Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 6" - 10" inches
Date of Report: January 8, 2019
Our trails range from fair to good. With the 4″ of heavy wet snow we received, I wouldn’t be surprised if we upgrade our whole system to good in a couple days. You might have heard we had some light drizzle/ freezing rain today. Don’t fret, this can actually help the trail base. This is good packing snow and with colder temps coming tomorrow, the trails should set up nicely.
I had a chance to talk to riders this weekend and they were happy with the riding they had.
Sunday morning (about 4am) a couple of our groomer operators went out and were able to groom all of trail #6 up to Winchester. THIS IS VERY ENCOURAGING NEWS! AND JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW HARD OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE WORKING TO MAKE OUR TRAILS AS GOOD AS THEY CAN BE.
REMEMBER TO RIDE RIGHT, USE YOUR HAND SIGNALS, BEWARE OF ONCOMING TRAFFIC AND RESPECT OUR LANDOWNERS AND STAY ON THE MARKED TRAILS OR STAY HOME
News and Reports:
A big thank you to the Manitowish Waters Chamber for mailing maps out for us and their help in reporting trail conditions. Also a huge thank you to the groomer operators who volunteer their time to make our trails the best they can be!
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters snowmobile club was founded in 1968 and is one of the oldest snowmobile clubs in existence today in Wisconsin. Located in the very northwest corner of Vilas county, Manitowish Waters borders the Lake Superior snow-belt country. With average snowfalls of 150 inches and over 25 miles of professionally groomed trails, the area is one of Vilas County’s top winter vacation areas.
The Manitowish Waters trail system is a unique hub network directly linking into 5 other trail systems. With Minocqua/Woodruff to our south, St. Germain/Eagle River to our southeast, Lake Gogebic to our north, Presque Isle/Winchester to our northeast, Mercer and Hurley to our northwest and Lac du Flambeau/Price County to our west, our area residents and guests can choose from a variety of daily or overnight destinations for scenic riding with excellent pit stops along the way.
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters maintain an active grooming schedule for the area’s trail system. Coordinated efforts with the surrounding communities provide continuous smoothly-groomed trails in this northwest sector. The Sno-Skeeters own and operate some of the newest grooming equipment on the market today. Support the club by attending their special events or contributing to the “trail pigs” at local establishments along the trails. Or show your support by becoming a member!
Enjoy, and please ride responsibly and safely!