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Trail Report For: Ashland County – 01/16/2015

Trail Report: Ashland County

Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

Date of Report: 01/16/2015

Trail Conditions: Good

Snow Cover: 3-12 inches

Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are OPEN, groomed and in good condition!

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 also recently groomed and is in very good shape with a nice, smooth surface for riding, according to Bill Chandler, president of the Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance.

With daytime temperatures in the mid to upper 30s predicted for this Saturday and Sunday, groomers will be closely monitoring the trails. If any changes do occur or if a portion of a trail must be closed, this website as well as the snowmobile hotline will be updated over the weekend, Jan. 17-18.

Please continue to check our website, www.visitashland.com, for detailed reports or call the Snowmobile Report Hotline at 1-800-284-9484. (NOTE: If you call before 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, you will reach one of our Chamber staff members who can give you the snowmobile report. If you call after 5 or on the weekends, you will hear the snowmobile hotline recording.)

Important note: There is no snowmobiling allowed from Ashland to Bad River/Odanah as snowmobiling is not permitted on reservation land. However, snowmobiling is allowed from Bad River east to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

If you would like a Snowmobile Map/Brochure for Ashland County, let us know and we will be happy to mail one out to you. Please call us at 715/682-2500 or toll-free at 1-800-284-9484.

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.

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