Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 02/05/2016
Trail Conditions: Very 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 today, 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 was last groomed 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.
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Wisconsin’s Northwoods, running through beautiful Ashland County, is the best overall place for SNOWMOBILE TRAIL RIDING and FAMILY SNOWMOBILING. Snowmobiling in Ashland County not only offers picturesque views and well maintained trails; it also offers numerous lodging and dining choices that will be sure to please your entire family and friends. Ashland County enjoys every opportunity to boast about being tagged the Best Overall Snowmobiling Area; where the report you read on the web site or hear on the Ashland Chamber Snowmobile phone message is true, accurate and updated throughout the entire snowmobile season.
Many things make snowmobiling fun in Ashland County Wisconsin: the breathtaking beauty of our 640,693 acres of public land; the precision performance of your machine; the satisfaction of traversing the winter landscape with friends and family. Yes, there’s plenty of challenge awaiting you as you drive your snowmobile into our winter wonderland. We encourage you to always know your area by getting current maps and talking to the locals. Know your machine’s capabilities and don’t push beyond them and remember speed is not the measure of snowmobiling fun. Ease up on the throttle, especially when near other machines, people, trees and animals. It’s good sense. We invite you to ride our trails and share in the beauty of Ashland County.
Situated on the South Shore of THE LARGEST AND GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES, pristine Lake Superior, Ashland County Wisconsin is home to 640,693 acres of public land that provide endless trails for snowmobilers. We have 280 miles of groomed trails along with over 1000 miles of ungroomed forest roads for your riding pleasure. Our annual average snowfall is 73 inches.
We represent the communities of ASHLAND, ODANAH, SANBORN, MARENGO, HIGHBRIDGE, MELLEN, GLIDDEN, BUTTERNUT, CLAM LAKE, LAPOINTE ON MADELINE ISLAND.
The Northern Great Lakes is a great place to start your journey… it greets snowmobilers with a special area to warm or dry your gloves and hang your helmet while showcasing the entire area. It is found just off the Tri-County Recreational Corridor which runs from the City of Ashland to the City of Superior in Douglas County.
We are host to many scenic vistas in the Chequamegon National Forest with abundant wildlife of deer, wolf, black bear and ELK.
Guilty of bragging about our super-groomed trails, our local snowmobile clubs have made many improvements in the past years to make our trails safe and more enjoyable for sledders. The Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance grooms the trails and reports to us DAILY on Trail Conditions.
We invite you to experience snowmobiling at its best in Ashland County. Snowmobile maps/hospitality information is available by calling 800-284-9484 or www.travelashlandcounty.com for what snowmobiling is all about.