Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 2-12 inches
Date of Report: January 15, 2021
1/15/2021 update: The winter snowstorm didn’t bring near as much snow as we were hoping. Across the county we received anywhere from a sprinkling to 5 inches in the higher elevations. Groomers will be out doing what they can with the snow we received so be alert when out on the trails.
Snow base (in inches): 2-12 inches
Status (Closed, Open, Partially Open): Open, early season
Condition (Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent): Fair to Poor
With no new snow and warmer temps, trails are holding up and rideable but in fair to poor condition. A slow-moving winter storm is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday so we are hoping that dumps a bunch of snow throughout the whole county. If we do get a bunch of snow, I’ll try to do a quick update on Friday.
The same trouble spots still remain:
- 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. The trail into the City of Bayfield will not open this year, but we’re hopeful for next year. The trail to the Casino is currently being worked on and will provide an update when it opens.
Namakagon Trail Groomers: Trails are in fair condition. Some are more brown than white but rideable. Hope we get some snow!
Barnes Barnestormers: Barnestormers trails are in poor but rideable condition. Trails 17 and 31 are good once you get north of trail 18, and 18 is in good condition. We groomed trail 7 to Drummond and trail 63 from Lake Owen to Grandview on Friday. (Poor condition). We hope to be grooming again by the weekend if the weather is accommodating.
Drummond SnoJacks: The Drummond groomer remains out for repairs. Barnes and/or Namakagon plan to help out on our trails so refer to their report.
Frosty’s Vintage Riders: Trail 4 from the Corridor to the Diner- very poor. Mason to Delta: fair to poor. Forest roads are fair, Scenic Drive road routes are fair.
Washburn Valhallers: Trails in the Valhalla area remain in fair condition. Hopefully we will get a good snow on Wednesday night.
Trail #13, Ashland to Washburn: Very thin but ridable; Trail #13, Washburn to Valhalla: Thin but ridable; Trail 33/31/63, Valhalla to Moquah: Covered but getting thin with exposed rocks on #63. Trail 31 around Valhalla; Covered but getting thin; some of the most snow in our area. Like everyone, we are really hoping for some snow with this next system.
South Shore– Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia: Trail 1 from Port Wing to Corny is rough with no grooming yet. Wally Polk trail is fair so is trail 40 and 41. We need snow and I will be out grooming!
WAINO – Waino Riders will not be grooming until we get some snow. Hopefully at the end of the week. Trail 1 is rideable and that’s about it.