Blue Hills Trail CONDITIONS
Sunday - evening update
Packed powder conditions, very good skating and striding.
A very destructive mid December ice storm (visit our blog for photos etc) initially shut down our skiing. Despite the December ice storm, about half of our East Side trails are open; Excelsior Road is open on the West Side. Click here for helpful maps that show our open trails.
Snowshoers: we prefer you use the Ridges Snowshoe Trail as your first option. If snowshoeing on the groomed ski trail, please snowshoe well to the side. On January 26, a great new loop was added to the Ridges Trail - the 'Highland Loop' - it climbs to the Ridgeline near intersection #12. Click here to learn about the 'Highland Loop'.
Autumn 2022, loggers cut a large timber sale on the East Side in the vicinity of the Otter Slide and Far East trails (those trails are the furthest 'east' trails). In late January, when the ground is well frozen, loggers will haul those logs to market using a route to the east and mostly separate from the ski trails. Click here for a map showing the involved trails.
January 27: 2" fine grained dry snow
grooming & MOWING
Grooming Report / Plans --- note: due to December 15 extensive ice storm damage, grooming is currently limited to about half of the East Side trails and Excelsior Road on the West Side. These are some of our favorite trails. Click here to see where we're grooming.
January 28 evening: touched up the skate deck
January 27 evening: groomed all the open trails - including fresh classic track
Blue Hills Trail Membership & Donations
2022-2023 Membership for BHTA Inc.
(October 1 through September 30)
Non-members: $10 donation/person/day at trail head, larger amounts are appreciated.
Individual membership: $60/year
Family membership: $100/year
To purchase your membership use PayPal below (service fees added) for either a one-time annual membership, or a yearly, auto-renewing annual membership subscription.
You can also pay for your membership with a printed form and mailed check.
BHTA membership offers email updates regarding trail conditions and club happenings. We never share your email address.
One-time annual individual membership
$60 + $2 PayPal service fee
One-time annual family membership
$100 + $4 PayPal service fee
Recurring annual individual membership subscription
$60 + $2 PayPal service fee, yearly until you cancel
Recurring annual family membership subscription
$100 + $4 PayPal service fee, yearly until you cancel
The Blue Hills Trail is primarily supported through donations - we greatly appreciate your help. Donations are tax deductible, and formally recognized.
Please consider leaving your legacy of support by including the Blue Hills Trail Association Inc in your will.
To donate an amount of your choice, use PayPal below or mail a form with your donation check.
Donate to BHTA
Banquet Reservations - CLOSED!
34th Annual Fundraiser
Saturday November 5, 2022 at Lehman's Supper Club in Rice Lake, WI.
5:30 social hour, 6:30 buffet dinner, 7:30 guest speaker Jared Munch (SUPerior Paddle Academy)
Advance payment is required - THE DEADLINE WAS SUNDAY NOON, OCTOBER 30th. No refunds for no shows.
Adult banquet meal
$35 + $2 PayPal service fee
Child (12 & under) meal
$14 + $1 PayPal service fee
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