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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 22, 2021

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Thin in most areas - 1 to 8 inches
Date of Report: January 22, 2021
Area Report:

January 22  – 8:04am Currently 5 – High of 10 today – Low tonight 0

 Trails remain on average Poor to Fair Very Early Riding Condition
GTS Trails app shows groomers out in the last 24 hours
East, South, Northwest of town
Off trail riding has become a problem throughout Vilas county.  What this is doing is jeopardizing trail easements & will cause trail section closures.  Please once again stay on marked trails. Done preaching on to today’s report.

Yesterday a few SNOW squalls blew through.  Most looking like mix of Lake Effect Snow & regular Snow. Couple of inches.  Next measurable SNOW is Sunday with a 50% chance. Weather guys not giving totals.  Are you Dancin’?  Temps sure have dropped for today but will pop back again Saturday & Sunday to the low 20’s during the day & single digits overnight.

Trail 3N aka Manske Swamp has been closed.  Due to high water & off rail riding.  This trail is a cut across between 13N & 17N. It many reopen when it freezes back up.                                                                                            

The land trails are SNOW covered with the new SNOW. With much of yesterday’s SNOW Lake Effect it will blow around. Under the SNOW we’ve gotten there is rough frozen snow, ice & gritty areas.  10E, 10W and the “grade” through town have the best riding.  It’s Adventure Sledding!

Last Tuesday evening an off trail rider riding on Catfish lake lost his life.  He was no where near the barrels that are placed on Catfish & Eagle by businesses on those lakes. To include the spur to Eagle Waters. This was completely avoidable. Please stay by the markers to be safe. Entire lakes are NOT safe. Temps have dropped so that will freeze up any remaining surface slush

PLEASE REMEMBER WHILE VILAS COUNTY TRAILS ARE OPEN, ONEIDA & FOREST ARE NOT.  PLEASE DO NOT RIDE IN THOSE AREAS.  This includes Three Lakes, Sugar Camp & Newbold which are all in Oneida county.


Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185 reporting conditions weekly
Eagle River area eventsSno-Eagles club events
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News and Reports:

UPDATE – Sno-Eagles Wednesday & Thursday rides start has been cancelled for now. 
Will resume when there is more SNOW

Be sure to contact Club President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 for more information as to when rides start

  • January 29-31 – Women on Snow
  • February 2 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting – 6pm – VFW Eagle River – Hwy 70 just south of Verizon – Southside of hwy
  • February 9-11 – Mid Week Overnight ride to White Pine – Rooms still available – Contact Carol Radloff 715.479.5153 for details
  • February 18 – General membership meeting via       Sno-Eagles Facebook live. 
  • February 20-21 – USSA World Series of Snowmobiling Race – WCDC Track – Hwy 45N – Volunteers needed
  • February 26-27 – UTV Arctic Derby Dash – Volunteers needed
  • February 27 – Groom to Ride raffle drawing – 1pm – Trackside – Hwy 45N

To volunteer or for more information on Sno-Eagles activities contact Howard Wolf at 262.442.487

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
Newly Updated 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.
Newly Updated Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
AWSC – Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs
DNR Snowmobiling Helpful Information