8 and called it good. I am gonna hit the Falls trail #45 this afternoon. If we get all this snow they are calling for we will get into the swamp south of town and work on that probably Friday. We still have a small detour on #45 to the Falls to get around a water hole that opened up. We should be able to work on that soon also. We`ll also get out and work on the other few bad spots we have on our trail system ASAP.

In some other good news, our busted groomer, yes, its still down, should be back up an runnin by this weekend. We had to get another fuel injector pump. The new one we got 2 weeks ago turned out to be faulty. Our other new one is supposed to be in today or tomorrow. Wish us luck....this groomer has been down since Dec. 16 on its first run of the season!!!

Thats it fer today folks. Keep checking back. LET ER SNOW!!!!!!

Groomer Chris - Paradise Area Night Riders

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January 31, 2017

23 degrees this morning and partly cloudy. No new snow last night. Last day of January.....good riddance....the local weather guesser said the temps for this month was 6-10 higher than normal. The wind is supposed to switch and come outa the NW tomorrow and the weather guessers are saying that will kick up some good lake effect for Wed. night and Thurs. They are saying 3-6 inches thru Thurs. night. Lets hope they are right!! Now, on to the trails.....

Groomer Don ran the Point trails yesterday and called them good. Groomer Dave did go south on trail #8 but by-passed the swamp. He told me the power line south of the river has a couple nasty holes in it. You can get around them though but be careful. There is also a big hole in the federal forest section. This is the section between the Silver Creek Tavern and Lakeshore drive. Its a tough one to get around cause the trail is so narrow in there. My point here is lets use some common sense when coming to a water hole. Don`t go busting through it not knowing how deep it is, then getting stuck in it and then complaining. We don`t carry a magic wand in the groomer to freeze in holes!!! We can`t do nuttin about it with this past warm weather and no snow to use to fill it!!! Common sense folks.....common sense.

Well, thats what I got fer ya`s today. Lets hope the weather guessers are right about the snow coming. The temps look like they are gonna cooperate so all we need is a foot of snow. LET ER SNOW!!!!!

Groomer Chris, Paradise Area Night Riders

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January 30, 2017

11 degrees this morning and cloudy. We only got a light dusting of snow last night.....sure could use a foot!!!

Groomer Loren ran the Pine Stump trail #8 yesterday but I never heard from him so I can`t give you an honest report on how it went. I can assume it went good but that`s just my gut feeling cause this trail is high and dry.

I took just a groomer with no drag into the Falls trail #45 and set up a detour route around the nasty water hole that opened up. There are a couple of new stop signs with direction arrows on this trail temporarily until we can get this fixed. I worked this hole for a couple hours until I ran outa snow to use to plow into the holes.

I think Groomer Dave is gonna run south today but not positive on that one. He will by-pass the swamp. We just can`t do anything with this section until we get more snow. The cold temps will help though. The thing ya gotta remember is with the recent snow melt the water levels are high in there!!

Bout all I got fer ya`s today. Sure could use some snow.

Groomer Chris, Paradise Area Night Riders

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January 29, 2017

Received 4/5 inches of new snow yesterday.

Trail #9   Trail is in good condition. The trail leaving Newberry to CR 455 has some dirt showing up on the trail in some areas but past CR 455 the snow conditions are better.

Trail #45 Trail is in good condition. The trail is plowed from Skyline road to the east for 4 miles for logging. The logging operation will be going on for the next 2 weeks. Please watch out for logging trucks. 

Trail #9/2 Trail is in fair condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and Trout Lake. The trail right outside of Newberry heading to the south shows signs of water holes and dirt. Please be cautious on the south trails.

We are grooming all 3 trails. We are expecting 1-3 inches of new snow.

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Trail #9   Trail is in very good condition.

Trail #45 Trail is in very good condition. The trail is plowed from Skyline road to the east for 4 miles for logging. The logging operation will be going on for the next 3 weeks. Please watch out for logging trucks

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and Trout Lake.

Over the past 2 days we received a foot of snow in the Newberry area. Our trails are groomed every night and are in really good shape.

Please remember our groomers are on the trail from afternoon to late in the night.
TASA Groomers

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January 12, 2017

13 degrees this morning and partly cloudy. It snowed all day yesterday...hard....looks like we got about a foot!!!!

