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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 15, 2018

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 3 inch hard base plenty of snow on top
Date of Report: January 15, 2018
Area Report:


Lots of sledding traffic this weekend! Even with that the trails are in terrific shape!   SNOW started later last night.  About 1 or 2 inches on the ground this morning.  SNOW showers off and on all day today.  So I’m thinking 3 or 4 inches new SNOW when all is said & done.  Have moved the traffic to GOOD Condition.  No more Early Riding.  Today it is going to be 20 so riding will be great!

Grooming overnight included trails 10W, 13N, 7, 70W, Kathan Inn & Paintball trails which are off Trail 17S, 10E was groomed to the one way section.  From there only the side heading east (south side of the road) was groomed out to Anvil Lake area.  Look fantabulous!

Here are some trail reminders:

  • Trail 1N has a logging operation in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake.  Clearly marked with signs.
  • Wisconsin River Trail – 10W/13N  There are rough spots but it is frozen tight.
  • Same for Manske Swamp – 3N.  Just like Wisconsin River Trail there are rough spots but it is frozen tight.

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are now both marked and officially open.  Please stay by the barrels to be safe.  Very hard surface.  No slush.  Reminder the Catfish Lake Loop to Lumpy’s is NO LONGER a trail.  

If you are riding zip on over to the “grade” to check out the 2018 Eagle River Area Fire Department ICE CASTLE!!!!  Located adjacent to the downtown “grade” trail by the Historic Railroad Grade.  The lights installed change colors.  Check out this link Eagle River Ice Castle to check out more photos.  Darn pretty!

This morning at the Derby Track is the annual Military Snowmobile Ride.  AWSC way of saying thank to all who have given to us.  Congratulations to Justin Ernst from Rhinelander, WI on his Vintage Championship win! Thursday begins the World Championship Derby.  For more information check out 

Traffic is very high so please stay on the right side to stay safe!  There can be some hard icy in the corners so slow down.  Again it’s going to be 20 my lunch time.  So boy howdy get out there & ride!

Keep Dancin’!

See ya on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
 Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club


News and Reports:

News and Reports:

January – Every Wednesday & Thursday – Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride.  Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 in town at 9am. All are welcome.

  • January 15 – Annual Military Ride leaving from Derby Track
  • January 18 – Member meeting, Eagle River Inn
  • Jan 18-21 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
  • Jan 26-28 – Women on Snow
  • January 27 – Saturday Night Out, Nutty Squirrel
  • Jan 31 – Feb 2 – Weekday Ride-A-Way

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration

Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10

Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30

Out of State Trail Pass – $50

Vilas County Map It Trail App