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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 12, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Still ice base out of town & snow covered - in town mushy
Date of Report: February 12, 2023
Area Report:

February 12, 2023 6:58am – 24 degrees  – High 43

On Average Fair

Warm up continues  Trails still have ice base & are soft SNOW covered out of town.  No change on that. In town trails still have base in most areas.  Snow has lots of moisture, so conditions are wet in town.  Again out of town riding is your best bet. Expect quick changing conditions. 

Husband took a short ride yesterday east of town with both of our sleds.  10E from the 2 way section by Cenex is snow cover to the 9mile trail.  9mile trail is snow covered.  Friends rode 10E to Three Lakes trail TL5 aka Kimbel Creek trail all the way to Three Lakes.  Reported snow covered.  10E one way snow covered all the way to the ERRA Sports Arena.  Other friends rode north on 10W/13N after getting in the woods snow covered. 

As for grooming, the Groomer Tracking Systems shows

  • East trails – 10E to Three Lakes connect to include 9Mile trail.  Other spurs NOT groomed
  • North trails – 10W/13N from groomer barn to Conover connect.  17N to Trail 1 intersection. 3N aka Manske swamp. 
  • West trails – Wisconsin River Bridge section of 10/W/13N.  All of the 13 trails heading north to Bauer’s Dam.  10W/7 trails west except the Uncle Kent trail that takes you to Hwy G

Temps up & down. Common for February.  The temps at night are going below freezing at night.  Many low teens or single digits.   Bunch of SNOW patterns in the forecast but nothing firming up.  Stay tuned.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are marked.  Please stay by the orange reflective barrels. Surface is very hard with moguls. With the warm up surface slush.  SLOW DOWN. Remember not all lakes are safe. 

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


See ya on the trails soon!

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 – to verify the ride go to
February 10-12 – Pond Hockey – LOCATION CHANGE – WCDC Derby Track – Hwy 45N – Trail 10W/13N – Sno-Eagles preparing & serving food!
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
For other Eagle River events check out –

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!