Groomer Gerald was the only one to run last night. He did the Falls trail #45. He called me this morning ( thanks Jer ) and called it excellent!! Not sure on the schedule for today.

I talked to a few snowmobiliers yesterday and they all said they are having a blast. They did tell me there was a few trees down on the trails from the blizzard we had the day before so watch out for them. Now let me ask you all a favor. If you come upon a tree down could you and a couple of you`re buddies at least try to move it off the trail? It sure would be safer for the other riders out there. If you can`t move it report it to anybody in town at the stores or hotels and they will let us know.

Groomer Chris -  Paradise Area Night Riders

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January 11, 2017

16 degrees this morning and cloudy. Yesterday was down right nasty. It was a blizzard all day!! The good news is we didn`t get any rain but it did get up to 33. Hard to say how much snow we got but it sure did blow around. We have in access of 3 feet on the ground....so its all good. This coming weekend is supposed to be nice....so come on UP!!!

I think a couple guys went out grooming but I never heard a word from them......COME ON GUYS.....I need to hear from you to give a report!!!!! As all of you know who follow me I will not give you a false report, so I need some cooperation from our fellow groomers.

The one thing I do know is our one groomer is still down.....this really sucks....we are working on it though. Another thing I do know is we`ll have the trails in tip top shape for ya`s this weekend.....except for maybe the swamp.....cause of this darn groomer. All I got fer ya`s today....sorry.

LET ER SNOW Groomer Chris
Paradise Area Night Riders

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January 9, 2017

We do not groom in the village, and the curfew in the village is 11 P.M. to 7:00 A.M

 Trail #9   Trail is in very good condition. Lots of new snow over the weekend.

Trail #45 Trail is in very good condition. The trail is plowed from Skyline road to the east for 4 miles for logging. The logging operation will be going on for the next 3 weeks. Please watch out for logging trucks

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and Trout Lake. The south trail does not have a lot of snow so we do not have a good base.

Snow is predicted for this week and warmer temperatures.

Please remember our groomers are on the trail from afternoon to late in the night.
TASA Groomers

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January 9, 2017

14 degrees this morning and cloudy. We haven`t seen the sun in more than a week. Which is good I suppose, but I could use a sunny day. Looks like we picked up another 3-4 inches last night too. Just in case you are wondering we have a solid 3 feet on the ground and "they" are calling for around 6 inches more in the next couple days!!! Now.....on to the trails...

The boys haven`t been doing a good job of letting me know how their runs went....just a simple text or quick call will do boys....but I know we are in good shape. I ran the Falls trail #45 Saturday night and it turned out in pretty good shape. I DID NOT break through any water holes but there are a couple of soft spots and a couple of bumpy spots from the ground heave in the low lands from freezing. The Point trails #452 and 453 are good and the Pine Stump trail #8 is good but alot of drifting problems on this trail around the old burned area. I know all this from talking with some of the snowmobiliers. Trail #8 south through our swamp is still not passable but is getting close...the gates are still closed in there.

We still have that darn groomer down...it is causing us FITS!!! Just can`t figure it out. We have replaced the lift pump, the injector pump and all the injectors and it still won`t fire. We are leaning towards an electrical problem now, maybe the brain fried, I know ours are!!! Any good diesel mechanics out there that can come UP??

This coming weekend is a holiday weekend. You won`t be dissapointed if you come UP...plenty of snow and the trails are good. If we can get this other groomer runnin we`ll be in great shape....if not....we`ll still be good to go. We just need it going to get into the south swamp more. All I got today, keep checking back. LET ER SNOW Groomer Chris
Paradise Area Night Riders

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January 6, 2017

Groomer Mike and I went south today. Mike worked the south swamp and groomed the raco and Hulbert cut. Hard to groom had some wet areas which makes the drag load up and not filter right. Federal forest from m-123 to Curley Lewis was ok had one bad water hole that will need some more cold weather. The power line from Silver Creek to the river mouth has two holes that need some attention. Be careful on these trails they are not the best conditions but can be passable if cautious.The south swamp is still closed and is extremely wet. If you like your sled and you pretty gear obey the gates and ribbon and stay out of it (Or when i come in to pull you out I will take pics and post). This is the trail north of the river heading towards Paradise connecting with the town trail. .We are working hard to get these trails in shape you. We are still a groomer down and we have to keep up on the trails but yet find time to get our third groomer going.
Paradise Area Night Riders

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January 5, 2017

7 degrees this morning and snowing. We picked up another 3 inches lastnight too. We are still under a lake effect warning untill tomorrow evening!! "They" are calling for about another foot till then. Good news...bad news first...hmmmm....lets start with good.

