Your Online Trail and Travel Guide for Snowmobiling the U.S. & Canada

Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – December 30, 2022

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 10 at best - base 0-4 at best
Date of Report: December 30, 2022
Area Report:

December 30, 2022 10:24am – 29 & dropping – High of 41 today

OPEN – EARLY SEASON RIDING with Fair to Poor conditions

The late December thaw continues.  41 today & 9 degree tonight which is great for a nighttime temp.   30’s during the day until January 4.  20’s at night.  Next SNOW is forecast at night on January 3.  All according to the weather guys.  THINK COLD & then START DOIN’ A SNOW DANCE!

As for trails with the warm up most all trails are degrading.  North trails better than south trails. Soft & even mushy areas.  Yesterday for the most part trails did have snow cover on 10E, grade into town & through town.  10W/13 crossing the Wisconsin Bridge is still frozen but approaches have soft snow.  West side has snirt.  Heading north on what I call the Bauers trail, which is trail 13 on the map are snow cover but there is breakdown in the open areas & some blow out in the corners.   Trail 10E after the one way goes back to a 2 way trail, near the gas station has blow out in the corners.   Northeast toward Phelps is better as there is woods riding.  Along side the roads burning through & mushy.  Heading south on Alt 13 toward Three Lakes very soft & mushy.  Trails need new snow & cold to improve.

Groomers were out last night with just 3 sections not groomed.   They are:

  • Trail 1S that heads toward Eagle Lake
  • Grampa Grahm trail that spurs off of 10E by the Off the Chain Restaurant & head toward Eagle Lake from the southeast
  • Trail 10W/7 which heads toward Sayner. It spurs off of Trails 10W/13N after you cross Wisconsin River & head southwest.


Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked.   Take it slow.  Hard ice & surface slush.  Very skatey.  Stay by the orange reflective barrels to be safe.

Some reminders when you ride. Please no off trail riding & stop at driveways.  Also as you ride you might meet a groomer.   They are big & can’t pull over for us.  So pull over & let the driver direct you.  And oh ya give ’em a thumbs up.  They groom so we can ride!!!

Are you Dancin?!?  

See ya on the trails real soon!!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates will begin with trail opening

News and Reports:


January 3 – Board of Directors meeting- 6pm – World Snowmobile HQ – Hwy 45N – Members welcome
January 12-15 – Vintage World Championship Race – WCDC Track – Looking for volunteers
January 19 – Member meeting – Buckshots’s Downtown – 6:30pm
January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby – Looking for volunteers
January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

Snowmobile Information:

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration 
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas County.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!