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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 14, 2022

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Open
Snow Cover: Hard ice/crusty snow base - 2 new inches new snow yesterday a bit more today
Date of Report: March 14, 2022
Area Report:

Expect ALL Conditions
Icy – Snow cover – Bit more SNOW today

March 14, 2022 – 8:07am – 18 degrees – High 37 – Low 16

More SNOW in the forecast this morning.  1-2 inches of more wet packy SNOW.  Will extend riding for a little long.  Starting tomorrow temps will jump way up during the day into the 40’s.  The icy event last week & cold temps at night created a really hard ice/snow base.  So at present it’s holding.  With the warm temps coming that won’t last for ever.  If you are going to ride do it now.

All conditions out there & boy it’s icy everywhere so please slow down.  More SNOW than expected on the trails to offer lubrication was a surprise.  Best riding is east & north.  Expect all conditions.  Trails on north side of trails are not very good & thin. Open areas really icy or snirty.  Better than I thought it would be out where I live east of Eagle.  Getting closer to town it goes down hill.  Later when coming back home on the south side of Hwy 70E trail closer I got to home the better it got.  North out of town section that under the trees was washboardy but snow covered.  Riding today too.  Another report tomorrow.

Groomer Tracking (GTS) shows no grooming over night.  Sno-Eagles have stopped grooming as even with this snow trails are hard ice underneath.  Groomers need more loose snow to make a difference.  With that said the trails over all are staying smooth due to cold overnight temps. 

Biggest complaint I have been hearing all season is about off trail riding. Folks the Clubs of Vilas County work very hard to secure easements from private landowners & folks we are losing many due to off trail riding. There is NO LEGAL OFF TRAIL RIDING ANYWHERE IN VILAS COUNTY. So PLEASE NO OFF TRAIL RIDING.

Catfish & Eagle lake trails marked & OPEN. Stay by the orange reflective barrels.  DO NOT think the entire lake is safe.  Several sleds have gone in the water this season far from the barrels.

Get out & ride might be near the end. See the Fat Lady.  Not singing but getting ready.

See ya on the Trails one last time today & maybe tomorrow!

Holly Tomlanovich
715.479-5185 Weekly Trail Update

News and Reports:


  • 3/16 – Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance Meeting – 6pm – PI Pub – Presque Isle – 1 northwest of Eagle River on Cty B
  • 3/17 – General member meeting at Chef Rene’s – 6:30pm – Hwy 70W of Eagle River
  • 3/26 – Groom to Ride raffle drawing – 1pm – Trackside – Hwy 45N across from the Derby Track
  • 3/26 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) – 5pm – Buckshots – Hwy 45N approx. 3 miles

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!