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Iowa County, WI

Snowmobiling Information

Iowa County is located just west of Madison in the Driftless area. The Main connecting corridor is the Military Ridge State Trail. Rolling hills, farmland fields,, many woods and trails leading to the Wisconsin River Valley. Connections to the Cheese County trail system, New Glarus, Monroe, Prairie Du Chien, Illinois and the trail that heads to northern Wisconsin through Wisconsin Dells. Dodgeville scenic state trail park loop is a 20 mile loop in the park.

Small warm welcoming towns with “on the trail” bars and restaurants. Multiple snowmobile dealers and repair shops in the area. Some motels along the military ridge state trail.
Iowa County clubs are very active in making a difference for the snowmobiling community. Arena Ridge Runners, Barneveld Trail Eagles, Iowa Grant Snow Cats, Hollandale Sno Drifters, T Riders (Mineral Point) and Ridgeway Riders.

New 2023 County wide event:. February 11th. Iowa County Snowmobile Alliance winter party, jerky sausage contest and raffle. Vintage snowmobile ride and show, drawings, meat paddles, brats, burgers and cheese. Located on the military ridge state trail in Ridgeway WI at the RIdge Bar.

 

Pit’s Corner

Reporter:Pit Grunt

Trail Conditions: Unknown

Snow Cover: Looking good

Date of Report: December 15, 2022

Area Report:

Well doing a vintage pod cast to night. The cast is on vintage snowmobile lovers. Go to you tube and search. The topic is about Team Tri-Par a Merc independent team. Also 50 years of the Merc Twister.

come on and leave comments.

Thank you Jeff

Snowmobiling Information

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Reporter:Holly t

Trail Conditions: Good

Snow Cover: 20+ inches

Date of Report: February 22, 2020

Area Report:

February 22, 2020 – 6:35am – 18 degrees – Fog

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN EAGLE RIVER
Good with Fair this morning

The warm up continues. Another high 30’s day with 20’s low today.  Warm up will continue until Tuesday.  No SNOW in the forecast. Trails are still GOOD but expect a change as the weekend continues.

                       Trail 10E afternoon 2-20-20   Trail 70W afternoon 2-20-2020 near   Trail alt13 aka 3 heading south 2-20-2020 afternoon

                      2-21-2020 northside trail 10E   2-21-2020 trl 70W  2-21-2020 trl Alt13 aka 3S

The top row of photos were taken Thursday afternoon. Beneath are photos of the same section Friday afternoon. Left photo is Trail 10E northside.  Middle photos is Trail 70W section behind the Super 8.  Right photo is Trail Alt13 aka 3 heading south out of Eagle River.  There has been some change.  Will be riding these section today.  Report tomorrow.

Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS Trails) reports in the last 24 hours most of the Eagle River trails were groomed.  So here are the trails not groomed

  • Trail 10W/13N the section from where the trail comes out on Adams Rd & heads north connecting to Conover trails
  • 3N aka Manske Swamp
  • Wisconsin River Bridge crossing on map it is 10W/13N
  • Trig’s Shell section of the City trail to Bloom Rd
  • Trail 1 aka GrampGrahm that turns off 10E at W. Carpenter Lk Rd near Catch 22 & goes to Eagle Water Resort
  • Trail 1 that turns off 10E next to Dollar Lk Rd on it way to Eagle Lake trail

ALL OTHER TRAILS ARE GROOMED

Trail sections will change as the day goes on.  Would expect the Wisconsin River bridge section of 10W/13N & 3N aka Manske Swamp may develop slush.

Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked.  Conditions on both lakes may produce surface slush with temps up & sun out.  Remember not all lakes are safe.  Look for markers and/or signing.  If you don’t see any the lake is not safe. P.S. There is a 55mph nighttime speed limit.

THINK COLD!  KEEP DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!!  

See ya on the trails today!

