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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

Trail Conditions as of January 26

The part of the core loop that was scratched up yesterday,  1-21-29-17-16-15-20-2-31-1 should be good today with the new snow.  Other trails may need time to set up in order to get good edging, use caution on downhills. 

95% of the 35 km trail system is open, you'll find plenty of base, dirt spots are rare. Refer to our 'Grooming Update' for maps showing groomed trails.


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

January 26:  Groomers will go out later this morning to pack an inch of new snow onto the icy surface left after this weekends thaw/freeze.

January 25:  Temperatures in the teens froze the trails rock-hard.  The groomers attempted to scratch up the surface with no luck early this morning.  Warming temperatures in the afternoon allowed some success in breaking up the hard surface. 


Follow these links for maps dated January 6 providing important details regarding Eastside grooming and Westside grooming (maps open in new pages).  You may need to refresh (reload) your browser's page to view the most current maps.


January 26: 1" new snow.  Annual totals - click here.