Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 12/19/2014
Trail Conditions: Trails Closed
Snow Cover: 3-6 inches
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are still CLOSED. The trails will open as soon as weather permits.
Due to the warm weather the area recently experienced, much of the snow cover has been lost. Groomers had been packing the trails, but no actual grooming can take place until the area receives sufficient new snowfall. Ashland has received a few inches of snow this week and more is expected the week of Dec. 22, so the trails could be open soon.
The Tri-County Corridor, a 62-mile stretch of abandoned railroad right-of-way running from Ashland to Superior, is always OPEN. The Corridor was groomed today, Dec. 19, and is in great shape, according to Bill Chandler, president of the Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance.
Please continue to check this website for detailed trail reports or starting later this month call the Snowmobile Report hotline at 1-800-284-9484.
If you would like a Snowmobile Map/Brochure for Ashland County, let us know and we will be happy to get one out to you. Go to www.visitashland.com or call 1-800-284-9484 to request a brochure.
News & Events: In addition to snowmobiling, Ashland 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 our upcoming outdoor events.
Ashland’s King of the Bay Snowmobile Drag Races will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Maslowski Beach. Held on the ice of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay, this exciting event offers hot snowmobile racing action with 660-foot tracks on both shaved ice and groomed snow. King of the Bay also features raffle prizes, concessions and awards in more than 60 classes. Go to www.ashlandkingofthebay.com for more details.
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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.