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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 2/20/2018 last night's rain and warm weather have turned most of the trails into bare ice and patches of dirt.

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: 2/19/2018  Refresh page (F5  to clear cache) for latest updates.

Note: Some of the trails are icy underneath the fresh top snow.

Trails are closed until 12/15/2017 and we receive adequate snow cover!
From
Section
To
Section
Trail's
Packed
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
2/11/2018 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
2/11/2018 See PMSC Site Groomed by both Powder Mill Snowmobile Club and MMSC.
Route 28 -
(bridge)
Route 140 -
Bergeron lot
4" Fresh
Powder
2/11/2018 Poor 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

2/19/2018
Fair to Good Very-nice view of Town-of-Alton from summit of Alton Mountain.
Avery Hill Rd -
Alton Mt
Gilmanton -
Hidden Valley
4" Fresh
Powder
2/11/2018 Poor 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

2/19/2018
Fair to Good 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

2/19/2018
Fair Please go slowly (and quietly) through the Christian Center cottage area!
 Bergeron Pond Area - loop (Blue Trail)
Alton
Mountain
Same (loop) 4" Fresh
Powder
2/8/2018 Fair 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" Fresh
Powder
2/8/2018 Fair 2-mile meandering local side trail (over Alton Mountain).
 Bergeron Pond Area - east (Yellow Trail)
Pond Area -
East
Camp Adventur 4" Fresh
Powder
2/7/2018  Fair 2-mile meandering local side trail (Fire-Station view).
 Bergeron Pond Area - north (Red Trail)
Pond Area -
North
State Forest 4" Fresh
Powder
2/7/2018 Fair 2-mile meandering local side trail (into State Forest).
 Bergeron Pond Area - loop (White Trail)
Pond Area -
South
Brad
Circle
4" Fresh
Powder
2/7/2018 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

2/19/2018
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

2/19/2018
Fair Improved trail to Rand Hill Road bridge.
Rand Hill
Road
Mount Major
at trail E jct.
4" Fresh
Powder
2/11/2018  Fair 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" Fresh
Powder
2/11/2018 Fair Usually well maintained, with one very-steep hill that can be icy.
 MMSC Trail-E
West Alton -
railroad bed
Mount Major -
 parking lot
4" Fresh
Powder
2/8/2018  Fair 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" Fresh
Powder
2/8/2018   Poor 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" Fresh
Powder
2/7/2018 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
2/8/2018   Fair 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 Poor 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"
Unpacked
Fresh
Powder
Unmaintained Poor 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

2/19/2018
Fair 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 Poor  Marsh not always well frozen during warmer weather!
Dudley Road Old Trail "G" jct. 4" Fresh
Powder
2/8/2018 Poor Trail excavator work has improved this trail section since it was "Trail R."
Old Trail "G" jct. North Road -
Gilmanton
4" Fresh
Powder
2/8/2018 Fair Trail has been improved in several sections since it was "Trail R."
North Road -
Gilmanton
Iron Works -
Gilmanton
4" Fresh
Powder
1/7/2018 See GSA Site To Iron Works store (food and bathrooms, but no fuel) – groomed by Gilmanton Snowmobile Assoc..