Holly Tomlanovich
THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:

Events
February 26 – Wednesday Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride – 9am – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on trail 10/13 across from the Friendship House – Conditions permitting
February 27 – Thursday Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride – 9am – Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on trail 10/13 across from the Friendship House – Conditions permitting
February 29-March 1 – World Series Snowmobile Championship Plus 100 Lap Mira Enduro Race – Check out www.derbycomplex.com – Volunteers needed
February 29 – Groom to Ride raffle drawing – Trackside – 12 noon – Hwy 45N
February 29 – SNO(Saturday Night Out) – Lumpy’s Sports Bar & Grill – Hwy 45S – Social time 5:30pm – Dinner 6:00pm – Hwy 45S – ALL WELCOME
Please contact Sno-Eagles President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 to volunteer for any event.

Snowmobile Information:

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.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours

Snowmobiling Information

You can find detailed trail maps here or here
You can get all the information about regulations and registration from here.
Safety should be your first priority know all the safety measures by clicking here


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Eagle River, Wisconsin

Reporter:Holly t

Trail Conditions: Excellent

Snow Cover: 10+ out of town – 4-6 near town – Ice base

Date of Report: January 26, 2023

Area Report:

January 26, 2023 7:06am – 16  – High 26

SNO-EAGLES
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
Good to Excellent

Schiff of SNOW overnight with a bit more this morning.  Less than an inch.  Next SNOW tomorrow, Friday.  An inch in the forecast. With temps in the mid 20’s & lots traffic trails have softened up.  Found this through Eagle River.  Lots of moisture in the SNOW & fluids from the sleds make the SNOW light brown.  Didn’t find snirt in the SNOW very soft though. What the trails need is new SNOW & COLD.   Cold is coming in starting Friday night. Single digits & below zero for the next 10 days.  Daytime single digits.  Not much SNOW.   Start DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!

Early panning built the base of ice that held up for the most part during the past major warm up. COLD temps for the next week plus. Last night groomed from the groomer barn:

  • 10W/13N to Conover connect (including new swamp reroute off Adams rd. & the section down farther that switches back to trail off Adams rd.
  • 17N to Columbus Rd
  • 3N aka Manske Swamp
  • 10W/13N across Wisconsin River Bridge
  • From intersection on west side of bridge 13N to the Bauer’s Dam area & 10W to Croker Rd
  • Alt 13S to Three Lakes turn around

Won’t be riding today. Heading out west tomorrow, Friday to the Lac du Flambeau area.  Report conditions later Friday

Do know Eagle & Catfish Lake trails still have drifts & surface slush off the marked trail so please stay by the orange reflective barrels.  Remember not all lakes are safe. 

NOTE: Off of Trail 70W after entering St. Germain is a trail locals call “The Goat” trail.  It is a Club Trail that starts at TIN 287 to TIN 288 that is CLOSED.  It is clearly marked as CLOSED with fencing & signs.  Please do not ride through this area from either direction. DO NOT RIDE ON HWY 70 as this is not legal. Right click on map for larger version

On snowmobile designated road routes need to follow the speed limit set for the road for all vehicles.

Last, off trail riding is a big problem.  PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL & Take the Snowmobilers Pledge.

Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!  THINK COLD!

See ya on the trails Friday!

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates

News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES EVENTS    –  For local events go to www.eagleriver.org

January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

February 7 – Board of Directors meeting – 6pm – HQ Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
February 10-12 – Pond Hockey – Dollar Lake – Chanticleer Spur trail off Trail 10E goes right by
February 12-15 – Weekday Away Ride to Mercer
February 16 – General Members meeting – Sweetwater 6pm – Hwy 45N
February 24-26 – World Series of Snowmobiling – WCDC Derby Track
February 25 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) Braywood Restaurant – 5pm – Catfish Lk Rd off Hwy 45S

Snowmobile Information:

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration 
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
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 County.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!

Snowmobiling Information

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration 
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
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.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours


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.

     

Chippewa County, WI

Reporter:cvsopresident

Trail Conditions: Closed

Snow Cover: 4″-8″

Date of Report: January 14, 2023

Area Report:

County Report

Trails will close on Sunday January 15 at 9:00 AM due to the expected warming temperatures. Please ride with caution as trails are early season conditions. Riders should also avoid lake ice which remains very inconsistent. Also remember to respect our generous landowners and stay on the marked trail! Please check to see if trails are open in connecting Counties.

Personal Report:

Out riding this afternoon and evening and trails are good to excellent.  It’s too bad the warm temperature are coming, however once it cools down again, the trails will be good to excellent.

