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Snow & Trail Condition Update - March 18, 2019

Snowmobile Trails

Effective immediately all Rusk County Snowmobile Trails are closed.  Please respect clubs and landowners and stay off of 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 
Even with warmer temps trails are in good condition in most spots, and some grooming is still occurring.  The forecast is calling for subfreezing overnight conditions so that will help maintain trails.

Today's Report from the Blue Hills Trails -
The base is generous. March freeze/thaw cycles have arrived. Since the grooming frequency will be decreasing now, try to time your visit to coincide with each morning's 'magic window' when rising temps and sunshine create a softening skiable trail surface.

Wide flat skate deck, very good conditions today. Nearly effortless skating Sunday morning thanks to grooming creating a fresh sugar snow corduroy that provided good edge control on the rocket fast trails. Unfortunately the base is so hard that it can't be dented to set a classic track.

WE'VE GONE TO THE DOGS! For the rest of the winter, we'll limit our grooming to the East Side trails. DOGS ARE WELCOME ON THE EAST SIDE TRAILS THE REMAINDER OF THE SNOW SEASON. Dogs are always welcome on the West Side trails.

NOTE: the West Side trails remain very skiable, they just won't receive grooming.
Be sure to visit the website for more info regarding trail conditions: bluehillstrail.com

Ladysmith Area Trails
Today's Report from the Sisters Farm Trails -

The west side fat bike trails were groomed last night and they should set up well. With some moisture the next couple of days the riding should be excellent this weekend. With the warm temps and rain in the forecast please stay off the trails if they are soft.

Ski. Jim tolled the east side trails and they also are in pretty good shape. He will maybe do a run over on Friday after the rain to set them up for the weekend.

Fat tire bike trail is groomed

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.