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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 13, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Ice base 0-5 inches - Snow depth 9+-
Date of Report: January 13, 2023
Area Report:

January 13, 2023 -6:45am – 18 – High 21

All conditions

The temp roller coaster ride continues.  Best news is it is going below freezing overnight.  This continues. 10 tonight & 24 tomorrow night. Little or no sun.

Most trails have SNOW cover. This morning will be icy if you are riding.  SNOW depth & base varied. 6 miles east on Trail 10E still SNOW covered & base holding.  Closer to town thinner & snirt.  Section of 10/13 south from the intersection of those trail to Dairy Queen still SNOW covered & Very Good. Through town covered but thin.  Improves alot from Hwy G crossing of 10/13 heading north.  Conditions west, Trail 70/17/13 & 7 same as 10E.  Adventure sledding.

Very early this morning(3am ish) groomers out .  Headed north from Groomer Barn.   Trail 10/13 north to re route across swamp off of Adams Rd. Trail 17N to Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp intersection.   Grooming Trail 3 heading west to connect with Trail 10/13 to the Conover connect north of Eagle River.  Unsure if Wisconsin River Bridge section of 10/13 was groomed.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked & still safe.  Expect slippery riding & some surface slush from melted SNOW.  Always stay by the orange reflective barrels to be safe.

If you are riding please take a phone & map.  Let someone know where you’re going to go riding.

Last, off trail riding is a big problem.  In Eagle River there is a re route of Trail 10/13 that heads north out of Eagle River.  The change is at the intersection with Trail 17N. Across the highway from the Best Western Derby Inn.  The landowner closed a section.  The trail is clearly marked heading around the gas company.  It comes out at the Hwy G road crossing.  Despite clearly signing & orange fencing riders are riding off trail.  If this section is closed there will be NO direct route heading north out of town. Same goes for Trail 70 coming into Eagle River from the west.  If you see orange fencing it is because the landowner is thinking of closing trail. PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL. 


See ya on the trails real soon!

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 – Eagle River Events – check for more events
January 12-15 – Vintage World Championship Race – WCDC Track
January 19 – Member meeting – Buckshots’s Downtown – 6:30pm
January 21 – SNO(Saturday Nite Out) – Braywood – Catfish Lk Rd of Hwy 45S – 5pm -ALL Welcome
January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

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!