Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Trek. Explore. Glide. Discover.

Enjoy a beautiful frozen landscape

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.

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Snow & Trail Condition Update - February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 12:10 am Published by

Lots of snow this week. Another 9-12" was received early in the week, and groomers are getting out to get the trails in great shape for the weekend.
The weather looks awesome for some riding this weekend.

Snowmobile Trails
With all of the snow there is a great cover over the established base.  Groomers have been out, but not have gotten to all of the trails to pack down the foot of new snow.  Trails are open throughout the entire County.
Use caution whenever you ride, and expect some rough spots.  No ice should ever be considered safe.
Look for updates as conditions change, and we receive -more updates.
Stay on the trails.

Cross-Country Ski Trails 
More snow this week has only improved what were already good conditions.

Today's Report from the Blue Hills Trails -

MECHANICAL PROBLEMS!

Lots of deep fresh snow, essentially ungroomed. As an alternative to skiing, tromp our snowshoe trails.

Late Monday afternoon (Feb. 11) our workhorse John Deere Gator suffered a major mechanical problem related to its Camoplast tracks. Repair parts are on the way from Washington State. We will try to repair the Gator on site, hopefully having it up & running by late Thursday or Friday.

Our big Arctic Cat Bearcat snowmobile wasn't up to the challenge Wednesday. Some packing was done with the snowmobile alone, but nothing is finish groomed. Our grooming will be significantly limited until both of our regular groomers can work simultaneously. Bear with us.

Today's Report from the Sisters Farm Trails -  Jim was hard at grooming trails at sister today. Ski trails rolled and are pretty good. We will do another pass with groomer tomorrow and they should be great. Bike trail will be groomed up by the weekend. Get out and play!

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

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/