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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 19, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 7+- new SNOW over hard ice snow covered base
Date of Report: March 19, 2023
Area Report:

March 19 2023 6:23am – 10 – High 35

All Conditions
Trails can remain open until midnight March 31st – Conditions permitting

Total of 7+- inches of SNOW. Some was LES coming off Lake Superior.  Cold again this morning. High of 35 today. Typical March weather. 30’s + during the day.  Teen & low 20’s at night.   SNOW in the forecast for Tuesday to Thursday morning.  No totals yet.

With the sleety rain a couple of days ago the base is even thicker than it was.  Cold night time temps are helping that.  SNOW on top.   Trails are in really GOOD shape in the woods.  Pretty GOOD everywhere else too. With the hard ice underneath it’s “fast” & slippery so slow down.  Riding again this afternoon.  A bit of “spring riding”.  Report tomorrow.

No grooming last night. All trails were groomed prior to the sleet a few nights ago.  Then the new SNOW.  For now to prevent damage the heavy equipment is parked.  Stay tuned.

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:


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!