2019 BATB Course Conditions

(updated 3/4/19)

The Book 2019 Course was a healthy pack of 8-10" of compressed snow that made for a quick ski!  The 3200+ participants that trekked the 10K course under the stars made it across with a starting temperature of around 7 degrees with almost zero wind!

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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.