Clarkston, Michigan – Groomed Trail is pleased to announce its new online and interactive snowmobile trail mapping solution for snowmobilers in the Midwest. The platform enables users to forego the traditional paper map and interact with GPS recorded trail data online. Also included are forums, news, events and classified sections.
“Groomed Trail is the perfect tool for snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts of any kind,” says the company’s founder Steven Dove. “It allows you to plan for short or extended trips according to distance, trail conditions, availability, weather, and points of interest. And what’s even more exciting is that you can build and save routes to your own profile. You can even share them with other registered members of the community if you wish!”
Dove explains that the snowmobile trail reporting and trail availability features are crowdsourced and that any registered user of Groomed Trail may post a trail report at the county level or update the trail conditions at individual trail segments. Updates can include a description for the change, as well as a visual indication of the trail status in either red (closed), yellow (caution) or green (open). And signing up with Groomed Trail allows users to subscribe to receive alerts about their favorite riding trails or riding areas.
Classifieds, Forums, News and Events pages also allow snowmobilers and clubs the ability to connect and collaborate with each other. Clubs have the ability to personally add events to the Groomed Trail events calendar. Additionally, lodging owners have the opportunity to list full page advertisements for their accommodations. The ads are displayed on the map, showing their exact location in proximity to the snowmobile trail systems.
“As a snowmobiler, there are so many reasons for you to sign up with Groomed Trail,” adds Dove. “There are the safety aspects because it will keep you aware of any conditions that might negatively affect your trip. But also it will open up new horizons and allow you to become part of the snowmobiling community. It’s new and exciting, and what’s more, it’s free. What’s not to love?”