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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 26, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 10+ out of town - 4-6 near town - Ice base
Date of Report: January 26, 2023
Area Report:

January 26, 2023 7:06am – 16  – High 26

Good to Excellent

Schiff of SNOW overnight with a bit more this morning.  Less than an inch.  Next SNOW tomorrow, Friday.  An inch in the forecast. With temps in the mid 20’s & lots traffic trails have softened up.  Found this through Eagle River.  Lots of moisture in the SNOW & fluids from the sleds make the SNOW light brown.  Didn’t find snirt in the SNOW very soft though. What the trails need is new SNOW & COLD.   Cold is coming in starting Friday night. Single digits & below zero for the next 10 days.  Daytime single digits.  Not much SNOW.   Start DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!

Early panning built the base of ice that held up for the most part during the past major warm up. COLD temps for the next week plus. Last night groomed from the groomer barn:

  • 10W/13N to Conover connect (including new swamp reroute off Adams rd. & the section down farther that switches back to trail off Adams rd.
  • 17N to Columbus Rd
  • 3N aka Manske Swamp
  • 10W/13N across Wisconsin River Bridge
  • From intersection on west side of bridge 13N to the Bauer’s Dam area & 10W to Croker Rd
  • Alt 13S to Three Lakes turn around

Won’t be riding today. Heading out west tomorrow, Friday to the Lac du Flambeau area.  Report conditions later Friday

Do know Eagle & Catfish Lake trails still have drifts & surface slush off the marked trail so please stay by the orange reflective barrels.  Remember not all lakes are 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 on map for larger version

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.


See ya on the trails Friday!

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    –  For local events go to

January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

February 7 – Board of Directors meeting – 6pm – HQ Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
February 10-12 – Pond Hockey – Dollar Lake – Chanticleer Spur trail off Trail 10E goes right by
February 12-15 – Weekday Away Ride to Mercer
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

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!