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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 1, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW cover hard ice base
Date of Report: February 1, 2023
Area Report:

February 1, 2023 5:35=7am – 4 below – High 16

Good to Very Good

Very little change to trail conditions.  The below zero temps have firmed up some of the loose SNOW on top of the ice base. SNOW is deep so won’t be much change.  Might be a little SNOW late tonight or very early tomorrow.  Less than an inch.  Next be chance for new SNOW is Monday.  Temps will be back up in the 20’s starting Saturday going forward.  Single digits to teens at night.  Dress warm if you’re riding.

With the cold temps trails will continue to be “fast” meaning icy everywhere, especially in the corners.  A few blow outs in the corners so slow down as you ride.  Even with the traffic down due to the cold temps please remember to RIDE RIGHT.

Last night groomers were out doing spot grooming.  From the groomer barn behind Holiday North on Hwy 45N they headed north on 10W/13N to Conover connect.  Also grooming 3N aka Manske Swamp & 17N to the 3N intersection.  Also heading south through town on 10/13 to 70W/13 that heads west behind the Dairy Queen all the way to the St. Germain connect at 70W/Wood Duck Lane

Trail 10E has a one-way section that starts at Taylor Lake Rd.  When riding & head east past the ERRA Sports Arena you ride on the south side of Hwy 70E.  This goes all the way to the gas station.  When riding & heading west from the gas station you ride on the north side of Hwy 70E.  All road crossings have signs that say DO NOT ENTER – if you are going the wrong way.  Please be aware & do not go the wrong way on these trails.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are marked.  Please stay by the orange reflective barrels. Surface is very hard.  Found it slippery in spots. Remember not all lakes are safe. 

NOTE: Off of Trail 70W after entering St. Germain is a trail locals call “The Goat” trail.  It is a Club Trail that starts at TIN 287 to TIN 288 that is still CLOSED.  It is clearly marked as CLOSED with fencing & signs.  Please do not ride through this area from either direction. DO NOT RIDE ON HWY 70 as this is not legal.

Last, off trail riding is a big problem.  PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL & Take the Snowmobilers Pledge.


Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!  Slow down & Ride Safe!

Heading to the Groomer Show today so no riding!

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

News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES EVENTS  – Wednesday & Thursday Club Rides – 9:30am to 3pm – Meet in town on Trail 10/13 by the Historic Railroad Depot

February 1 & 2 Arrowhead Groomers Show – 9am – St. Germain
February 2 – Snowmobile Recreation Council meetings 8:30am – St Germain Community Ctr
February 7 – Board of Directors meeting – 6pm – HQ Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
February 10-12 – Pond Hockey – LOCATION CHANGE – WCDC Derby Track – Hwy 45N – Trail 10W/13N
February 12-15 – Weekday Away Ride to Mercer
February 16 – General Members meeting – Sweetwater 6pm – Hwy 45N
February 24-26 – World Series of Snowmobiling – WCDC Derby Track
February 25 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) Braywood Restaurant – 5pm – Catfish Lk Rd off Hwy 45S

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 Excellent 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.  Also has updates on trail closures.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours.  Great tool.
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!