March 7, 2019  
 

This last snow fall left a good amount of snow in the southern part of the State for a change.  It helped out the clubs in that area and some of our riding areas that have remained closed were able to open.  They are grooming their trails and expect good riding for this weekend so get out there!  Warmer temps over the weekend may impact some southern trails and riders should be prepared for constantly changing riding conditions with warmer temps.

This weekend is the final race of the Lancaster Snow Derby Races in Lancaster at the Fair Grounds.  The Lancaster Snow Derby is a vintage snowmobile “2 track” event; 2 snowmobile race tracks run throughout the event.  It’s a great time for all.

If you do not see an area’s conditions listed below, then we have not heard from the local club.  You can contact them directlyPlease NOTE that this report is “as of the above date” and trail conditions change daily.  Trail conditions change depending on weather and use.  If you have concerns about possible condition changes, contact the local club before you go out. 

 

Great North Woods Region

Please slow down, enjoy the scenery, and stay to the right.  Beware of ice in corners and on hills as trails are used more.  Stay ON TRAIL and OFF PLOWED ROADS that are NOT SIGNED OPEN!

  • Pittsburg Ridge Runners, Pittsburg: Grooming daily, conditions great. Sled dog race Saturday in Pittsburg, watch for sled dogs on trails.  Deer Mountain Warming Hut open this weekend.
  • Colebrook Ski-Bees, Colebrook/Stewartstown: 1-4” new snow, groomed, good to great conditions.
  • Swift Diamond Riders, Stewartstown (Coleman Lodges/Diamond Pond):  2” new snow, groomed with great conditions.  The club house is now open on weekends – stop in warm up and grab a bite to eat!  Sled dog race out of Coleman SP on Sunday, watch for sled dogs on trails in that area. 
  • Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol/Cambridge/Millsfield: 2” new snow, groomed, good to great conditions.
  • Stratford Nighthawk, Stratford/Columbia: 2-3” new snow, groomed, great conditions.  Grooming is done both at night and during the day as temps allow, please watch for groomers and give them the right of way.  Logging operations in areas of Cleveland Notch and Cree Notch – use CAUTION!
  • Groveton Trailblazers, Northumberland/Groveton/Stark: 2” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.  The rail road corridor to Lancaster is CLOSED for the season (Corridor 5A).
  • Milan All Weather Riders, Milan: 2” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.
  • Lancaster Snowdrifters, Lancaster:  2” new snow, groomed with good conditions.  The Rail Road corridor from Lancaster to Groveton is CLOSED for the season.  The Rail Road corridor is OPEN for use between Page Hill Road and Sand Street within Lancaster.  Use CAUTION – icy spots!
  • White Mountain Ridge Runners, Berlin/Success (Corridor 12): 2” new snow, groomed, good to great conditions.
  • Dalton Ridge Runners: 2-3” new snow, groomed with great conditions.

White Mountains Region

  • Waumbek Methna Snowmobile Club, Jefferson: 4” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.  Use CAUTION on Corridor 5, Pipeline as it is icy.
  • Presidential Ranger Riders, Gorham: 2” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.
  • Whitefield Sno-Kings, Whitefield: 2” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.  Some rails showing on PT105 – use CAUTION! 
  • Littleton Off Road Riders, Littleton: 2” new snow, groomed with great conditions.  PT105 north of Industrial Park Road has exposed rails & switches – use CAUTION!  At the Industrial Park Trail Head Parking Lot please park on the left side by the rail bed.  Parking is also available at the Dam Pit Stop.  Please stay on the trails.  The club is looking for your pictures with Carl the Cardinal.
  • Twin Mountain Snowmobile Club: 4” new snow, groomed with good conditions.  Corridor 11, Rocky Ridge Trail, is CLOSED due to ice – use Twin Mtn. Connector Trail to get back to Corridor 11.
  • Lisbon Stump Jumpers, Lisbon: 3-5” new snow, groomed, good to great conditions.  Use CAUTION – some icy spots!  Please note that C8 is CLOSED for the season.
  • Franconia Notch State Park:  2-3” new snow, groomed with good conditions on the bike path.  Note that Corridor 11 north of Cannon Mountain has marginal conditions with ice.
  • Central NH SC, Campton/Ellsworth/Thornton: 5” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.  Corridor 11 has some rails showing – use CAUTION!
  • White Mountain Trail Club, Bartlett: 2-4” new snow, groomed with great conditions.
  • Bear Notch, Bartlett: 2-4” new snow, groomed, great conditions.  Please watch for other trail users and stay on marked trails.
  • Mountain Meadow Riders, Conway: 2-4” new snow, great conditions.
  • Snoward Bound Snowmobile Club, Center Conway: 2-4” new snow, groomed, great conditions.  Logging on Hardwood Hill, Corridor 19 north of Hurricane Mountain Road – use CAUTION!

