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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 17, 2018

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Hard base in most areas - Need fresh snow
Date of Report: February 17, 2018
Area Report:


President’s Weekend & welcome to Eagle River!  12 degrees at 7am this morning with a high of 30 today.  A little sun to start with then cloudy!  SNOW moving in tomorrow.  Totals slip sliding all over the place.  So stay tuned!  Any & all SNOW is welcome!  Traffic is already picking up on this Holiday weekend.  Many sleds already up & riding.  Larger groups riding.

Very little change in the trails. Still FAIR to GOOD. The sun has caused some trail areas to breakdown.  There is snirt at most road crossings.  Trails that run near or along side of road on the north side of the road are breaking down.  Same with wide open areas.  “Burn through” of snow & even l areas of base. In town trails are softening up because of the evil sun.  Paved road routes for the most part have no SNOW on them.  Your best riding is out of town.

For the trails on whole can’t stress enough the base is really, really icy everywhere not just in the corners.  Please slow down so you can stay on the right side of the trail.  High berms in most sharp corners take extra care there.  The snow on top of the ice base is thin & fatigued out, meaning SNOW too is icy.  With the icy conditions you can get in real trouble real easily.

Trail Boss reports the following trails groomed last night:

  • 10W/13N/7S – to include the Wisconsin River Bridge area
  • 10E – including 9mi, Grampa Grahm aka 1 & Chanticleer trail
  • 3S to Three Lakes
  • 17N to 1N
  • 1N to Eagle Lake Boat Launch – no lake grooming
  • 3N aka Manske Swamp
  • 17S to Sugar Camp connect
  • 7 aka Paint Ball Field off of 17S

Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. Right now there are logs in piles along sections of the trail. With the log piles and icy grainy conditions in that section it would be good to slow down. Very icy corners. Minimal grooming due to the logging operation.

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are marked with orange easy to see reflective barrels.  Please stay by the barrels to be safe.  No surface slush, Reports that Eagle Lake has 20+ inches of ice.  Reminder that the Catfish Lake Trail that ran from Braywood to Lumpy’s is not open.  Please do not trespass on private land.

Celebrate Snowmobiling Snow Show is set for this Sunday, February 18 at the Derby Track Expo Hall.  From 11am-4pm.  Admission if FREE!

Keep Dancin’.  And Please Slow Down!  We love having you here & want to see you back.
See ya on the trails!
Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club


News and Reports:


  • Feb 18 – Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling Snow Show. 11am-4pm FREE admission Open to public – Derby Track Expo Hall
  • Feb 19 – Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling VIP Dignitary Ride
  • Feb 24 – Ride With Pride drawing – TrackSide – 12 noon
  • Feb 24 – Trail Ride following Ride With Pride drawing
  • Feb 24 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – Silver Leaf – 5:30pm

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App