Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 12/19/2014
Trail Conditions: Trails Closed
Snow Cover: 3-6 inches
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are still CLOSED. The trails will open as soon as weather permits.
Due to the warm weather the area recently experienced, much of the snow cover has been lost. Groomers had been packing the trails, but no actual grooming can take place until the area receives sufficient new snowfall. Ashland has received a few inches of snow this week and more is expected the week of Dec. 22, so the trails could be open soon.
The Tri-County Corridor, a 62-mile stretch of abandoned railroad right-of-way running from Ashland to Superior, is always OPEN. The Corridor was groomed today, Dec. 19, and is in great shape, according to Bill Chandler, president of the Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance.
Please continue to check this website for detailed trail reports or starting later this month call the Snowmobile Report hotline at 1-800-284-9484.
If you would like a Snowmobile Map/Brochure for Ashland County, let us know and we will be happy to get one out to you. Go to www.visitashland.com or call 1-800-284-9484 to request a brochure.
News & Events: In addition to snowmobiling, Ashland offers cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and sledding. And be sure to check listings on our website, www.visitashland.com, for information on our upcoming outdoor events.
Ashland’s King of the Bay Snowmobile Drag Races will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Maslowski Beach. Held on the ice of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay, this exciting event offers hot snowmobile racing action with 660-foot tracks on both shaved ice and groomed snow. King of the Bay also features raffle prizes, concessions and awards in more than 60 classes. Go to www.ashlandkingofthebay.com for more details.