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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 15, 2018

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Hard base in most area some burn through - Snow on top icy but loose
Date of Report: February 15, 2018
Area Report:


Day 2 of the warm up.  33 for a high.  Sun early than clouding over.  Than it will cool down again on Friday.  Best chance of measurable SNOW is Sunday night into Monday.  Some pretty good totals in the forecast.  Stay tuned!  Start Dancin’  Today is Thursday & time for a Sno-Eagles Guided Trail ride with President Rusty.  Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on the “grade” trail right in town across from Friendship House at 9am.

Trails are FAIR to GOOD. The sun yesterday caused some trail areas to breakdown.  There is snirt at most road crossings.  Trails that run near or along side of road on the north side of the road are breaking down.  Same with wide open areas.  “Burn through” of snow & even some small areas of base. In town trails are softening up because of the evil sun.  Your best riding is out of town.

Can’t stress enough the base is really, really icy everywhere not just in the corners.  Please slow down so you can stay on the right side of the trail.  High berms in most sharp corners take extra care there.  The snow on top of the ice base is thin & fatigued out, meaning SNOW too is icy.  Another reason to Start Dancin’

No grooming last night.

Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. Right now there are logs in piles along sections of the trail. With the log piles and icy grainy conditions in that section it would be good to slow down. Very icy corners. Minimal grooming due to the logging operation.

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are marked with orange easy to see reflective barrels.  Please stay by the barrels to be safe.  Have not ridden out either lake myself in a while. No surface slush this morning. With the warm temps today & tomorrow surface slush could develop.  Reminder that the Catfish Lake Trail that ran from Braywood to Lumpy’s is not open.  Please do not trespass on private land.

Celebrate Snowmobiling Snow Show is set for this Sunday, February 18 at the Derby Track Expo Hall.  From 11am-4pm.  Admission if FREE!

Think overcast. Keep Dancin’.  And Please Slow Down!  We love having you here & want to see you back.
See ya on the trails!
Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:


  • Feb 15 Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting. 7pm – Eddie B’s White Spruce
  • Feb 18 – Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling Snow Show. 11am-4pm FREE admission Open to public – Derby Track Expo Hall
  • Feb 19 – Celebrate Wisconsin Snowmobiling VIP Dignitary Ride – Volunteers needed. Call Eagle River Chamber at 715.479.6400
  • Feb 24 – Ride With Pride drawing – TrackSide – 12 noon
  • Feb 24 – Trail Ride following Ride With Pride drawing
  • Feb 24 – Saturday Night Out (SNO) – Silver Leaf – 5:30pm

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App