The time has come to officially close the trails for the summer.
Remember ATV’s are NOT allowed on our trails as they are all on private land. Anyone on the trails from this point forward who is not a land owner or lease holder is trespassing and may be prosecuted. Being a member of our snowmobile club does not entitle you access to the trails outside of snow season.
We have lots of summer projects we need help with and need some new blood at our meetings. The April meeting would be a good starting point.
Please do not drive your vehicles up the dirt section of Ormsbee Road looing for parking. there is not place to park and the road is privately owned. The Land Owners up there have been gracious enough to let snowmobiles ride up the side of the road, but if people continue to disregard the private road signs and can not park at the bottom of the hill in designated areas the road will be closed to snowmobile access.
As it is now the road is bare and not a viable access point to the system for our last few days of the season. Please use other parking areas.
Thanks for your support
Some trails were groomed again last night and we hope to give it one more shot tonight on those that were not done. If you want to get out for one more ride this is the time to do it. Our Trails WILL CLOSE for the season on Monday 4/1 regardless of snow conditions per landowner agreements. However, looking at the forecast I don’t expect them to outlast the weekend. With the weekend temps it will be a case of the early bird getting the worm. As always the roads trails will be better than the woods trails and rocks and creeks will be popping up so please ride with care.
All Trails have been groomed at this time and will continue to be groomed nightly through the weekend (and probably beyond). Conditions are excellent once again. There is a ton of snow on top, with somewhat thin but ridable conditions on the low elevation feeder trails (Wells Road / Ct Rt 10). The trail to Lake Desolation has plenty of snow but has not yet been groomed, though by Saturday it should be.
Tinney’s will be open with lite fare menu Saturday at Noon and possibly Sunday (but don’t rely on that). Sacandaga Snowmobile Club trails are open EXCEPT Richters Trail. Turner Road access to GSL is UNSAFE / OPEN WATER. At this time there is no access to GSL.
Come on out and ride while it’s Good.
Looks like we’ve ended Tuesday with close to 18″ of snow on the mountain. The tinney’s cam is showing about 15″ and we know we always get more on top. Enjoy the deep powder and be patient for grooming as our groomers are also plow drivers so they have to take care of that first. I expect we’ll start rolling groomers Wednesday night. In the mean time please ride the trails wide and don’t cow path. This will help the groomers when they do get out as grooming packed snow is much easier and more effective that trying to groom powder.
Enjoy this gif I made of the last 24 hours of the storm as the snow piles up (click to view).