Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Snow with ice base
Date of Report: February 28, 2023
February 28, 2023 – 9:172am – 23 degrees – High 38 degrees
EAGLE RIVER TRAILS
Trails Good but very icy underneath
While all the trails in Sno-Eagles Country, Eagle River are on average Good. They are ice based & SNOW covered making them slippery or “fast”. More new SNOW yesterday was wet & packy & looks to be 4+ inches on the trails this morning. Riding when it’s snowing is great. Trails were SNOW filled on Trail 10E except under the tall pines where the SNOW can’t get through to the trail as well. Be aware that road crews are out clearing SNOW. Road crossings have high banks. Plus the heavy SNOW has caused low hanging branches. Very hard to see a head so SLOW DOWN.
As for temps in the 30’s so that will impact the SNOW & conditions. Open areas will soften up & there will be burn through areas. The end of February into March brings days where the sun is out longer. Next SNOW forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday. 1.5 inches forecast.
Touch up grooming last night with the groomer leaving the barn on Trail 10W/13N heading north to the Trail 17N intersection. Heading northeast on Trail 17N to the Trail 3N aka Manske Swamp intersection & back. Limited grooming until the temps drop.
Important info this morning:
When you come upon a group of sleds in front of you on the trail. Passing them can get you in trouble. Saw several groups meet other groups. The entire group passed the group they come upon. Not a good idea. By the time the last sled passes a sled could be coming from the other direction.
Remember as you ride & meet a groomer the equipment is NOT able to leave the trail due to it’s weight. Pull over & stop. Wait for direction from the driver. Give ’em a thumbs up. They groom so we can ride!
Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are still marked. SNOW is moguled in sections so SLOW DOWN. Found this on most marked lakes in Vilas County. With the sun today surface slush will form.
Take The Pledge, Protect Snowmobiling access for today’s and future snowmobilers (snowmobilerspledge.com)
THINK COLD!!! Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!
See ya on the trails!
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
715.479-5185 Trail Updates
News and Reports:
SNO-EAGLES EVENTS – Wednesday & Thursday Guided Trail Ride s– 9:30am-3:00pm. Meet on Trail 10/13 in town at the Railroad Depot
March 4 – Mules UpNorth – Chef Rene’s at the Eagle River Inn – 6pm-9pm
March 7 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting – 6pm – Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
March 16 – Sno-Eagles General Member Meeting & Annual Election – 6pm – Eagle Waters Resort – Hwy 70E to Rangeline Rd
April 1 – Groom to Ride Raffle Drawing & Bucket Raffle – 1pm – WCDC – Hwy 45N
Check out www.eagleriver.org for more area events
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. Has all trail alerts. 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!