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Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

Reporter:Manitowish Waters Chamber
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 13"
Date of Report: March 5, 2021
Area Report:
The MW Sno Skeeter trails are in overall Fair condition. We are still grooming. The sun is taking its toll in areas exposed to the sun.  
  • Trail 2 to Boulder is fair.  
  • Trail 6 to Winchester is poor (better in the woods), but gets better in Presque Isle.  
  • Trail 8 to Mercer is fair/good until the Mercer border, but from Lazy Ace to Mercer the RR Grade is poor (very thin).   
  • Trail 8 east to Boulder is thin (sun exposure).
Looking for a ride? Don’t set expectations on a beautiful 200-mile ride. You will need to grit your teeth at road crossings and trails or roads that the sun hits. That being said, I would still ride this weekend.  
  • Take a ride on 2 to Boulder and come back the same way, or Trail 6 to Presque Isle or to the Michigan Trail 11.  
  • Or, ride Trail 8 west to Lazy Ace then check out Murray’s Landing edge of road riding to the Flowage. 

Thank you to all of the groomer operators and thank you all for your support. Be safe, ride right, use your signals, stay on marked trails, and obey stop signs.


Snowmobiling Information

Manitowish Waters , Wisconsin - Snowmobiling Conditions & NewsThe Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters snowmobile club was founded in 1968 and is one of the oldest snowmobile clubs in existence today in Wisconsin. Located in the very northwest corner of Vilas county, Manitowish Waters borders the Lake Superior snow-belt country. With average snowfalls of 150 inches and over 25 miles of professionally groomed trails, the area is one of Vilas County’s top winter vacation areas.

The Manitowish Waters trail system is a unique hub network directly linking into 5 other trail systems. With Minocqua/Woodruff to our south, St. Germain/Eagle River to our southeast, Lake Gogebic to our north, Presque Isle/Winchester to our northeast, Mercer and Hurley to our northwest and Lac du Flambeau/Price County to our west, our area residents and guests can choose from a variety of daily or overnight destinations for scenic riding with excellent pit stops along the way.

The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters maintain an active grooming schedule for the area’s trail system. Coordinated efforts with the surrounding communities provide continuous smoothly-groomed trails in this northwest sector. The Sno-Skeeters own and operate some of the newest grooming equipment on the market today. Support the club by attending their special events or contributing to the “trail pigs” at local establishments along the trails. Or show your support by becoming a member!

Enjoy, and please ride responsibly and safely!