Groomer Gerald ran the Falls trail #45 last night for the first time pulling a drag. He called me when he was done and reported it turned out in fair condition. Still alittle work to be done on this one but he got the water holes filled in again and panned out. He said its decent but just be careful....don`t go hauling butt down this trail just yet....or ever really....its a busy trail with everyone wanting to go to the Falls and the Pub out there. We didn`t run any other trails yesterday....I`ll explain next.

Now the bad.....sort of. We didn`t get the broken down groomer back UP yesterday. Everybody got busy yesterday digging out and we couldn`t get out to work on it till the afternoon. This is the reason we didn`t run any other trails also.....remember we are just a small group with other jobs and business to run. We are gonna get back at `er today and try to get it done. Not sure on the grooming schedule today either....sorry....we`ve been engrossed in gettin this groomer back UP. I do know we are trying to get back into the south swamp, hopefully tomorrow, if we can get this groomer back up. I also know we`ll have the trails in tip top shape for ya`s this weekend except maybe the south swamp. Dats it fer today. LET ER SNOW!!!!! Groomer Chris
Paradise Area NIght Riders

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January 4, 2017

 We do not groom in the village, and the curfew in the village is 11 P.M. to 7:00 A.M

 Trail #9   Trail is in good condition. We are grooming to Holland Lake staging area.

Trail #45  WARNING ! We are trying to fix 2 water holes on the grade. We do not have cold enough weather or enough snow to keep these water holes frozen. We are asking for riders to please slow down on this trail we are experiencing early season conditions.Trail is groom to the swamp north of CR 500 but due to lack of cold weather the swamp is not frozen enough to run a groomer to the falls. and the trail is plowed from Skyline road to past Laurel Lake Road for logging. Please beware of logging trucks. This is trail is in other wise good condition.

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition and we are grooming to Epoufette and the trail was groomed to Trout Lake last night but groomer broke thru the ice on the way back. WARNING large open area of water Huckleberry Rd. and H-40. Signs are being posted today with Yield/Wet area. PLEASE SLOW DOWN IN THIS AREA.

Snow predicted for this week and cold weather.
TASA Groomers

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January 4, 2017

20 degrees this morning and a stiff NW wind a blowing. Light snow falling and we have a 1000 footer parked out front which usually means more is a coming!!! We got about 3 fresh inches on my deck this morning too. We are still under a lake effect snow warning.

I`ve got more great news too.....our part for the broken groomer came in late yesterday afternoon!!!! We`ll be out working on that this morning and gettin` er back on the trail!!!! That`s if everything goes smooth. Its quite complicated puttin a fuel injector pump back in. Last time this happened we had to hire a mechanic to do it but we watched and helped so we think we can do it this time. Wish us luck!!

More good news.....Groomer Gerald is going to run the Falls trail #45 with a drag for the first time today. With this cold and snow he should be able to get it up to good shape. He`ll let me know tonight when he gets done and I`ll let ya`ll know tomorrow morning on my report. Not sure at this time what we are going to do with the other groomer. We will probably get into the south swamp tomorrow if everything goes smooth fixin the other groomer today.

If you`re thinking about coming UP this weekend....go for it!!! I think you`ll be happy you did. All I got for now but keep checking back.

LET ER SNOW!!!! Groomer Chris
Paradise Area Night Riders

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January 3, 2017
31 degrees this morning and cloudy. We are under a lake effect WARNING starting tonight thru Thursday!!! The temps are gonna drop like a rock to highs in the teens and lows in the single digits!!! "They" are calling for a foot PLUS of snow!!!! Can you tell I'm excited!!!! Bring it on Ole Man Winter!!!!

Everthing went smooth yesterday. The Point trails and the Pine Stump trail are both good. The bad news is we are still down a groomer till next week. This is gonna suck when we get this snow. We WILL do the best we can to keep UP so please be patient. As soon as this part arrives we will have the groomer back on the trail....I guarantee it.

