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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 22, 2021

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Hard ice base plenty of snow on top
Date of Report: February 22, 2021
Area Report:

8:02am Currently 23 – High of 37 today
 Trails remain on average in GOOD Condition
2 inches of SNOW overnight
GTS Trails app shows groomers out in the last 24 hours

Trail Groomers were out again last night.  Almost ALL trails were groomed.  Here are 3 sections that were not groomed:

  • 70W to St Germain connect which is along Hwy 70W – trail is in the best shape of the season!
  • 17S to Sugar Camp connect which is along Hwy 17S
  • 7N – up here many call it the Paintball Field trail – it connects to Sugar Camp near the Kathan Inn south & west of Eagle River

Best way to learn the trails is to buy a Sno-Eagles trail map. It also had the entire Vilas county trails on the backside.  Plus download the GTS trails app  It is available at the App Store.

The traffic on all trails has been very very heavy even yesterday a Sunday. So as you riding be sure to Ride Right – Stay Right. To correct a post that was out on Facebook, THE VILAS COUNTY TRAILS ARE NOT CLOSING.  We open & close the system as an Alliance. There is plenty of SNOW to ride so we will remain open until we vote to close as an Alliance.  That will happen when as an Alliance we determine it is time to close for the 2020-2021 season.

Went out for a Sunday ride yesterday making a big 70 mile circle.  Headed east on 10E to a right turn on the 9Mile trail a few miles down the rode from MJ’s Wayside. That takes you into the Three Lakes trails & TL5.  TL5 midway runs across 4 Mile, Big Fork, Little Fork, Medicine lakes.  Up on land at Pine Isle.  Then back on Maple Lake into town. 13N to 13N/alt13N intersection.  Left turn onto 13N all the way west into the Sugar Camp trails.  Crossed Sugar Camp Lake & Mill Lake to pick up 15N/17N to the first crossing of Cty Hwy H.  Took Sugar Camp club trail across Dam Lake & picked up 15N to the St. Germain trail “Swamp Trail” which is either 70A or 70B that comes out on Old 70W near Sportsman’s Chalet.  70W all the way back to Eagle River.  Trail Alt13/3S “the grade” to 10E home, by way of Catfish Lake.  Big thanks to Sno-Eagles, Three Lakes Trails, Sugar Camp Snowmobile Club & BoBoen’s.  Trails were for the most part groomed & in GOOD conditions.  Some snirt & icy corners especially under the big heavy pine areas.  A bit of drifting on most of the lakes.

Please stay on the trails to keep them trails open.  Trails will close if riders keep this up.  Done preaching.

Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked with orange reflective barrels. Catfish has drifting. The lakes are marked by the businesses on the lake so stop in & thank them when you’re out riding.


Holly Tomlanovich
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News and Reports:

Sno-Eagles Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Rides.
Start at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 10/13N – 9am departure
Be sure to contact Club President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 for more information on the rides 

  • February 27 – UTV Arctic Derby Dash – Volunteers needed
  • February 27 – Groom to Ride raffle drawing – 1pm – Trackside – Hwy 45N – Tickets available at businesses all through Eagle River, Conover & Three Lakes
  • March 2 – Sno-Eagles Board of Directors meeting – VFW Post 8637 – 6pm – One block west of Eliason Realty – Hwy 70 on the left – Public Welcome
  • March 18 – General Membership Meeting – 7pm – Via Facebook – Goes to Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

To volunteer or for more information on Sno-Eagles activities
contact Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876

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
Newly Updated Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas Cty.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.
Newly Updated Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
AWSC – Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs
DNR Snowmobiling Helpful Information