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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 21, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 12 inches new SNOW on thick frozen base
Date of Report: January 21, 2023
Area Report:

January 21, 2023 7:57am – 20 – High 24

Very Good to Excellent

Winter & Excellent riding is back in Eagle River!! One foot of new wet packy SNOW east of Eagle River & throughout Sno-Eagles Country trails on Thursday! The ice base held on nearly all the trails.  Temps in the 20’s during the day & teens at night through the end of January. More SNOW forecast for Thursday night & Friday.  Time to ride!!!

No problem areas on trails to report this morning.   With the wet heavy SNOW there may be low hanging branches.  Did not see any but be aware. Reports of small section of mushy SNOW on the west side of the Wisconsin River Bridge section of Trail10W/13N. Grooming will take care of that by filling with SNOW & packing. Same rider told me Manske Swamp,Trail 3N is tight with no mush.  Trail 10E now that it is groomed is fantastic! Same with Trail Alt13S to Three Lakes, Trails 10W/7 heading toward Sayner, Trails 13N heading to the Bauer’s area.  Trail 17N that heads toward Phelps & Trail 1 that heads to Eagle Lake in great shape too.

The road crews continue to clearing roads & driveways so watch for snowbanks at crossings.  The high banks might make it hard to see so be sure to stop at the crossings.

Groomers out last night into early AM today. All groomed except 70/17S/13/7 which will be groomed tonight

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked & still safe.  Ton of SNOW cover. Expect drifting. Slow down. Always stay by the orange reflective barrels to be safe.

NOTE: Off of Trail 70W after entering St. Germain is a trail locals call “The Goat” trail.  It is a Club Trail that starts at TIN 287 to TIN 288 that is CLOSED.  It is clearly marked as CLOSED with fencing & signs.  Please do not ride through this area from either direction. DO NOT RIDE ON HWY 70 as this is not legal. Right click to view.

On snowmobile designated road routes need to follow the speed limit set for the road for all vehicles.

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


Volunteering at the “Derby” this weekend.  See ya on the trails real soon!
Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
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News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES EVENTS    –  For local events go to

January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

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
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