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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

Wednesday, March 4 - evening:

Packed powder on top of a hardpack base.

The classic track is in great shape, firm and deep with solid pole plants.
The skate lane is groomed to perfection, the surface layer is a bit soft due to the new snow, the underlying base is solid.

We are grooming 95% of the 35 km trail system, you'll find plenty of base, dirt spots are rare. The Eastside trail section from 5-6-7 (an area prone to erosion) is rough but skiable, that section improves with each snowfall and each grooming.

If snowshoeing, you can enjoy the snowshoe trail that starts behind the warming house, snowshoe on the side of the groomed ski trail, or simply snowshoe cross country.

Grooming Update

March 4: many hours spent grooming various Eastside trails.
March 3 evening: groomed the skate lane and set classic track on the Westside, the Eastside core loop, and a few Eastside trails branching off the core loop.


March 3: 2" of fluffy moist snow.
Annual totals - click here.