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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 29, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Ice base with plenty of loose snow
Date of Report: January 29, 2023
Area Report:

January 29, 2023 8:08am – 2 – High 8

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.   Last night into this morning all trails groomed with the exception of Trail 10E & spurs. The spurs are trail to Shell station of Bloom Rd., Chanticleer trail to Eagle Lake, Granpa Grahm trail off of West Carpenter Lake Rd & 9mile trail the connects to Three Lakes trail TL5.

Under the loose snow, which makes them “fast”, there is ice & have noticed some icy corners.  So please slow down.  A bit of preaching this morning.  Please slow down & RIDE RIGHT.   Vilas county has experienced 2 fatalities in the last 4 days.

Trail 10E has a one-way section that starts at Taylor Lake Rd.  When riding & head east past the ERRA Sports Arena you ride on the south side of Hwy 70E.  This goes all the way to the gas station.  When riding & heading west from the gas station you ride on the north side of Hwy 70E.  All road crossings have signs that say DO NOT ENTER – if you are going the wrong way.  Please be aware & do not go the wrong way on these trails.

Temps in the freezer this morning & throughout the day.  High of 8. 10 below tonight.  This will continue until Wednesday when double digit daytime temps will return.   If you are riding here are some tips:

  • Tell someone where you are riding
  • Dress in layers
  • Stop more frequently & drink non alcoholic beverages
  • Take cell phone & store in an inner layer pocket

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 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.


Be Safe & See ya on the trails!

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 – 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!