Birkebeiner seeks volunteers

January 28th, 2015

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation relies on an army of volunteers to pull off the Birkie week events, as well as its sister events throughout the year: the Birkie Tour, the Fat Bike Birkie and the Birkie Trail Run.

Imagine the race without volunteers plowing parking lots, stuffing 10,000 bib packets or providing security and medical help.

Walk-on volunteers are always welcome. Contact Patti Rumler at or call the office at 715.634.5025 for more information about volunteer opportunities. The Birkie website also has a page for interested volunteers.

Click here to read the entire article posted by the Ashland Daily Press.

Snowmobile trails closed – at least for now

January 27th, 2015

The Washburn County snowmobile trails have closed.

At least until several more inches of snow falls.

“The recent warm temperatures and lack of snow have deteriorated our snow base and have forced this trail closure,” the county said. “Significant new snow is needed before we can consider reopening the trail system. Think snow!”

Trail condition information is at: