Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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Rusk County has an extensive and growing selection of silent sports trails and endless opportunities for backcountry cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The Blue Hills Trail System offers 26 miles of groomed routes. The Sisters' Farm Trail System, located southwest of Ladysmith, runs along the Flambeau River. And, the Ladysmith High School Trail lighted loop is a popular skiing opportunity. Snowshoers can trek along the Greenwood Park Trail in Ladysmith or at the Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Nature Trails. Snowshoes are available free of charge for day use at the Rusk County Visitor Center.

Latest Information


Snow and Trail Conditions Update

March 21, 2022 12:56 pm Published by

As of 3/21/22:

South of 8 is already CLOSED (3/14/22), remaining club trails will CLOSE for the season tonight (3/15/22). All clubs have a lot of work to do yet this Spring, pick up signs, brushing and groomer maintenance. If you enjoyed Rusk County this year please consider reaching out to a club and asking what you can do to help! There is a small number of people that do a huge amount of work for thousands of riders to enjoy and businesses to profit! Please join AND BE ACTIVE in a club.

-Please check the Ride Rusk page for confirmation on your trail routes and for updates on trail maintenance and grooming.

 

Cross Country Ski Trails

Blue Hills Trails report:

Spring Has Sprung - watch for freeze/thaw cycles that produce fast morning conditions after an overnight freeze. Sun exposed trails may have a fast crust until temps rise and the sun hits the trails. Try to catch the magic window between icy conditions and sun warmed sticky trails. It's time to switch to your 'B' skis - south facing hills have started developing some thin spots.

-Be sure to visit their website or Facebook page for more trail conditions.

 

Ladysmith Area Trails report:

-For more updates, check out the Ladysmith Area Trail Association Facebook page.

 

Christie Mountain

I absolutely positively do not want to let go of this season for the following reasons: It is not half as much fun to work here when the chalet isn't full of happy. I feel like I didn't have enough time to make all of the changes I wanted to make this season. I don't want to put my skis away for the season (yes me!!!!). The 2022/2023 Season is tentatively 250 long days away.

We live in Wisconsin which pretty much guarantees us at least one Spring snow dump after Mother Nature has abolished our snow base which means I will soon have to break the hearts of dozens of super optimistic snow enthusiasts with hopes of getting out there just one more time.

Most importantly, I am going to miss seeing you all every weekend. Whether you are a member of our amazing staff or one of our fabulous customers you are hard to let go of and I hope I get the chance to work with you and for you again. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this season in one way or another.

-Check out their website or Facebook page for more updates.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Options


Trails

Blue Hills Trails System

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Blue Hills Trails System 45.536475 -91.407087


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(715) 532-6595 https://ruskcountywi.com/blue-hills-trails-system/

Trails

Copper Park Equestrian Trails

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Copper Park Equestrian Trails 45.436722 -91.113589

N4100 WI-27
Ladysmith,WI 54848

(715) 415-2400 https://ruskcountywi.com/copper-park-equestrian-trails/

Trails

Flambeau River State Forest Trails

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Flambeau River State Forest Trails 45.691724 -90.758888

W1613 County Rd W
Winter,WI 54896

(715) 332-5271 https://ruskcountywi.com/flambeau-river-state-forest-trails/

Parks

Greenwood Park

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Greenwood Park 45.470909 -91.083010


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https://ruskcountywi.com/greenwood-park/

Trails

Ice Age Trail

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Ice Age Trail 45.574058 -91.512483


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https://ruskcountywi.com/ice-age-trail/

Trails

Ladysmith High School Trail

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Ladysmith High School Trail 45.471588 -91.075274

1700 Edgewood Ave E
Ladysmith,WI 54848

https://ruskcountywi.com/ladysmith-high-school-trail/

Wildlife Areas

Potato Creek Wildlife Area

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Potato Creek Wildlife Area 45.340025 -91.400090


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https://ruskcountywi.com/potato-creek-wildlife-area/

Trails

Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Nature Trails

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Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Nature Trails 45.442353 -91.117859

N4100 Highway 27
Ladysmith,WI 54848

https://ruskcountywi.com/reclaimed-flambeau-mine-nature-trails/

Trails

Riverview Trail

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Riverview Trail 45.457946 -91.082157

716 Co Hwy G
Ladysmith,WI 54848

https://ruskcountywi.com/riverview-trail/

Wildlife Areas

Silvernail Wildlife Area

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Silvernail Wildlife Area 45.625941 -90.980550


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https://ruskcountywi.com/silvernail-wildlife-area/

Trails

Sisters' Farm Trail System

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Sisters' Farm Trail System


https://ruskcountywi.com/sisters-farm-trail-system/

Recreation

Snowshoes

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Snowshoes

205 W 9th St S
Ladysmith ,WI 54848

715-532-2642 https://ruskcountywi.com/snowshoes/

Wildlife Areas

Ten Mile Creek Wildlife Area

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Ten Mile Creek Wildlife Area 45.318301 -91.532371

Ricebed Road
Chetek,WI 54728

https://ruskcountywi.com/ten-mile-creek-wildlife-area/

Recreation

The Blue Hills

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The Blue Hills 45.536475 -91.407087


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(715) 532-6595 https://ruskcountywi.com/the-blue-hills/

Wildlife Areas

Washington Creek Wildlife Area

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Washington Creek Wildlife Area 45.336835 -91.244196


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https://ruskcountywi.com/washington-creek-wildlife-area/

What you need to know about the Blue Hills

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What you need to know about the Blue Hills


https://ruskcountywi.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-blue-hills/

Your guide to winter fun in the Blue Hills

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Your guide to winter fun in the Blue Hills


https://ruskcountywi.com/your-guide-to-winter-fun-in-the-blue-hills/