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Snowmobile Trail Conditions

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Vilas County Snowmobile Trails Are Open!

Trail condition: Good to excellent

Trail base: 4"-10"

PLEASE NOTE: When riding Trail 10E, there are one-way sections of trail. In those areas, westbound travel is on the north side of Hwy 70 and eastbound travel is on the south side of Hwy 70. Traveling the wrong way in the one-way sections could prove very dangerous in the hilly sections!

Trails are in good to excellent condition. This past weekend we had very heavy traffic, grooming crews were out in full force with five crews grooming between 5pm and 7am. Snow banks at road crossings have been leveled, however we still expect to see more banks as snow plow crews continue to clean roads. Use caution as you approach driveways and roads.

All trails are smooth with very good snow coverage. With the temps in the upper 20's, turns get blown out rather quickly. Please be careful as they will be icy.

We have been getting a number of complaints about snowmobiles not stopping at driveways or road ways. Stop signs have been posted for a reason, and residents have been reporting near misses. STOP at driveways and look both ways, snow banks are high and driveways are narrow, making it more difficult for both vehicle and snowmobile traffic.

We also get a number of complaints about off trail riders. If you are riding in WI, follow the rules and stay on the marked trails only or stay home.

Lake trails have been marked with orange barrels- stay close to the barrels and travel with caution as conditions have been rough with some areas of slush. If you don't see the orange barrels or markers DO NOT RIDE ON THE LAKES.

Remember to Ride Right! Stay on the right side of the trail, respect landowners by staying on the trail, and respect fellow riders.

Grooming will continue nightly as we are expecting more traffic, cold and snow.

Please be Safe!



Ride on marked trails only. Off-trail riding is dangerous and unsafe. There may be hidden rocks, boulders, ditches and fences.

Anticipate and yield to groomers. Pull over if you encounter a groomer. Wait until the groomer operator indicates it is safe to pass the groomer. If there is not enough room to safely pass the groomer, you may be instructed to turn around until a safe turn-around area is found.

Ride at a safe speed.

Ride sober.

Respect landowner property.

Ride right for safety.

You do your part, we’ll do ours!

Have a safe and enjoyable snowmobile season!

VILAS COUNTY TRAILSTRAIL CONDITIONS - UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 2 AT 7:20 AMNEW SNOW (IN.)SNOW DEPTH (IN.)TRAIL BASE (IN.)
OPENGood to excellent 0.2 inches new snow as of 6:45 AM February 2
17 inches4-10 inches

Handy Snowmobile Links

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Wisconsin Snowmobile Laws
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
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 Cty.  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

TRAIL NAMETRAIL #GROOMED WITHIN 24 HOURSNOTES & COMMENTS
TRAIL REPORT UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 2 AT 7:20 AM
Anvil Lake10ENO
Club Trail 1 North1NNOTRUCKS HAULING ON DEERVIEW LN - EXERCISE CAUTION
Club Trail 1 South1SNO
Conover13NNO
Grampa Grahm1SNO
Manske Swamp10/13/3NO
Phelps17NNOTRUCKS HAULING ON DEERVIEW LN - EXERCISE CAUTION
Sayner10W/7SNO
St. Germain70W/7NYES
Sugar Camp7N/17S/13SYES
Three Lakes3SNO
WI River Bridge10/13NO
Catfish LakeNAMARKED WITH BARRELS. EXERCISE CAUTION AS THERE IS HARD ICE & SURFACE SLUSH. STAY NEAR BARRELS!
Eagle Lake1NNAMARKED WITH BARRELS. EXERCISE CAUTION AS THERE IS HARD ICE & SURFACE SLUSH. STAY NEAR BARRELS!