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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 5, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW cover over hard ice/frozen snow base
Date of Report: February 5, 2023
Area Report:

February 5, 2023 6:21am – 9 degree  – High 25

                                                                           EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
                                                                             Good to Very Good

Trail conditions are in Good to Very Good but are very icy.  The highs in the mid-20’s have soften up the SNOW. The base is still hard ice & frozen SNOW.  The trails aren’t as slippery as they have been.  But please remember to RIDE RIGHT & SLOW DOWN as there is a lot of traffic on the trails.  Rode yesterday see my report below on conditions.

Deep freeze temps have ended.  20’s during the day until Monday when temps will pop up in the 30’s ’til Friday morning. Teens to low 20’s at night.  SNOW Monday night into Tuesday morning.  Next forecast of SNOW is next Thursday. No firm totals yet.

Yesterday we rode 10E from our house east to the connect with Three Lakes trails.  The 2 way section that begins at the Cenex Station had very heavy traffic & was moguled by late afternoon. 9Mile was choppy but much better. Took one way heading west which was in better shape with lots of loose snow all the way into town to include where 10/13 meet & head into town.  In town snow was really soft which makes it look tan.  No snirt. Headed north on 10/13 to the intersection with 17N. From intersection, crossing road into field next to Best Western was thin & icy.  Improved along the section that runs parallel with Hwy 45N.  All frozen & heavy snow cover all the way out to 17/3Mankse intersection with exception of the short business section by Chain o’ Lks Rd. 17N had plenty of snow except in corner which were blown out & icy.  The beginning section of Trail 1 that heads to Eagle Lake is a road.  It was snow covered with a few icy spots.  Back on the trail section it was nearly all snow covered with icy corners.  Crossed Eagle Lk which is hard with plenty of moguls.  Back on 10 one way heading east.  This one way section was in pretty good shape.  All trails had heavy traffic.

Nearly full grooming over night.  Here the few sections not groomed:

  • On Trail 10E Chanticleer trail to Eagle Lake, Grampa Grahm along W. Carpenter Lk Rd, 9mile & short trail to the Shell Gas Station.
  • North of Eagle River the section of 10W aka Uncle Kent’s trail coming out on Hwy G.
  • West trails 13S & 7 heading to Sugar Camp.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are marked.  Please stay by the orange reflective barrels. Surface is very hard with moguls.  Remember not all lakes are safe. 

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!

See ya on the trails!

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 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
For other Eagle River events check out –

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!