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Trail Report – : Ely, Minnesota – February 23, 2024

Ely, MN Chamber of Commerce

Reporter:Ely Chamber of Commerce/Explore MN Visitor Center
Trail Conditions: No Snow
Snow Cover: 0-2
Date of Report: February 23, 2024
Area Report:

Ely Area Trail Conditions

February 23, 2024

 

Taconite State Trail, Arrowhead State Trail, Putnam/Fishing Lakes Trails, and Lake Vermilion Soudan Underground Mine State Park Tails:    Due to warm weather and lack of snow, we do not recommend riding at this time. There is bare ground and open water present throughout the system, and it is not safe for travel. Until we get substantial additional snow to improve the base and cover the rocks, hummocks, and holes, full-on trail grooming will not begin. If you are riding the trails, use caution and remain alert for rocks, holes, and generally rough trail conditions. Continue to monitor conditions online, as they may change rapidly if we get snowfall: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html

Snow: 0 inches with a base of 0 inches. Groomed: No Condition: Poor

Babbitt Golf Course Trail: Not Skiable.

Babbitt Birch Lake Plantation:  Not Skiable.

Bear Head Lake State Park:  Ski trails are closed and open to hiking. Be sure to bring foot traction devices as there are patches of ice due to the melting and rain in previous weeks.

REMINDER: It is unlawful to walk, snowshoe, have pets, or destroy any part of the groomed ski trails in any manner.

Skiing Base: 0-2 inches. Conditions: Poor Groomed: No

Snowmobiling conditions: Closed. Groomed: No.  Base: 0-2 inches

 

Along with the DNR trail conditions website, continue to monitor these clubs’ websites (www.ridetheborders.com/trail-report.html & www.snowmobilevacation.org/trail-updates) for the most current Arrowhead State Trail conditions.




Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 22, 2024

Reporter:Holly t

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: Little or no snow cover

Date of Report: February 22, 2024

Area Report:

February 22, 2024 – 6:32am –  24 degrees – High 49

Sno-Eagles
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
Remain CLOSED

Temps continue to bounce up & down.  Not looking good. Haven’t seen a sledding season like this in a long time.  Last I remember was in the mid-80’s. Actually much of the 80’s were up & down. With low SNOW in the early 90’s.  Then we got clobbered with SNOW in ’95. Spoke to a man who remembers in 1973 there was little or no SNOW.  He remembered as it was the year he moved up to Eagle River. 

Check out the Sno-Eagles News & Reports plus the videos below

Need SNOW  & COLD so Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!!  THINK COLD!
In the meantime come on up and patronize the local businesses!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Remember……RIDE RIGHT

715.479-5185 Trail Updates starting in December
Eagle River Visitors Guide or Trail Map Click or Call 715.479.6400

News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES  & EAGLE RIVER EVENTS

February 22 – Member meeting – Chef Rene’s – 6pm Social Time – 7pm Meeting – Hwy 70W of Eagle River

February 2- 23r3-25d Annual World Championship Vintage Races – OUR RENTAL, CHAIN LAKE LOG LODGE IS AVAILABLE Click link to go to our rental page!

February 24 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – White Stag – Hwy 17 – Sugar Camp – 5pm

February 28 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – The Heid Out – 5:30pm – Hwy 70E – Contact Cindy Fruhwirth – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 6 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – Lumpy’s – 5:30pm – Hwy 45S – Contact Doug Miller – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 14 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – Mary Kate’s Wine Bar – Downtown Eagle River – Contact Roger Rosenthal – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 21 – Member meeting & ELECTION – Eagle Waters Resort – 6pm Social Time – 7pm Meeting – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd – Follow the signs

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!

Trail Report – : Conover, Wisconsin – February 19, 2024

Reporter:snobuddies

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: 3”

Date of Report: February 19, 2024

Area Report:

Vilas County Snowmobile trails remain closed at this time. 

Wish there was better news, it has been cold last few days, but temps are rising. We hit high 30s during the daytime hours. Forecast is for upper 40s later this week. And there is no snow in the future. This has been one of the top 3 lowest snow falls on record. 

We continue to have weekly meetings at our local establishments to help support them during this time. Check out the Conover Sno-Buddies Facebook page for weekly stops. This week is Dublin, Club 45, Bauer’s Dam, and Twin Lake Pub. 

Our Poker Run has 2 weeks to go, so make sure you get your cards filled and turned into Twin Lake Pub for your chance to win. 

Landover ATV Club continues to do weekend rides and Dublin Sports Bar is doing another weekend Poker Run. Stop by to get a card. All funds from the Dublin poker run go back to the winners. 

News and Reports:

To see where our groomer is at, visit the Groomer Tracker app at https://www.groomertracker.com/

For every sign up to the app to view Conover Sno-Buddies groomers, half of the cost comes back to the Conover Sno-Buddies. 

