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Snow & Trail Condition Update - February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 11:08 pm Published by

The trails remain awesome. Not much snow in the last week, and there have been a few warm days - but cold overnights along with routine grooming have kept the trails in great shape.  The trails are seeing a fair amount of traffic, but clubs are doing their best to keep them in top notch condition.

Snowmobile Trails  -
All Rusk County Snowmobile Trails are open and reporting great conditions throughout the County.  Groomers are out on the trails nearly everyday, and a good base has been established.  Be on the lookout for caution signs, detoured or closed trails- as that happens from time to time.  Otherwise, expect good sledding.
This weekend's Snowmobile event is the Bruce Bluehills Trailblazers Fundraiser at the Wonderspot Resort on Trail #31/Highway 40. http://ruskcountywi.com/event/bruce-blue-hills-trailblazers-annual-fundraiser

Look for updates as conditions change, and we receive -more updates.

Cross-Country Ski Trails - 
Top notch conditions on all trails. A good base with continuous grooming has the trails in excellent condition. Not much more can be said -- get out and glide.
All trails have track for classical skiing, and great groomed corduroy for freestyle (skate) skiing.

For more detailed cross-country trail updates visit their website and Facebook pages.
Blue Hills Trails
http://www.bluehillstrail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Hills-Trail/200414469916
Ladysmith Area Trails
https://www.facebook.com/LadysmithAreaTrailAssociation/
Don't forget the Blue Hills Trails and Flambeau Mine Trails (Ladysmith) have snowshoe paths, and the Sisters Farm Trails by Ladysmith are grooming for Fat Tire Biking
Christie Mountain downhill ski area is also open and reporting excellent conditions.
http://www.christiemountain.com

 

Snow & Trail Condition Update - February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018 9:24 am Published by

The trails are awesome. A additional inches of snow this past weekend along with consistent grooming has the trails in great condition with enjoyable riding throughout the County. The trails are seeing a fair amount of traffic, but clubs are doing their best to keep them in top notch condition.

Snowmobile Trails  -
All Rusk County Snowmobile Trails are open and reporting good conditions throughout the County.  Groomers are out on the trails nearly everyday, and a good base has been established.  Be on the lookout for caution signs, detoured or closed trails- as that happens from time to time.  Otherwise, expect good sledding.
This weekend's Snowmobile event is the Neighborly Sno-Goers Chicken & Chili Feed at Shep's Northshore Bar & Campground on Trail #31/Highway 40. http://ruskcountywi.com/event/neighborly-sno-goers-chicken-chili-feed/

Look for updates as conditions change, and we receive -more updates.

Cross-Country Ski Trails - 
Top notch conditions on all trails. A good base with continuous grooming has the trails in excellent condition. Not much more can be said -- get out and glide.
All trails have track for classical skiing, and great groomed corduroy for freestyle (skate) skiing.

For more detailed cross-country trail updates visit their website and Facebook pages.
Blue Hills Trails
http://www.bluehillstrail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Hills-Trail/200414469916
Ladysmith Area Trails
https://www.facebook.com/LadysmithAreaTrailAssociation/
Don't forget the Blue Hills Trails and Flambeau Mine Trails (Ladysmith) have snowshoe paths, and the Sisters Farm Trails by Ladysmith are grooming for Fat Tire Biking
Christie Mountain downhill ski area is also open and reporting excellent conditions.
http://www.christiemountain.com

 

Snow & Trail Condition Update - January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 9:02 am Published by

Fresh snow!  A few inches of new snow was received overnight, which will be a big help in rejuvenating the trails.  A couple warm days over the past weekend, and a good amount of use did impact the trails - but with new snow and continued grooming all trails remain in very good condition.

Snowmobile Trails  -
All Rusk County Snowmobile Trails are open and reporting good conditions throughout the County.  Groomers are out on the trails nearly everyday, and a good base has been established.  Be on the lookout for caution signs, detoured or closed trails- as that happens from time to time.  Otherwise, expect good sledding.

This weekend's Snowmobile event is the Ladysmith Driftbuster's Brat and Chili Feed at the Tee Away in Ladysmith. http://ruskcountywi.com/event/ladysmith-driftbusters-chili-brat-feed/

Look for updates as conditions change, and we receive more updates.

Cross-Country Ski - Fat Tire Bike - Snowshoe Trails
All trail systems are being groomed regularly and are in excellent condition.
For more detailed cross-country trail updates visit their website and Facebook pages.
Blue Hills Trails
www.bluehillstrail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Hills-Trail/200414469916
Ladysmith Area Trails
https://www.facebook.com/LadysmithAreaTrailAssociation/
Don't forget the Blue Hills Trails and Flambeau Mine Trails (Ladysmith) have snowshoe paths, and the Sisters Farm Trails by Ladysmith are grooming for Fat Tire Biking
Christie Mountain downhill ski area is also open and reporting excellent conditions.
www.christiemountain.com

Snow & Trail Condition Update - January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 9:59 pm Published by

The forecasted snow storm produced significant snowfall in the area - anywhere from 8-12" in the County.  This is exactly what we needed, and once groomed all snowmobile and cross-country ski trails will be open and in good condition.

