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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, March 21, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Conditions are perfect at ABR. Beautiful corduroy skate lanes and deep solid classic tracks. No indoor facilities are open. Leave your trail fee in the ticket booth in the drive way. Put your boots on in the car and enjoy the best skiing of the season. They are planning to close Sunday so enjoy your last ski of the season on their beautiful trails.
(Randy Lueth)
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great trails. All classic trails had been groomed since yesterday. Cold dry powder snow. Blue skies made for beautiful day.
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(Ron Fabrizius)
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Trails groomed up great this morning we groomed 73 km of trails, including resetting all the single tracks. We will do touch up grooming as needed tonight or in the early morning. Sunday March 22 is our last day of skiing. The gates are closing at 6 PM tomorrow -- no exceptions. After 127 days of great skiing and great weather we are happy to close and spend some time alone. Season pass checks can be mailed to us at the sale price thru April 1. Thank you to our season pass holders, day skiers and ski shop supporters.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
As usual, awesome grooming was to be found at ABR today. All the trails I was on had fresh, firm tracks set. Skate deck looked great too.
(Michael McPherson)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
A beautiful day at ABR! 4 inches of new snow last night coupled with sunny skies made for postcard-like scenery. Deep classic tracks present. On some trails several inches of snow fell after grooming but there were enough skiers to pack it in the tracks. All the buildings are closed due to some nasty virus present in this country. Must use porta potty. Sunday is the last day of skiing at ABR.
(Ron Fabrizius)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Evening
Grooming Observation 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
We are closing all buildings at ABR (the Ski Shop, Ski Rental room and lunch room, back room and wax barn) tonight at 6 PM due to the threat of the “virus”. The ski trails and snowshoe trails are still open 9 AM to 6 PM and will be open until Sunday, Mar 22nd at 6 PM. We will continue to groom as we have been daily. Trail passes are $10 self pay with a check or cash at the unmanned guard shack at the entrance. Maps will be there as well and you can always call the office number. We will be working in our home office, monitoring activities from a safe distance. If you have a multiple day pass or punch pass or season pass that will be honored. You can change boots in your car, at home or in your motel room. There are 5 trailhead porta potties but the indoor restrooms are closed as well. To purchase a season pass for next year you can mail a check or call with a credit card.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Wow! Excellent skating this morning. Some of the best conditions of the season with fresh snow, and a bit of transformed base mixed in. Despite the blazing sun, cooler temps kept things frozen, fast, and fun. Classic track had not been reset, but looked like it was in good condition with a dusting of snow in the bottom on most trails. Thanks to the ABR groomers, and staff for another great season!
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(Jonathon Rulseh, SISU Ski Fest)
Monday, March 16, 2020
Night
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I groomed all the Combo trails this morning after the and during the light snow, except Pelty and Ridge Runner and the dog trails. I am planning on grooming the same in the morning and maybe more... We are open until Sunday, March 22nd at 4 PM when we we close for the season. We are not having a closing party due to the "virus". With the health risks posted: we are limiting 8 people to the wax barn, 6 people to the Ski Shop, 10 people to the lunch room and rental room and 10 people to the backroom afterhours chalet. The 66 km of ski trails appear to offer safe social distancing. Please plan your skiing for skiing and not chalet lingering. We really want to respect the risks from the "virus" but we also want to continue to supply an alternative health benefit with outside exercise.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Great day of skiing at ABR. Deep set tracks on powder snow. Lots and lots of snow. Abr will close next Sunday.
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(Ron Fabrizius)
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Two more days of perfect skiing at ABR this weekend. We skied pretty much everything, except dog trails. Trails still have great snow depth.
Photos:
(Sue Schroeder)

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