Approximately 900 Kilometers Of Groomed Trails

Grooming equipment of the PEISA

    • 2019 John Deere 6195R Tractor with a 2020 Ebert Drag
    • 2017 John Deere 6175R Tractor with a 700 series Soucy Track System
    • 2017 John Deere 6175R Tractor with a 700 series Soucy Track System
    • 2017 John Deere 6175R Tractor with a 700 series Soucy Track System
    • 1994 Mogel Master 9.5 foo. Drag with a 2.5-foot Hydraulic Wing
    • 2000 Mogel Master 9 foot Drag with a Hydraulic Wing
    • 2011 Mogel Master 9.5 foot Drag
    • 4- 10-foot Box Drag

Grooming equipment of the Kensington Area Snowmobile Association

      • 2013 New Holland T7030 Tractor with a Soucy Track System
      • 2013 Mogel Master 10 foot Drag

Grooming equipment of the Springside Snowmobile Club

    • 2001 Bombardier BR180
    • 2001 Mogel Master 10 foot Drag


Have you ever wondered why the groomer was not out last night?

Everyone has a day when the trails were not as smooth as they were the day before, and you just cannot understand why. Well, here is a little insight into trail grooming:

  • The most important requirement for effective trail grooming is to have the snow at that perfect temperature. The ideal grooming temperature is between -5°C and -20°C. As snow is collected into the drag it has to be able to flow, like flour. As we all know, once the temperature gets close to 0°C the snow gets very wet and begins to stick together, instead of flowing out under the rear pan. The snow then continues to build up in the drag until it spills out over the top in large chunks or balls. These large chunks are dangerous when they freeze in the middle of the trail.
  • A fresh 15cm fell overnight – How come the groomer is not out yet? In order to groom effectively and make the trail more durable, the idea is to cut the mogul off completely, not just fill in the void. Moguls have a memory, if you just fill in the void with new snow by the time half a dozen snowmobiles run over it the new snow settles and the mogul is back again. When you groom fresh snow, the drag can’t be lowered deep enough to cut off the mogul because snow collects faster than it can flow out under the rear pan. After a fresh snowfall is it better to let the snowmobiles run over it and get the air out of it. Sleds will pack it down and as a result the groomer will be far more effective but packing the snow much tighter. A trail can be groomed immediately following a snowfall but it will hold up much better and longer after the snow has been packed and then cut.
  • Most grooming is done at night because it is safer to do so and more effective. It is safer because there is less traffic on the trails, and if there is traffic the bright lights of the groomer are visible to riders long before the machine itself. Also grooming at night is more effective because it is colder and the snow will set faster. And last but not least, the longer a trail sets before many snowmobiles ride on it the longer it will last.
  • Snowmobilers are much smaller and much more maneuverable than groomers, so always yield to the groomer and always slow down when approaching groomer equipment. If you are following the groomer make sure the groomer driver clearly sees you and wait for his instructions to pass when it is safe to do so.

Trail Info

  • The main trail is the former rail line stretching from Tignish in the west to Elmira in the east of PEI known as Route 100. Some of the main groomed trails and spurs are:
  • Route 101 – Emerald to Borden (start of Confederation Bridge)
  • Route 102 – Winsloe to Charlottetown bypass highway
  • Route 103 – Mount Stewart to Georgetown
  • Route 104 – Mount Stewart to Murray Harbour
  • Route 105 – Lake Verde to Stratford
  • Route 106 – Harmony Junction to downtown Souris
  • Route 201 – West Point Loop
  • Routes 206, 208, 302, 304, 306, 308, 402, 404 – Kensington Area Snowmobile Association
  • Routes 209, 211, 213, 301, 303, 315, 317 – Springside Snowmobile Club
  • Route 212 – Northside Trail
  • Route 221, 305, 305A, 311, 313, 425 – Eastern Trails


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  • Cellular phone service is accessible across PEI with either Aliant/Bell, Rogers Wireless or Telus.
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  • Prince Edward Island has a maritime climate which is extensively influenced by weather systems moving up the eastern seaboard of the United States. These systems track through the Bay of Fundy (which does not freeze during winter). If the system tracks north, rain results (from southern flow), if the system tracks south, snow results (from northern flow). The dividing line is the Kensington – Charlottetown area. This results in parts of the Island receiving snow, while other areas receive rain. Generally Western PEI, (Summerside – Tignish) has a higher snowfall than the rest of the Island. There is also a higher elevation area north of the Brookvale ski park, where snow may remain for up to a month longer then elsewhere in the province.


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