• The 24th Annual Book Across the Bay

    Our latest and greatest installment of the Book Across the Bay will take place Saturday, February 15th! Get those skis waxed!

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  • Join us on Valentine's Day!

    Live music on the Bay with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades! Concert Tickets available during registration and at the door. Drink, eat, & dance our Valentine's night away before we trek across the Bay!

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  • Register Today!

    Visit our Registration page and fill out the form (via RunSignUp) to register for the 2020 Book Across The Bay!

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Every winter, we prepare for as many as 4,000 skiers! Come join the fun!
We’ve got a great group of hundreds of volunteers who do everything from stuffing bags to making food to freezing luminaries to lighting candles to designing t-shirts to building bonfires to grooming the course. Come on up north and join us!
Book Across The Bay benefits the many charities of the region. In excess of $200,000.00 in donations has gone toward volunteer groups and charitable organizations for projects to promote the health and well being of the children in the region. If you’re interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, being a vendor at our Expo, or simply joining the fun for 2020, please e-mail us at: bookxbay@gmail.com
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Major 2020 Sponsors:

Book Across The Bay is sponsored in part by the following Major Business Sponsors, Presented by the tremendous volunteer effort of the Chequamegon Bay Community, & Brought to life by adventurers like you!

What We Do

Book Across the Bay is the upper Midwest's most unique winter event, open to skiers and snowshoers of all ages and ability levels. The 10-kilometer course, which is groomed for both classic-style and skate skiing, starts in Ashland and ends in Washburn, and follows a route not on land, but over the frozen surface of Lake Superior, the world's largest lake. The event is held at night, and the course is lit by the stars above and up to 1,000 candles in ice luminaries that line the entire route.