Snowmobile Information:

December 22nd thru March 2nd – Annual Poker Run

February 21st, 2024 – Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance Meeting

February 24th, 2024 – Landover ATV ride. See their Facebook page for times and destinations.

March 2nd, 2024 – Poker Run Wrap Party at Twin Lake Pub

March 12th, 2024 – General Meeting at Bauer’s Dam

March 17th, 2024 – St Paddy’s Corned Beef & Cabbage Fundraiser at Club 45

Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 18, 2024

Reporter:Holly t

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: Thin to a few inches – Bare spots

Date of Report: February 18, 2024

Area Report:

February 18, 2024 – 5:59am –  19 degrees – High 27

Sno-Eagles
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
Remain CLOSED

Temps continue to bounce up & down.  Past 3 days singles digits at night & teens during the day. Starting tomorrow temps moving to the 30’s and 40’s.  Not looking good. Haven’t seen a sledding season like this in a long time.  Last I remember was in the mid-80’s. Actually much of the 80’s were up & down. With low SNOW in the early 90’s.  Then we got clobbered with SNOW in ’95. Spoke to a man who remembers in 1973 there was little or no SNOW.  He remembered as it was the year he moved up to Eagle River. 

Check out the Sno-Eagles News & Reports plus the videos below

Need SNOW  & COLD so Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!!  THINK COLD!
In the meantime come on up and patronize the local businesses!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Remember……RIDE RIGHT

715.479-5185 Trail Updates starting in December
Eagle River Visitors Guide or Trail Map Click or Call 715.479.6400

News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES  & EAGLE RIVER EVENTS

February 21 – Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance – 7pm – Eagle Waters Resort – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd – 3958 Eagle Waters Rd

February 22 – Member meeting – Chef Rene’s – 6pm Social Time – 7pm Meeting – Hwy 70W of Eagle River

February 2- 23r3-25d Annual World Championship Vintage Races – OUR RENTAL, CHAIN LAKE LOG LODGE IS AVAILABLE Click link to go to our rental page!

February 24 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – White Stag – Hwy 17 – Sugar Camp – 5pm

February 28 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – The Heid Out – 5:30pm – Hwy 70E – Contact Cindy Fruhwirth – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 6 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – Lumpy’s – 5:30pm – Hwy 45S – Contact Doug Miller – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 14 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – Mary Kate’s Wine Bar – Downtown Eagle River – Contact Roger Rosenthal – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 21 – Member meeting & ELECTION – Eagle Waters Resort – 6pm Social Time – 7pm Meeting – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd – Follow the signs

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!

Trail Report – : Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin – February 15, 2024

Reporter:Toulish1

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: 1-3″ More or less

Date of Report: February 15, 2024

Area Report:

Not a lot going on in the Hornshoe territory. We still have a donation link for our Kubota groomer at www.hornshoe.org. People are donating, and we are appreciating. 

News and Reports:

There is a lot of activity in the Northwoods this weekend. I belong to some cool groups on Facebook. One is Vilas County Community. A lot of good information about what activities are going on, places to go, people to meet. Vilas Counties website also has a lot of cool links. I like the fact that you get posts from groups, and clubs, that keep you up to date of upcoming activities. I see quite a few people asking what they can come up, and do, without snow to terrorize.

 

Snowmobile Information:

I would say we received about 3″ of snow last night. Enough to blow some snowshine up your trail, but not anything to unleash the hounds, or mobilize the John Deere. Several clubs have fun stuff going on. Cruisers and Forest Riders are doing a tag team event at Lakeland Power Sports Saturday. Lakeland also has some great deals on gear. Frosty Club is on the ice at Bendts Camp. Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters has an event at their clubhouse behind the Chamber of Commerce at the airport. White Thunder Riders has their auction at 4:00 at their clubhouse. I always say riders should belong to a club and also be aware of whose trails you ride on. These fund raisers pay for equipment to keep the trails going.

Groups worth mentioning:  K.A.O.S. ( Kids and adults on sleds) Amazing youth group many riders do not know about. Then there is the NextGen Riders – new group that targets young adults on sleds that are too old for KAOS, but too young to hang with the W.H.O.W (WOW, for short) group. (White Haired Old Weasels). I do not see anything on the internet for WOW. They have trouble remembering what day of the week it is, let alone how to operate any newfangled internet contraptions.

Have fun

Mark

Trail Report – : Iron County, Michigan – February 15, 2024

Reporter:Colleen

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: 3 inches

Date of Report: February 15, 2024

Area Report:

 

We did receive 3 inches of snow over the evening hours yesterday.  However, 3 inches is not enough snow to ride on as yet.  We will continue to update this site if more snow is received and trails re-open. 

 

 

News and Reports:

 

This weekend is the Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan. 

Snowmobile Information:

 

Not enough snow on the trails currently for riding.

Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 15, 2024

Reporter:Holly t

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: 3 inches news wet snow

Date of Report: February 15, 2024

Area Report:

February 15, 2024 – 6:40am –  25 degrees – High 30

Sno-Eagles
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
Remain CLOSED

3 inches of wet packy SNOW overnight!  Not enough to open the snowmobile trails, but a start! Temps will be bouncing up & down for the next week.  Stay tuned.

There have been re routes and closures of trails. Check out at the end of the report.  Right click on the map to enlarge.

Check out the Sno-Eagles News & Reports plus the videos below

Need SNOW  & COLD so Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!!  THINK COLD!
In the meantime come on up and patronize the local businesses!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Remember……RIDE RIGHT

715.479-5185 Trail Updates starting in December
Eagle River Visitors Guide or Trail Map Click or Call 715.479.6400

News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES & EAGLE RIVER AREA EVENTS

February 17 – Conover Blizzard Blast – 10am-4-pm – Conover Community Park – off Hwy 45N on Park Circle Rd

February 17 – Bent’s Camp Fun Day – 11am-3pm – Bent’s Camp – Cty Hwy B west to Helen Lake Rd

February 21 – Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance – 7pm – Eagle Waters Resort – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd – 3958 Eagle Waters Rd

February 22 – Member meeting – Chef Rene’s – 6pm Social Time – 7pm Meeting – Hwy 70W of Eagle River

February 23-25 – 3rd Annual World Championship Vintage Races – OUR RENTAL, CHAIN LAKE LOG LODGE IS AVAILABLE Click link to go to our rental page!

February 24 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – White Stag – Hwy 17 – Sugar Camp – 5pm

February 28 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – The Heid Out – 5:30pm – Hwy 70E – Contact Cindy Fruhwirth – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 6 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – Lumpy’s – 5:30pm – Hwy 45S – Contact Doug Miller – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 14 – Sno-Eagles POP UP dinner – Mary Kate’s Wine Bar – Downtown Eagle River – Contact Roger Rosenthal – email on www.snoeagles.org

March 21 – Member meeting & ELECTION – Eagle Waters Resort – 6pm Social Time – 7pm Meeting – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd – Follow the signs

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!

Trail Report – : Hurley, Wisconsin – February 14, 2024

Reporter:hurley@hurleywi.com

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: 0-2

Date of Report: February 14, 2024

Area Report:

Beginning at 7:00 am on Friday, February 2, 2024 the Iron County, WI Snowmobile Trails will be CLOSED and the ATV/UTV Trails will OPEN until further notice with NO TEMPERATURE RESTRICTION. ATVs and UTVs must follow the current ATV/UTV map. All winter only trails are closed to ATVs & UTVs.

Snowmobile Information:

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS CLOSED

Trail Report – : Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin – February 13, 2024

Reporter:Toulish1

Trail Conditions: No Snow

Snow Cover: 0.00″ to 0.00″

Date of Report: February 13, 2024

Area Report:

Not a lot going on in the area. My wife had some blinds installed yesterday, and the installer spotted a wolf on her way in. She asked me if we have many animals around, and I told her wolves, coyotes, bobcat, fox, and a huge fisher. I am getting to be a regular Marlin Perkins this winter. Oh yeah – squirrels, lots of squirrels.

News and Reports:

I am currently tracking a major snow event that looks to give New York City the most snow they have had in two years. 3-5″ of snow, and they could be paralyzed! Winter storm Lorraine could dump 5-8″ in Cape Cod, and it’s turning into a real Nor’easter eh. I was hoping the weather channel would interview one of the locals that sound like they are from Scotland. People tell me I have a heavy midwestern accent, but at least I don’t speak in cursive – hah!

Snowmobile Information:

Now to the good part. Trails are currently closed, and when your reporter has to watch videos of snow from out east, that is a good indication of the status of our local weather, and/or his overall mental stability.

LOTS of local snowmobile fundraisers going on this weekend, the 17th and 18th. We have a group of 25 coming to stay with us, and on Saturday, we are going on a fundraiser roadtrip. We are starting in Woodruff, then Boulder, Presque Isle, Manitowish Waters, then finish up with a little White Thunder. I see quite a few groups doing the same, and taking their trips anyway. Clubs appreciate it, businesses appreciate it, and it helps the Northwoods.

Trail Report – : Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin – February 13, 2024

Reporter:Phil

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: white….barely

Date of Report: February 13, 2024

Area Report:

Lakes are frozen solid and it did snow 1/2 of an inch last night. Looks better (temps in the 20’s) but still a long way to go,

We WILL open the trails as soon as Mother Nature cooperates. Have not thrown in the towel yet.

 

News and Reports:

Frosty Club Fun Day at Bents Camp Saturday, Feb 17. Poker Run, games, groomer rides, raffles, ice bar, Old Pine Road band starts at 4 with DJ at 8. Last event of the season. Hope to see you there.