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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 28, 2022

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 16 on the ground - 7 inch hard base - 1/2 new snow
Date of Report: January 28, 2022
Area Report:


January 28 – 7:25am – 8 below – High 12 today

Lake Effect SNOW yesterday morning & very windy.  About 1/2 inch of SNOW.  Bringing the total on the ground to about 16 inches.  On the trails there is a hard frozen 7 inch base covered with crunchy SNOW & the loose SNOW from yesterday. Next SNOW forecast this Monday & Tuesday.

Riding, corners are icy. Along with the road routes but most are completely covered with ice. Found trails to be SNOW covered except for few snirt(snow/dirt) areas under the big pines & open areas.  We did not head east from our house so I am not sure how the open areas are farther east toward Phelps & Three Lakes. Please check out the Phelps & Three Lakes reports.  Into town 10E covered with icy area near the Bloom Rd crossing.  Snirty where you come out to cross Loon Lake Rd to connect with smooth SNOW covered Alt13/3 to Eagle River.  In town trails are covered all the way through.  Going west (left behind the Dairy Queen) on 70/7/17 trails SNOW covered to the street entrance.  From there heading west lots of conditions.  Icy. Snirt. Thin in spots. Once getting to the Eagle River Inn & the Rec Bridge it improves.  We road before the grooming last night so there were rough area.  Should be better today.  All in all there are Fair to Good riding conditions out there.

The Groomer Tracking System AP (GTS) shows nearly ALL the trails were groomed last  Here’s is what was NOT Groomed last night

Trail 1 from the parking area at the entrance to Eagle Lake heading north to connect with Trail 17N – NOT GROOMED

Trail 17N from where the trail intersects with Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp north of Eagle River along Hwy 45N – NOT GROOMED

Catfish & Eagle lake trails marked & OPEN.  To be safe stay by the orange reflective barrels.  Keep telling you DO NOT think the entire lake is safe.  There have been several sleds going into the water this winter.  ALL were no where near a trail or the barrels.

Sure would like trail photos so I can post to the report to let other riders see the real time conditions.  Send them to 

Please KEEP DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!  Trails Need More Fresh SNOW

See ya on the trails!!

Holly Tomlanovich
715.479-5185 Weekly Trail Update

News and Reports:


  • 1/27-30 – Women on Snow – Eagle Waters Resort – Rangeline Rd off Hwy 70E
  • 1/29 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – Log Cabin, Conover 6pm


  • 2/1 – Directors meeting at World Snowmobile HQ
  • 2/2-3 – Groomer Show – St. Germain – 9am-4pm Wednesday – 9am-2pm Thursday
  • 2/5-6 – World Series of Snowmobile Racing & Legend Laps
  • 2/11-13 – Pond Hockey
  • 2/14-18 – Weekday Away to Park Falls & Washburn
  • 2/17 – Member meeting 6:30pm – Eddie B’s
  • 2/25-26 – Arctic Derby Dash
  • 2/26 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – Twelve Pines, Hwy 70E of Eagle River 6pm

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