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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 28, 2019

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Hard ice slippery base - Crusty snow & some new snow
Date of Report: January 28, 2019
Area Report:

Trails Good 

January 28 2019 7:08am – 4 below zero – High of 5 

Snow showers this morning.  Right now it looks to be less than an inch.  Today into tomorrow looks like maybe 2 inches according to the weather guys forecast.  That added to the 5+- inches at the end of last week all add up.  TRAILS ARE GOOD.  Hard ice base with Snow on top.  New fresh Snow on top.

Grooming continues.  Saw the groomer go by heading back in 7-8pm last night.  With the cold temps drivers are going out earlier to get back in earlier.  Hard on the equipment when it’s cold & can be dangerous for the drivers.

A little heat wave today with a high of 5.  Then back into the freezer.  Highs of 1 below Tuesday.  6 below Wednesday. 2 below Thursday.  Then a balmy 12 above zero on Friday!  Looks like the best shot of Snow is next weekend.  Stay tuned.

Riding this past weekend was heavier than expected.  Women on Snow group was in the area plus a lot of other large groups of riders.  Early last night most trails were hard Snow covered needing some fresh Snow.  With the cold Snow gets crusty.  There are some blow out areas on the northside of trails running along the roads.  Sections of 10E, 70W are a couple. Sun was out & think that is the cause. In town “the grade” Trails 13/3 is SNOW covered through town & going north & south. The main thing to remember is that under the Snow is pure ice in many places.  Please slow down.  Straight aways.  In corners.  Everywhere.

Worth repeating is that:

Sno-Eagles Country has 2 areas that have one-way trails.  10E is a one-way trail from the ERRA Sports Arena all the way out to Nicolet Mini Mart.  The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area.  Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs.  Plus trail signs are backwards if you are going the wrong way.

EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Stay by the reflective orange barrels.  


See ya on the trails!!!

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


News and Reports:

Wednesday & Thursday – Trail Rides – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on “the grade” Trail 13/3 at 9am.  Contact Club Pres., Howard Wolf 262.442.4876
Tuesday, February 5 – Sno-Eagles Board meeting – 6:00pm – International Snowmobile HQ – Hwy 45N next door to the Derby Track
Friday-Sunday, February 8-10 – LaBatt Pond Hockey – Dollar Lake – Hwy 70E to Dollar Lk Rd
Tuesday-Thursday, February 12-14 – Sno-Eagles Week Day Away – Florence, WI
Thursday, February 21 – Sno-Eagles General Member meeting – Ed B’s White Spruce – Hwy 45 at the bridge

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