Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Mt. Ashwabay/Jerry Jolly Trail System
Trail Options: Beginner: Sugarbush, Cabin; Intermediate to advanced : Anchor - 4 km, Seagull - 8 km, Raven (Classic only) - 3.5 km, Jerry Jolly Trails - 12 km, Deer Path (Classic only) - 12km.
Ownership: Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation
Management: Mt. Ashwabay
Key Partnerships: CHASTA (Chequamegon Area Ski Trails Association), and Friends of Lake Superior Nordic Trails.
Facilities: Rentals, Restrooms, Ski School, Restaurant, Bar. Food and lodging nearby in Bayfield and Washburn.
Fees: $8.00 on weekends and $6.00 on weekdays
Info: 715/ 779-3227
Fat bikes Permitted
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|USH 2 to Hwy 13. North on 13 approx. 17 miles. Follow signs for Mt. Ashwabay and Big Top Chatauqua.|
Current Trail Conditions
Most Recent trail report Feb 15, 2018
Steve and I groomed this morning, hopefully it was cool enough, it was right on the edge. We groomed and tracked: Anchor, Jolly Long, Seagull, Seagull Connector, Rollercoaster, Telford, Sugarbush Classic, Oppedahl's and the Sugarbush Dog Trail. Looked to come out nicely.
Most Recent Grooming: Feb 15, 2018
New Snow in inches: dusting
Base/Trails in inches: 15
Base/Woods in inches: 35
Open Trails: 12
KM Open: 40
Percent of Trails Open: 100
Km groomed for Classic: 35
Fat bikes Permitted
Landmark dates in the history of Nordic Trails in northwest Wisconsin include 1975 when the United States Cross Country Ski Team including Bill Koch — who would later go on to win a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics – came to Telemark to train, 1978 when the first World Cup cross country ski races were held on the Telemark Trails, and also that year the Worldloppet League, an affiliation of international cross country ski marathons, was formed by Tony Wise at Telemark.
After an auspicious beginning, it wasn’t long before the landscape was dotted with Nordic Trails of all sizes and descriptions, most of which continue to offer pleasant and challenging cross country skiing opportunities today.