Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 01/07/2016
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 3-12″
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are OPEN and in fair to good condition!
The trails have been packed but not groomed. “We’re not doing any grooming until we get more snow,” explained Bill Chandler of Mellen, president of the Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance.
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor was groomed late last week. “We did some brushing up on there yesterday (Jan. 6) and we’ll do more today,” Chandler said.
The area received 2-3 more inches of snow last night and more is expected overnight and tomorrow so trail conditions are likely to improve for the weekend.
*WARNING: Trail 13 (Corridor 21) from Trail 77 to Price County remains CLOSED due to lack of adequate snow cover 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 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 reminder: 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 at http://www.visitashland.com/plan-your-visit/recreation/snowmobilingatv/ 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, including 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.