Snow and Trail Condition Updates
As of 1/18/22:
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.
From Ladysmith Driftbusters (Ladysmith): as of Friday 1/14/2022 all Driftbuster trails have been groomed this week. Trails are all rated as FAIR. They are still thin. The warm weather and extra passes with the groomer brought up a few dirt spots. It's unlikely that we'll get any snow today or tomorrow but there is some in the forecast for early next week. There are spots where our trails are great, smooth and fast. However, until we get more snow, EARLY SEASON HAZARDS CONTINUE TO EXIST. Ride appropriately.
Cross-Country Ski Trails
Blue Hills Trails report:
Adequate base, you can use your good skis. All the East Side trails are open and groomed for skating; about 80% of the East Side trails are being groomed for classic skiing. The north half of the West Side is currently open and groomed for skating.
East Side: firm, fairly fast skating conditions with good edge control; classic conditions are very good to excellent.
West Side: first grooming of the season was Wednesday & Thursday - it set up like a brick. Fair skating conditions (the skate deck is still a bit rough and needs another grooming). Classic track will probably be added during the next grooming of the West Side. 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.
Ladysmith Area Trails report:
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.
ALL 33 TRAILS ARE 100% OPEN! This years tube park is back! Our Christie Mountain maintenance crew worked hard to install the new magic carpet lift. There were some challenges along the way but also some big wins! Like a nice and easy ride up the mountain on a blue bird sky day. Yep... pure bliss.