Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 02/01/2016
Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 2-8 inches
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are OPEN, groomed and in poor to fair condition.
All of the Ashland County trails were groomed at the end of last week. However, with the unseasonably warm weather the area experienced over the weekend with temperatures climbing into the 40s, the trails have definitely deteriorated.
They are currently passable, but riders should expect muddy conditions and be alert for open water on some of the trails.
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor from Ashland west to Superior is currently being groomed three times a week and is in good condition.
The Ashland area is expected to receive 3-6 inches of snow over the next couple of days which should improve trail conditions.
NOTE: A temporary detour route has been posted on Trail 9 from Ashland to Sanborn.
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.
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.travelashlandcounty.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.travelashlandcounty.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 the North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club (aka Second Landing) 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.