New long term rental for skiers

PineCone Chalet that is centrally located in Manitowish Waters to many trail systems

LONG TERM Rental Available (December 4th – March 4th) $7,000 if you book  by October 31st. 

WinMan Trails (XCski/Snowshoe) – 6.2 mi

MECCA XC SKi Club – 11.9 mi

North Lakeland Trails – 3 mi

Powell Marsh Trails – 5.7 mi

Van Vliet Trails – 12.8 mi

ABR (groomed classic/skate & full-service shop/rentals)- 32.7 mi

This  2BR/2BA, sleeps 6, Newer construction, easy access off US51, peaceful lakeside location. The entire Chalet is custom built with quality furnishings & unique decor everywhere to compliment your Northwoods experience. This Chalet is currently being offered until October 31stt to be booked at a LONG TERM rental (December 4th – March 4th) for $7,000. If it doesn’t book for a long term it will go to a weekly rental. For booking or more details, contact Kevin Balduc at 313-623-3887 or

Trail Work

Work Bee September 17 and 18 – pre season

The Anderson Bluff & River Trail Foundation is planning another trail work bee on Sunday September 18, 2022. We are also collaborating with Wolverine Trails conducting a work bee on Saturday September 17.

UP fall colors will be awesome! Work in the morning, play in the afternoon, and relax at night. 

When/ Where: 

  • September 17 at Wolverine Trails 8:00-12:00 ( meet at Wolverine Chalet) and 
  • September 18 on Anderson Foundation Trails 8:00-11:00 ( meet at Norrie Park ) 

What: Trail pre- season maintenance all skill levels welcome 

  • Work on the Norrie Park loop
  • Work on the Woodward Trail
  • Work on the SISU trail
  • Work on the Wolverine Trails
  • ( bring your safety gear, tools and good attitude)

Who: Volunteers from near and far (note 1)

  • Friends of the Anderson Bluff & River Trail Foundation and 
  • Friends of ABR Ski Inc. and 
  • Friends of Wolverine Trail and  
  • Friends of SISU 
  • ALL WELCOME – no Trail experience required

Note 1- If you are traveling to Ironwood to see the trails without snow and with beautiful fall colors for the first time- Wow you are in for a treat!

Please RSVP so we can plan our work scope/ teams and resources properly. Please do not REPLY ALL.

Email us at 

Thank you in advance.

August 20, 2022, work bee on the Woodward Trail

Dad’s Celebration of Life August 6th

My father, Dave C. Anderson, co-founder of ABR Ski Trails passed away on May 25th, 2022. He was 82 years old.

I enjoyed working with my Dad on a daily basis for 10 years, building ABR Ski Trails. We planned trails, attended meetings, chain sawed and bull dozed trails to be used as ski trails and snowshoe trails. We groomed trails in the early morning hours.  Neither of us was the boss. We took turns wearing a hat that said “I am the Boss”.

Dad enjoyed skiing and grooming. He also really enjoyed visiting with skiers in the parking lot, on the trail and in the Ski Cabin.  In the summer Dad enjoyed running, sea kayaking, and being outdoors.

I learned a lot about running ABR from Dad and really miss him.

Eric Anderson

Obituary | David Carl Anderson of Georgetown, Texas | Ramsey Funeral Home & Crematorium

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Erwin Town Hall,

N8908 VanBuskirk Rd, Ironwood, Michigan. 

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to a memorial for Dave’s favorite non-profit:

Anderson Bluff & River Trail Foundation

c/o Dave Anderson Memorial

E5299 West Pioneer Road

Ironwood, MI 49938



Monday 8 PM

What a great day of winding down with the team!

Crasher and Wide Track were servicing the snowmobiles, tuning the clutches, checking the carbides, the studs, the Hifax, the belt deflection and the track tension; doing the oil changes, gear box oil changes and greasing the suspension.

Wully Bully and Pig Heart hunkered down on filling the woodshed for next season and ordering parts to have on hand for next season.

Bull Dog and Blind Squirrel worked on building maintenance and groomer attachments maintenance.

Tuesday…Snowmobile service should wind down and we can move on to the Gators and track service. Next week is Pisten Bully’s service!

Saturday 8 PM

We picked up a few inches of snow last night so I groomed up a few k for Angela, she said it was good skiing and was enjoying her free time.

Winter is still here in Ironwood…even though the ABR Ski Trails closed, there are the Wolverine Trails and Miners Trails in downtown still grooming with their volunteer based tireless (younger) grooming crew.