Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 03/04/2016
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 2-10 inches
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are OPEN, groomed and in fair condition.
Groomers report that the trails remain in fair shape. The snow cover in some areas is thin, but all trails are still rideable. Snowmobilers may encounter some water in a few places, but all of the trails are passable.
It began snowing in the southern part of Ashland County this afternoon (March 4) and the Ashland area is expected to receive 1-3 inches of fresh snow overnight.
Snowmobilers are urged to be extremely careful and exercise due caution as there is ongoing trail work. Riders should also watch for a couple of detours.
The weekend forecast calls for a high of 37 on Saturday and 47 on Sunday followed by temperatures in the low 50s at the beginning of next week. If the warm weather persists, the trails around Ashland in the northern portion of the county will likely be declared closed.
The trails in southern Ashland County around Mellen, Glidden and Clam Lake are in better shape because that area received more snow and the trails are shaded more in the forest so they have retained more snow cover.
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor from Ashland west to Superior is being groomed 2-3 times a week and is also in decent shape for riding.
This might be the final weekend of the season for all of you snowmobilers, so we hope you have a chance to get out there and enjoy our trails!
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/rec-trail-reports/snowmobile-report/ 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: 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. Call us at 715/682-2500 or toll-free at 1-800-284-9484.
In addition to snowmobiling, Ashland County offers a host of great winter activities, including cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and sledding. And be sure to go to our website, www.travelashlandcounty.com, for information on all of our upcoming outdoor events like the 10th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival set for May 19-21, 2016.