Well...not much fer ya's today, but dats all I gots. Keep checking back. It could get interesting tomorrow. LET ER SNOW!!!!      Groomer Chris
Paradise Night Riders

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January 2, 2017
Trail 45 holes have been filled, groomed through to the falls. Trail that runs north of Pine Stump along CR 407 roadside has been groomed, still a few wet spots there.
TASA Groomers

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January 2, 2017
32 degrees this morning and partly cloudy. Today and tomorrow are supposed to get into the 30's.......not so good for our wet trails.....then drop like a rock....dis is gooooood!!!!

Groomers Mike & Gerald spent 8 hrs. working on the Falls trail #45 yesterday with 2 machines. This trail is normally 4 hrs. round trip so they put in A LOT of work. They got the holes filled in with snow and packed down so ya'll can get through. There is still a couple of wet spots but you can get around them. We were hesitant to open up the gates but we did...just be REAL CAREFUL in there. The warmer weather the next couple days isn't gonna help so we are staying outa there with groomers till probably Thursday or Friday. Again.....the trail is now open but be careful!!!!

Groomer Dave M. is runnin the Point trails #452 and 453 as I write this. They both are in good shape.

Groomer Loren is running the Pine Stump trail #8 later today. It is in good shape also.

We won't get into the south swamp till the weather chills in a couple days.

Soooo....that's the report for today. Have a good one &....LET ER SNOW!!!!   Groomer Chris
Paradise Area Night Riders

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December 30, 2016
Trail 45 has 2 bad water holes. The first is 2 miles in from the state hwy, the second is at 8 mile. Trails are getting a ton of traffic right now, be careful and have fun. 
TASA Groomers

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December 28, 2016
20 degrees this morning and cloudy. We picked up a good 6 inches of fluffy lake effect in the last 24 hrs.

Up early this morning and heading out the door. We have 2 groomers parked down at the Silver Creek Bar ( thanks Dick & Penny ) and ready to go to work. We are going to get into the low lands south of town and work our way back through the swamp. Wish us luck.

Just wanted to get on here to keep you informed. We ARE working hard to get these low land trails UP and runnin!!!

I`ll have more fer ya`s tomorrow. Keep checking back. Groomer Chris
Paradise Area Night Riders

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December 27, 2016
We have a good layer of frozen slippery base with big flakes of snow falling now.
TASA Groomers

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December 27, 2016
26 degrees this morning and snowing. We hit 46 yesterday.....NOT GOOD!!! The weather guessers are calling for 1-3 today but possibly up to 6 if the lake effect really kicks in, its supposed to stay cooler the rest of the week too. And.... "thats all I got to say about that". I love Forest Gump!! Now....on to the plans.....

We are gonna trailer 2 groomers down to the Silver Creek Tavern today and get into the low land across the road and run down the power line south of town tomorrow. We`ll probably run into the swamp too if everything goes well. We haven`t been down any of these trails yet this year. As far as the Falls trail #45 is concerned, its still not passable. We`ll get to that asap.

If you`re thinking about coming UP, there`s still plenty of ridin to be had, you just have to stay on high ground....ie: trail #8 to Pine Stump and trail #452 & #453 around the Point. That`s all I got fer ya`s today. Keep checking back. LET ER SNOW!!!! Groomer Chris
Paradise Area Night Riders

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December 24, 2016
Warmer temps the last couple days here, will make a nice base when it freezes up.
TASA Groomers

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December 23, 2016
TASA update. Falls trail-trail is plowed from Skyline past Laurel Lake Road for logging. Fall trail north of CR 500 swamp is not frozen Do not recommend riding there until we get colder weather.
TASA Groomers
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December 18, 2016
Tails are open, groomers have been out panning. Lots of snow, more towards the north trails should make for nice riding. Wet areas still havent been groomed, use caution.
TASA Groomers

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December 18, 2016
8 degrees this morning and a light fine snow is falling. Picked up another inch last night too.

Groomers Loren, Branden and Jake spent 13 hours in the woods yesterday runnin the Pine Stump trail. They brought 2 machines and one drag. They reported the trail is good to go!!!!

As far as I know we are running the Point trail today but not sure about going south tomorrow. About all I got fer ya today. Keep checking back. LET ER SNOW!!!! Groomer Chris
Paradise Area Night Riders

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December 17, 2016
21 degrees this morning and its starting to snow pretty hard. Looks like we picked up another 2 inches last night also. Looking at the radar and weather reports on the computer we are supposed to get around 3 more inches today and 3 more tonight....YEA!!!! Now on too business.....

