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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 17, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Snowing - Good base
Date of Report: March 17, 2023
Area Report:

March 17 2023 5:35am – 22 – High 29

All Conditions

St. Patrick’s Day & riding continues.  Took some time for the temps to drop.  Currently it’s SNOWING.  2-3 inches so far.  Forecast is calling for 3-7 more inches for Vilas county. Looks like 3+- more for Eagle River. Higher totals in the northwest part of the county.  

It’s late season trails, conditions change fast. New SNOW will help. For the most part trails are Good on average.  Really Very Good condition in the woods. New SNOW will upgrade everything.  Today & tomorrow the temps will be in the 20’s for highs & single digits at night.  Sunday temps pop up again with SNOW Tuesday & Wednesday. It’s late season riding & ya have to ride it when we got. Don’t wait.  Plan to ride this afternoon & tomorrow.  Full report tomorrow on conditions.

No grooming last night. Panning, rolling & grooming should begin again tonight. 

With the number of accidents & fatalities this season will keep reminding you:

When you come upon a group of sleds in front of you on the trail.  Passing them can get you in trouble.   Have been seeing this all winter.  When an entire group passes, by the time the last sled passes, a sled could be coming from the other direction.

Remember as you ride & meet a groomer the equipment is NOT able to leave the trail due to it’s weight.  Pull over & stop.  Wait for direction from the driver.  Give ’em a thumbs up.  They groom so we can ride!

Please ride on the right side, slow down, limit alcohol & no off trail riding.

Businesses on the 2 marked lakes, Catfish & Eagle have removed the barrels. Lots of slush & with temps dropping there was concern the barrels would freeze in & be hard to remove.

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See ya on the trails!   Maybe this year we’ll ride ’til midnight on the 31st!

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 EVENTSWednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Rides – Meet on Trail 10/13 in town at the Railroad Depot – To be sure the rides a “go” check out

March 25 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – Honey Bear – 5pm gathering – 6pm dinner – Hwy 70W
April 1 – Groom to Ride Raffle Drawing & Bucket Raffle – 1pm – WCDC – Hwy 45N
April 4, 2023 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting  – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
April 20, 2023 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting- 6pm – Blue Heron – Chain o’ Lakes Rd off Hwy 45N

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.  Has all trail alerts. 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!