Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 8-10
Date of Report: February 13, 2020
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) – 2/13/20
They are still in in very good to excellent riding condition, except between intersections 510 & 512, which I would rate as fair riding condition. It had starting to form a base since last snow, but much of it has since melted , with some bare spots now showing. It is still an area to be cautious in, but a decent ride right now. Reach out into the wooded trails to seek out the best the area has to offer.
Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) – 2/13/20
All Paul Bunyan Riders trails were groomed last night and are in absolute perfect condition. They will stay in excellent shape with the cold weather. Friday is going to be wicked but Saturday and Sunday’s weather will be excellent riding conditions.
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) – 2/13/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in very good condition.
NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.
Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don’t want to go there.
Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to “grab a little loose snow”- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.
Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders – 2/12/20
We received 5” to 10” of snow on Sunday and more coming this week so we are grooming Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The trails are good to excellent condition. The trails in the marshes and low areas that are not groomed are getting harder we tried to groom in the marsh this week and are getting through some of them. There are spots a little rough so take it slow through them and enjoy the good trails. Chute Pond opened and marked a trail to get to Crooked Lake or Chute Pond this week. When you get to the intersection 447 leaving BB Joyriders trails, keep going west and this trail will link you to the trail that goes north to Crooked Lake or South to Chute Pond.
Gillett Sno ATV Riders – 2/13/20
The groomer will be out tonight 2/9 and tomorrow 2/10 during the day getting trails back in order after the recent snowfall. The Nicolet State Trail is in great condition and is currently being groomed. The spur off trails will be hit tonight and tomorrow. The entire Gillett trail system will open on Tuesday 2/11 at 8am.
Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers – 2/13/20
Oconto Falls trails will open at 8 am, Monday, February 10th. Please use extra caution as the groomer has not yet been out. Please go slow as ditches and swamps will be hazardous if riding too fast for trail conditions. We are also asking that you go slow in corners and pack the trail down wide until we are able to pan the trails later this week. Please stay between trail markers, and ride safe!
Lena Sno-Drifters – 2/13/20
Our trails are open! We received a dumping of dry snow. Grooming will occur this week, please be patient as we are down a groomer. This weeks temperature swings will help set the trails, we hope to have everything done for the weekend. Expect early season conditions at this time.
Chase Sno-Chasers – 2/13/20
The Chase trails will open at 6:00AM Thursday February 13, 2020. They were groomed Monday and will be groomed again Thursday evening.