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BATB Course Conditions

(updated 10/21/2022)

Book Across The Bay would like to announce the Chapter 26 (February 18th, 2023) approximate Trail! 

Starting at Kreher Park in Ashland and trekking across the Bay to the opposite shoreline at 'Dragon Island,' then returning back to the Chili Feed Celebration at the Event Tent in Kreher Park! 

Groomed per usual for Skate, Classic, Snowshoe & Run/Walk lanes the route will host 10 tree-makers with rest station bonfires & support, but beware of the dragon at the midway tent!”

Despite warm temps, Ice Conditions have maintained safe thickness thanks in part to the inches of snow on the surface.  As of Sunday 2/12 the least snow cover on the route was 1" and the deepest was upwards of 6".  Walking, Running, Snowshoeing, and of course skiing will be permitted.  For more minute by minute condition updates please visit our Facebook page where we also have current photos and videos of course conditions.


BATB Parking Notice

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, 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.