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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 31, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Plenty of loose snow cover over hard ice base
Date of Report: January 31, 2023
Area Report:

January 31, 2023 5:45am – 21 below – High 8

Good to Excellent

Temps in the deep freeze for another day. Back up to the 20’s during the day on Saturday.  SNOW Thursday morning.  Inch or 2.  Trails have a hard ice base with plenty of loose SNOW on top making them “fast”.  Meaning slippery.  Some corners have “blow outs” in the corners. They are GOOD to EXCELLENT just slow down.

Trail 10E has a one-way section that starts at Taylor Lake Rd.  When riding & head east past the ERRA Sports Arena you ride on the south side of Hwy 70E.  This goes all the way to the gas station.  When riding & heading west from the gas station you ride on the north side of Hwy 70E.  All road crossings have signs that say DO NOT ENTER – if you are going the wrong way.  Please be aware & do not go the wrong way on these trails.

Going to be cold the next few days.  Most nights below zero.  If you are riding here are some tips:

Tell someone where you are riding
Dress in layers
Stop more frequently & drink non alcoholic beverages
Take cell phone & store in an inner layer pocket

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are marked.  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.

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


Be Safe & See ya on the trails!

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 other local events go to

February 1 & 2 Arrowhead Groomers Show – 9am – St. Germain
February 2 – Snowmobile Recreation Council meetings 8:30am – St Germain Community Ctr
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!