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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 15, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 9+- inches - 0-4 inch base
Date of Report: January 15, 2023
Area Report:

January 15, 2023 6:35-am – 23 – High 30

All conditions -Best Riding North & East

Winter continues in Eagle River.  Temps in the 30’s during the day which will drop into the 20’s during the day starting Tuesday. And teens at night.   This should continue through the end of the month.  There a good chance of sleet tomorrow, changing to SNOW on Tuesday. No totals available.  THINK COLD!

Best Riding is still North & East.  The work done in December paid off.   The ice base is still holding on most of the trails.  Still SNOW cover especially North & East. Trail 10/13 heading out of Eagle River is a good ride.   After crossing the Wisconsin River Bridge trail section the 2 trails split.   Trail 13 heading aka the Bauers is a good choice.  Trail 17N that splits off of Trail 10/13 & head north on the east side of Hwy 45N is another choice.  A bit thin in a short section just before the Trail 3N aka Manske Swamp.  What the trails have grainy snow & need fresh new SNOW.  As for east it Trail 10E.  Heading south to split of 10E & Trail Alt 13S.  10E & heading to  Three Lakes OR Alt 13S to Three Lakes. Fresh SNOW needed.  As for west if not bad either.


  • South on Trail 10/13 through town & heading south on Trail Alt13 about half down as far as Loon Lake Rd.
  • West grooming to St. Germain connect west & Sugar Camp connect south.
  • Heading north on Trail 10/13 all sections groomed to Conover connect to include Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp & across Wisconsin River Bridge all the way to where Trail 10/13 splits.
  • From intersection Trail13 heads north toward Bauers Dam
  • From intersection Trail10 heads west to Sayner connect.
  • Trail 17N from the intersection off Trail 10/13 heading northeast to Trail 3N aka Manske Swamp.

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


Day 4 & final day of the Vintage World Championship Race!  Trail 10/13 goes right by!!

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 – final day
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!