Snow Cover: 6-7 inches in undisturbed areas
Date of Report: December 15, 2016
All Vilas County trails are open as of Noon today, Dec 15th.
Expect early season riding conditions. Groomers panned most areas, swampy areas excluded. No lakes have been marked yet, ice is not safe for snowmobile travel. Don’t let the sight of ice fisherman lure you out onto the ice.
Forecast if for below zero lows thru the weekend with snow later Friday & Saturday. Snowfall forecast is all over the place with up to 10″. Regardless, the cold will make ice & all snow is welcome.
Don’t forget you need a WI trail permit to ride the state’s groomed trail system. Aggressive riding causes more trail damage than slower, less aggressive riding. Until the base gets built up & we get more snow to work with, groomers can only do so much to repair damage.