Weather forces early closure of Snowmobile Trails
OLD FORGE--The Town of Webb Snowmobile Trail System was officially closed for the season Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Normally, the season runs from early December until the end of March. Lack of snow this season delayed riding until mid-January, and conditions have deteriorated severely recently.
“The preparation by trail maintenance crews got us up and running immediately when we first received snow,” said Mike Farmer, Webb tourism director. “Skillful grooming with minimum coverage produced a solid base which lasted a long time. Many of the interior trails have remnants of that still, but conditions are now unsafe.”
Some diehard snowmobilers were riding as recently as last weekend, Farmer said. “Two different groups reported riding 40-100 miles, but it had to be very tough going,” he added. “For weeks, riders have been struggling to get some riding in this season. Although trails were rideable, there’s been no snow for lubrication or cooling.”