Snow & Trail Condition Update – February 11, 2017

Snowmobile Trails – Rusk County trails remain open, but are falling into poor condition in some areas – according to early weekend reports. Fair and even good conditions can still be found in the Blue Hills area where greater snow amounts and shaded trails are preserving the trail base better.
In other areas where trails are exposed, those trails next to roadways, and crossings are in poor condition with some bare spots.

With additional warm weather in the forecast the outlook for snowmobiling is not good.

Caution should be used on Trails 27 and 99 North due to the impacts of beaver dams.

Swamps and creeks may be soft or have open water, and beware of ice crossings due to ice chunks and possible open water. No ice should ever be considered safe. Beware of possible trail closings and reroutes. Ride at your own risk, stay on the trail, and please be careful. Check back for updates and changes in trail status as weather/conditions change.

Cross-country ski trails – Cross-country ski trails – Surprisingly good cross-country ski conditions are still being reported on area trails. A good base is still present – especially on the Blue Hills Trails, and grooming is continuing. Warm and sunny mid-days do soften the trails, but mornings after the cold evenings are making for great conditions.
These conditions are expected to deteriorate in the coming weak, if the forecast above freezing temps continue.

The Ladysmith Lighted Loop has also been packed and the lights are on.

Fat Tire Biking – Sisters Farm does have groomed trails specifically for Fat Tire Biking

For more detailed grooming and trail reports for the Blue Hills Trail, visit their website below.

Follow condition reports and current grooming updates for the Blue Hills Trail at

Christie Mountain is open and making snow daily, additional runs are opening weekly.  Visit their website for current conditions, and hours of operation.