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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 11, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 0-14 inches - Next SNOW tonight into Monday
Date of Report: March 11, 2023
Area Report:

March 11 2023 6:51am – 19 degrees – High 33

Late Season Riding

Late Season Riding in Eagle River on the Sno-Eagles trails.  Expect ALL conditions when riding.  Still worth riding especially heading into the woods trails.  Those trails are still in Good to Very Good shape.  Woods section on Trail 13N, 10E, 17N.  Then there are trail along a highway, especially on the north side of a east/west road.  Those require a bit of Adventure Sledding!  Same with wide open areas.  In town is covered except road crossing. Wet snow.  Water at many of the crossing as you get to the northern part of the trails that are in town. 

3 inches of SNOW did help a bit but need more.  That might happen starting tonight.  There is a Winter Weather Advisory that starts tonight through 4am Monday morning.  The advisory is for 5-8 inches.   The hour by hour looks closer to 5+.  Temps are going to be in the 20’s so it’s going to stick & should be packy SNOW.  Perfect for grooming!!!

Grooming resumed last night.  Combination of rolling, panning and some grooming. Nearly a complete session with the exception of Alt13S, 1 to Eagle Lake and 13N from after the Wisconsin River bridge crossing heading north. 

With the number of accidents & fatalities this season will keep reminding you when riding:

When you come upon a group of sleds in front of you on the trail.  Passing them can get you in trouble.   Have been seeing this all winter.  When an entire group passes, by the time the last sled passes, a sled could be coming from the other direction.

Remember as you ride & meet a groomer the equipment is NOT able to leave the trail due to it’s weight.  Pull over & stop.  Wait for direction from the driver.  Give ’em a thumbs up.  They groom so we can ride!

Please ride on the right side, slow down, limit alcohol & no off trail riding.

Catfish  Eagle lake trails are marked with orange reflective barrels.  Surface slush on the snow.  Stay by the barrels.

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Adventure Sledding Season! It’s not over.  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 – . Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Rides – ON HOLD WAITING FOR SNOW.  Meet on Trail 10/13 in town at the Railroad Depot – To be sure the rides a “go” check out 

March 15 – Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance – 6pm – Guides Inn – Boulder Junction
March 16 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting & Annual Election – 6pm – Eagle Waters Resort – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd
April 1 – Groom to Ride Raffle Drawing & Bucket Raffle – 1pm – WCDC – Hwy 45N
April 4, 2023 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting  – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
April 20, 2023 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting- 6pm – Blue Heron – Chain o’ Lakes Rd off Hwy 45N

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.  Has all trail alerts. 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!