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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – February 7, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: Plenty of SNOW that is softening up over a really hard base
Date of Report: February 7, 2023
Area Report:

February 7, 2023 6:58am – 32 degree  – High 33


Trail conditions are mostly Good with some Very Good but are very icy under the very soft SNOW due to the typical February warm up.  That combination makes your sled slip around a lot.  Very icy corners. Please remember to RIDE RIGHT & SLOW DOWNWith the changing conditions you can get into trouble quickly. The level of traffic is not what it was over the weekend but there are large groups riding.

Did SNOW last night but most was sleet early with snow after the temps came down.  A schiff of SNOW this morning, which is less than an inch.  More SNOW in the northern part of Vilas County. February warm up 30’s during the day.  20’s at night.  Forecast for SNOW Thursday night.  Time for a THINK COLD & a SNOW DANCE!

Did not ride yesterday.  Did ride this weekend along with lots of others.  Highest traffic I’ve seen in a while.  Trails all in all were very good in the AM until early afternoon.  One thing I am seeing is off trail riding.  This is illegal & is making it hard to keep the trails open.  Plenty of loose SNOW on the trails so no need to dip off.

As for grooming here is last night’s into this morning’s grooming report:

  • Heading south – Trail 10/13 through town.  South on Alt13S to Three Lakes connect. 
  • Heading north – Trail 10W/13N to 17N intersection.  Heading north on 17N to Trail 3N aka Manske Swamp intersection.  NOTE the rest of 10W/13N was groomed to the Conover connect.  Trail 3N west to 10W/13N intersection & north crossing the Wisconsin River Bridge section of 10W/13N.  At the west end of the Wisconsin River Bridge both 10W & 7 that intersects with 10W all groomed.  Heading north on 13N all groomed.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are marked.  Please stay by the orange reflective barrels. Surface is very hard with moguls. With the warm up surface slush will develop at some point. SLOW DOWN. Remember not all lakes are safe. 

Again, off trail riding is a big problem.  PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL & Take the Snowmobilers Pledge.

Keep DOIN’ THE SNOW DANCE!!  Slow down & Ride Safe!

See ya on the trails!
Holly Tomlanovich
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 Club Rides – 9:30am to 3pm – Meet in town on Trail 10/13 by the Historic Railroad Depot
February 7 – Board of Directors meeting – 6pm – HQ Snowmobile Museum – Hwy 45N
February 10-12 – Pond Hockey – LOCATION CHANGE – WCDC Derby Track – Hwy 45N – Trail 10W/13N
February 12-15 – Weekday Away Ride to Mercer
February 16 – General Members meeting – Sweetwater 6pm – Hwy 45N
February 24-26 – World Series of Snowmobiling – WCDC Derby Track
February 25 – SNO (Saturday Night Out) Braywood Restaurant – 5pm – Catfish Lk Rd off Hwy 45S
For other Eagle River events check out –

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 Excellent GPS style app of all trails in Vilas County.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Also has updates on trail closures.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours.  Great tool.
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!