We ran to the Falls yesterday and it was in pretty rough shape. Lots of water holes and muddy. The gates remain closed....don`t even try it!! The bad news is, on the way back we had a groomer break down. We`re thinking either a fuel injector or the injector pump....DARN IT!!!!! We had to tow it from the Lower Falls back to the barn. So, we didn`t get done what we wanted to get done.....and we`re down a groomer till probably next week sometime. This is why I said our plans are "etched in snow".

The boys ARE runnin to Pine Stump as I type this with our 2 remaining groomers. Groomer Loren will call me tonight with the details on how that went. This is a 10 and a half hour run on a good day so I probably won`t hear from him till later tonight....Good luck boys!!

We do still plan on runnin the Point trail tomorrow but runnin the south swamp trail might have to wait till we can get our broken groomer fixed. MORE WORK.....DARN IT again....we just can`t catch a break!!!!! Well.....keep checking back. Groomer Chris  
Paradise Area Night Riders

 


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The below reports are from last winter ('15-'16) They will stay up for the time being if anyone is wanting to compare from the previous year.

February 17, 2016

We do not groom in the village, and the curfew in the village is 11 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

Trail #9  Trail is in very good condition. The whole trail is open again and the log trucks are off the trail.

Trail #45  Trail is in very good condition

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition.

 All 3 groomers were on the trail last night and will be going out today. Colder weather for today and tonight but warming back up by Friday and over the weekend. Just for your information our groomers leave out barn in Newberry between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and return in the early morning hours. Our longest trip is to Pine Stump area.

February 15, 2016

We do not groom in the village, and the curfew in the village is 11 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

Trail #9  Trail is in good condition. 

Trail #45  Trail is in very good condition

Trail #9/2 Trail is in good condition.

All 3 groomers were on the trail last night and will be going out today. Colder weather returned and has helped set up the trails we have received about 5 inches of snow over the weekend. Just for your information our groomers leave out barn in Newberry between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and return in the early morning hours. Our longest trip is to Pine Stump area

February 11, 2016

We do not groom in the village, and the curfew in the village is 11 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

Trail #9  Trail is in good condition. 

Trail #45  Trail is in good condition

Trail #9/2 Trail is in fair to good condition.

We would like to remind riders to slow down especially on the corners they are getting icy due to the warm temperatures and lack of snow.

All 3 groomers were on the trail last night. Colder weather has returned and we received 3 inches of new snow. Just for your information our groomers leave out barn in Newberry between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and return in the early morning hours. Our longest trip is to Pine Stump area.

 

February 8, 2016

We do not groom in the village, and the curfew in the village is 11 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

Trail #9  Trail is in fair to good condition. We want to report that there is a logging operation on Trail #9 about 10 miles in on the CCI road from CR 407 (Pine Stump Area). Please slow down and watch for logging trucks.

Trail #45  Trail is in fair to good condition

Trail #9/2 Trail is in fair to good condition.

We would like to remind riders to slow down especially on the corners they are getting icy due to the warm temperatures and lack of snow.

All 3 groomers were on the trail last night. We are experiencing warm weather again for a couple of days and then cold weather is predicted for this coming weekend. We keep losing snow on the trails during these warm days.  Just for your information our groomers leave out barn in Newberry between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and return in the early morning hours. Our longest trip is to Pine Stump area.

 

The Village of Newberry is not groomed by Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association and the curfew in the village is 11:00pm to 7:00am

January 26, 2016 Trail Report

Trail #9  Trail is in good condition. We want to report that there is a logging operation on Trail #9 about 10 miles in on the CCI road from CR 407 (Pine Stump Area). Please slow down and watch for logging trucks.

Trail #45  Trail is in good condition but the trail past CR 500 has less snow.

Trail #9/2 Trail is in fair to good condition.CAUTION there is a large hole in the wet area by the power lines before Caffey Corners be careful on trail # 473.  The groomer went thru the ice last week. The temperatures are too warm and the wet areas are not freezing.

We are grooming all 3 trails each day but due to our late snow fall and lack of cold weather in December our trails are breaking down fast. Snowfall in the past 3 days is 2 inches.