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The Blue Hills Trail was established in 1987 by a group of local x-country skiers. The organization reincorporated as the Blue Hills Trail Association (BHTA) in the fall of 2006 to reflect the increasingly regional nature of the operation and to facilitate the attainment of 501c3 status.


The group remains dependent on annual membership dues, donations, and the cooperation of the Rusk County Forestry Department for its continued existence. New members, suggestions and financial support are all greatly appreciated. Thanks to all the individuals and businesses that support the Blue Hills Trail System year round.



Starting Monday January 29, several Eastside trails will be closed due to a logging operation that is expected to last several weeks. Click here for map details. This is a good time to ski some trails new to you.






Trail Conditions

Wednesday morning, February 21, 2018:

Really really good skiing yesterday! The 1/2" icy paste that accumulated during Monday's mixed bag of precipitation was highly skiable -- and grooming turned it into the icing on the cake. If you thought last week's skiing was good, Tuesday was possibly even better.




90% of the ski trails are available this winter (all the Westside, most of the Eastside). The base is adequate, use your good skis.


To avoid two erosion prone bridges, we've abandoned the north (lower) half of the Eastside 'S-curve trail' that ran between 20-2. To take its place, in August we dozed a new trail that runs from 20-00-2A. It has a wide open downhill as you approach 2A. Familiarize yourself with this trail by first skiing it uphill from 2A-00. Continue from 00 to the intersection at #20 for a great route to / from the ridge line. Click here for a video showing this fun trail.

Grooming Update

Here's what's up:

Wednesday (February 21)

Probably grooming the Westside.


Here's what we've been up to:

Tuesday (February 20)

Groomed most of the Eastside trails, including fresh classic track. Very nice results.



Grooming started December 11 with clearing of ice storm debris. Groomers worked almost daily December 11-19.


Latest snowfall(s)

February 19: intermittent sleet and moist snowball bearings added up to 1/2" of an icy paste

Annual totals - click here.