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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 9, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 9-11 inches - Base 1-5 inches+
Date of Report: January 9, 2023
Area Report:


Temps have bounced back up to high 20’s low 30’s during the day.  20″s at night.  Partly sunny today then cloudy for the next 3-4 days.   Snow tomorrow night. Looks to be maybe an inch.

Rode yesterday & found travels much better than I expected.  Heading west on Trail 10E from my home, which runs alongside Hwy 70E of Eagle River, trail 10E was totally SNOW covered.  Thin under a section running from Catfish Lake Rd to the Hockey Arena. The road sections (Taylor Lk Rd & Pine Ln) SNOW along the edge.  Back on trail at the Bloom Rd was SNOW covered all the way to Loon Lk Rd crossing & connect with Trail Alt13.  10/13 “the grade” was Excellent from there to the Dairy Queen crossing.  Rest of 10/13 was SNOW covered all the way to Hwy G crossing with exception of road crossings.  10/13 from there to Adams Rd was in the best shape I’ve seen in several years.  Adams Rd had SNOW along the edge.  Took the 10/13 across the swamp which was tight & SNOW covered.  That continued all the way to the Conover connect.  Heading back south to Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp.   Manske Swamp SNOW covered & hard.  Trail 17 heading back toward Eagle River was thinner but had SNOW.  Shorter ride as we had a sled blow a belt & had to be towed.   All in All trails were GOOD with loose SNOW.

Grooming last night:

Trail 10/13 south through Eagle River
Trail 10E complete grooming – all spurs
Trail Alt13 to Three Lakes turn around

Trails 70/17/7/13 all heading west & south

Trail 10/13 north through Eagle River to Trail 17N intersection
Trail 17N
Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp
Trail 10/13 across Wisconsin River Bridge & north on the 13’s to Bauer’s turn around

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked.   Take it slow.  Hard rough & some shiny ice. Always stay by the orange reflective barrels to be safe.

Some reminders when you ride. Have a Map or Phone App. Please no off trail riding & stop at driveways. Trail 10/13 heading north out of Eagle River from 17N intersection to Hwy G crossing due to landowner closure.  There still is off trail riding.  PLEASE STAY ON new re-route or the risk is NO trail out of town to the north.


Next ride Tuesday.  Heading west!

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 – Eagle River Events – check for more events
January 12-15 – Vintage World Championship Race – WCDC Track
January 19 – Member meeting – Buckshots’s Downtown – 6:30pm
January 21 – SNO(Saturday Nite Out) – Braywood – Catfish Lk Rd of Hwy 45S – 5pm -ALL Welcome
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
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!