As of 2/2/2023:
Rusk County trails are in excellent condition! Have a great and SAFE weekend! RIDE RIGHT!
Make your Saturday plans for a stop by the Ladysmith Driftbusters Chili & Pulled Pork Feed at JS Supper Club & Catering. Cash, guns and many more raffles. Guaranteed good time. Groomers have been running steady and trails are in MINT condition and the forecast says 27 degrees on Saturday!
*Unfortunately we still have not been able to clear 27 north of Cedar Lodge or 99 north of Flambeau River Lodge. Storm damage, deep snow, no frost - soft swamps and beavers have stalled our efforts.
-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:
With an exceptional snow depth mixed with ice, the infamous Blue Hills Bill set his alarm for an early awakening this morning. He knew he'd have to work hard to exit his burrow before sunrise. Following the rain, ice and BIG snows of December, Bill's burrow has been insulated and cozy. Bill munched a quick breakfast today, and started digging. Just in the nick of time, he crawled out of his burrow at 7:27 this morning and delivered his annual prognostication to downtown Bruce, WI. Despite the cold morning, there was a nice crowd on hand. Read on...
Blue Hills Bill,
Has been sleeping real nice;
Ever since December covered
Everything with ice.
After exiting his front door,
Bill glimpsed a bit of sun;
Went back inside his burrow,
Told skiers to have more fun!
Comments from the crowd in Bruce
- 2/2: I've heard the ski trails are in great shape. Should be a super weekend! -Eau Claire, WI
- 2/2: Winter in southern Wisconsin has been crummy, head for the Hills. -La Crosse, WI
- 2/2: Bill says winter's gonna stick around. More time to get our kicks! -Rice Lake, WI
- 2/2: Thanks for the advice, Bill. Lots of snow, loving it... -Sumner, WA
Grooming ReportThe classic track on many of the East Side trails was in need of improvement. So last evening, groomers ripped out the old classic track and set fresh classic track on the opposite side of the trail on many of the East Side trails; at the same time they touched up the skate deck on those same trails, then touched up the skate deck on Excelsior Road on the West Side.
Note: due to the destructive December ice storm, open trails are currently limited to about 45% of the East Side of the trail system, and Excelsior Road on the West Side. Click on 'Trail Conditions' at the center top of each page on our website to view the daily updates and informative maps.
Ladysmith Area Trails report:
(January 27th)- Sisters Farm Trail update. The crew was out grooming today. All trials were groomed. The East side ski trails should be excellent tomorrow. The west side trails are groomed, tracked and rolled. The track for skiing should be hard and fat biking should be excellent after everything gets set in with tonight's cold temps. Get out and enjoy! You're not going to let a little cold spoil your fun are you?
-For more updates, check out the Ladysmith Area Trail Association Facebook page.
6 more weeks of winter...
Thanks Punxsutawney Phil!!
We will be closed Friday 2/3 for Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing due to the forecasted dangerous wind chills. But good news is the rest of the weekend looks BEAUTIFUL!!! As always, you can check our website for updates before driving out.