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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

Saturday evening, December 16, 2017:

3/4" creamy snow this morning. We now have early season skating conditions that range from fair to good to very good on trails groomed daily since December 11 (look at 'Grooming Update' tab for more info). There's a nice classic track that runs about 2 km from 1-22-33-21 and beyond. We need at least another 4" of snow before we can add more classic track.


The base is firm and mostly surprisingly smooth. The base is about 2" thick and has occasional dirt spots, rocks and tufts of grass. Bring rock skis as well as a pair of good skis -- you decide. Carry a small pruning shears or folding saw and help us fine tune the trails.


Ungroomed trails have enough snow for bushwhacking - at this time we recommend skiing those ungroomed trails in an uphill direction. When you're ready to start skiing the Eastside trails, click on this link for safest ski routes on the trails dozed in September.

Grooming Update

December 16 (a.m.) -- groomed Eastside core loop and branching trails.


Grooming started December 11 with clearing of ice storm debris. We've groomed daily since December 11.



Latest snowfall

December 16: 1/2" creamy snow

Annual totals - click here.