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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, March 2 - morning:

Great skating was available yesterday, either taking advantage of Sunday's fresh corduroy, or skiing on the 1/2" of fluff deposited by Sunday morning's flurries. The base is very firm, and edge control was ideal yesterday. The Sunday morning light snowfall concealed any scattered debris in the classic track, striding was really nice yesterday afternoon.


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 1: groomed the skate lane of the Westside, the Eastside hunter/walker loop, the Eastside begiiner loop, and the Eastside 'gravel road'.
February 27: groomed many of the Eastside trails - and where the snow was workable, set fresh classic track and/or reset track .

February 26: groomed the skate lane of the Westside and the Eastside core loop. Unable to set fresh track due to cold temps and a very hard base.

Snowfall

March 1: morning flurries deposited 1/2" of fluff.
Annual totals - click here.