Lakes Region

  • Scrub Oak Scramblers, Madison:  2-4” new snow.  Groomed with great conditions.
  • Sandwich Sidehillers, Sandwich: 3” new snow.  Groomed with good to great conditions.  PT 204 from Sandwich Notch Road to Squam Lake is CLOSED.  You can access Ossipee trails, but there is NO ACCESS to White Lake State Park.  There is no gas on the trail system so make sure to plan ahead.
  • Moultonboro Snowmobile Club, Moultonborough: 2-4” new snow, groomed, moderate to good conditions.  Note that the Red Hill Trail (201) has been CLOSED for the season per the landowner due to off-trail riding.  Riders can still get into the Village Kitchen and town.
  • Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough: 4” new snow, groomed, good to great conditions.  Some icy spots on southern slopes – use CAUTION!
  • Squam Trailbusters, Holderness/Ashland/Sandwich Notch: 2-4” new snow, groomed, great conditions.  NOTE: dead end at Great Hill Fire Tower and at Dimsmore Pond – NO WAY THROUGH NOTCH.  Use Corridor 15N to access Moultonboro and Ossipee areas.
  • Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club, Ossipee: 3” new snow, groomed with great conditions.  James Pond Loop CLOSED per landowner, no connection to White Lake.
  • Sno-Streakers, Meredith: No trail report from club at this time.
  • Bridgewater Mtn Snowmobile Club, Bridgewater/New Hampton: 2-4” new snow, groomed, great conditions.  Please hug the snowbank and drive slowly in Plymouth by the Senior Center.  Some exposed rails Corridor 8
  • Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club, Wakefield:  8-10” base, 6” new snow, groomed, good to great conditions.
  • Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club, Wolfeboro:  4-5” new snow, groomed with great conditions.  Use CAUTION – logging on Corridor 26 in Tuftonboro and on PT 351 between Wolfeboro and Moose Mountain.
  • Mohawk Trail Riders, Sanbornton:   4-8” base, 4-8” new snow, groomed with moderate conditions.  Use CAUTION – watch for water bars!
  • Mt. Major Snowmobile Club, Alton/New Durham:  Groomed with good to great conditions.  Parking on Letter S Road across from the Alton Highway Department.
  • Gilford/Gilmanton/Belmont: 5” new snow.  Groomed with good to great conditions.  Some exposed rails Corridor 8 through Tilton and Laconia area. 
  • Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club, Alexandria/Warren:  4” new snow, grooming on going, good to great conditions.  Use CAUTION on Route 8 – logging 2 miles north of club house!  Grumps Grill open 8-4 on weekends.

Dartmouth/Sunapee Region

  • Lyme Pinnacle Snowmobile Club, Lyme: 6” new snow.  Groomed with good to great conditions.
  • Twin State Trail Busters, Lebanon: 4” new snow, groomed, moderate to good conditions.  Corridor 5 through Methodist Hill is CLOSED for the season due to logging.
  • Andover Snowmobile Club, Andover:  6” new snow, groomed, good to great conditions.  Trail 345 in Alexandria is now passable through the ice jam along the Smith River.  It is not groomed and has some ice chunks, but there is now room for ONE sled to pass through at a time.  Use CAUTION when riding through this area!
  • Pillsbury State Park, Washington: 6” new snow, groomed with great conditions.
  • Lake Sunapee Snowmobile Club, Sunapee: 5-6” new snow, groomed with good to great conditions.  Parking at State Beach at Lake Sunapee.
  • Sugar River Rail Trail; Claremont-Newport: 6″ new snow.  Groomed with moderate to good conditions.  Please watch for other users.

Monadnock Region

  • Pisgah State Park, Winchester:  3-4” new snow.  Groomed with good conditions.
  • Ashoulet Recreational Rail Trail; Keene-Winchester: 4” new snow.  Groomed with marginal conditions.
  • Cheshire Recreational Rail Trail; Fitzwilliam-North Walpole: 4” new snow.  Groomed with marginal conditions.
  • Fort Hill Recreational Rail Trails; Hinsdale: Groomed with marginal conditions.  Watch for ice fishing activity on causeway.

Merrimack Valley Region

  • Henniker Trail Travelers, Henniker: 6-7” new snow, groomed, marginal to moderate conditions.
  • Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown: 8” new snow, grooming on going, expect moderate conditions.  Gates and parking lot are open.
  • NH Trail Dawgs, Allenstown/Chichester/Epsom/Pembroke: 7” new snow, grooming to be completed by weekend expect moderate conditions.
  • Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham: Gates are closed, have pass throughs.  5” new snow, icy base, marginal conditions.  Not groomed as groomer is broken.
  • Weare Winter Wanderers, Weare: 5” new snow.  Groomed with moderate to good riding conditions.
  • Brookline Icebreakers, Brookline:  6+” new snow.  Groomed with good spring like conditions.
  • Strafford/New Durham area: 6” new snow.  Groomed with good riding.

Trail Rating System

Great – Trail has a really good base, groomed flat with solid snow that should hold up to traffic.

Good – Trail is flat with a good base, there may be ice underneath, and while groomed snow could become a bit mushy.

Moderate – Trail has decent riding, but may have bare spots, ice, or rough sections.

Marginal – Trail is passable, but may have thin snow, open or partially filled water bars, bare spots, ice, or trees down.