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Ironwood, MI
54K
Skating/Classic
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906-932-3502
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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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Saturday, February 4, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied something around 40 km in 2 hours 57 minutes, this late morning and early afternoon. Alot of hill climbs, double-poling included. Tracks were perfect everywhere I skied: deep, firm, great kick, glide was unreal. But in the Highlands area tracks have been neglected. I love the groomers so I hate to point that out. But, in that area they were beyond poor. Almost dangerous coming through it with speed. I made two loops through it anyways for the unbeatable hill climbs. Skate deck was firm and fast everywhere. It was a very awesome training ski otherwise. You're making me an awesome skier!
(Kevin Grand)
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Been striding Ridge Runner for several days now, tracks are firm with good glide despite the frigid temps. Rick has done his best, best line tracking, to date. We're all enjoying it so much that it's been decided to leave it classic till Saturday or Sunday. Enjoy while it lasts.
(Ken Hazel)
Friday, January 27, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We had a full groom crew today grooming with both Pisten Bullies and two grooming single tracks. The snow continued after 9 AM so some of the grooming got filled in. Grooming plans: We have a full groom crew Saturday. We have been grooming 80-90 km of the 101 km trail system every day... with a day off here and there as conditions allow. We have been open 69 days and have received 125 inches of snowfall. Of the 69 days we have groomed 61 days.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Crasher and Pig Heart Pisten Bullied all of the combination trails today from 6-9 AM. Trails are skiing well with daily grooming. Grooming plans: Friday we have Wide Track and Partner grooming all the single track and grooming Ridge Runner for classic only! Pig Hert is running the Pisten Bully on the combi trails and Crasher is running the other Bully on Tamarrack and RR and the combis, Don't miss skiing Ridge Runner, 7 km rolling loop groomed for classic only. Ridge Runner will be left as classic only for several days.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The trails are absolutely immaculate. Spent a few hours and skied 10 miles in the center of the system. The grooming is impeccable. The snow is soft and dry. And the snow coating the trees is absolutely gorgeous. This was the best day I've had on snow ever. Fully trust ABRs grooming report.
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(Richard Kaufman)
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We are grooming and skiing on 100 km of trails with a 10-16 inch base. We have received 125" of snowfall since we opened november 19th. The trails are in 'mint' condition! Grooming plans: Full groom crew out in the early morning. We are very happy to see that some southern areas received snow last week and local groomers are providing a close to home ski experience.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We received 4 inches of snow this morning and sent out a groom team of five, including both Pisten Bullies. The woods were pretty as a Christmas card. It snowed all day and we received another 3-4 inches after grooming. We saw lots of smiling faces today!
Photos:
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Felt great to be back at ABR. 33 to 35°. Snowing the whole time. Classic skied just about 40 km, with double Highlands loops. Tracks were true, even, and perfect for kicking and gliding in the constant wet new snow. Outside pole plants occasionally broke through, with the warm weather. Glide got slow, especially for the last 20 km. Hill climbs were kickable, downhills were well groomed, and herringboning was almost simple with the firm soft conditions. Alot of smiles from others enjoying the conditions. All and all an awesome day to expend some energy and call it a Birkie trainer. I just might have to come back for another great ski tomorrow! Thank you groomers.
(Kevin Grand)
Monday, January 16, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We groomed about 55 km of trails this morning, the combination trails. It did rain while grooming and after but the trails groomed were skiable. Skiers enjoyed getting out especially mid morning after the rain stopped. Grooming plans: We will be back out grooming in the morning.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Friday, January 13, 2023
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We received a good 1-2 inches of snow yesterday and last night. Both Pisten Bully's were out for a good early morning shift today tilling up about 44 km of combination trails and 12 km of classic 2-track. Wide track was out setting some very pretty track on all the classic only another 36 km of classic for a total of 92 km fresh groomed. Grooming plans: Pig Heart is heading out in the early morning to regroom with the bigger Pisten Bully.
Photos:
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)

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