Snow Cover: 6-12"
Date of Report: February 1, 2017
Some much welcomed fresh snow fell on all of Bayfield County early this week. Our groomers are back out in full force getting the trails in shape for the weekend. The fresh snow is sitting on top of ice and many areas of the county. Expect varying trail conditions ranging from good to poor. Trails are generally rideable with some icy, slushy, and bare spots. Trails in open areas/fields have very little to no snow cover. Use caution for exposed rocks, wet areas and icy conditions as trails are still recovering from the warmer temperature.
Under normal circumstances, winter ATV use is permissible only on snowmobile trails that are also ATV trails in the summer. The warmer temperatures have created wet, sensitive and highly variable trail conditions. As a result, ATV use has the potential to damage the system and create additional problems when colder temperatures return. Until further notice, all ATV use is prohibited on the snowmobile trails. This includes tracked or wheeled ATVs and UTVs. However, ATV use is still allowed on the Tri-County Corridor and Town Road routes.
We’ve opened back up Trail 13 South out of Washburn to the Tri-County Corridor and Trail 31 South in Barnes. Please use caution on these trails.
These trails remain closed:
- Trail 4 East and West out of Mason
- Trail 63 South out of Mason to Grand View
We will post a more detailed trail report on Friday once our groomers get a chance to assess trail conditions.