Located three miles south of Bayfield, Mt. Ashwabay offers both cross-country and alpine skiing in a magnificent setting, featuring stunning views of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Chequamegon National Forest. Cross-country trails cover 35 km of wilderness trails with ratings from beginner to expert. All trails are groomed and tracked as needed. The beginner’s trail is the picturesque Sugar Bush Trail. Intermediate terrain can be enjoyed on Anchor, Seagull and Raven trails. Advanced skiers can venture out on the longer 15 km loop, which combines Sugar Bush, Deer Path and Raven trails, returning to the Mt. Ashwabay chalet. Food, lounge, instruction and equipment rental are available at the chalet. The Ashwabay trails require users to purchase a daily or seasonal pass. These passes may be obtained at the Mt. Ashwabay Chalet. Trail user fees and donations made to the Ashwabay Education Foundation, earmarked for cross country ski trail maintenance, will go a long way in keeping this entire network groomed for your enjoyment.
Call (715) 779-3227 for more details.
Report by: Mt. Ashwabay Recreation Area
Date of Report: 1/25/2017
-New snowfall last 24 hours: a dusting
::Volunteer Groomer Activity Report::
-Skate: Anchor, Seagull, Rollercoaster, Telford, Jolly Long and Sugarbush Dog Trail
-Classic: tracked: Anchor, Seagull, Rollercoaster, Telford, Jolly Long, Sugarbush Classic, Seagull Connector, Oppedahl’s, Birch Hill and the Sugarbush Dog Trail.
Comments: There seems to be about 4-6 inches of packed base yet. Things firmed up enough that the trails seemed to groom into very good conditions in most places.
Dogs Permitted on some trails
Fatbikes Permitted on some trails
Snowshoeing Permitted on some trails
Date of Report: 1/25/2016
We are still 100% open and will be for the rest of the winter! Even with the warm temps this past, skiers and boarders are having fun.
Grooming operations may be on-going, so please be aware. Equipment may be moving around the slopes. Please take care, and always ski/board under control.
-New snowfall (last 48hrs): a dusting
-Base: 8-14 inches variable, machine groomed.
-Chairlift and Handle-tow both open
-Portway, Little Joe, D-4, Swiss Miss, Hemlock, the Drop, Skein Glades, and Jodi’s are all open.
-Tubing lanes 1, 2 and 3 are open and running quick!
-A couple boxes, a low rail, and several new features including the Troller Wall and one big tabletop have been set up in the terrain park. We welcome Volunteers to help set up boxes, rails, and other features on Little Willie beside the handle-tow. If you’d like to help, please ask Hill Operations.