Snow & Trail Conditions
ALL THE VILAS COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ARE OPEN!!
TRAILS ARE IN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION & GROOMED!
Trails 13N, 10W & trails W groomed overnight. Tonight Trails 10E, 13S & N to include spurs. On Friday we will be back up to 2 groomers. By the beginning of next we will have all 3 out grooming. It has been an adventure. It is good that we built a thick base with all this snow. This & the cold temperatures is holding the trail conditions. The snow levels right now are comparable to February totals! Amazing snow depth. Definitely do not want to step off the trail. Way deep.
Today 28; Friday 33; Saturday 24; Sunday 32. Single digits at night with the exception of Thursday in Friday and Sunday night. Calling for snow on Friday. Great riding weather.
If the snow & weather conditions hold trails can & will remain open through midnight March 31st. Every year I here folks talking about the trails closing on March 15th. That's when ice fishing shanties have to be off the lakes. We ride til the 31st. So keep doin the snow dance!
The snow fall for the winter is somewhere around 7 feet+. Terrific winter. With all the snow comes very, very high snow banks. So at the crossings do double duty looking both ways. Standing up on your sled & look both ways is the best. Vehicles on the roads just can't see us & we are no match for a truck or car.
As you are riding be aware of the sign below. These 3 digits numbers could save your life. You will see them in Vilas, Forest, Oneida & Iron Counties. If you get into trouble call 911 & give them the last number you saw & the county. The Department punches it in & your where abouts appears plus it give them the best way to get to you.
Catfish Loop & Eagle Lake Trail are marked with orange barrels. Plenty of snow. Stay by the barrels. Please don't ride anywhere on a lake that is not marked as a trail in Sno-Eagles Country or for that matter anywhere. At the boat launches there still are ruts from trucks & ATV's so be aware for that. The wind left some righteous drifts. Got a report of a big heave in the middle of Eagle Lake. It's a launcher so slow down & be careful. Both the ruts, drifts & the ice heave are hard to see especially at night.
The Sno-Eagles Wednesday rides meet every week at 9am! They meet at the Railroad Depot on Trail 13S by Friendship House Restaurant at 9am. There will be Tuesday Scenic Rides. The meeting place for the ride is the Railroad Depot on Trail 13S at 9am. Same spot as the Wednesday ride. Everyone is welcome & you do not have to be a Club member.
Another great addition is Day Trip Trailer/Tow Vehicle Parking. It is located by driving North on Hwy 45 & turning left on Bluebird Rd. Bluebird Rd is in between Days Inn & Leif's Restaurant. It curves behind Leif's & that is where the parking is located. Watch for the signs.
Last chance to see the Ice Castle in Eagle River on Trail 13!!! Early next week it will be coming down.