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Trail Report – : Vilas County, Wisconsin – January 14, 2024

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: 5-6 inches - little more heading east
Date of Report: January 14, 2024
Area Report:

January 14, 2024 – 6:04am – 1 degree – High 6


Sno-Eagles trails and all of Vilas County Snowmobile Trails are CLOSED.  4-5 new inches of new SNOW from the Friday-Saturday storm.  A little more east of Eagle River that looks to be some Lake Effect Snow (LES)  Headed into the deep freeze for most of this week.  Single digit highs and below zero at night

Yesterday Sno-Eagles was out packing and inspecting trails.  Most wet areas are frozen with the except of the Wisconsin River bridge section of 10W/13N and the Manske Swamp trail 3 north or Eagle River.  Panning and even some rolling will start soon.

Husband and I went out and packed

  • Trail 10 heading west to Eagle River – All frozen
  • Trail 10/13 heading west to the St. Germain Bo-Boen turn around – All frozen with exception of very small mushy spot
  • Trail 13/17 that heads west and runs along side of Hwy 17S of Eagle River to the Sugar Camp connect – 2 very small mushy spots on the west side trail and 1 very small mushy spot on east side trail
  • Trail 7 aka Paintball Field that runs west from 13/17 to County Hwy H – All frozen
  • Trail 13/17 back to town – As reported above
  • Trail 10/13 aka The Grade heading south to Trail 10E intersection – As reported
  • Trail 10E back home – All frozen

There have been re routes and closures of trails. When trails are ready to open I will list the changes

No word yet on opening date.  Stay tuned in the meantime
Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!!  See ya on the trails real soon!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Remember……RIDE RIGHT

715.479-5185 Trail Updates starting in December


News and Reports:


  • January 18 – Member Meeting – Buckshot’s Downtown – 7pm – Off menu meals available
  • January 18-21 – 61st World Championship Snowmobile Derby – OUR RENTAL CHAIN LAKE LOG LODGE IS AVAILABLE Click link to go to our rental page!
  • January 25-28 – Women on Snow – Eagle Waters Resort
  • January 26-28 – Weekend Away – Mercer, WI – Go to for more details
  • January 27 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – Eagle Lanes & Lounge – Hwy 70/45 just west of Eagle River – 5pm
  • February 8-11 – Vintage Derby Race – New date – February 8-11, 2024 – OUR RENTAL CHAIN LAKE LOG LODGE IS AVAILABLE Click link to go to our rentals page!

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!