Trail Report: Price County – Park Falls, Phillips & Prentice
Reported By: Price County Tourism Department
Date of Report: 01/02/2015
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 6-10 inches
Area Report: Snowmobile trails are open and vary from good to poor early-season condition. All trails have been groomed or packed, except for swamp areas. Regular grooming of all trails will begin Monday. The Tuscobia State Trail and the Pike Lake area trails have been groomed and they are in good condition. The Prentice, Ogema and Brantwood area trails are being groomed today. Not all swamps are frozen. Ride with caution. Riding the trails will assist club members in packing them down so that they will freeze. Recently snowmobiles and ATVs have broken through lake ice on the Phillips Chain and Soo Lake. STAY OFF area lakes until conditions improve. Solberg Lake has been marked; stay on the beaten path. Daytime temperatures have remained below freezing/32° F and nighttime temperatures have been below 0° for several nights, which is helping to freeze the swamps and lakes.
Motorized trail riders are advised that on January 1-3, there will be a special event on the Tuscobia State Trail from Park Falls to Rice Lake (entire length). This event will bring approximately 150 bicyclers, skiers, runners and support staff to the trail at all times of the day and overnight. Snowmobile and ATV/UTV riders should be aware that they will encounter other users on the trail and should SLOW DOWN.
Visit www.pricecountywi.net to order trail maps and lodging information. Or, call 800-269-4505 for recorded reports and to talk to the Tourism Department staff.
News & Events: Tuscobia Winter Ultra
WATCH FOR RACERS ON THE TRAIL
January 1-3, 2015
Run, Bike or Ski this self-supported race with 150-mile, 75-mile and 35-mile distance options.
Northwoods Hi-Riders Winter Picnic in the Park
January 3, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join the Northwoods Hi-Riders Snowmobile Club for a winter picnic and some sledder camaraderie at the Solberg Lake County Park pavilion. Club members will be cooking up brats, hamburgers and hot dogs which will be served along with a selection of condiments and snacks. There will also be a variety of beverages to choose from including coffee and hot chocolate to warm you up or have a cold one. You can sit around the bonfire or warm up in the heated pavilion. Located on Trail #112 located northeast of Phillips. This is a snowmobile club fundraiser and everyone is welcome to attend. All proceeds will go towards trail maintenance and club expenses.
Prentice Bushbenders 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast
January 18, 2015
7 a.m. – noon
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.
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
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.