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Trail Report: Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 1, 2017

Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 3-7 inches
Date of Report: March 1, 2017
Area Report:

Trails OPEN
Late Riding to Poor Condition

21 degrees at 6:30am with a high of 24 today.  Snowing this morning with about an inch forecast for Eagle River.  More in the middle part of the State

Trail Boss Brian reports due to weather and trail conditions no grooming.

Not sure where we are headed with the trails.  Vilas County Alliance President has contacted all 11 Clubs for their input.  The 11 Clubs vote as an Alliance whether to keep trails open, temporarily close or close for the season.  Stay tuned.  Will report when there is one.

In the meantime if you are riding you will find Adventure Sledding in Eagle River. Meaning all sort of conditions.  In town there is snow but it was mushy and snirty yesterday. Today with the colder temps it is frozen and crusty. There was icy slush areas yesterday. Some of it deep.  Trails along side the roads were down to dirt in a lot of areas from the rain and salt from the roads. Best bet for riding is way out in the woods.

These are Eagle River Conditions.  If you plan to ride other parts of the County be sure to check with the Club, friend, business or Chamber where you plan to ride as conditions are different from area to area.  You may come upon gates from area to area.

For safety here are 4 areas to stay away from:

TRAIL SECTION 10W/13N aka Wisconsin River Bridge is closed due high water conditions. Gated. DO NOT ENTER THIS AREA

High water/slush is also present on Trail 3 aka the Manske Swamp. Use extreme caution.

Section of Trail 10E from Bloom Rd to Loon Lake Rd has slush.  Recommend taking City Trail on Tamarack St to Trigs Shell Trail to Bloom Rd.

The barrels have been pulled from both Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trail.  Advise not to ride.  If you do it is at your own risk.

Would like to ride again!  Stay tuned.

Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185

News and Reports:

SNO (Saturday Night Out) – Cocktails 5:30pm – Dinner 6:00pm

  • March 25 – Catch 22 on Hwy 70E/Trail 10E about 5 miles from Eagle River.


  • 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!

  • 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

Snowmobile Information:

DNR Registration, $30 Trail Pass information

AWSC $10 Trail Pass information