Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Hard base with plenty of snow
Date of Report: February 17, 2019
SNO-EAGLES TRAILS OPEN!
Trails Good to Very Good
February 17 2019 4:05pm – 20 – High 20 UPDATE on trail grooming
Trails are great for this President’s weekend! Plenty of SNOW.
No new SNOW yesterday. Evil sun was out. Next SNOW is forecast for Wednesday with the weather guys forecasting 1-3 inches.
Groomers groomed most of the Sno-Eagles trails. Trails groomed were:
10E to include 9 mile
13N to Conover turn around
10W/7S to Sayner/St.Germain turn around
3S/Alt13 to Three Lakes turn around
10/13 aka Wisconsin River Bridge
17N to Phelps NEW
70W7S to St. Germain turn around NEW
7N/17S/13S to Sugar Camp turn around NEW
There are still some low hanging branch on the trails. Most of the road crossings have high banks. So take it slow & please stop at the road & driveway crossings. Some of the SNOW conditions are soft. With the ice base underneath it can make riding squirrely. Might even dart around a little. Didn’t see any other problem area. With the holiday weekend & all the SNOW traffic is very high. Many large group so stay on your side of the trails to be safe.
EAGLE LAKE TRAIL & CATFISH LAKE TRAIL ARE MARKED & OPEN. Stay by the reflective orange barrels. There was wind Sunday evening so there could be some moguls. Be safe & slow down.
Been mentioning this all season:
Sno-Eagles Country has 2 areas that have one-way trails. 10E is a one-way trail from the ERRA Sports Arena all the way out to Nicolet Mini Mart. The other is the 13’s up near Buckatabon Bridge & Bauer’s Dam area. Clearly marked with DO NOT ENTER signs. Plus trail signs are backwards if you are going the wrong way.
Thanks for THINKING SNOW!!! Are you riding? If not why?
See ya on the trails!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
Wednesday & Thursday – Trail Rides – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on “the grade” Trail 13/3 at 9am. Contact Club Pres., Howard Wolf 262.442.4876
Thursday, February 21 – Sno-Eagles General Member meeting – Ed B’s White Spruce – Hwy 45 at the bridge – 6:15pm gathering & 7:00pm meeting
Saturday, February 23 – Ride With Pride drawing – Trackside – 12-1pm
Saturday, February 23 – SNO(Sat. Night Out) 12 Pines – Hwy 70E to right on Townline Rd – 5:30pm gathering 6:00pm dinner
Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas Cty. Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number. Find you quicker.
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.