Snowmobile Trails  -
Tomorrow (January 24) at 8am, ALL Rusk County Snowmobile Trails will be open (with only a couple exceptions - noted below).  The Sheldon Snowmobile Club is out grooming today, which allows the Southeast quadrant to join the rest of the County in being open.
Exceptions to trails being open - Corridor Trail 31 from the Village of Bruce to Dejung Rd. is closed (update expected soon).  There is also a bypass trail on Trail 99 about 5 miles north of Flambeau Lodge - to avoid the work of some beavers - look for caution signs and the bypass trail in this area.
This weekends Snowmobile Event is the Hawkins Sno-Hawks Brat feed on Saturday, January 27.
http://ruskcountywi.com/event/hawkins-sno-hawks-brat-feed/

Look for updates as conditions change, and we receive more updates.

Cross-Country Ski - Fat Tire Bike - Snowshoe Trails
For more detailed cross-country trail updates visit their website and Facebook pages.
Blue Hills Trails
www.bluehillstrail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Hills-Trail/200414469916
Ladysmith Area Trails
https://www.facebook.com/LadysmithAreaTrailAssociation/
Don't forget the Blue Hills Trails and Flambeau Mine Trails (Ladysmith) have snowshoe paths, and the Sisters Farm Trails by Ladysmith are grooming for Fat Tire Biking
Christie Mountain downhill ski area is also open and reporting excellent conditions.
www.christiemountain.com

Snow and Trail Condition Update - January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 9:39 pm Published by

A few more inches of snow fell earlier this week, and has made it possible to open more Snowmobile Trails in the County.  Groomers have been out and are reporting  mostly fair to very good conditions.  Cross-country ski trails are also groomed and in good to excellent shape.

Snowmobile Trails  -
Tomorrow (January 18) at 8am, more than 3/4 of the County will be open for snowmobiling.  The Southwest, Northwest, and Northeast Quadrants will all be open -with some exceptions.  This means that most trails West of Highway 27 are open, and trails East of Highway 27 and North of Highway 8 are open. See the quadrant map below for reference.  Exceptions to these quadrants opening - Corridor Trail 31 from the Village of Bruce to Dejung Rd. is closed.  There is also a bypass trail on Trail 99 about 5 miles north of Flambeau Lodge - to avoid the work of some beavers - look for caution signs and the bypass trail in this area.  Corridor Trail 25N from Hawkins to Sawyer County, and Trail 116/Corridor Trail 16 from Ingram to Hawkins and into Price County, also remain open.

This weekends Snowmobile Event by the Flambeau Area Trailtenders at Flater's Resort will be accessible by snowmobile. http://ruskcountywi.com/event/flambeau-area-trail-tenders-snowmobile-club-brat-chili-feed/

Look for updates as conditions change, and we receive more updates.  We expect an update on the Southeast Quadrant before the weekend.

 

Cross-Country Ski - Fat Tire Bike - Snowshoe Trails
For more detailed cross-country trail updates visit their website and Facebook pages.
Blue Hills Trails
www.bluehillstrail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Hills-Trail/200414469916
Ladysmith Area Trails
https://www.facebook.com/LadysmithAreaTrailAssociation/
Don't forget the Blue Hills Trails and Flambeau Mine Trails (Ladysmith) have snowshoe paths, and the Sisters Farm Trails by Ladysmith are grooming for Fat Tire Biking
Christie Mountain downhill ski area is also open and reporting good conditions.
www.christiemountain.com

Snow and Trail Condition Update - January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 11:15 pm Published by

A healthy dumping of snow fell yesterday across the County.  It appears anywhere from 3-5" was received.  Groomers are starting to work on trails and we expect to hear conditions report over the next day.  The snow should return cross-country ski trails to good condition once grooming is complete.

Snowmobile Trails  -
We do know that tomorrow (1/13) at 8am, snowmobile trails in the Hawkins area will be open.  However this will only be Corridor Trail 25N from Hawkins to Sawyer County, and Trail 116/Corridor 16 from Ingram to Hawkins and into Price County.  At this time no other snowmobile trails have opened, and we don't expect to see any updates until next week.

Look for updates as conditions change, and we receive more updates.

For more detailed cross-country trail updates visit their website and Facebook pages.
Blue Hills Trails
www.bluehillstrail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Hills-Trail/200414469916
Ladysmith Area Trails
https://www.facebook.com/LadysmithAreaTrailAssociation/
Don't forget the Blue Hills Trails and Flambeau Mine Trails (Ladysmith) have snowshoe paths, and the Sisters Farm Trails by Ladysmith are grooming for Fat Tire Biking

Christie Mountain downhill ski area is also open and reporting good conditions.
www.christiemountain.com

Snow and Trail Condition Update - January 2, 2018

January 2, 2018 6:40 pm Published by

As we start the New Year, Snowmobile trails remain closed until additional snowfall is received.

Cross-country ski trail systems in Ladysmith and the Blue Hills are open and have received periodic grooming.  Even with the limited snowfall surprisingly good conditions can be found on the trail systems.  There are some poor spots so caution should be used.  For more detailed trail updates visit their website and Facebook pages.

Blue Hills Trails
www.bluehillstrail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Hills-Trail/200414469916

Ladysmith Area Trails
https://www.facebook.com/LadysmithAreaTrailAssociation/

Don't forget the Blue Hills Trails and Flambeau Mine Trails (Ladysmith) have snowshoe paths, and the Sisters Farm Trails by Ladysmith are grooming for Fat Tire Biking

Christie Mountain downhill ski area is also open and reporting good conditions.
www.christiemountain.com