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

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 13 total snow - base varied - NEED SNOW
Date of Report: January 18, 2022
Area Report:


January 18, 2022 – 7:00 am 20 degrees – High of 28 today

SNOW moved in about 6:00am this morning. SNOW til noon.  3 inches forecast.  Sure can use it.  Trails are in need of SNOW after the high sled traffic this weekend. Still SNOW cover but a lot of blown out corners that are icy.  In the woods undercover decent SNOW cover. Open areas are icy with SNOW blow off. 

Best riding in woods & out of town.  Northwest & South in covered areas.

10E heading toward Eagle River has areas of snirt on one way that is on the northside of the Hwy 70. Road sections are icy.  Some roads areas have have burned through sections. Heavy snirt coming out to cross Loon Lake Road.  Willow Road that connects you to Alt 13/3 is icy and/or bare.  “The Grade” heading to town is smooth & snow covered.  Crossings in town are “soupy” otherwise in town covered & not bad. 

10W/13N from Hwy G to Adams Road is rough chop. Adams Road bare for the most. SNOW filled ditchline. 3N aka Manske Swamp coming from the west is rough.  Needs SNOW.  Swamp section is frozen & not bad. 17N heading back toward Eagle River is choppy on the west side of Hwy 45N with thin SNOW & snirt under the pines. Crossing road to the east side to town has more SNOW that is from winging the road banks.  A little mush in the hollow just past Hiawatha motel. 

Heading west on 70/17/7 is in need of SNOW.  Lots of blown out corners, ice & snirt.  The re route section that comes out on Oak Lane by William’s Pine Gable is rough.  Crossing road rough sections until where the trail comes out of the woods.  Riding the treeline to Eagle River Inn is better but needs SNOW. Conditions from there to St. Germain connect also need snow. The trail is on the northside or Hwy 70 for the most part & sun hits it so there is snirt.


The Groomer Tracking System AP (GTS) shows only Trail 10E to include ALL the spurs and Alt13/3 that heads to Three Lakes were groomed last night. Check out a paper map for the details.

Catfish & Eagle lake trails were marked & are NOW OPEN.  To be safe stay by the orange reflective barrels.  Note the spur from the northside Eagle Lake boat launch that leads to Eagle Waters is NOT OPEN at this time.   
Sure would like trail photos so I can post to the report to let other riders see the real time conditions.  Send them to 

Please KEEP DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!  We need lots!

See ya on the trails again on Wednesday!!

Holly Tomlanovich
715.479-5185 Weekly Trail Update

News and Reports:


  • 1/20 – Member meeting 6:30pm – Buckshots Downtown
  • 1/21-23 – Sno-Eagles Weekend Away to North Star Casino, Bowler
  • 1/27-30 – Women on Snow – Eagle Waters Resort – Rangeline Rd off Hwy 70E
  • 1/29 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – Log Cabin, Conover 6pm


  • 2/1 – Directors meeting at World Snowmobile HQ
  • 2/5-6 – World Series of Snowmobile Racing
  • 2/11-13 – Pond Hockey
  • 2/14-18 – Weekday Away to Park Falls & Washburn
  • 2/17 – Member meeting 6:30pm – Eddie B’s
  • 2/25-26 – Arctic Derby Dash

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