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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – December 24, 2022

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Over 14 inches of SNOW - Snowing now
Date of Report: December 24, 2022
Area Report:

December 24, 2022 10:15am – 5 – High of 11 today


First day of ridin’ is in the books.   Inch or 2 of new SNOW yesterday & a lot of wind.  Gusts over 40MPH so sure there’s drifting on the trails in the open areas.  Didn’t ride yesterday, but did notice some driveway crossingS have trail plowed shut.  Be aware of that as you ride. 

Grooming in full force building a base.   Spoke with the new President, Keith.  He told me trails in Early Season Riding.   Manske Swamp, Trail 3 and a portion of Trail 17S just south of the Paintball Field, Trail 7 have mushy spots.  Wisconsin River Bridge, Trail 10/13 heading west is good to go and tight. Buy a map Trail 10/13 heading north has 2 small reroutes.   One due to landowners closing trail due to off trail riding.  The other is to get us off a section of Adams Rd north of town. Part is back in the frozen swamp & highland & off Adams.

2 weather alerts on my app this morning. Wind gusts will continue with some Lake Effect Snow.   Later today more heavy SNOW & blowing.   Going to a lot of drifting.  4-8 inches in the northwest part of Vilas County. 1-3 inches for the rest of the county.   Low of 1 tonight

Going to be COLD so dress warm, stop often, have a phone with you, and most important let someone know where you are riding.

As to the 2 lake trails in Sno-Eagles/Eagle River trail, Catfish & Eagle.  Neither are marked so not safe.   Daily checking of ice depth.  Should be marked by next week.

One last reminder as you ride you will meet a groomer.   They are big & can’t pull over for us.  So pull over & let the driver direct you.  And oh ya give ’em a thumbs up.  They groom so we can ride!!!


See ya on the trails Christmas Day!!!

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

News and Reports:


December 29 5pm – SNO the Thursday edition – Chanticleer Inn – E. Dollar Lk Rd off of Hwy 70E – 5pm
January 3 – Board of Directors meeting- 6pm – World Snowmobile HQ – Hwy 45N – Members welcome
January 12-15 – Vintage World Championship Race – WCDC Track
January 19 – Member meeting – Buckshots’s Downtown – 6:30pm
January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

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!