For a slide show introduction, visit this link.
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 indivduals and businesses that support the Blue Hills Trail System year round.
Trail Conditions as of March 11th noon:
Unskiable today (March 11).
After the sudden warm-up, the trails are VERY SOFT. The surface is a wet saturated corn snow, skis sink in, pole plants are not solid & some pole plants disappear.
On days following an overnight freeze, try to catch the magic window as sunshine & rising temps soften the trails.
Click here for a map showing March 8th status of Eastside trails.
Grooming Update: March 9th: Groomed skate lane of Westside & much of Eastside; added more classic track on the Eastside.
Snowfall: 1/2" powder early morning Tuesday (March 4). Annual totals - click here.
More details: visit our photo blog.