Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 6" - 10"
Date of Report: January 16, 2020
Chippewa County Snowmobile Trails are open and in good condition. The following trail is still closed.
- Trail 14A from intersection 9 to Chain Lake. The lake route on this trail is not staked at this time.
Corridor 33 from the Albertville Tavern to Club 40 will open at 4:00 pm Friday January 17 This trail will remain open as with the rest of the trails providing riders stay on the trail and it is not ridden when trails are closed.
Trails are rated in good condition and most are groomed. Please ride with caution. Some trails have been re-routed due to standing crops. Many of the wetland areas have been packed by snowmobile but the ground is not frozen enough to support the weight of the groomer. We have tried to groom some of those areas and broken through ice, leaving the trail rough or possibly with open water. Many of the problem wet areas are now frozen but may be rough. Those areas are passable on the edge of the trail. If in doubt, turn around and find another route. Some sections of trail have not been groomed for this reason. Known areas with hazards are identified on an online trail map posted with the official trail report on the Chippewa Valley Snowmobile Association (CVSO) website http://chippewasnowmobiletrails.com/trail-conditions/
Remember that some small creek crossings can be hazardous so ride with caution. Check the official report pages to determine whether neighboring county trails are open. Do not cross into other counties without checking their trail status. Do not use routes crossing water at this time as the ice may not be safe. As always, stay on the trails we do not want to lose them.
Additionally snowmobilers have been riding the Old Abe horse trail that is parallel to the snowmobile trail between intersection 26 and intersection 96. No Snowmobiles are permitted on the horse trail.
The Chippewa Valley Snowmobile Organization is an umbrella organization for the 19 snowmobile clubs plus one youth club that are in Chippewa County
Chippewa County has a wide variety of terrain including driftless topography, glacial moraines and agricultural land. There are 360 miles of state funded and approximately 100 miles of locally funded snowmobile trails. Trails pass through 43,000+ acres of County Forest Land as well rolling wooded and agricultural land. Chippewa County is home of Lake Wissota State Park in the rural Chippewa Falls area and Brunet Island State Park in the Cornell area. There is easy access to the area via Wisconsin Hwy 29, US Hwy 53 and nearby Interstate 94.
For local club information, on line trail map, facebook pages and a calendar of events our web page is http://chippewasnowmobiletrails.com/.
Our groomers are tracked in real time. Grooming progress can be followed using the GTS smartphone ap found at http://gts.groomertrackingsystems.com.
There are many other outdoor winter recreation activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Detailed information on the locations and access for these activities can be found at the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce web site https://www.chippewachamber.org.