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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 18, 2022

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Ice base thinning from the 7 inch. - Snow hold - 1-3 inches today
Date of Report: February 18, 2022
Area Report:


February 18, 2022 17 below zero at 5:55am – High 20 – 0 tonight

Cold one this morning. As it gets light temps will probably drop a little more before heading up to 20 today.  The good news is SNOW moving in today 1-3 inches along with gusting winds of up to 45 mph. 

if you’re riding early today dress warm & let someone know where you’re headed. Trails are all over the place for conditions. Icy corners & still also in straight aways.  Ride Right to be safe.  

The Groomer Tracking System AP (GTS) shows groomers left the Groomer Barn along Hwy 45N near the Snowmobile Derby Track last night & groomed.  Unsure of which trails as there have been some glitches in the system. Yesterday I reported 10W/13N weren’t all groomed & it turns out they were. Sorry. Hopefully all will be corrected soon.

Catfish & Eagle lake trails marked & OPEN. Stay by the orange reflective barrels.  DO NOT think the entire lake is safe.  Several sleds have gone in the water this season far from the barrels.

Short report again this morning as I’m riding cross country with a group of 15.  This morning we head east from Park Falls back to Eagle River. Check out News and Reports below.


See ya on the trails when we get back home!

Holly Tomlanovich

715.479-5185 Weekly Trail Update

News and Reports:

15 riders on 14 sleds left Monday morning at 9:30am from the Ice Castle in Eagle River on the yearly weekday away.  This year is a 5 day trip. 

We headed west on Trail 70 to 17S to 7 aka Paint Ball Field making our way west heading to Park Falls.  Stopped for lunch at the Bear Bar at the entrance to the Lake Tom SnoFleas trails near Lac du Flambeau.  Headed from there to Minocqua & west.  Arriving in Park Falls at the Northern Light Motel for the night.  Rode a little over 100 miles.

Yesterday, Tuesday we headed north to Washburn the town in Bayfield.  A bit of a struggle as there were many detours & re routes in Ashland county.  But we arrived safe & sound in the late afternoon at the Washburn Inn overlooking the Big Lake!  Along with a great big appetite. Another day of about 100 + miles.

Wednesday we headed from Washburn toward Bayfield. When Tom & I had sled issues we turned around & headed back to Vallhalla Bar & Grill to wait for the utility truck & trailer to pick up Tom’s sled.  Rode back on my sled double back to the motel in Washburn.  Rest the group headed north to Bayfield putting on about 80 miles. 

Yesterday we left Washburn heading back to Park Falls. Took a slightly different route back. To avoid the re routes & detours. We rode double back for most of the trip. Switched out the last leg of the ride with a rider. Riding her sled. She rode double with Tom. 

Today we head out at 9am east back to Eagle River & home.


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
AWSC“The Legislative Voice of Wisconsin Snowmobilers”
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!