Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: Minimal
Date of Report: February 16, 2023
IMPORTANT UPDATE: On 2/15/2023, the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation & Land Department issued the following announcement.
The Vilas County Snowmobile Trail conditions have rapidly deteriorated to poor conditions and we recommend they not be used.
For more information, please contact Todd Bierman, Parks and Recreation Supervisor at 715-479-5160.
Due to unseasonable weather conditions, the Vilas County Snowmobile Trail System has deteriorated to poor and dangerous conditions. All grooming operations have been halted due to lack of snow to work with. The current trails are very icy and grooming blades can’t cut the trail base to smooth it out. There is no loose snow on the trail base for cooling or lubricating the slides. They Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance is asking that you please refrain from using the snowmobile trails until more snow is received. Once the clubs have some workable snow, grooming will start back up. We are asking this for your safety, your snowmobile well-being and to protect our landowner’s property. Please, if you are planning on visiting Vilas County, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy this time of year. Please contact the Vilas County Tourism Department for more information at (715) 479-3649 or email them at: vilasadv@Vilascountywi.gov.
We don’t like to ask this but feel the need to be completely honest with you so that you have the most enjoyable time here in Vilas County. Please be safe and if you haven’t already, join a snowmobile club and “Ride Right”.
Vilas County Parks and Recreation Supervisor