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Trail Report For: Phillips – 01/12/2015

Trail Report: Phillips

Reported By: Price County Tourism Department

Date of Report: 01/12/2015

Trail Conditions: Good

Snow Cover: 9-14 inches

Area Report: It snowed 3 – 4 inches on Thursday. Snowmobile trails are in good to fair condition. All snowmobile trails are being groomed on a regular basis now. Some Swamp areas have not been groomed; most are solid and rideable, however, they may be rough or icy. Lakes have ruts in some areas; ride with caution and stay on the beaten path.

Visit www.pricecountywi.net to view detailed trail reports and lodging information or to order a trail map. Or, call 800-269-4505 for recorded reports and to talk to the Tourism Department staff.

News & Events: Phillips Winter Fest Tavern League Tour
January 16 – 25, 2015
Ends at 10 a.m. Sun., January 25
715-339-3151 / 3665
E-mail: birllc@pctcnet.net; info@3milecorner.com
Website: http://www.pctlw.org/
There is no entry fee to participate. Stop at participating Price County Tavern League member establishments, make a purchase, and get a stamp/sticker for your Tavern League Tour sheet. Visit twelve (12) participating tavern league businesses [six (6) on the Northern Tour and six (6) on the Southern Tour] to be entered in a drawing for cash prizes; 1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, and 3rd place – $200. Completed Tavern League Tour Sheets must be turned in to 784 N. Lake Avenue, Phillips, before 10 a.m. on January 25 with the winners to be drawn at noon following the Phillips Chaparral’s Breakfast (8:30-11:30am) being held at that same location, on Trail #102. You do not need to be present to win. A link to a printable Tavern League Tour sheet & map will be available on January 15, 2015, at http://www.pctlw.org/.

Prentice Bushbenders 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast
January 18, 2015
7 a.m. – noon
Chequamegon Sportsmen’s Club, W4602 Highway 8, Prentice
Enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast and enter to win a door prize and/or raffles prizes during the event. Located on trail #118 or by car 1 mile east of Prentice on Hwy 8.

Sno-Drovers Poker Run & Breakfast Buffet
January 22, 23 & 24, 2015
All day; ends 6 p.m. Saturday
Poker run starts Thursday – Ride the trails and stop at participating local businesses to collect cards. Riders meet on Saturday at 6 p.m. to determine who has the winning poker hand. Cash prizes, raffles and door prizes. Also, stop in for a breakfast buffet Saturday morning 8-11 a.m. This is a snowmobile club public event. Everyone is welcome to attend. All proceeds earned go directly back into maintaining the trail system.

Phillips Winter Fest
January 24 & 25, 2015
Saturday – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – Ice Fishing Contest on Duroy, Elk and Long lakes 6am-4pm, win $5,000 if you catch the tagged fish, plus everyone that registers a fish will be entered in a drawing; food & beverages will be available near the Lake Duroy boat landing; 6pm Snowmobile Parade leaves Wilson Lake from N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips, and ends on Lake Duroy; FIREWORKS to follow; Saturday & Sunday – Cor PowerSports Snowmobile Races 9am at Birch Island Resort; Tavern League Tour (Jan.16-25) winners and other raffle winners will be drawn at noon following the Phillips Chaparral’s Breakfast (8:30-11:30am) 784 N. Lake Avenue, Phillips, on Trail #102.

Cor PowerSports Cross Country Snowmobile Races
January 24 & 25, 2015
Registration is Fri. 6-8 p.m. & Sat. 7-8 a.m.; parade lap is at 8:30 a.m., racing is 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.?
The races will take place on Wilson Lake in Phillips, brought to you by the grassroots WI cross country snowmobile race series organized by Cor PowerSports. Race classes include Pro, Semi-Pro, Women, Jr., Kids, Team, Vintage, Sprint and Distance. There will be Yamaha racing snowmobiles at the event. Anyone of age is welcome to participate; see the Cor Powersports Rule Book. Admission is free for spectators. There are many vantage points around the lake to watch; please keep 100 feet away from the course. Awards will be announced 1 hour after the last race. This race is being held in conjunction with Phillips Winter Fest.

Northwoods Hi-Riders Radar Speed Run
January 31, 2015
10 a.m.
Two 1,000 ft. tracks, 1 ice & 1 snow; cc classes, antique classes and very entertaining lawn mower class. Food & beverages under the big top. Proceeds will be used for trail maintenance & snowmobile safety classes in Price County. Located on Trail #141 northeast of Phillips. This is a snowmobile club public event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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