Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: On average 3 inch hard base with soft snow on top
Date of Report: January 21, 2018
ALL SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ARE OPEN
Wide variety of conditions on the trails Trails in town are for the most part FAIR . West FAIR to GOOD. As you head north, south or east trails get better & better. GOOD to VERY GOOD. There are EXCELLENT trails far out east & north in the woods. Right now it is SNOWING very lightly. This SNOW will stop 8-9am. Then more SNOW moving in Sunday night into Monday. Weather guys are calling for potential of 6-9 inches. Stay tuned.
Plenty of SNOW on the trails it is soft so might find your sled track slipping and the back end of your sled a bit squirrelly. Have not been out myself the last 3 days as volunteering at the Derby so I’m relying on trustworthy riders that help me out.
As for temperatures it will be in the 30’s for one more day. Then dropping below the freezing mark for the next week. With the wet SNOW expected & temperatures drops it will be a grooming dream out there. Trails should be smoooooth after grooming!
Once again nearly the entire Sno-Eagles Trails system again last night. A few spurs were not groomed. Thanks drivers. Remember give them 2 thumbs up. Also pull over so they can get by you. The equipment is not designed to go off trail. As riders if we go in & get stuck the groomers can pull us out. Not the same if we had to try to pull them out.
- Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. Clearly marked with signs.
- Wisconsin River Trail – 10W/13N & Manske Swamp – 3N are being groomed off & on. There are rough spots but it is frozen tight. All SNOW covered. Have had no reports of any slush out on either of these trails. Do not leave the trail to be safe.
CATFISH LAKE LOOP & EAGLE LAKE TRAILS ARE NOW BOTH MARKED AND OFFICIALLY OPEN. PLEASE STAY BY THE BARRELS TO BE SAFE. VERY HARD SURFACE. NO REPORTS OF SURFACE SLUSH AS OF LAST NIGHT. REMINDER THE CATFISH LAKE LOOP TO LUMPY’S IS NO LONGER A TRAIL.
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 more photos. Darn pretty! Holding up well in the warm up.
Last day for the World Championship Derby. Full slate of racing starts at 9:00-9:30am. For more information check out DerbyTrack.com
THINK COLD & Keep Dancin’!
Snow is coming. 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:
January – Every Wednesday & Thursday – Sno-Eagles Guided Trail Ride. Meet at the Historic Railroad Depot on Trail 13 in town at 9am. All are welcome.
Jan 18-21 – World Championship Snowmobile Derby
Jan 26-28 – Women on Snow
January 27 – Saturday Night Out, Nutty Squirrel
Jan 31 – Feb 2 – Weekday Ride-A-Way
Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30