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Eagle River, Wisconsin

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Thin & crusty frozen in most areas. 1-6 inches
Date of Report: January 15, 2021
Area Report:

January 15  – 7:28am 32 degrees  – High of 34 today – Low tonight of 27

 Trails are in on average Poor to Fair Early Riding Condition
About 1 inch of new SNOW overnight with light SNOW this morning

SNOW will continue through the day with 1-2 more inches forecast.

There is now a thin new SNOW covering the trails. Trails are still in  Early Riding Condition with conditions at Fair to Poor. The new SNOW covers hard frozen ground covered with an ice base in most areas. Crusty frozen snow. Lots of snirt. Choppy conditions. The ROW trails have a bit more snow but everywhere there is plenty of snirt & dirt. Especially at road crossings. 

Did see a groomer in Eagle River early evening last night.  It did not show up on the Groomer Tracking System(GTS).  Possible out doing the required weekly inspection.

Catfish & Eagle have been marked by businesses on the lake. This includes the spur to Eagle Waters. Stay by the markers to be safe.  All are SNOW covered with surface slush reported on both lakes. This happens when temps pop up hard ice underneath.                                         

World Championship Derby weekend starts today!

KEEP THINKING COLD & DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!  

Holly Tomlanovich
THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
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News and Reports:

UPDATE – Sno-Eagles Wednesday & Thursday rides start has been moved forward to
January 20 & 21 SNOW conditions & totals permitting

Be sure to contact Club President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 for more information as to when rides start

  • January 15-17 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby – Derby Track north Hwy 45N – Volunteers needed
  • January 15 – Badger State Winter Games Torchlight Ride
  • January 18 – Military Ride – HQ at the Derby Track north on Hwy 45N
  • January 21 – Sno-Eagles General membership meeting – Live stream – check www.sno-eagles.org for information
  • January 29-31 – Women on Snow

To volunteer or for more information on Sno-Eagles activities contact Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876


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
Newly Updated 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.
Newly Updated Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
AWSC – Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs
DNR Snowmobiling Helpful Information


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.