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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 16, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Great base - New Snow on the way
Date of Report: March 16, 2023
Area Report:

March 16 2023 6:59a – 38 – High 42

All Conditions

Eagle River and all of Vilas county under a Winter Weather Advisory until Saturday morning. Southeast Vilas county that includes Eagle River is forecast to receive 4-6 inches new SNOW.   

It’s late season trails, conditions change fast.  For the most part trails are Very Good on average.  Really Very Good condition, even Excellent in the woods. Exception is north side trails along roads & through town.  Snow covered in town but soft & mushy.  Evil sun is out longer breaking down snow. Roads have cover along the edges.   Riding for me has been 10 one ways.  Heading to town which is west on north side has burn throughs especially under the big pines.  Heading back on south side heading east is Very Good except the 70E bridge crossing. 

With the potential of sleet & warmer temps as the SNOW system moves in grooming has been halted.  Will resume when the conditions permit.  Stay tuned. 

With the number of accidents & fatalities this season will keep reminding you:

When you come upon a group of sleds in front of you on the trail.  Passing them can get you in trouble.   Have been seeing this all winter.  When an entire group passes, by the time the last sled passes, a sled could be coming from the other direction.

Remember as you ride & meet a groomer the equipment is NOT able to leave the trail due to it’s weight.  Pull over & stop.  Wait for direction from the driver.  Give ’em a thumbs up.  They groom so we can ride!

Please ride on the right side, slow down, limit alcohol & no off trail riding.

Barrels have been removed from Eagle Lake. Barrels remain on Catfish Lake trail.  Stay by the barrels on Catfish to be safe. If a lake is not marked it probably is not safe.

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Not over yet!  See ya on the trails!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates

News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES EVENTSWednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Rides – NO TRAIL RIDE TODAY! Meet on Trail 10/13 in town at the Railroad Depot – To be sure the rides a “go” check out

March 16 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting & Annual Election – 6pm – Eagle Waters Resort – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd
April 1 – Groom to Ride Raffle Drawing & Bucket Raffle – 1pm – WCDC – Hwy 45N
April 4, 2023 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting  – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
April 20, 2023 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting- 6pm – Blue Heron – Chain o’ Lakes Rd off Hwy 45N

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
Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas County.  Has all trail alerts. 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!