Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 11 inches +- 1-5 inch base
Date of Report: January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023 – 9:45 am – 25 – High 28
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
EARLY SEASON RIDING – Fair to Good
1/2 inch of SNOW overnight east of Eagle River. Sleet & Ice before that making riding conditions a true mixed bag. Temps dropping to the teens & some single digits night for the next week. Mid to high 20’s during the day.
As for the trails. Riding is still best heading north out of town. That would be Trail 10/13. Icy corners most everywhere. The swamps have slush spots. Wisconsin River Bridge area of Trail 10/13 that heads west has slushy spots on the approaches to the bridge on both sides. There is room to get around those spots. In town trails are slushy to include heading south on Trail 10/13. Trail 10E is still covered. It is icy & soft in most sections. Road crossings everywhere have slush & lack snow. Base is thin. 1-5 inches.
Grooming last night heading from the Groomer Barn which is north of Eagle River off of Hwy 45N.
Trail Alt 13 was groomed to Willow rd to the turn onto Trail 10E
Trail 10E to include trail to Chanticleer Inn & Eagle Lake trail & 9-mile trail
Trail 1S – the Grampa Grahm section. Rest of this trail is road route
Trail 10/13 heading north out of town to Hwy G crossing
Trail 3 aka Manske Swamp
Trail 17N to Manske Swamp turn
Trails 7 aka Paintball Field & Trail 17/13S to Sugar Camp connect
NO GROOMING THURSDAY NIGHT. GROOMING TO RESUME FRIDAY NIGHT
NOTE – DEERVIEW LANE SECTION OF TRAIL 1N THAT HEADS TO EAGLE LAKE STILL HAS HEAVY TRUCK TRAFFIC. Slow down & be aware.
Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked. Take it slow. Hard rough & some shiny ice & surface slush pockets still present, particularly on the turn that takes you off the lake to Townline Rd. Stay by the orange reflective barrels ALWAYS to be safe.
Some reminders when you ride. Have a Map or Phone App. Please no off trail riding & stop at driveways. Also as you ride you might meet a groomer. They are big & can’t pull over for us. So pull over & let the driver direct you. And oh ya give ’em a thumbs up. They groom so we can ride!!!
Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!! THINK COLD!
See ya on the trails real soon!!
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates will begin with trail opening
News and Reports:
January 3 – Board of Directors meeting- 6pm – World Snowmobile HQ – Hwy 45N – Members welcome
January 12-15 – Vintage World Championship Race – WCDC Track
January 19 – Member meeting – Buckshots’s Downtown – 6:30pm
January 21 – SNO(Saturday Nite Out) – Braywood – Catfish Lk Rd of Hwy 45S – 5pm -ALL Welcome
January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow
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!