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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 30, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: Ice base with plenty of loose snow
Date of Report: January 30, 2023
Area Report:

January 30, 2023 am – 9 below – High 0

Good to Excellent

Trails are fantastic!   There was a ton of traffic over the weekend.  Will quite down a little starting today.  Nearly a full grooming session overnight.   Only trails not groomed are trails west. Which are 70W to St. Germain connect near Wood Duck Lane; 13S that splits from 70W & heads south to Sugar Camp connect and 7S aka Paintball Field that splits from 13S & heads west to connect with Sugar Camp at Cty Hwy H.   Plus Alt 13S to Three Lakes connect & Trail 1N that takes you to Eagle Lake.  Riding will be EXCELLENT!

Rode Friday & conditions were Excellent in the morning & Good by late afternoon.  Didn’t ride Saturday or Sunday very high traffic.

Under the loose snow, which makes the trails “fast”, there is ice & have noticed some icy corners.  So please slow down.  A bit of preaching this morning.  Since January 1, Vilas county has experienced 3 fatalities.  4 in Oneida county. Please slow down & RIDE RIGHT.

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.

Going to be cold the next few days.  Most nights below zero.  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.

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 other local events go to

February 1 & 2 Arrowhead Groomers Show – 9am – St. Germain
February 2 – Snowmobile Recreation Council meetings 8:30am – St Germain Community Ctr
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!