Winter can be a really fun time to get outside and hike. Whether it’s snowshoeing or just plain old hiking is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. However, it’s no fun “posthole digging” in the deep snow. Posthole digging is where you step in the snow and your feet sink deep into the snow. This makes it not so fun hiking or snowshoeing in the wintertime snow.

Investing in a hiking trail snow groomer is exactly what you need to eliminate posthole hiking. With the right type of pull behind compact snow groomer, you can pack the snow or clear the snow off your trail. This means no more sinking deeply into the snow.

Here at Snow Groomers LLC we too like to get out and hike in the winter so we have come up with a couple of solutions to help groom your snow hiking trails in the winter.

Walking, Hiking and Snowshoeing Trails Snow Groomers

  • SNO-BLASTER 33
  • PATH-MASTER

Both of these snow groomers will allow you to cut/trim, compact, and groom the snow on your trails.

Which one of these snow groomers will work best for you?

The SNO-BLASTER comes with a snowplow that you can move up and down. GREAT for clearing snow of really deep trails

The PATH-MASTER has an SNO-RAZOR that can move up and down. It cuts/trims the trail before compacting and grooming the snow.

So, that’s the difference one has a plow and the other a razor to cut the snow.

*** Customer SNO-BLASTER 33 Testimonial Video on the bottom of the Home Page – CLICK HERE – Make sure you scroll down to the bottom.

PATH-MASTER QUICK FACTS:

  • Adjustable SNO-RAZOR
  • High-speed groomer
  • Compact and easy to use
  • 20″-44″ wide snow grooming surface
  • Works well with hard crusty snow
  • Can be purchased with or without SNO-RAZOR attachment
  • Towed behind Snowmobile
  • Towed behind UTV/ATV with tracks

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SNO-BLASTER QUICK FACTS:

  • Adjustable Snow Plow Blade to remove deep snow
  • Works well in really deep snow
  • 20″-44″ wide snow grooming surface
  • Can be pulled at high speeds
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Towed behind Snowmobile (15″ wide, long -track (136″+))
  • Towed behind UTV/ATV with tracks

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Our Sno-Blaster snow groomer is exactly what you need for clearing the snow off your fat bike trail and compacting the snow.

The Plow feature on the Sno-Blaster adjusts up and down for different blade depth (5″ of adjustment). This allows you to plow just enough snow off the top but still gives you enough snow to level, compact, and groom. The Sno-Blaster plow will remove old worn-out rutted snow, leaving you with a nice smooth surface to ride your fat bike on.

The SNO-BLASTER Chassis is 20″ wide. With the optional 12″ wing set you can increase the footprint to 44″ wide.

** NOTE if you pull the SNO-BLASTER behind a UTV/ATV with tracks it might not fill in the tracks left by the machine if there isn’t deep enough snow. For best results pull the SNO-BLASTER behind a snowmobile.

HOW TO GROOM SNOW ON HIKING AND SNOWSHOEING TRAILS

Hiking is a great way to continue to exercise in the winter, however, one of the issues in the winter is snow. If you live somewhere that gets lots of snow that is even a bigger issue. It’s hard to hike or walk in deep snow or even snow that hasn’t been compacted.

You need to be able to remove the snow off your trail while compacting it. This will give you a nice even surface that is packed down so your feet do not sink down into the snow.

How do you clear snow off your walking, hiking, and snowshoeing trail?

Whenever you get fresh new snow on your trail you need to make sure you take your SNO-BLASTER with the snowplow and clear the trail. The SNO-BLASTER’s blade will cut in a new trail regardless if its fresh snow or old snow. This gives you a nice flat even surface to compact and then use the combs to lay down the corduroy. The Sno-blaster was built to plow deep snow off your Snow biking trail.

Unlike a typical “snow drag” that just rips off the top layer of snow, the plow blade on the SNO-BLASTER 33 is adjustable which will trim, compact, and groom. This means you can decide how deep you want the blade to cut.

Once you cut the trail with the snowplow the snow will pass under to the compaction piece of the SNO-BLASTER 33. You have the option to add more weight via concrete blocks. While compacting it you also will comb the snow into corduroy.