Snowmobile Trail Conditions

january 13, 2021

Trail Status:  open

Snow base:  2-12 inches

Condition:  Early Season, Fair to poor

General Area Report:

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 substantial amount of snow, we will try to update the report 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.

additional info:

Sign up to receive text message or email trail condition updates on the county website under "Notify Me." You can also find updates on the Bayfield County Tourism Facebook page, on Snowtracks and on the Trail Conditions page at travelbayfieldcounty.com. 

General Info:

Order a snowmobile map online or pick one up at area businesses. You can also download the Avenza app (for free) and get the updated Snowmobile Map on your device before you hit the trails – locate yourself on the trail map with GPS so you can see where you are, even with no cell reception! If you’d like to see the sponsor businesses on the same type of map, try the Trail Treker app ($1.99).

Be sure to stop in, warm up and patronize the businesses on our snowmobile map. Their advertising makes it possible to print and distribute the map. New maps will be available soon!