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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 20, 2023

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 12 inches new SNOW on thick frozen base
Date of Report: January 20, 2023
Area Report:

January 20, 2023 8:12am – 19 – High 26

Very Good to Excellent

One foot of new wet packy SNOW east of Eagle River!  Similar totals throughout Sno-Eagles Country trails! & all of Vilas County! The ice base held on nearly all the trails.  The SNOW was groomed last night followed by temps in the teens overnight.  Trail set up amazing bringing conditions to Very Good to Excellent!

No problem areas on trails to report this morning.   With the wet heavy SNOW there may be low hanging branches.  Did not see any but be aware. Reliable rider report of small section of mushy SNOW on the west side of the Wisconsin River Bridge section of Trail10W/13N. Nothing serious & easy to get around. Same rider told me Manske Swamp,Trail 3N is tight with no mush.  Trail 10E now that it is groomed is fantastic!  Same with Trail Alt13S to Three Lakes, Trails 70W/7/13 heading toward St. Germain, Trails 10W/7 heading toward Sayner, Trails 13N heading to the Bauer’s area.  Trail 17N that heads toward Phelps & Trail 1 that heads to Eagle Lake in great shape too.

The road crews are still out clearing roads & driveways so watch for snowbanks at crossings.  The high banks might make it hard to see so be sure to stop at the crossings.

Groomers out last night into early AM today.  Full grooming everyday.

Eagle & Catfish Lake trails are open & marked & still safe.  Expect very slippery riding with lots of SNOW cover.  Reports of drifting. Slow down. Always stay by the orange reflective barrels to be safe.

NOTE: Off of Trail 70W after entering St. Germain is a trail locals call “The Goat” trail.  It is a Club Trail that starts at TIN 287 to TIN 288 that is CLOSED.  It is clearly marked as CLOSED with fencing & signs.  Please do not ride through this area from either direction. DO NOT RIDE ON HWY 70 as this is not legal.  Click on image to enlarge.

On snowmobile designated road routes need to follow the speed limit set for the road for all vehicles.

Last, off trail riding is a big problem.  PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL. 


See ya on the trails

Holly Tomlanovich
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Proud Groomers of THE SNOWMOBILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® – Eagle River
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News and Reports:

SNO-EAGLES EVENTS    –  For local events go to

January 19-22 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
January 27-29 – Weekend Away to Mole Lake Casino
January 28-30 – Women On Snow

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 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.  Find you quicker.
Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
Snowmobile Wisconsin – Know before you go!