Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: 4-6 inches of Lake Effect Snow
Date of Report: December 11, 2017
COLD in Eagle River! Lots of Lake Snow falling!
Snow & COLD in Eagle River area. So wet areas are freezing up, but more COLD is needed to freeze up tight. Over the last week at least 6 inches of Lake Effect Snow has fallen. This morning, December 11 at 8am it is snowing. SNOW is “feathery” with not much moisture in it.
The target date for opening of the Trails has moved to December 17. Trail inspections continue. Parks & Rec Department says they will be complete by Thursday. Keep in mind that this all depends on how well wet areas freeze up & the level of SNOW. With the opening could come some trails staying closed until safe.
Lakes Trails, the Catfish Lake Loop and Eagle Lake Trails definitely will not open as the ice is still not safe.
Sno-Eagles are out working to pack wet swampy trails to get them to freeze up.
Won’t be long now. Keep THINKING COLD!!!
See ya on the trails real soon!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185 – beginning December 1
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
- 14 – Sno-Eagles Christmas Party – Catch 22 Supper Club
- 17 – Potential Trail Opening with Conditions permitting
- 2 – Board of Directors Meeting
- 18 – Member meeting
- 27 – Saturday Night Out – Nutty Squirrel
- 1/31-2/2 – Week Day Ride-Away
The 2018 Sno-Eagles snowmobile trip is planned for Wed., Jan. 31 to Fri. Feb. 2. (with a possible extension to Montreal, WI on Fri., Sat. and Sun. if there is interest). We are re-scheduling the trip that was melted out last year. Destination: Konteka Black Bear Resort, White Pine, MI. This is a small resort with a bar & bowling alley. It’s about a 100 mile ride from Eagle River. Mark your calendars now for this fun event. This is a 3 day snowmobile ride (or drive) to a destination for fun, friendship, and lots of silliness with fellow Sno-Eagles members. Event Chairmen, Marv & Carol Radloff have reserved all of the rooms at the Resort for SnoEagles. Call 906-885-5170 to reserve your room. Do it soon before all the rooms have been spoken for. WHEN THEY’RE GONE – THEY’RE GONE. Call Carol at 715-479-5153 for more details.
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Eagle River has long held the distinction of SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, and it’s a matter of pride that causes local clubs and businesses to work so diligently to maintain that title. Snowmobile fever becomes a way of life in our Eagle River winters, and the talk often turns to “picks”, “carbides” and performance. In fact, these snow machines seem to outnumber cars during the winter months.
Over 500 MILES OF GROOMED TRAILS connect the communities of the area, including access to major county and state routes. Trails wind throughout the area’s scenic forests, but frequently pass close to service businesses which can provide you with fuel and sustenance, shelter and refreshment. If you don’t have your own snowmobile, several dealerships will be happy to provide you with equipment during your visit.