Snow and Trail Condition Updates
As of 1/13/22:
County trails are open with occasional closures. 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:
1/13/22 update: Very good to excellent skate skiing conditions on the East Side trails yesterday (Wednesday). Tuesday evening's grooming created a really nice corduroy that is now morphing toward a sugar snow consistency. Firm flat surface with great edge control. The grooming on Tuesday evening also included a fresh high quality track on the Otter Slide / Far East network of trails. Groomers spent Wednesday evening removing downed trees, limbs and branches -- and rolling (packing) the West Side trails that are not subject to logging traffic. This included the crossover trail (starting at intersection #23 on the East Side then heading west to letters L-K-J). And the trails on the northern half of the West Side. Refer to the above map that shows where loggers are still hauling logs to market. The trails rolled (groomed) last evening will hopefully firm up overnight, and offer partial access to the West Side trails.Until the West Side logging is done (soon we hope), you can access the groomed trails on the West Side by
- starting at the warming house, follow the Core Loop to #23, then ski the crossover trail; or
- park and start at Letter L where the crossover trail crosses the Firelane Road. Be sure to park well off the road and leave plenty of room for logging trucks!!!
Ladysmith Area Trails report:
1/13/2022 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.
1/13/22 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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