One Foot Of Snow Hits Hurly WI; Snowmobile Trails Open

By KBJR News 1

December 21, 2012 Updated Dec 21, 2012 at 10:26 PM CDT

Hurley, WI (NNCNOW.com) - More than 10 inches of snow has fallen in Hurley, Wisconsin in the last 24 hours.

Until the wee hours of Friday morning, some in the community had concerns about a lack of snow negatively impacting business.

Here in Hurley, we are looking at 12 inches of fresh powder in the area.

The small town is known for its winter sports like as the upcoming Pro–Vintage Snowmobile Olympus.

The event takes advantage of the towns 130 miles of snowmobile trails that opened Friday.

Chamber of commerce officials say the groomed trails are in good condition.

"The Local Businesses are in dyer need of the snow so we are very, very happy that it is here and timing couldn't be any better," Susan Wolfe, Hurley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said.

Wolfe also says the Iron County forest logging roads and skid trails are also open for Boondock riding.

All of the trails are marked on the most current snowmobile maps available at area businesses.

The Pro–Vintage Snowmobile Olympus event includes a downtown parade, torch lighting , and fire works and kicks off on January 4th at dusk.

Hurley is known as the snow capital of Wisconsin and as of this morning, they are certainly living up to their name.

If you're interested in getting a live look at the trail conditions out there check out the live webcam that can be found here: www.hurleywi.com.

Justin Reis, NNC.