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Eagle River, Wisconsin

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Hard ice base - loose snow on top
Date of Report: February 6, 2023
Area Report:

February 5, 2023 6:50am – 15 degree  – High 33

SNO-EAGLES
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
Good to Very Good
Heavy traffic this past weekend.  Groomers were out in full force each night into the early morning.


Trail conditions are in Good to Very Good but are very icy under the softened SNOW.  That combination makes your sled slip around a lot.  Very icy corners. Please remember to RIDE RIGHT & SLOW DOWNWith the level of traffic & conditions you can get into trouble quickly.

Deep freeze temps have ended.  Heading into a slight warm up until this weekend.  30’s during the day teens or 20’s at night.  Bringing SNOW.  2 inches forecast for this afternoon into tonight.  Another 1-2 inches on Thursday. There is another bounce up in temps again at the end of this coming weekend with more SNOW.  Stay tuned for totals.

Rode this weekend along with lots of others.  Highest traffic I’ve seen in a while.  Trails all in all were very good in the AM until early afternoon.  One thing I am seeing is off trail riding.  This is illegal & is making it hard to keep the trail open.  Plenty of loose SNOW on the trails so need to dip off.

As for grooming here is last night’s into this morning’s grooming report

  • Heading south – Trail 10/13 through town.  South on Alt13S to Three Lakes connect.  At intersection with 10E heading east grooming to Three Lakes connect to include ALL spurs.
  • Head west – From the intersection of 10/13 & 70W/13(behind the Dairy Queen) heading west to St. Germain connect.  Also south on 13/7 to Sugar Camp connects.  Which include 7 heading west to Hwy H in Sugar Camp
  • Heading north – Trail 10W/13N to 17N intersection.  Heading north on 17N to Trail 1 intersection.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are marked.  Please stay by the orange reflective barrels. Surface is very hard with moguls & chop. SLOW DOWN. Remember not all lakes are safe. 

Again, off trail riding is a big problem.  PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL & Take the Snowmobilers Pledge.

Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!  Slow down & Ride 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 Wednesday & Thursday Club Rides – 9:30am to 3pm – Meet in town on Trail 10/13 by the Historic Railroad Depot
February 7 – Board of Directors meeting – 6pm – HQ Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
February 10-12 – Pond Hockey – LOCATION CHANGE – WCDC Derby Track – Hwy 45N – Trail 10W/13N
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
For other Eagle River events check out – www.eagleriver.org


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 Excellent 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.  Also has updates on trail closures.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours.  Great tool.
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!


Snowmobiling 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 Cty.  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



Eagle River has long held the distinction of SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, and it’s a matter of pride that causes local clubs and businesses to work so diligently to maintain that title. Snowmobile fever becomes a way of life in our Eagle River winters, and the talk often turns to “picks”, “carbides” and performance. In fact, these snow machines seem to outnumber cars during the winter months.

Over 500 MILES OF GROOMED TRAILS connect the communities of the area, including access to major county and state routes. Trails wind throughout the area’s scenic forests, but frequently pass close to service businesses which can provide you with fuel and sustenance, shelter and refreshment. If you don’t have your own snowmobile, several dealerships will be happy to provide you with equipment during your visit.