Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 4-12 inches
Date of Report: December 30, 2020
Bayfield County Snowmobile Trails are now open. Conditions are early season and variable throughout the county. The early season lack of snow and cold temperatures allowed most swamps and wet ground to freeze, which is great. Most trails have been panned and packed, some in the northern part of the county have been groomed. The whole county received some fresh snow overnight, hopefully it was enough for the groomers to work their magic and improve the trails.
Some trouble spots to note:
- The Grand View and Mason areas didn’t receive much snow and sled traffic could damage farm fields. Please use caution.
- Trail 1 along the South shore is rough but passable.
- Trail 1 to Bayfield and Legendary Waters Casino are currently closed. We hope to have an update on that soon.
Namakagon Trail Groomers: 90% of our trails have been panned & packed. All trails have been ridden and are clear. Also minimal snow with no base. Trails in poor to fair condition. (early season riding).
Barnes Barnestormers: We have packed Trails 7 to 17 around the Town of Barnes. Snow is minimal with no real base. We are packing 17 North (Moore Road) today. Not going to do anything on 31 North until we get more snow.
Drummond SnoJacks: Most trails are panned, barely snow covered with the exception of trails #63 and #4 north of Grand View, due to the lack of snow particularly on the farm fields we didn’t pan those trails.
Frosty’s Vintage Riders: 6 inches in mason delta on top of the 2 to 3 inch ice base we had, we have opened gates thru private lands and as far as scenic drive road, swamps are frozen over nicely
Washburn Valhallers: Trail 13 from Tri-County Corridor to Vahalla was groomed on 12/29. While this trail is rideable, there are thin spots especially between Washburn and Ashland. Use caution as always for early, low snow conditions. Conditions improve between Washburn and Valhalla but there are some low spots at the bottoms of hills that did not get filled in completely due to low snow; caution on hills. Trail 33, 31 and 63 between Valhalla and Moqua has been recently groomed. This trail segment is in good condition but there are still exposed rocks on trail 63 near Moqua as the snow levels are low. Trail 31 from Valhalla through the Sunbowl to 5-corners (trail 51) has also been groomed and is in good condition.
All riders should use caution and consider all trails in early season conditions and there may still be exposed hazards due to low snow conditions in certain areas.
South Shore– Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: Trail 1 along the south shore will be rough but passable, no grooming yet. There’s a short reroute on Trail 41. It will be rerouted on 258a (old snowmobile trail) which is at the intersection of 258 & 436 to 439 and then to 40.
WAINO – Waino Riders cleared the trail a few weeks ago and our groomer will go out after tonight’s snow. Some of the club members have been riding to pack down what we do have and Trail One should be in good shape by the end of the week.