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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 19, 2020

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW - 4 inches of new SNOW
Date of Report: February 19, 2020
Area Report:

February 19, 2020 – 6:03am – 6 below zero – Clear

Good to Very Good 

Eagle River ended up with over 4 inches of SNOW from Monday night into mid morning yesterday.  Later afternoon that SNOW was topped off with a schiff of Lake Effect SNOW. Better yet the temps have dropped.  High today of 12 with 7 below tonight.  Thursday high of 17 & low of 3.  Looks like temps will pop up again starting Friday to next Tuesday. Stay tuned.  Plenty of SNOW & it’s time to ride! 

Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS Trails) reports in the last 24 hours nearly full grooming of trails.  Listed are the trails NOT groomed

  • 17N from intersection with 10W/13N “the grade” north of town to Columbus Rd
  • 1 from intersection with 17N to the Eagle Lake boat launch
  • 1 aka Chanticleer Inn trail from 10E to the entrance to the Eagle Lake trail


Mid week riding a great idea. Traffic is less than the weekends.  Riding in the area found GOOD to VERY GOOD conditions with areas of EXCELLENT.  Trail 10E & the 13’s in the Buckatabon/Bauer’s Dam area are 2 EXCELLENT trails. No problem areas to report at all.  The cold temps have kept the swamp sections of the trails frozen. With regular grooming these areas have smoothed out from where they were earlier this winter.  COLD over the next 2 days will keep everything in shape.  

Catfish & Eagle Lake trails are marked.  With the cold no surface slush.  Eagle Lake a little chop but nothing bad.  Icy with blow off of snow in some sections.  Please slow down.  Remember not all lakes are safe.  Check maps & looks for markers.  If you don’t see any the lake is not safe.

Last be sure to stay on the right side when riding. Straight aways, corner & hills.

Today is Wednesday & the Sno-Eagles guided trail.  Meet at 9am at the Historic Railroad Depot on trail 10/13 across from Friendship House.


Not riding today but see you on the trails soon!

Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

News and Reports:
Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Rides will continue as long as snow & trail conditions permit.
February 19 – Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance – Arbor Vitae Cross Country Cruisers hosting
February 20- General Member Meeting – Eddie B’s White Spruce – 6:30pm snacks – 7:00pm meeting – ALL WELCOME
February 29-March 1 – World Series Snowmobile Championship Plus 100 Lap Mira Enduro Race – Check out – Volunteers needed
February 29 – Groom to Ride raffle drawing – Trackside – 12 noon – Hwy 45N
February 29 – SNO(Saturday Night Out) – Lumpy’s Sports Bar & Grill – Hwy 45S – Social time 5:30pm – Dinner 6:00pm – Hwy 45S – ALL WELCOME
Please contact Sno-Eagles President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 to volunteer for any event.

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 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