Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 18 to 36+ inches
Date of Report: February 27, 2019
General Countywide Report:
Numerous significant snowstorms pummeled all of Bayfield County throughout the entire month of February. Anywhere from around two feet to over three feet of snow fell this month. All clubs are still reporting some of the best riding conditions of the year. Please be aware of maintenance equipment on the trail, as grooming can occur at any time, day or night, especially with all of the new snow. Approach all wet areas with extra caution and be prepared to turn around if the crossing appears suspicious. Be wary of low hanging branches, wet areas, downed trees and/or limbs, and other similar hazards that may compromise the trail.
See below for area specific reports. For the most up to date report of trail conditions, please contact the local snowmobile club.
Drummond Snojacks: All trails are actively being groomed and are in very good to excellent condition. Reminder to users…trails in the Mason area are entirely on private property. Stay on the trail, don’t cut corners or look for shortcuts.
Namakagon Trail Groomers: 12″ base. All trails are actively being groomed and are in very good to excellent condition. Grooming is ongoing at this point – could be out there any day of the week, night or day.
Valhalla Area: Trails in the Valhalla, Red Cliff and Bayfield peninsula are all in excellent riding condition. Grooming continues six days a week. Remember StayRight, RideSober.
Iron River Area: All trails in Iron River area along with the Tri County Corridor will be groomed at least once by the weekend. Some areas received a significant amount of snow from the last storm. Use caution at road crossings as workers are still clearing roads which leads to trail crossings being plowed closed. They will be opened up as we come across them.
Frosty’s Vintage Riders (Mason/Delta Area): Mason/Delta Area trails are actively being groomed and are in excellent conditions with a 12-18″ base.
South Shore Trail Club (Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia Areas): Trails in the Port Wing area continue to be in great condition with lots of fresh snow. More grooming is planned for Thursday.
A portion of Trail 40 (Wally Polk) was recently plowed, but is still open. If riding this section of trail be aware of logging activity, including haul trucks. To get to Port Wing, an alternate route would be Trail 43 to Trail 66 to Trail.
Barnestormers (Barnes Area): All Barnes trails are being groomed and are in excellent condition. Trail 31 south going towards Nelson Lake will not be groomed beyond 43 road, loggers have plowed the trail beyond this point (but the trail remains open). Be careful in this area.
Waino Riders (Northwest Corner of the County): Trail 1 has a major drifting problem where there are fields to the west along the county line in Oulu. Attempts will be made on Friday to try to bust through. In the meantime sleds have found a way around these drifts and hopefully the whole thing will be fresh groomed for the weekend.
Washburn Valhallers: Trail #13 North and South are groomed regularly and are in excellent condition. They will both be groomed again before the weekend.
News and Reports:
Trail 63 in the Cable Area: Trail 63 just south of the intersection with Trail 70 south of the town of Cable is closed until further notice.
Trail 31 South, into the City of Bayfield, is closed for the entire season.
Trail 3 in the Port Wing Area, between Touve road and Almstead road, is closed. This section of trail will remain closed for the entire season.
Trail 4 just east of Mason: Trail is closed at Yderstad Rd. Take Yderstad north to Brown Rd. then back South on Roy Anderson Rd where you can pick up the trail again. Follow signs.
Trail 4 in Delta: At Camp One road and County H. Follow the signs.
Trail 63 and 70 into Cable: To get into the Town of Cable from the East take Randysek Rd. North into town.
Trail 40 just South of Port Wing: Flag Rd. is closed. Use East White Birch Rd. to get into Port Wing.
A portion of Trail 17, located west of Highway 27, and heading west through Sawyer and Bayfield Counties, has been plowed for a logging operation. The trail remains open, but please be aware of logging activity, including haul trucks.
In Barnes, a portion of Trail 31 South, located west of 43 Road has also been recently plowed for a logging operation. This trail also remains open, but please be aware of the logging activity, including haul trucks.