Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: 6"
Date of Report: January 19, 2024
Yes, there is 6″ of snow. But, by the time we pan it out, it’s down to a little more the 1′ on the trail. So, the trails are remaining closed at this time. a vote was taken at the Vilas County Snowmobile alliance meeting and the results were to keep the trails closed for now due mainly to snowmobiler safety. Please check back to see as conditions change.
News and Reports:
NEWS RELEASE / PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
DATE: January 18, 2024
FROM: Todd Bierman, Vilas County Parks and Recreation Supervisor
RE: Vilas County Snowmobile Trails to Remain Closed
THE VILAS COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAIL SYSTEM, INCLUDING ALL FUNDED AND NON-FUNDED TRAILS AND ROUTES WILL REMAIN CLOSED AT THIS TIME.
The Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance, at its January meeting, discussed the opening of the Vilas County Trail System. Many factors were taken into consideration including economic impact to area businesses, private property owners, and most importantly, safe use of the trails. A majority of the voting member clubs recommended that the trails remain closed at this time, citing current marginal snow amounts, possible off-trail riding situations and the unsafe conditions currently found on the trail system. The latter being the most important trail issue out there. This was not an easy decision for these clubs to make.
The Alliance is made up of the 11 snowmobile clubs in Vilas County, (The Arbor Vitae Cross Country Cruisers, The Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club, The Conover Sno-Buddies, The Eagle River Sno-Eagles, The Lac du Flambeau Northern Hornshoe, The Land O’ Lakes Frosty Club, The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters, The Phelps Snowmobile Club, The Presque Isle/Winchester Sno-Bunnies, The Sayner Barnstormers, and The St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club). They ask for patience until the conditions allow for a safe and enjoyable experience here in Vilas County. This is a highly unusual winter here in Vilas County and we hope that more normal conditions return soon.
For more information, please contact Todd Bierman, Parks and Recreation Supervisor at 715-479-5160.
Vilas County Parks and Recreation Supervisor
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- * More Information to Come *