Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 10"-12"
Date of Report: December 23, 2022
It’s official, the Vilas County trail system will open on Friday December 23rd at 8am. It is snowing now through Saturday. With the snow will come high winds. So we caution that the trails will be early season riding. The base may deteriorate quickly and with the high winds, there may be trees down across the trails. Please ride with caution, ride right, ride safe.
News and Reports:
Don’t cross water unless it is marked. So far the ice on lakes isn’t thick enough to mark or cross.
We have been going through marsh areas trying to pack the snow down to help it freeze. The cemetery trail south of Cty Hwy K East is still being worked on. Trail Boss Chad said he tried again Thursday, and is about 75 yrds from making it across.
Other area swamps (ie Chicago Ave Spur from Trail 3, and Lanny’s Spur) are rideable. Trail Boss Chad was able to push snow in those and drive the Tucker through.
Our annual Poker Run starts December 24th and ends on March 4th. You can pick up game cards to be stamped at several locations in Conover, Eagle River, Phelps, and Land O Lakes. Draw party is March 4th. No need to be present to win.
January 14th – 10am-2pm – Trailside Brat Fry. Meet Conover and Phelps snowmobile clubs at intersection 500 for Brats, Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate. and s’mores. This is where 3 clubs meet on trail 6 and 8 along the power lines near Blong Rd.
January 28th – 1pm-4pm – Chilli and Soup Cook-off at Wild Turkey. Entreries must be there by 12:45pm. Bring a crook pot full of your favorite recipe. Or stop by and be a judge on entreries.
December 30th – 4pm-7pm – Town of Conover sledding party. Residents and visitors are invited to join in sledding and skating under the lights at the Conover Town Park. Sno-Buddies groomer will be giving sledders a lift to the top of the hill. Complimentary hot dogs, chips and hot cocoa available along with s’mores by the warming bonfires. Some loaner sleds and skates available on site. Contact 715-617-9500