This winter sure has been an interesting one so far! The grip that ole’ man winter has on Iron County sure seems like a strong one. The recent cold snap as sent temps plunging to the single digits for high is in most of the area. But the cold isn’t stopping visitors from coming to Iron County and enjoy all the great winter fun activities Iron County has to offer.
The earlier than past winters snowfall has aloud area snowmobile clubs to open the county’s trails earlier than previous years, which is a big plus for lodging and restruants in the area that look to visitors to help boost up their business! Reports from riders say that the snow base is “rock hard and flat”. The warm up a week or so ago helped to soften the trails and groomers were able to pack down a good base that will help the trails stand up to busy traffic and a warm up, that is if we ever see a warm up in temps…
This picture taken on 12/31/13 from one of our area riders, shows trail 2 east of Iron River, trails are groomed flat and have good snow cover for only being 1 month into the snowmobile season. Fresh snow fall last night (1/3/14) should have brought the trails back to good condition. For the most up to date snowmobile trail conditions check out Snowmobile Trail Report
The cold temperatures in the area recently have also been a blessing for ice fishermen on area lakes. Reports show 12-20 inches of ice on most lakes! This is great for early season and will only continue to improve. So anglers get out those fishing poles, haul out the ice shanty and caught that trophy fish! A word of caution though, be sure to check with local anglers before venturing out on any lake you are unfamiliar with, STAY SAFE!
Trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoers are also in good shape around Iron County. With area clubs and groomers having packed and groomed trails, countless km’s of trails await the most avid skiers! As discussed before, the recent snowfall with also help freshen up the trails and provide even better conditions for skiers throughout Iron County.
For those interested in downhill skiing and snowboarding, Ski Brule is full swing for winter here in Iron County. With 17 of 17 trails open, endless opportunities await those looking for a mix of skiable terrain. From the more flat beginner trails to the steep advance skier trails, Ski Brule offers a great mix of terrain options for everyone in the family!
Your next adventure could be right here in Iron County! With plenty of winter fun activities awaiting you, don’t forget if your in need of lodging in the area, be sure to check out our lodging page for list of great and affordable lodging options throughout Iron County!