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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 2, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW cover hard ice base
Date of Report: February 2, 2023
Area Report:

February 2, 2023 7:22am – 12 – High 13

Good to Very Good

Trail conditions are in Good to Very Good riding condition.  Traffic yesterday did pick up.  Many large groups of sleds so please Ride Right & Slow down. Forecast for some early morning SNOW today.  May 1/2 inch.  Temps dropping tonight to 12 below.  Tomorrow high of 3 & low of 3 below.  Then popping back up to the low 20’s-30’s for the rest of week.

There is plenty of loose SNOW on the trail over the hard ice.  There are slippery sections especially in the corner but there are straightaways that are also slippery.  Other than that really no problem areas to report.

Last night groomers were out doing spot grooming.  From the groomer barn headed south through town on 10/13 to 70W/13/7 turn behind Dairy Queen heading west.   70W groomed to the St. Germain turn around at Wood Duck Lane. 13S groomed to Sugar Camp connect. 7 aka Paintball Field trail to Hwy H where is connects to the Sugar Camp trails.

REMINDER – 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.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are marked.  Please stay by the orange reflective barrels. Surface is very hard.  Found it slippery in spots. 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.

Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!  Slow down & Ride Safe!

Heading to the Snowmobile Rec Council meeting.  Riding tomorrow!

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  – Wednesday & Thursday Club Rides – 9:30am to 3pm – Meet in town on Trail 10/13 by the Historic Railroad Depot

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 – LOCATION CHANGE – WCDC Derby Track – Hwy 45N – Trail 10W/13N
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 Excellent 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.  Also has updates on trail closures.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours.  Great tool.
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!