Snow and Trail Conditions Updates
As of 2/17/22:
County trails are open with occasional closures. Stop in for the Bruce Blue Hills Trailblazers Annual Fundraiser for food and raffles at the Bruce Fire Hall from 12-4pm.
From the Ladysmith Driftbusters (Ladysmith): Aside from 12/27 on the north side of town which is tight, narrow and gets hammered with traffic; our trails have a couple icy corners but generally are very good to excellent. Be very careful if riding on Dairyland Flowage. WRA plowed more roads and with the drifting the last few days they are extremely difficult to see.
From Hawkins Sno-Hawks (Hawkins): Hawkins Sno-Hawks Trails are freshly groomed to take your sweetheart out for a ride
-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:
Packed powder skiing, good skating and striding. On the East Side, the Core Loop is quite firm, the side trails are a little soft. On the West Side, Excelsior Road and the East/West crossover trail are mostly firm. The rest of the West Side is a bit soft and would benefit from another grooming pass.
Most of the East Side trails include classic track. On the West Side, classic track is present on Excelsior Road, and the East/West crossover trail (A-B-J-K-L-23). One of our grooming machines (our workhorse snowmobile) is in the shop for repairs, and until it returns, our Honda UTV will focus our grooming on the most frequently traveled trails.
READ THE IMPORTANT UPDATES (below) REGARDING LOGGING & THE STATUS OF THE WEST SIDE TRAILS. West Side logging was completed January 18th.
Ladysmith Area Trails report:
With the new snow last night the groomers were out in force today. Jim groomed the East side trails for skiing and reports they are in excellent shape. Dave groomed the West side this afternoon for skiing, fat tire biking and snowshoeing. With tonight's colder temps. the trails should all set up well and be firm and fun for the weekend. Get out and enjoy some winter fun on the trails. Remember please no hiking on groomed trails without snowshoes. Bikers and snowshoers be respectful of the set ski tracks when out on the trails.
-For more updates, check out the Ladysmith Area Trail Association Facebook page.
Trail Feature: Our newest addition to the Christie Mountain trail system. Bob and weave through this glade run and hit caches of ungroomed powder. With a direct line to the T-bar skiers can enjoying back to back black diamond runs.
Hit more runs! With over 200 snow tubes and our newly upgraded conveyer lift you are sure to have a blast on every run!
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