Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Hard ice base - Plenty of snow on the trails
Date of Report: February 5, 2018
TRAILS FAIR TO GOOD
Cold morning in Eagle River this morning. 12 below zero at 7:50am. High of 12. Sun will be out today. With cold temps shouldn’t do much harm to the trails. Trails riding is great! Time to get out and ride!
Trails are very icy under the SNOW. With the new loose SNOW on top you will notice the back end of your sled slipping around. So slow down to be safe. Corners everywhere are icy. Some covered with SNOW. Others blown out with high berms so slow down so you can stay on your side. Stay on the right side always.
It was a very busy weekend. The Groomer Drivers had their work cut out for them all weekend. Grooming continued last night and the tracking systems shows these trails groomed:
- 3S(formerly Alt13
- Grampa Grahm(1)
- Chanticleer (1)
- Paintball Field(7)
- Grade through town
The sled traffic over the last few days was very high. Many large groups. Lots of families. Noticed many rental sleds out on the trail too. Enjoying a first taste of riding in Eagle River, THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® Not many places you can go where you can park your tow vehicle. Hop on your sled going everywhere you want without having to use that tow vehicle for your entire stay!
Here are a few continuing reminders on the trails:
- 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.
CATFISH LAKE LOOP & EAGLE LAKE TRAILS ARE NOW BOTH MARKED AND OFFICIALLY OPEN. PLEASE STAY BY THE ORANGE REFLECTIVE BARRELS TO BE SAFE. REMINDER THE CATFISH LAKE LOOP TO LUMPY’S IS NO LONGER A TRAIL.
Yes the Ice Castle is still up! If you are riding zip on over to the “grade” to check out the 2018 Eagle River Area Fire Department ICE CASTLE!!!! Located adjacent to the downtown “grade” trail by the Historic Railroad Grade. The lights installed change colors. Ice benches as part of the Castle let you take photos of your group. Check out this link Eagle River Ice Castle to check out a video of the Ice Castle building. Warm did do damage to the turrets of the Castle. Good the cold is back.
Next on the Winter events schedule is the 13th Annual LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey set for this weekend, February 9-11 on Dollar Lake east of Eagle River. Check out the is link LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey for info.
See ya on the trails!
PROUD GROOMERS OF THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
News and Reports:
Every Wednesday & Thursday throughout the snowmobiling season – Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride. Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 in town at 9am. All are welcome. Trail conditions permitting.
Feb 6 – Board of Directors meeting, Hall of Fame
Feb 9-11 – 13th Annual LaBatt Blue Pond Hockey on Dollar Lake – Volunteers needed. Contact the Chamber at 715.479.6400.
- Feb 15 – Member Meeting – Eddie B’s – 6pm
- Feb 18 – Celebrate Snowmobiling Dignitary Ride & Gathering
- Feb 24 – Ride With Pride drawing – TrackSide – 12noon
- Feb 24 – Trail Ride following Ride With Pride drawing
- Feb 24 – Saturday Night Out – Silver Leaf – 5:30pm
Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration