Snow Cover: 2 to 6 inches in most areas, base icy in most areas.
Date of Report: February 14, 2017
As is typical for this time of year, certain trail segments can be opened and others are not ready yet due to wetland crossings and/or have restrictions due to private land easements. It is critical that we respect the landowners who allow us to use their property. Please review the information below carefully before trail riding and confirm that you are using open trails.
Please note, in scattered areas the trail base is ice. Please exercise caution and operate at reduced speeds.
Trail Report 2/14/2017
No new snow since 2-7-2017.
Trail 235 is open between 2 (TCC) and 35 (WRT). *PLEASE STAY ON TRAIL! The landowner has made it clear that if sleds do not stay on the trail, then this trail will be closed.
All trails have been groomed since 2-11-2017, except Trail 6 East, Trail 235, and Trail 635.
Trail 1, Bayfield 24, and Trail 4 between 6 West (Big Rock Corner) and Brule was groomed later in the day, however; grooming did not turn out well in the heat.
Conditions in some areas are thin, icy, and better in sheltered areas. There are some icy corners on Trail 4 and Trail 24. There are quite a few corners on Trail 27 and Trail 27A where there has been more traffic.
Open areas are deteriorating rapidly with recent heat wave.
All winter use trails in this quadrant are open at this time with the exception of Crosstown Route from Tower Avenue to East Second Street and Trail 2 north of Loonsfoot Landing.
Trails are reported to be good for ATV’s and fair for snowmobiles. Most road routes have melted.
Please note – a disabled groomer is on Trail 2 west of Billings Drive. The club will be working on the trail as soon as possible.
All trails are open at this time, but we anticipate many closures with the current warm temperatures.
All trails are open at this time, but all grooming has been suspended and trails are deteriorating due to warmer temperatures.
Trail 217 and Trail 17
Trail 217 – Open with okay conditions at this time. We anticipate deteriorating conditions with the warmer temperatures.
Trail 17N (Fowlers Circle North) – Trail is open with okay conditions at this time. We anticipate deteriorating conditions with the warmer temperatures.
Trail 17S (Fowlers Circle South) – Closed for the season due to extensive logging and warmer temperatures.
Douglas County Ski Trails
The ski trails were groomed and tracked the week of February 6th. Trail conditions are poor at this time due to warmer temperatures.
The Superior Municipal Forest is open and was tracked and groomed on February 9th. We anticipate deteriorating conditions with warmer temperatures.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FORESTRY AT 715 378 2219 DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS OF 8 AM TO 4:30 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS). Or Check on Line at www.douglascountywi.org under the Forestry Department tab.