LTS Grooming Report #19

3/7 at 5 pm


Recent storms have brought 4-8 inches of new snow at the trailheads.

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 #19


Marked (orange diamonds)

Snowmobile Route

Date Last Groomed  


Main 07 road  (to Webber Lake) Wed, Mar 6  
Main 07 road  (to Jackson Meadows Dam) Wed, Mar 6  
Pass Creek Loop 70 road Wed, Mar 6  
Bald Ridge Loop 88 road Sat, Feb 23  
Henness Pass 301 road (main route alternate) Wed, Mar 6  
Yuba-Webber 12 road (07 road to 54 road) Sat, Mar 2
Yuba-Webber 12 road (54 road to Yuba Pass) Sat, Mar 2  
Ridge Loop 12-45 road Sat, Mar 2  
Rim Loop 12-28 road Sat, Mar 2  
Williams Creek 54 road (12 road to Bassetts) Fri, Feb 22  
Treasure Mountain Loop 05 & 15 roads Fri, Feb 22
Meadow Lake Loop 86 road (east end) Wed, Mar 6  
Meadow Lake Loop 843 road (west end) Wed, Mar 6  
Prosser Tie 07-10 road Thu, Feb 21 ROADS CLOSED to wheeled vehicles at Sagehen Summit and Prosser OHV staging area
Independence Loop 351 & 260 roads Thu, Feb 21 Down trees groomed over
Haskell Peak Trail 09 road Fri, Feb 22  
Gold Lake Highway 620 road Fri, Feb 22  
Packer Lake 621 road Wed, Jan 30  
Church Meadows Loop Tue, Jan 29  
Howard Meadows Loop Tue, Jan 29  
Mills Peak Trail Tue, Jan 29  
Gold Lake (Plumas NF) SKIER ONLY Trail none Trail too narrow for new groomer
Lunch Creek SKIER ONLY Trail Fri, Feb 22  




Jeff Wiley

East Zone OHV Program Manager

Tahoe National Forest

work:  530.994.3401 x6667

cell:  530.306.0334




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