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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – December 29, 2020

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Closed
Snow Cover: 4+- A little not measurable LES yesterday
Date of Report: December 29, 2020
Area Report:

December 29, 2020 – 6:11am 8 below zero – High of 19

Trails in Eagle River & All of Vilas County remain CLOSED

Pretty darn cold this morning! 8 below zero.  High today of 19.  SNOW moving in after dark tonight. 3-5 inches is the average forecast.  No reports on Lake Effect Snow potential.  Cloudy the next few days with next SNOW on Friday.  No totals yet. Right now SNOW cover is about 4 inches +-.  Man oh man need a SNOW DANCE.

Here in Eagle River Sno-Eagles Trail Boss reports 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.  Trail Boss has had new groomer drivers out training by panning out on Trail 10/13 from the groomer barn heading just a short distance north. 

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

A few trail update reminders:

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!

Short report this morning.  Waiting for the SNOW. 

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

News and Reports:

Sno-Eagles Wednesday & Thursday rides set to start January 6 & 7 SNOW conditions & totals 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