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The latest MMSC NH Trail Conditions, from our groomer operators and local Alton riders. Everyone is invited to e-mail in their own observations!

“Use this report at your own risk, conditions will change with weather, etc. Lake Winnipesaukee ice conditions are not monitored!”

Trail-Conditions Summary: As of 3/24/2018 most of our trails are getting too thin to ride, except on Alton Mountain. Last grooming was on Friday morning, and unless we get a large surprise storm, is done for the season. WARNING: SEVERAL OPEN WATER BARS - DO NOT TRUST LAKE ICE!

Help keep the trails smooth! If you know the trail well, ride wide to avoid a concave trail. Try to avoid blowing holes going up hills - get some speed so you almost coast up! Try not to blow the snow off of corners - even if you are a hot dog rider, it is possible to ride fast and smooth on the throttle and brakes! Please pass the word to the newbie riders!

Check conditions on other club's trails:
     Gilmanton Snowmobile Assoc.
(Gilmanton Trails)
     Powder Mill Snowmobile Club
(New Durham)
     Belknap Snowmobilers
(Laconia & Gilford)
     Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club
(Wakefield)

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MMSC Groomed Date & Conditions: Last updated: 3/24/2018  Refresh page (F5  to clear cache) for latest updates.

Note: Most of the trails have some open water bars!

Trails are closed until 12/15/2017 and we receive adequate snow cover!
From
Section
To
Section
Trail's
Fresh
Snow
Base
Snow
Type
Last
Groomed
Date
Average Trail Conditions
(relative to
trail type)
Comments
(conditions change - use caution)
   
 Corridor Trail #22
Route 11 -
New Durham
Stockbridge
Corner Road
4" Fresh
Powder
CLOSED!
LANDOWNER
See PMSC Site Groomed by both Powder Mill Snowmobile Club and MMSC. Gas and food in New Durham!
Stockbridge
Corner Road
Route 28 -
(bridge)
4" Fresh
Powder
3/9/2018 See PMSC Site Groomed by both Powder Mill Snowmobile Club and MMSC.
Route 28 -
(bridge)
Route 140 -
Bergeron lot
4" Fresh
Powder
3/18/2018 Fair Primary route to New Durham (Powder Mill) trail system – alternate to old (closed) section of "Trail M".
Route 140 -
Bergeron lot
Avery Hill Rd -
over Alton Mt
4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
Good
to Very Good
Very-nice view of Town-of-Alton from summit of Alton Mountain.
Avery Hill Rd -
Alton Mt
Gilmanton -
Hidden Valley
4" Packed
Powder
3/18/2018 Fair to
Good
Some 20-MPH plowed-road sections. Gilmanton Snowmobile Assoc. grooms most of Hidden Valley.
 MMSC Trail-B
Trail #22 -
Bergeron lot
State Forest
Alton Mt Rd)
4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
Fair Heavily trafficked route to Alton Bay parking, food, and boat ramp. No fuel available!
State Forest -
Alton Mt Rd
Alton Bay -
(boat ramp)
 4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
Fair Please go slowly (and quietly) through the Christian Center cottage area!
 Bergeron Pond Area - loop (Blue Trail)
Alton
Mountain
Same (loop) 4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
Fair to Good 8-mile local loop intersecting several main club trails and Corridor #22 (some views).
 Bergeron Pond Area - west (Green Trail)
Pond Area -
West
Alton Mt 4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
 Fair to Good 2-mile meandering local side trail (over Alton Mountain).
 Bergeron Pond Area - east (Yellow Trail)
Pond Area -
East
Camp Adventur 4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
Fair to Good 2-mile meandering local side trail (Fire-Station view).
 Bergeron Pond Area - north (Red Trail)
Pond Area -
North
State Forest 4" Fresh
Powder
3/10/2018 Fair to Good 2-mile meandering local side trail (into State Forest).
 Bergeron Pond Area - loop (White Trail)
Pond Area -
South
Brad
Circle
4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
Fair 1-mile meandering local side trail (to Alton Walking Trails).
 MMSC Trail-D
Trail #22 -
Bergeron lot
State Forest -
Alton Mt Rd
4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
Fair to Good Usually well maintained local trail that bypasses a section of Trail "B".
State Forest -
Alton Mt Rd
Rand Hill
Road
4" Packed
Powder
3/18/2018 Fair Improved trail to Rand Hill Road bridge.
Rand Hill
Road
Mount Major
at trail E jct.
4" Packed
Powder
3/18/2018 Fair to
Good
Runs along Rand Hill Road right-of-way. Be sure to observe 20-MPH limit (where posted) - or we will loose trail!
Mount Major -
Trail E jct.
Trail #22 -
Gilmanton end
4" Packed
Powder

