Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 02/03/2016
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5 to 15 inches
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are OPEN and in good to very good condition.
All of the Ashland County trails are currently in good, rideable shape and will be “extremely fine” in time for this coming weekend, Feb. 6-7.
Ashland County received a significant amount of new snow Tuesday afternoon and overnight, with Marengo seeing a foot of snowfall, the Mellen area getting 8-12 inches of snow, and Butternut receiving 8 inches. In the northern portion of the county, the Ashland area received about 10 inches of snow.
Groomers report it will be Friday or possibly early Saturday before the county’s more than 220 miles of trails are completely groomed. Trails 9 and 13 will be groomed on Friday, Feb. 5.
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor from Ashland west to Superior is currently being groomed three times a week and is in very good condition. It will be groomed again on Thursday, Feb. 4.
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 20th Annual Book Across the Bay, a nighttime cross-country ski race and snowshoe trek across the frozen surface of Lake Superior, set for Feb. 13, 2016.
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.