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Snow and Trail Conditions Update

As of 3/24/2023:

3/23/2023 - Current snow depth as shown on NOAA.

Road crossings are soft and muddy but trail conditions continue to remain good with occasional exposed dirt and slush spots. Highs around 40 the rest of the week and through the weekend but still low 20s every night. The thaw/freeze cycle is creating some icy conditions. Studs and ice scratchers are recommended.

Closed trails: 12A between Bruce and Weyerhaeuser due to open creek.

Caution Spots: The alley in Ladysmith on Trail 116 from Ladysmith Federal to Courthouse is mostly bare. Weyerhaeuser Trail 12 between 133 to 31 has water on the trail. If you know of more caution spots please share.

Weyerhaeuser Snowmobile Club Spring Fundraiser on Sunday at Burdys Sports Bar and Grill from 11-2.

-Please check the Ride Rusk page for confirmation on your trail routes and for updates on trail maintenance and grooming.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lotsa Smiles SaturdayWhile groomers worked Friday evening, stiff north winds blew in an estimated 1" of flakes that created a velvety surface for Saturday's skiers. When skiers arrived Saturday, the classic track was partially (sometimes totally) drifted in. But the first strider in the track defined the track for subsequent skiers. Good classic skiing, very good skating. Beautiful, sunny (cold) late winter day.Plenty of happy faces yesterday. The 'smiley face' photos were taken at a few of the distance markers along the East Side Core Loop. If you haven't noticed, the Core Loop measures 11 kilometers - and has km markers at each km along the way. If you look carefully at our East Side map, you'll find tick marks that identify each of the km distances.Grooming PlansNo grooming planned for Saturday evening or Sunday morning. The underlying base is smooth. Enjoy the velvety surface resulting from Friday and Saturday's windblown snow.To close out the unforgettable winter of 2022-23, click here for an appropriate nursery rhyme (song) to close this message.

-Be sure to visit their website or Facebook page for more trail conditions.


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.


Christie Mountain

One more run! We will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm for the best spring skiing you can find!

**Friday March 24th: Closed

**Tube Park: Closed

-Check out their website or Facebook page for more updates.