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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – December 26, 2020

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: 4+- A little not measurable LES yesterday
Date of Report: December 26, 2020
Area Report:

December 26, 2020 – 7:41am – 19 degrees – High of 23

Trails in Eagle River & All of Vilas County remain CLOSED

No new SNOW overnight.  SNOW tomorrow, Sunday & Wednesday.  Wednesday is the best chance of SNOW. 1-3 forecast.  Yep a SNOW DANCE is needed.  It is going to stay cold at night for the next week.  Right now about 4 +- inches of SNOW on the ground.

Trail inspections are all complete.  Many clubs have been out over the last past days panning & packing with groomers.  A few clubs are running sleds in the areas that are still wet to pack with. Now we wait. With not much new to report.

Here in Eagle River Sno-Eagles Trail Boss reported swamps & wet area are freezing up really good. Trail 10 aka Wisconsin Bridge area is still mushy so it may not open when the rest of the trails open.  Panning will start when there is a solid 5 inches+ of SNOW.

Eagle & Catfish lakes are building ice.  Stay off for now until the Sno-Eagles determine both are safe & marked. 

A few trail updates:

Trail 13 that heads west of Eagle River has a re route in the section that comes out on Oak Lane by the Pine Gables Restaurant.  There is new construction going on so the club has done a temporary move over of the trail.  Next year the trail will be moved slightly south permanently.

Also the lake spur off of the Eagle Lake Trail that takes you to Eagle Waters Resort is back open!!!  The owner Laura Koranda & adjacent landowners worked hard to have this happen!

Eagle River Volunteer Fire Department regularly checking ice depths & quality on Silver Lake.  If all goes as it is there just might be an ICE CASTLE for 2021!

All in all we NEED MORE SNOW.  So DANCE!!! 


Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185 reporting conditions weekly for area events – for club events

News and Reports:

Sno-Eagles Wednesday & Thursday rides set to start January 6 & 7 SNOW conditions permitting
Contact Club President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 for more information

  • January 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
  • January 5 – Sno-Eagles Board of Directors meeting – 6pm – VFW – Hwy 70W
  • January 8-10 – World Championship Vintage Derby – Derby Track north Hwy 45N – Volunteers needed
  • January 15-17 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby – Derby Track north Hwy 45N – Volunteers needed
  • January 18 – Military Ride – HQ at the Derby Track north on Hwy 45N
  • January 21 – Sno-Eagles General membership meeting – Live stream – check 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
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