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ABR
Ironwood, MI
Trail Length: 54k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 906-932-3502    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   ABR is a full service touring center, located on scenic and varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood Michigan. Trailhead cabin, retail ski shop, rentals and lessons available. They have state of the art grooming equipment, including Pisten Bully powertillers, and groom daily. Open at 9 AM daily from November to April 1st.

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1 to 5 of 10    Month: Nov | Oct
Friday, November 17, 2017  posted: 11/17/2017 5:16:54 PM
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  We will be re-opening the ski trails and the SKI SHOP at 10 AM Saturday.  We picked up about 1-2 inches of dense snow so far today. We plan to let this snow dry out as temps drop tonight and groom early in the AM.  I don't know exactly what we will groom and track but I will forecast : Groomed for skating River and side loops, Blueberry return Meadow Ridge, Cherry, Rascals Spanky's ,Tamarack or about 22 km. Classic only groomed with or without track, Hemlock. Jack Pine White Pine, Sunset 12 km, combo trails groomed with classic Track 15 km. I expect the trails to be covered similar to last weekend but with a few more wet spots from the warm temps. Sunday I expect the trails to be firmer, flatter and better skiing than Saturday.  Monday is forecast warm , most likely we would close again until the Thanksgiving.  Please note that we will be opening at 10 AM Saturday, 9 AM Sunday; closing time will be 4:30 PM both days. It is Deer Hunting Season on Michigan and Wisconsin, however all of the trails we are skiing are on private land where hunting is forbidden.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Thursday, November 16, 2017  posted: 11/16/2017 7:43:51 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails: Closed, Rock skis ]
  We received about 2 inches of snow last night. We had 3 of the groomers out today in the AM. "Pig Heart" groomed up about 19 km of skating that would be mostly skiable with a good freeze on rock skis or B skis, "Honey Badger" followed setting tracks on about 10 km, she had thin tracks under the hemlocks and icy tracks in the lowalnds, "Wide Track" was on the famous Single Tracks, he groomed 11 km with the Ginzu but no tracks he reported skiable with cold temps and a bit more snow on the narrow trails. The trails need to freeze again after the warm temps. We would like to re-open Saturday for some early season skiing but it is weather dependent. We will keep the websites up to date. We will keep the Preseason ski shop sale discounts going for Saturday. Ski Shop Sale is 10-3.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017  posted: 11/14/2017 4:59:01 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails: Closed, B skis ]
  The trails closed this afternoon due to the warm temps. We hope to reopen again soon after the temps cool down.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Monday, November 13, 2017  posted: 11/13/2017 8:36:16 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  Trails are holding up well. Occasional ice patches, few thin spots but amazing early skiing. Tracks vary in depth and condition. Some rerouting of trails. New maps coming out soon (website is up-to-date). Was great to visit Winter in the UP!
(Carrie Kostroski)
Sunday, November 12, 2017  posted: 11/12/2017 6:58:26 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  Nice to have tracks set so early in the season! Plenty of fresh snow and expert grooming seemed like mid-winter conditions with exception of a few easily avoided patches of dirt or ice. The Hemlock Trail was exceptionally picturesque today.
Photos:  
(Tom Rulseh, Three Eagle Trail Foundation)

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