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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 16, 2018

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Still hard base in most areas - Icy flaky snow on top.
Date of Report: February 16, 2018
Area Report:

February 16, 2018 – 7:45am


Temps have dropped.  High of 19 today and 5 tonight. A very good start for the weekend! Plus a schiff of SNOW on our vehicles 6 miles east of Eagle River.  Best chance of measurable SNOW is Sunday into Monday.  Sunday 2-3 inches in the forecast.  Monday the forecast is 3-5 inches.  Boy if that happens trails conditions will be great!

Trails are FAIR to GOOD. The sun has caused some trail areas to breakdown.  There is snirt at most road crossings.  Trails that run near or along side of road on the north side of the road are breaking down.  Same with wide open areas.  “Burn through” of snow & even l areas of base. In town trails are softening up because of the evil sun.  Paved road routes for the most part have no SNOW on them.  Your best riding is out of town.

For the trails on whole can’t stress enough the base is really, really icy everywhere not just in the corners.  Please slow down so you can stay on the right side of the trail.  High berms in most sharp corners take extra care there.  The snow on top of the ice base is thin & fatigued out, meaning SNOW too is icy.  With the icy conditions you can get in real trouble real easily.

Trail Boss reports the following trails groomed last night:

  • 10W/13N/7S – to include the Wisconsin River Bridge area
  • 17N
  • 3N aka Manske Swamp
  • 1N
  • 3S to Three Lakes

Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. Right now there are logs in piles along sections of the trail. With the log piles and icy grainy conditions in that section it would be good to slow down. Very icy corners. Minimal grooming due to the logging operation.

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are marked with orange easy to see reflective barrels.  Please stay by the barrels to be safe.  No surface slush, Reports that Eagle Lake has 20+ inches of ice.  Reminder that the Catfish Lake Trail that ran from Braywood to Lumpy’s is not open.  Please do not trespass on private land.

Celebrate Snowmobiling Snow Show is set for this Sunday, February 18 at the Derby Track Expo Hall.  From 11am-4pm.  Admission if FREE!

Keep Dancin’.  And Please Slow Down!  We love having you here & want to see you back.
See ya on the trails!
Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club



News and Reports:

Every Wednesday & Thursday throughout the snowmobiling season – Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride. Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 in town at 9am. All are welcome. Trail conditions permitting.


  • Feb 18 – Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling Snow Show. 11am-4pm FREE admission Open to public – Derby Track Expo Hall
  • Feb 19 – Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling VIP Dignitary Ride – Volunteers needed. Call Eagle River Chamber at 715.479.6400
  • Feb 24 – Ride With Pride drawing – TrackSide – 12 noon
  • Feb 24 – Trail Ride following Ride With Pride drawing
  • Feb 24 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – Silver Leaf – 5:30pm


Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App