LTS Grooming Report #14

Received a little snow last night and this morning.

The current CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAIN AVALANCHE ADVISORY covers the Northern Sierras from Yuba Pass on the North end to Ebbett’s Pass on the South end.  It applies to back-country areas outside of developed ski areas only.  The phone number is (530) 587-3558, or the Avalanche Advisory can be found at the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) website:


Snowmobile trail grooming is made possible through the State of California OHMVR division grooming program.  Snowmobile trail grooming work on the East Side of the Tahoe National Forest is provided by Sierra Snowcats, Inc. and Sierra County.  Grooming work on the West Side is provided by the Sierra Buttes Snowbusters Snowmobile Club.  Thanks to all!  The Tahoe National Forest contains public lands and private lands.  Please respect private property rights and private landowners within the Tahoe National Forest while recreating and riding snowmobiles off of the groomed snowmobile trail system.

Please be aware of the winter Motor Vehicle Closure Areas on the East Side of the Tahoe National Forest: Granite Chief Wilderness, Pole Creek (includes the Deep Creek drainage), Truckee River, Alpine Meadows, Donner Summit (includes Castle Valley and Round Valley), Sagehen, Kyburz, Independence, Babbitt, and North Yuba).  They are shown on the Tahoe National Forest and Lakes Basin Winter Recreation Guide map, which is free to the public and available at the Sierraville and Truckee Ranger Stations, and occasionally in the “map boxes” at Yuba Pass and Little Truckee Summit.  Motor Vehicle Closure Areas are “a geographic area, including the trails and roads within it, which are CLOSED to motorized vehicles (snowmobiles, snowcats, ATV’s, motorcycles, tractors, cars and trucks) when snow is on the ground”.  The closure and restriction areas are OPEN to all non-motorized winter recreation.




East Side and Lakes Basin Grooming Update #14


Marked (orange diamonds)

Snowmobile Route

Date Last Groomed  


Main 07 road  (to Webber Lake) Mon, Feb 4  

Main 07 road  (to Jackson Meadows Dam)

Mon, Feb 4

Down trees removed
Pass Creek Loop 70 road Mon, Feb 4 Down trees removed
Bald Ridge Loop 88 road Mon, Feb 4  
Henness Pass 301 road (main route alternate) Sun, Feb 3  

Yuba-Webber 12 road (07 road to 54 road)

Fri, Feb 1

Yuba-Webber 12 road (54 road to Yuba Pass) Thu, Jan 31  
Ridge Loop 12-45 road Fri, Feb 1

Rim Loop 12-28 road

Tue, Jan 15

Williams Creek 54 road (12 road to Bassetts) Thu, Jan 31

Treasure Mountain Loop 05 & 15 roads Tue, Jan 29

Meadow Lake Loop 86 road (east end)

Mon, Feb 4  
Meadow Lake Loop 843 road (west end) Mon, Feb 4

Prosser Tie 07-10 road Wed, Feb 6 “ROAD CLOSED” to wheeled vehicles at Sagehen Summit and Prosser staging area

Independence Loop 351 & 260 roads

Wed, Feb 6 Down trees groomed over

Haskell Peak Trail 09 road

Thu, Jan 31  
Gold Lake Highway 620 road Thu, Jan 31  
Packer Lake 621 road Thu, Jan 31

Church Meadows Loop

Thu, Jan 31  
Howard Meadows Loop Thu, Jan 31

Mills Peak Trail

Thu, Jan 31  

Gold Lake (Plumas NF) SKIER ONLY Trail


Trail too narrow for new groomer

Lunch Creek SKIER ONLY Trail Thu, Jan 10  



Jeff Wiley

East Zone OHV Program Manager

Tahoe National Forest

work:  530.994.3401 x6667

cell:  530.306.0334


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