Snow Cover: Varies
Date of Report: February 25, 2017
Yes – I checked off “Early Season” for conditions. Where the base was gone – it will be early season type conditions again!
We received anywhere from 5 1/2 to 7 inches, depending on the area. Where the trails are shaded and still had an ice base remaining; it will be spectacular. Where the base was gone – it will only be marginal.
Be VERY careful on the lakes. Just like at the beginning of the year – if you don’t see markers – stay off. We don’t have swamps on our system, but other areas do. BE CAREFUL!!!
To set a record straight that seems to be a matter of debate every year: Vilas County Snowmobile Trails can legally stay open until March 31st at midnight. If they close earlier; it will be because of conditions.
We still have the areas where there is logging taking place. Those areas right now are junk. IF you ride through a logging area, stay out of the way and DO NOT hassle the loggers. They can and probably will shut the trail down if they get hassled. They have that option.
Please continue to watch for logging ahead signs, heed their warning, and obey the posted speed limits.
PLEASE! Lets be careful out there!!!
News and Reports:
***Who couldn’t use some extra cash? A new fundraiser for this season is the Barnstormers Poker Run – 50/50 3-place Raffle to help support our trails. Tickets will be available at businesses listed below and are $5. 2000 tickets will be available for sale. Possible cash prizes of up to $2500, $1500, and $1000 if all tickets are sold. Tickets will be available starting in December at Sayner Pub, Stillwaters, Vinchi’s, Weber’s, Mar-li’s, Patti’s Murmuring Waters, and Fibbers. The Poker Run doesn’t end until March 19th so there is still time to get out and win some cash!!! Even if there is no riding, you can still do it by truck/car!!!