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Snow & Trail Condition Update - February 22, 2019

More snow this week - 10" in some spots - and more snow is forecast for the weekend.  The base is thick at 16+" and the trails are in Excellent shape.  Groomers are out working on all trails.
The weather looks great on Saturday as well as on Sunday if you don't mind some powder.

Snowmobile Trails
With all of the snow these are the best conditions one could hope for.  Groomers have been out, but not have gotten to all of the trails to pack down the  new snow.  Trails are open throughout the entire County, excellent riding everywhere.
Use caution whenever you ride, and expect some rough spots.  No ice should ever be considered safe.
Look for updates as conditions change, and we receive -more updates.
Stay on the trails.

Want more detailed condition updates, check out a new Facebook page that is being maintained with up-to-date trail and groomer reports.  https://www.facebook.com/RideRusk/


Cross-Country Ski Trails 
Excellent conditions - grooming ongoing .  More snow this week has only improved what were already good conditions.

Today's Report from the Blue Hills Trails -

Today's Report from the Blue Hills Trails -
Another big snowfall Wednesday - 9+ inches. Fabulous snowshoeing right now.

The 11 km Core loop is groomed for skating. As of this morning, the rest of the trails still have 5-10 inches of ungroomed snow. In the interest of providing a place to ski while the Birkie trail is unavailable, we'll try to get more trails packed and groomed Friday; and hope to set classic track on the Core Loop today. We need to get quite a bit of our 20+ miles of trails packed before the next big snowfall arrives on Saturday.

Wednesday's deep snowfall was an odd mixture of snow structures, and was a challenge to groom Thursday. It took all day just to get the East Side Core Loop in good shape. And yet it was still a bit soft late Thursday afternoon.

Today's Report from the Sisters Farm Trails - Jim spent the day grooming trails. The east side ski trails should be in great shape. The west side trails are also groomed and track. The fat bike trail was groomed also tonight but may be soft with all the new snow. So if you are not skiing the birdie or riding in the Sweaty Yeti this weekend get out on your local trails and enjoy.

Blue Hills Trails

Ladysmith Area Trails
Don't forget the Blue Hills Trails and Flambeau Mine Trails (Ladysmith) have snowshoe paths, and the Sisters Farm Trails by Ladysmith are grooming for Fat Tire Biking

Christie Mountain downhill ski area is also open and reporting excellent conditions.