3/18/2018
Fair to Good Usually well maintained, with one very-steep hill that can be icy.
 MMSC Trail-E
West Alton -
railroad bed
Mount Major -
 parking lot
4" Packed
Powder
3/16/2018 Fair to Good Cut wider from parking lot to railroad bed in 2017 - Tucker now fits!.
Mount Major -
parking lot
Jesus Valley Rd
at Trail "D" jct.
4" Packed
Powder
3/16/2018   Fair Much-improved in 2017, but still a bit rough during thin conditions!
Jesus Valley -
Trail "D" jct.
Mount Major -
summit
4" Fresh
Powder
Ungroomed Poor Advanced (some rocks and water holes) side-extension tail (dead end's at summit) Worth the ride for awesome lake view!
Straightback -
Trail "D" jct.
Straightback -
summit
4" Fresh
Powder
Ungroomed Poor Will only occasionally be groomed (rocks and ice flows under trail). Nice view of Alton Bay and local mountains!
 MMSC Trail-G
Trail #22 -
Bergeron lot
Trail #22 -
upper jct.
4" Packed
Powder
3/17/2018 Poor to Fair Alternate, steeper parallel trail, to this section of Corridor #22.
 MMSC Trail-J
Trail #22 -
Alton Mt
Blue Trail -
Rocky Mt side
4" Fresh
Powder
3/18/2018  Very Good Short trail across top of Alton Mountain between "Blue Trail" segments. No longer goes to Rocky Mt. summit.
 MMSC Trail-M
Route 11 -
New Durham
Merry Meeting Campground 4" Fresh
Powder
12/18/2017 Fair Quickest trail to Rt-28 traffic-circle area (McDonalds, motel, and CITGO) or New Durham gas and Johnson's restaurant.
Merry Meeting
Campground
Route 28 & 11
traffic circle
4" Fresh
Powder
Unmaintained Fair No legal crossing at Rt-28 traffic circle ‒ foot access only!
DANGER - River not always safely frozen at motel - verify first!
Route 28 & 11
(traffic circle)
Near Route 140
at Trail 22 jct.
--- --- --- Trail Closed
River Bypass!
Trail permanently closed through the Turtle Kraal RV Park.
DANGER - River bypass not always safely frozen - verify first!
By Route 140 -
Trail 22 jct.
Trail #22 -
State Forest
4" Packed
Powder

3/23/2018
 Fair to Good Improved 2017 – good alternate to reaching Alton Bay via the "Trail-B" route.
 NH-Primary 305 (Old MMSC Trail-R)
Route 28
(bridge)
Dudley Road 4" Fresh
Powder
2/8/2018 Closed  Marsh not frozen!
Dudley Road Old Trail "G" jct. 4" Packed
Powder
3/17/2018 Poor Trail excavator work has improved this trail section since it was "Trail R."
Old Trail "G" jct. North Road -
Gilmanton
4" Packed
Powder
3/17/2018 Fair to Good Trail has been improved in several sections since it was "Trail R."
North Road -
Gilmanton
Iron Works -
Gilmanton
4" Packed
Powder
1/7/2018 See GSA Site To Iron Works store (food and bathrooms, but no fuel) – groomed by Gilmanton Snowmobile Assoc..