Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 9-11 inches +- Base 1-5 inches
Date of Report: January 7, 2023
January 7, 2023 – 7:45am – 18 – High 28
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
EARLY SEASON RIDING – Fair on average – Good North
The temps have dropped but not much new SNOW the forecast. Overnight for the next 3-4 days will be in the low teens or lower. 20’s during the day. What isn’t in the forecast is SNOW. Need a SNOW DANCE!
Longer report again this morning to give you some ideas on riding.
The best riding is still heading north out of town. That would be Trail 10/13. Icy corners most everywhere. Wisconsin River Bridge area of Trail 10/13 that heads west had slushy spots on the approach to the bridge on both sides. Wasn’t out there but have to believe it’s crusty & rough now with the cold. There is room to get around those spots. In town trails are crusty, but SNOW covered especially heading south through town on Trail 10/13.
Trail 10E is ragged from the turn where 10E & Alt 13 split. Icy & thinner on the first section to the Bloom Rd crossing. Road icy. Where the one way section starts there is a total burn through. Once at the Hockey Arena it improves. All SNOW covered but icy with not a lot of lubrication. When trail merges back together riding still fair with some very icy corners. Pick up the Three Lakes & take a ride on what the local call the Kimball Creek trail. Into Three Lakes & back up on Alt 13 to Eagle River. Yesterday afternoon there was fair amount of traffic going east & returning west. BE SURE YOU ARE GOING THE CORRECT WAY ON THE ONE WAYS. There were several riders going the wrong way yesterday.
Nearly a full groomer session last night & very early this morning.
NOT GROOMED – Trail 1N heading to Eagle Lake, the spur that takes you Trigs Shell & Trails 70W toward St. Germain(very thin snow), Trail 17S toward Sugar Camp & Trail 7 aka Paintball Field
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. Always stay by the orange reflective barrels 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 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!