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Trail Report: Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 6, 2017

Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Hard base in most areas - Snow cover
Date of Report: January 6, 2017
Area Report:

Sno-Eagles Trails Open
Fair to Good Early Riding Condition

Another COLD morning in Eagle River! 17 below at 8am.  Single digit highs & below zero at night until Sunday.  This is good for the remaining trail areas that were still mushy or wet.

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Trail are OPEN & safe by the orange reflective barrels.

Land trail grooming last night included Trail 10W toward Sayner; Trail 13N toward Conover and portions of the the “Town Routes” – Trails 17N, 3N & 13S.  With the COLD weather the trails are laying down great.  Smooooooth where groomed.

Manske Swamp area of Trail 3 & WI River Bridge area of Trail 10W/13N are not groomed.  Still concern that the grooming equipment is to heavy to travel through until more freezing of those areas goes on.

There are a few icy areas so be aware.

Report Trail Issues to Trail Boss Brian Scheid at
715.891.2332 or

Riding in COLD weather tips

  • Tell someone where you are riding
  • Dress extra warm in layers -to include frigid weather rated boots – take extra gloves, socks
  • Have a fully charged phone with you stored in an inside pocket
  • Stop more often drinking warm drinks & eating to keep up energy
  • Watch for the 3 digit brown emergency numbers along the trail

Keep Doin’ the SNOW Dance!

See Ya On The Trails When It Warms Up!

Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185 – Early AM with more updates should conditions changes dictate.

News and Reports:

Torchlight Parade – January 21, 2017.  Staging at 5:30pm Leave at 6:00pm from the Trackside parking lot.  Call Holly at 715.617.4708 for more information

  • All are welcome!
  • Decorate your sleds with lights & other fun stuff!
  • Ride from Trackside using Trail 13 to the Railroad Depot & on down “the Grade” to Trail 10E
  • Trail 10E to the ERRA Sports Arena “the dome”
  • By choice onto Nutty Squirrel for dinner or head on back home or stay for the Falcons Hockey game
  • Meet Miss Sno-Eagle, Tori Sleeman
  • Decorated groomers will be part of the parade
  • Come on Join Us!  Let’s make this a huge parade!


  • $2 each or 3/$5 available from Sno-Eagles, Eagle River Chamber office & many businesses in Eagle River
  • Prizes – 1st prize SkiDoo MXZE 600 or CanAm Outlander 570. 2nd prize 55′ Flat panel TV or $500. 3rd prize Wkend at Eagle Waters Resort + dinner. 4th prize Wkend at Wild Eagle Lodge.


  • Meet on Trail 13 (the Grade) in town between Historic Railroad Depot & Friendship House
  • 9am departure

MONTHLY MEETINGS – 6:30pm Snacks – Meeting at 7pm – All Welcome!

  • January 19 – Eagle River Inn (3 west of Eagle River near the 70W bridge)
  • February 16 – Eddie B’s White Spruce (Hwy 45N at the bridge)
  • March 16 – Eagle Waters (Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd-follow the signs)
  • April 20 – Gordo’s (Hwy 45N across from Holiday North Gas Station)

BOARD MEETINGS – 7pm at the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (Hwy 45N next door to the World Championship Snowmobile Derby)

  • January-May the 1st Tuesday of the each month