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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.







Trail Conditions

Wednesday midday, December 13, 2017:

2+ inches fresh snow this morning. We now have fair early season skating conditions on trails groomed December 11 and December 12 (look at 'Grooming Update' tab for more info).


On December 11 we spent a lot of time removing damage from the December 5 ice storm. Our first grooming began December 11, more grooming was done December 12. Ungroomed trails have enough snow for bushwhacking - at this time we recommend skiing those ungroomed trails in an uphill direction.


When you're ready to start skiing these trails, click on this link for safest ski routes on the trails dozed in September.

Grooming Update

December 11 & 12:

Rolled (packed) the entire Westside, the Eastside Beginner Trail, the Eastside core loop and several trails branching off the core loop. Not enough snow for classic tracks.


Latest snowfall

December 13: 2+ inches soft snow

Annual totals - click here.