Snow & Trail Condition Update – February 15, 2017

Snowmobile Trails – Rusk County trails will close Thursday, February 16 at 8am due to poor conditions and warm weather. This is a temporary closure, meaning trails could reopen should conditions improve. Trail conditions have deteriorated this week and will continue to do so with even warmer weather forecast. The decision to temporarily close will hopefully help preserve those areas where a base is still present and prevent damage in areas that are already bare.

Riding on area lakes and rivers is discouraged. Lakes, Rivers, 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. 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 continue to be reported on area trails. A decent base is still present – especially on the Blue Hills Trails, and grooming is continuing there. 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.