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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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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
A nice snowfall of four inches this morning. We had 5 groomers out, the trails are in mid winter conditions. 73K groomed and tracked as of noon. We plan to regroom the Highlands and Ridge Runner and Tamarack in the morning.
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(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Monday, December 19, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic skied 40 km today. Conditions are so good you could look in the dictionary under grooming perfection and you would see ABR. Tracks are railroad reliable, with a little dusting of snow, kick is awesome and glide was liquid smooth with turquoise swix. Double-poling was good everywhere. Skate deck was firm with some give for a solid edge. Hill climbs were firm buy soft enough to male it feel great. Downhills were awesome. I just pointed my skis and trusted the grooming. Lovely ski!
(Kevin Grand)
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Conditions on Saturday were perfect. It was a winter wonderland out there with a firm wide freshly groomed skate deck everywhere we skied. You can't ask for better skiing. Thanks for a great week!
(Luke Fortney)
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The new dusting of snow groomed up well this morning, I ran the bigger Pisten Bully on the southern loops towards the Highlands, wide track groomed classics to the south including puumala and otter slide. Partner groomed the hemlock, jack pine white pine and the new Historic trail. Crasher touched up old ABR. The trails are skiing well and, thanks to be open for 5 weeks, we have most of the weak trees cut so we are able to groom with out having to cut many trees from the last snow storm.
Photos:
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Friday, December 16, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Skied ABR's newest classic-only trail system—Puumala. What a treat! Imagine narrow single track through remote wilderness, with hills and dales to make it fun, with moderate downhills well planned to avoid crashing on the turns. If you are looking for the quiet, pristine single-track classic experience, this 10K section has it all.
(Kevin Gregerson)
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
we received about 8 inches of heavy wet snow this morning, it started about 3 am and ended about 10 am. Four groomers were out during the heavy snowfall keeping up with multiple passes. Yes, it was tricky grooming and time consuming but we got about 82 km groomed and very skiable by 10 am with your best skis. We plan to have one of the Pisten Bullies back out in the early morning with a snowmobile to tidy up the last 20 km. We are over 6 feet of snowfall for the season, and the conditions are mid-winter.
The Kaartunen house is open for the next 10 days, call if you are interested in a few days or the entire 10 days. The lunch box special from the Sulfolk Eatery is back for Saturday.
(Eric Anderson, ABR Trails)
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Wow! Winter wonderland! Four inches of new snow fell overnight, all freshly groomed early this morning. 101 kilometers are open. I skated in the morning, and classic in the afternoon. Wet, heavy snow, but skate deck was firm. Met less than 20 skiers all day. Come on up!
Photos:
(Kevin Gregerson)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
I can't believe I haven't skied the Pumula trails before. ABR's best kept secret! It takes some leg work to get out there but it's worth it. Good coverage, one wet spot on the pine loop but nothing you can't step around. The Beaver Pond trail is closed because it's not frozen around the dam yet.
Photos:
(Erin Matula)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
We had a great ski today on our B skis (aggressive warm stone grind and Toko yellow ironed in). Deck was firm and very fast where freshly groomed. The new Popple Flats is a lot of fun! Great day for sprint drills and V2 on the flats. The River Trail, Popple, Sulu, Cherry were well groomed and really really fun. The sleet/graupel from this morning just converted to snow as of noon today which is looking really good.
(Luke Fortney)
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Terrific day on the ABR trails. Skate deck was firm, even, fast and with excellent edge. We skied on our brand new Speedmax and Redline skis with 2 layers of Toko yellow ironed in. The snow and grooming was 5/5 on everything we skied today. Hautanen, Coyote, Ridge Runner are all open and near perfect conditions. Thanks for a great day out there!
(Luke Fortney)

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