Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 01/04/2016
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: up to 10″ in some areas
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are MOSTLY OPEN and in fair condition!
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor has been groomed and the gates to the Ashland County snowmobile trails have been opened. The county trails have been groomed and most are passable.
*IMPORTANT: Trail 13 (Corridor 21) from Trail 77 to Price County is still CLOSED due to lack of snow and open water on the trail.
The temporary closure on Trail 9 from Ashland to Sanborn has been lifted and a detour route has been posted.
The southern part of Ashland County did not receive as much snow during the recent winter storms as the northern portion (City of Ashland), which got more than 10 inches in some places.
The area around Mellen did receive another inch and a half of snow over the holiday weekend. Groomers are out “trying to pack the swamps,” according to Bill Chandler, president of the Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance.
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor, a 62-mile stretch of abandoned railroad right-of-way running from Ashland to Superior, is always OPEN in the winter.
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.
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.)
News & Events: In addition to snowmobiling, Ashland County 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 all of our upcoming outdoor events like the 6th Annual King of the Bay Snowmobile Drag Races set for Feb. 20, 2016 at Maslowski Beach on Lake Superior.
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.