Please remember that our groomers can be out at anytime and always have the right of way. You need to pull off the trail and allow the groomer to pass. The machines are big and can not get over easily and it’s possible they can get stuck if they need to get out of your way.
If you come up behind the groomer please be patient as the operator knows you are back there. They are looking in the mirrors as much as they are looking out the front to ensure that they are properly cutting the trail. The operator will pull over as soon as it’s safe to do so. While you are back there try very hard not to tear up the fresh snow. It takes a while for the snow to harden and just one sled on a freshly groomed trail can ruin it if not gentle.
Finally, Remember that they are towing a very heavy load in the drag and it’s very difficult to start and stop. If you see a groomer coming up a hill (especially near the end of S82) get out of the way as quickly as possible. They can not, and probably will not, stop and lose momentum.
We want everyone to be safe out there. Please do not become a hood ornament on one of our machines. We’ve already had several near misses.