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The Blue Hills Trail was established in 1987 by a group of local x-country skiers. The organization reincorporated as the Blue Hills Trail Association (BHTA) in the fall of 2006 to reflect the increasingly regional nature of the operation and to facilitate the attainment of 501c3 status.

 

The group remains dependent on annual membership dues, donations, and the cooperation of the Rusk County Forestry Department for its continued existence. New members, suggestions and financial support are all greatly appreciated. Thanks to all the individuals and businesses that support the Blue Hills Trail System year round.

Trail

Conditions

GROOMING

Update

Snowfall

Trail Conditions

Monday morning, January 23, 2017:

Due to warm temps and recent rain, PLEASE STAY OFF THE SKI TRAIL IF THE SURFACE IS VERY SOFT. Deep chevrons (ski marks) are tough to remove when they freeze in place. Once colder temps return, a smoother surface will facilitate grooming.

 

A prolonged January thaw (forecast to last a week or longer) began Wednesday, January 18. Friday and Saturday were rainy, Sunday was foggy. The trails are rain saturated and soft -- probably best to stay off them until wintry weather returns.

 

LOOK HERE FOR DETAILS & CAUTIONS REGARDING EASTSIDE TRAILS:

Click here for map of open & groomed Eastside trails.

 

Certain trails will remain ungroomed this winter due to either erosion or anticipated logging. Unopened trails have many inches of accumulated snow, feel free to go bushwhacking.

Grooming Update

Most recent grooming was...

Monday (January 16)

Groomed the skate lane of the Eastside core loop and a few adjacent trails.

 

Click here for a map showing Eastside trail precautions

TRAIL 4-19 IS TECHNICALLY CHALLENGING & SEVERELY ERODED AT THE DOWNHILL NARROWS. STAY OFF THAT TRAIL.

 

PARTS OF TRAIL SECTION 5-6-7-30 ARE ERODED AND QUITE ROUGH, AVOID THOSE TRAILS UNTIL DEEPER SNOW ALLOWS MORE GROOMING OF THIS SECTION.

Snowfall

Latest snowfall

January 17: 1/2"-1" wet snow

 

Rain event began Friday morning (January 20)


Annual totals - click here.