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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 16, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Not Ridable
Snow Cover: Hard Ice
Date of Report: February 16, 2023
Area Report:

February 16, 2023 5:44am – 18 degrees  – High 21


Snowmobile trails have degraded to POOR & not safe. While the temps have dropped currently all are ice.  Here is a statement directly from the President of the Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club, Keith Nettesheim:

“Trail Report

We’ve been receiving many inquiries if people should come up this weekend and how trail conditions will be.  As of today, all main routes are bare near town and solid ice on routes out of town.

Conditions are POOR.  We do not recommend riding this weekend or until conditions improve.

The temperature is finally falling below freezing, however this is leaving nothing bt ice everywhere making very hazardous conditions.  If you’re coming up for the weekend, there’s plenty of fun going on across the Northwoods with various events, but you’re going to want to leave the sleds parked.  We would rather be honest with you about conditions before you tear up your machines and are highly disappointed.  Grooming operations are on hold until we receive some snow to work with.  There is hope on the horizon with weather systems next week, bt it’s too far out to get too excited about.  Be sure to patronize our local establishments and sponsors to show your support.”

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are still marked.  But recommend not riding.  Surface is very hard thick ice with slush & water over ice. 


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

News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES EVENTS   – Wednesday & Thursday trail rides suspended

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 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!