Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 6" - 10"
Date of Report: January 4, 2019
Trails are still in early season condition. overall our trails are Fair: trail 8 and 2 are fair. There is one small section (6 feet long) just north of the intersection of trail 6 and 2 (on trail #6) that has thin ice and some open water. We packed it with straw New Years day. It is passable but be aware that it is there.
GROOMER JUST SPENT 5 HOURS WITH THE RANGER AND MINI-DRAG AND GROOMED TRAIL #6 4 TIMES. the bumps were horrible, he was able to knock them down a bit. still far from perfect, but hopefully a bit better for all of you. Hopefully the next couple days are our January thaw, we would all like to get back to winter! Please help support all Snowmobile clubs: Buy our raffle tickets, attend our fundraisers and thank the groomers. Stay on marked trails and enjoy our system responsibly.
A BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO GET OUR TRAILS READY.
News and Reports:
A big thank you to the Manitowish Waters Chamber for mailing maps out for us and their help in reporting trail conditions. Also a huge thank you to the groomer operators who volunteer their time to make our trails the best they can be!
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters snowmobile club was founded in 1968 and is one of the oldest snowmobile clubs in existence today in Wisconsin. Located in the very northwest corner of Vilas county, Manitowish Waters borders the Lake Superior snow-belt country. With average snowfalls of 150 inches and over 25 miles of professionally groomed trails, the area is one of Vilas County’s top winter vacation areas.
The Manitowish Waters trail system is a unique hub network directly linking into 5 other trail systems. With Minocqua/Woodruff to our south, St. Germain/Eagle River to our southeast, Lake Gogebic to our north, Presque Isle/Winchester to our northeast, Mercer and Hurley to our northwest and Lac du Flambeau/Price County to our west, our area residents and guests can choose from a variety of daily or overnight destinations for scenic riding with excellent pit stops along the way.
The Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters maintain an active grooming schedule for the area’s trail system. Coordinated efforts with the surrounding communities provide continuous smoothly-groomed trails in this northwest sector. The Sno-Skeeters own and operate some of the newest grooming equipment on the market today. Support the club by attending their special events or contributing to the “trail pigs” at local establishments along the trails. Or show your support by becoming a member!
Enjoy, and please ride responsibly and safely!