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Trail Report: Eagle River, Wisconsin – December 28, 2016

Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 2-3 hard base with snow cover
Date of Report: December 28, 2016
Area Report:

Sno-Eagles Trails Open
Fair Early Riding Condition

Winter is back in Eagle River!  High 20’s today with 23 for a low tonight.  Snowing moving in after dark today into tomorrow.  1-2 inches.  So Dance a little harder!  Next chance of Snow is Saturday.

Trail are still in Fair Early Riding Condition with a Trail Base of less than 4 1/2 inches and snow depth 9 inches on average.  Some areas are in Good Early Riding Condition.

With the warm up snow did soften up & then froze when the temps dropped so there are icy conditions in areas out on the trails.  Slow down to be safe.  On the straight a ways & in the corners.

Nightly grooming. Check out the Trail Boss Report of trails groomed below. Keep in mind there may be sections ungroomed due to mush, slush on the trails.

  • 70W to St. Germain – Groomed
  • 10W to Sayner – Groomed
  • 13N to Conover – Groomed
  • 10E heading east & connecting to Three Lakes Trails & north – Groomed
  • Alt Trail 13S portion of Town Run – Groomed with some areas not groomed, but packed with snowmobles
  • 13S portion of Town Run – Not Groomed but packed with snowmobile
  • 7N/17S portion of Town Run – Not Groomed but packed with snowmobile
  • 17N/3N portion of Town Run – Groomed but some areas not groomed, but packed with snowmobiles
  • 3 – Manske Swamp portion – Not Groomed but passable by sled. Rough in spots USE CAUTION
  • 10W/13N – WI River Bridge portion – Not Groomed but passable by sled. Trail packed by sled, USE CAUTION

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are not open.  Volunteers are checking ice depth.  Stay tuned for updates.  Please stay off the lakes.

Report Trail Issues to Trail Boss, Brian Schied – 715.891.2332 or

The Iron, Oneida & Forest County Trails are now open.  Please check with the Clubs in those Counties for the up to date report.  Especially Lake Conditions. 

Time to THINK COLD & Doin’ The Snow Dance!  Need to hear it clear up here!

See Ya On The Trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185 – with conditions changing will update more than once a day if necessary.

News and Reports:

Torchlight Parade – January 21, 2017.  Staging at 5:30pm Leave at 6:00pm from the Trackside parking lot.  Call Holly at 715.617.4708 for more information

  • All are welcome!
  • Decorate your sleds with lights & other fun stuff!
  • Ride from Trackside using Trail 13 to the Railroad Depot & on down “the Grade” to Trail 10E
  • Trail 10E to the ERRA Sports Arena “the dome”
  • By choice onto Nutty Squirrel for dinner or head on back home or stay for the Falcons Hockey game
  • Meet Miss Sno-Eagle, Tori Sleeman
  • Decorated groomers will be part of the parade
  • Come on Join Us!  Let’s make this a huge parade!

MONTHLY MEETINGS – 6:30pm Snacks – Meeting at 7pm – All Welcome!

  • January 19 – Eagle River Inn (3 west of Eagle River near the 70W bridge)
  • February 16 – Eddie B’s White Spruce (Hwy 45N at the bridge)
  • March 16 – Eagle Waters (Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd-follow the signs)
  • April 20 – Gordo’s (Hwy 45N across from Holiday North Gas Station)

BOARD MEETINGS – 7pm at the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (Hwy 45N next door to the World Championship Snowmobile Derby)

  • January-May the 1st Tuesday of the each month

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY TRAIL RIDES – Starting Wednesday, December 21!

  • Meet on Trail 13 (the Grade) in town between Historic Railroad Depot & Friendship House
  • 9am departure


  • $2 each or 3/$5 available from Sno-Eagles, Eagle River Chamber office & many businesses in Eagle River
  • Prizes – 1st prize SkiDoo MXZE 600 or CanAm Outlander 570. 2nd prize 55′ Flat panel TV or $500. 3rd prize Wkend at Eagle Waters Resort + dinner. 4th prize Wkend at Wild Eagle Lodge.