Jeff

Snowmobiling Information

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.

Stoughton, Wisconsin

Snowmobiling Information

Stoughton is one of the well-known snowmobile trails of southern Wisconsin. A charming city located within Dane County is one of the favored trails for Midwesterners. With an average of 41 inches of snow every year, Stoughton has proved to be a favorable place for snowmobilers to enjoy their sport. Amongst its trails, Stoughton is known for its trail systems named as The Yahara River Trail, skirting the Yahara River and the Virgin Lake Trail which connects the Virgin Lake Park to the Jackson Street.

There was a time when these trails were marked out only with the help of painted tin coffee cans being stuck out on the top of sticks without any safety requirements or licenses. However, thanks to Roger Nietzsche and other founding members of Stoughton Viking Snow drifters Snowmobile Club who took up the mantle of maintaining and promoting the trails.

Stoughton has had a variery of local clubs formed by the local families since 1969 these are some of the oldest in South-west Wisconsin. They maintain the trails every year.

While the safety is observed at all the levels, you do need to have a valid safety license in order to snowmobile through the trails. Oregon, Utica, Waubesa and Rock County are some of the places that are connected to Stoughton through these public trails.

The local clubs maintain the 38 miles of public trails that connect snowmobilers from Oregon, Utica, Waubesa and Rock County. Stoughton is a haven for snow sports and adventure lovers. So hurry up and plan your winter fun with Stoughton this year!

To download a copy of the trail map please go to Dane County Parks

A Wisconsin snowmobile registration or snowmobile trail pass are required to ride on a Wisconsin snowmobile trail. Trail passes may be purchased over the counter at many authorized sales locations or by contacting WDNR.  Knowing the snowmobiling regulations, rules and registration information will help ensure a safe trip. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – www.dnr.wi.gov  

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Wisconsin

Reporter:Dear Lodge

Trail Conditions: Fair

Snow Cover: 9

Date of Report: December 30, 2020

Area Report:

We got snow ,north has more and they are opening trails up  south of Mercer NO BASE YET BUT IT’S A START. flowage is safe and in great shape STAY NEAR THE MARKERS.    [stumps]   Warmer weather coming in 5 days, [ mid 30s for a week ] maybe that will help with a base. Will let you know how the trails hold up next year, HAVE A SAFE NEW YEAR

DEAR LODGE  / BEST PIZZA IN THE NORTHWOODS 

STAY@FLAMBEAULODGING.COM         715 476 2084

Snowmobiling Information

 

Our trail system is in great to excellent condition.

Trail 12 is in great condition.
Trail 13 is in great condition.
Trail 9 is in great condition.
Trail 9 C is in great condition.
Trail 11 is in good condition.
Trail 14 is in good condition.
Trail 17 N and 17 S are in great condition.
Trails 12 A&B are in great condition.
Trail 51E Is in great condition.
Trail 19 is in great condition.
Trail 19B is in great condition.
Trails 10 and 10A are in great condition.
Trail 182 is in good condition.
Trail 20 is in great condition.
Trails 10E and 8A are in great condition.
Trail 8 is in great condition.
The entire Flowage is marked from Gateway Lodge to Murray’s Landing.
Fisher Lake is marked to Island View Lodge.
Lake of the Falls is marked to Beavers Resort.

Be careful as corners and roads are icy.

We now have a tractor full time in Springstead to better keep up with 182 trails!

 

 

Byron Area, IL

Trail Conditions: Not Ridable

Snow Cover: 0″

Date of Report: December 31, 2016

Area Report:

Think snow

Snowmobiling Information

We don’t currently have any area information. 

Neillsville, Wisconsin

Reporter:Neillsville Granton Trailbusters

Trail Conditions: Fair

Snow Cover: 6-8″

Date of Report: January 20, 2023

Area Report:

The Neillsville-Granton Trailbusters trail system will be opening at 6:00 a.m. Saturday January 21st.  Trails will currently be rated in Fair condition and caution should be used as some areas may have a marginal snowcover base.  Be advised riding off the marked trails is trespassing and could lead to trail closures.

Snowmobiling Information

We don’t currently have information about this area.