Snow and Trail Conditions Update
As of 3/17/2023:
(3/16/23): It has been 40F and light rain all day. Hopefully that cold front shows up within the next few hours so things can start refreezing and we can get a couple inches of fresh snow for the weekend. 14F tonight with single digit lows with highs in the 20s through the weekend so things are going to get icy along with the usual spring hazards.
Reporting on trail conditions is very difficult this time of the year. Not going to recommend everyone get out and ride but not going to tell anyone not to ride either. You'll have to make your own decision.
Just a guess but weekend trail conditions might look something like:
10% awful (roads, alleys, logging areas, etc.)
On a final note, Rusk County does not have a set closing date. That said, next week's forecast doesn't look great and from here out we're essentially day-to-day.
We're in diehard season. Ride safe.
-Please check the Ride Rusk page for confirmation on your trail routes and for updates on trail maintenance and grooming.
Cross Country Ski Trails
Walk On By...another Walk On By. Maybe it'll take out a membership? Grooming Plans! With warm temps and rain, the trails were saturated soft Thursday. As temps fall, Friday evening - or Saturday morning - we hope to groom the skate deck for weekend skiing one more time.As part of a quick visit to the trailhead Thursday morning, I stopped in the warming house to make sure it was warm & cozy. With the deep snow, the path to the warming house is a one way street. On my way back to the parking lot, I glanced down and was surprised to find the tracks you see in the photos with this email. Based on the warm temps Wednesday night - and Thursday's rain - I'd guess those tracks were made during the night or early morning hours by a lone wolf. Do you agree? The tracks led out to the parking lot and right past the donation pole where we have maps for visitors. Unfortunately, this visitor didn't deposit anything in the donation pole. Looks like
Ladysmith Area Trails report:
(3/13/23): Sisters Farm Trail Update. What do you do when you get 10 inches of snow in March? You groom and groom and groom. Jim groomed the East this morning and I groomed the West side. Very soft so we made a lot of passes but with the cold temps tonight trails should be good tomorrow and for the next few days. I know people are getting tired of snow bur should be a good stretch to get out on the trails
-For more updates, check out the Ladysmith Area Trail Association Facebook page.
Last weekend was a dream! Now this weekend could be the same with snow in the forecast.
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***As a reminder our 23/24 season pass sale is coming to a close. Purchase at ChristieMountain.com by March 31st for the best possible savings.
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