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Mt. Ashwabay Ski Trails
Bayfield, WI
Trail Length: 40k  Maps: | 1 Ski Lift , 1 Jerry Jolly 
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 715-779-3227    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   A great mix of beginner and expert ski trails. With the inclusion of the Jerry Jolly Trails there is about 25 km groomed for skating and classic. There is also an additional 15 km of classic only trails. With views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, this is a very scenic area to ski. There is a nice lodge which sells snacks and food as well as a ski patrol and small downhill area.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018  posted: 12/23/2018 3:45:11 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  This morning I groomed the skate lanes on Anchor, Seagull, Power Line, Jolly Long, Dog Road, Dear Path to Black Bear, Black Bear, and Roller Coaster. I did not touch the classic tracks.
With 2 cm (sounds better than less than an inch) of new snow the skate lanes will ski very well. I would still say 50% of the trails are good to very good, 45% good, and 5% good to poor with thin spots. All of the trails have leaves and needles mixed in with only a hand full of dirt spots. The Dog Road and Jolly Long are most in need of snow, you can ski around the thin spots but caution is advised. The better conditions are higher on the ridge so unless you can't help yourself wait before you ski Jolly Long.
The classic tracks are glazed/icy with more thin spots and will need more snow before they will get any better.
Still early season conditions not suitable for your good skis.
(Scott Nesvold)
Friday, December 21, 2018  posted: 12/21/2018 6:13:50 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Did a couple laps of Seagull today. The groomer had been out this morning and generally the skate deck is in pretty good shape with just a couple of icy sections, mostly lower down on the trails near the beginning of the loop. They haven't been able to work on the classic track yet, which looked icy and not much fun. There was a bit of debris so you might not want to use your best skis depending on how cautious you are, but I didn't hit anything.
(Paul Belknap)
Monday, December 17, 2018  posted: 12/17/2018 12:29:24 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Steve and I groomed the skate lanes of Jolly Long, Anchor, Seagull, Rollercoaster, Telford and the Sugarbush Dog Trail. I would rate these as skiing good to very good. There are a couple of thin spots on Jolly Long and the Sugarbush Dog Trail. We didn't reset tracks as we thought we would pull up dirt trying to do such, so tracks are glazed to icy.
(Scott Nesvold)
Saturday, December 8, 2018  posted: 12/8/2018 4:05:29 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Thanks Scottie and the rest of the Ashwabay grooming crew! John, Scott Wilson, friend Dave and I skied most of what was groomed and it was fantastic! A few low spots had some ice and some areas in the trees had some exposed leaves, but easy to avoid and wonderful skiing. Thanks again, guys!
(Carol Fitzgerald)
Saturday, December 8, 2018  posted: 12/8/2018 3:25:08 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  I parked at the Jolly trailhead and found that the trails on that side had not been groomed. The coverage between the trailhead was decent, but probably not really deep enough to do a good grooming job. I was able to ski through it though without much trouble and hook up to the groomed areas. Sugurbush had numerous bare spots on it, but most of the other trails were in great shape. The parts that were open, were very nicely groomed and quite a few people were out enjoying the trails. I'd still use B-skis, just in case.
(Adam Schwartz-Lowe)

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