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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 28, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 10 plus new SNOW yesterday - varied Ice Base
Date of Report: January 28, 2023
Area Report:

January 28, 2023 8:19am – 5 – High 12

Good to Excellent

Are you riding? 
Trails are fantastic!   Lots of traffic so what is Excellent in the morning will downgrade to Good by evening.   With the high traffic there is full complete grooming every night.  Lake Effect Snow yesterday. Inch +-

Temps took a drop over night.  There was a high of 24 yesterday & today the high is 12.  From today through next Friday the temps will be in the low teens or single digits during the day & below zero at night.

Yesterday morning rode to the Lac du Flambeau Northern Hornshoe groomer barn to help with an MS Snowmobile Ride lunch.   Left at 7:30am from 6 miles east of Eagle River on Trail 10E heading to town.  Took 10W/13N “the grade”.  Headed west on 70W/13 to intersection of 7S/13S.  Then right onto 7S aka “paintball trail”.  Where 7S comes out on Hwy H rode Sugar Camp Trails heading west on Trail 15 all the way to St. Germain trails.  Part of Trail 15 runs as a combo with Trail 70A.  Dropped down on Trail 70A to 70B to 70C which is in New Tom SnoFleas country.  Then back to 70W to Woodruff in Cross Country Cruiser country.  Connecting to 17N.  Crossing at Hwy 51 to Trail 10/17 “the grade”along Hwy 47 too Cty H to the groomer barn.  Rode same way back. 110 miles total.  In the morning EXCELLENT trails with exception of through town trail in Woodruff & a short section west of Woodruff before entering Lac du Flambeau trails.  Late afternoon return heavy traffic down graded trails to FAIR to GOOD west to Trail 15 in St. Germain.  From there GOOD all the way back to & through Eagle River.  There are some icy corners & road crossings.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails still have drifts & there was surface slush yesterday off the marked trail. With the temps dropping surface slush should be frozen.  Please stay by the orange reflective barrels.  Remember not all lakes are safe. 

NOTE: Off of Trail 70W (aka Wood Duck Lane) after entering St. Germain is a trail locals call “The Goat” trail.  It is a Club Trail that starts at TIN 287 to TIN 288 that is CLOSED.  It is clearly marked as CLOSED with fencing & signs.  Please do not ride through this area from either direction. DO NOT RIDE ON HWY 70 as this is not legal.

On snowmobile designated road routes need to follow the speed limit set for the road for all vehicles.

Last, off trail riding is a big problem.  PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL & Take the Snowmobilers Pledge.


See ya on the trails today!

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 EVENTS    –  For local events go to

January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

February 7 – Board of Directors meeting – 6pm – HQ Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
February 10-12 – Pond Hockey – Dollar Lake – Chanticleer Spur trail off Trail 10E goes right by
February 12-15 – Weekday Away Ride to Mercer
February 16 – General Members meeting – Sweetwater 6pm – Hwy 45N
February 24-26 – World Series of Snowmobiling – WCDC Derby Track
February 25 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) Braywood Restaurant – 5pm – Catfish Lk Rd off Hwy 45S

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!