Snow and Trail Condition Updates
As of 1/11/22:
County trails are open with occasional closures. Please check the Ride Rusk page for confirmation on your trail routes.
From Hawkins Sno-Hawks (Hawkins) 1/5/22:
Both groomers went out early this morning. By the end of the day all our trails will be panned and ready to go when opened. There is water on 25 south a few inches deep.
From Ladysmith Driftbusters (Ladysmith) 1/6/22:
Jim and Dee groomed 116 from Ladysmith Tee Away Golf & Grill to Ingram, 99 from Tony to Adventures Resort-Bar, Grill, and Campground and 12 up to Flambeau River Lodge. Steve groomed 98 from Ladysmith Miner Station to Heart Of The North Brewing Co., Conrath and 12/27 from Ladysmith to JS Supper Club & Catering. Tomorrow Dennis and ? will do the north loop 27-99-12 past The Pickled Gill and Cedar Lodge
Trails connecting to our system:
- Winter Huskies Snowmobile Club groomed 5S￼ today from the grade to the Tuscobia.
- Bluehills Trailblazers groomed 12 back to Bruce and 27 south.
- Hawkins Sno-Hawks groomed all their trails yesterday.
- Sheldon groomer is down. Hoping to get it back out tomorrow. They haven't made it up to Tony since it snowed. Expect some drifting crossing their fields.
From Flambeau Area Trail Tenders (Flambeau) 1/10/22:
Due to lack of snow, Chippewa County trails will close at 8 am tomorrow morning, January 11th.
Flambeau Area Trail Tenders club trails coming off of Lake Holcombe, from the lake into Holcombe Cenex, Big Minnow, and Cookies, from the lake to Big Bear, and from the lake to Loony Bin will remain open.
THE FLAMBEAU RIDGE TRAIL OVER THE MOUNTAIN WILL CLOSE
Please do not ride on any trails that are closed
Be patient and enjoy what we have.
More snow is on the way!
-Keep checking back for updates, or visit the Ride Rusk Facebook page for reports on trail maintenance and grooming.
Cross-Country Ski Trails
Blue Hills Trails report:
1/11/22 update: 3.5" snowfall last Wednesday. Despite cold temps and nasty windchills following that snowfall, our groomers had 98% of the East Side in good shape for the weekend. The Core Loop was in very good shape Saturday.
Packed powder conditions, adequate base, you can use your good skis. All the East Side trails are open and groomed for skating. The main trails are firm and mostly smooth, the side trails are a bit soft but very skiable. Classic track was set Friday on these East Side trails: Core Loop, Whitetail, Roundabout, and the lower half (west half) of Hemlock Canyon. That's about 15 km of classic track. The track is a bit shallow, and in certain areas the track has some scattered oak leaves and pine needles thanks to Friday night's brisk winds. Despite those negatives, the classic track is currently graded as good to very good.
Some of the West Side trails were packed (rolled) for the first time on December 30th. They're probably soft but probably skiable if you're interested in 'bushwhacking'. Until the West Side logging is done, you can access the West Side at Letter L. (West Side access currently is limited due to logging - READ THE IMPORTANT UPDATES INFO section). West Side logging is supposed to be done by January 21st. Until then, we're focusing our skiing (and trail reports) on the East Side trails.
Ladysmith Area Trails report:
1/6/2022 update: Sisters farm was all groomed today and is great shape. Skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking are all a go. Get out and enjoy. Remember skiing only on East side trails, skiing, snowshoe and bikes on the west side trails. As always please no hiking on groomed trails without snowshoes.
-For more updates, check out the Ladysmith Area Trail Association Facebook page.
1/11/22 update: Tubing and skiing hills are open. Frigid temperatures cause for delayed starts and closures, be sure to check their page for daily updates.
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