As of March 7:
It is a bright, beautiful, sunshiny day and more snow should be coming this week-end! Trail conditions for Douglas County:
NE Quadrant- Good with some icy corners
NW Quadrant- Good to very good (some areas excellent)
SW Quadrant- Good
SE Quadrant- Good
Riders say the trails in the Bayfield/Valhala area are in good condition. Inspite of missing the major snow event, the area continues to offer premier riding. There is still excellent riding up here as the trails have a solid base and lots of snow on the Forest Roads and lesser trails.
Remember to stay on marked trails and Forest Roads as it is against the law to go off trail in the Chequamegon National Forest.
As of March 7:
The Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance reports the trails throughout Ashland County and on the Tri-County Corridor are in excellent condition.
As of February 28:
Northern Iron County is in very good condition. Trail 7 is open!
Southern Iron County is in good to very good condition. The base is frozen solid and temps don't seem to be getting above freezing, so it should remain in tact for a while!!
Northwestern Vilas: updated 3/07/13
Overcast skies kept the sun from doing too much damage. Trails in protected areas are still very good! Exposed areas will be be hurt by the sun. In fact the extended forecast looks more favorable than it did a couple days ago (less sun, lower temps, chance of snow). If you are planning a trip up this weekend, you will still find good riding.
Just be aware that long trips on exposed trails/ grades will be snirty (dirty snow) and thin. Plan to ride on the less traveled trails and you should be fine.
Remember: It is March and your Club is doing everything it can to make your riding the best possible. We always consider any riding in March to be a treat. As always use care in the corners and beware of oncoming traffic.
Eastern Vilas County:
As of MARCH 6th, the snowmobile trails in CENTRAL and EASTERN VILAS COUNTY, Wisconsin (Conover, Phelps, Eagle River, St. Germain, Land O'Lakes and Sayner) are rating themselves in good to excellent condition. Ride only on marked trails, watch for icy corners/patches and obey all signage. Have fun, enjoy the ride and come back again!
The Sno-eagles are reporting the following:
***TRAIL ALERT***Trail 10W/7N will have a logging project starting. This is from Hwy G near Dads Lk Rd (TIN 220) to just east of Musky Creek(just beyond TIN 106). Also known as Pincherry Creek Rd. Grader will be out there starting today to scrape down some snow. The operator will try not remove all the snow & leave some for riding. Signs will mark the section as you approach for both directions***TRAIL ALERT***
Krause Hill on Trail 10E is very slippery. It is located past Nobbe’s North where the trails returns to a 2 way trail & about 1 mile or so past there. It is a steep hill & very slippery. Slow down.
The cross country ski trails are rating themselves in good to very good condition.
While in the area check out these fun events! For a complete listing of events go to www.vilas.org
All Winter Snowmobile and ATV Trails are OPEN! We have received 3-6" of fresh snow with another 2-4" in the forecast yet today! Groomers are out and trails will be in excellent condition!
NO OFF TRAIL USE IS ALLOWED. Some township ordinances allow for ATV/UTV use of the town roads during the winter months, and others do NOT allow it. It is the rider’s responsibility to contact the township in which you plan to ride in and get the current rules pertaining to ATVs/UTVs and the town roads. Please contact the individual townships for their rules and regulations.
To contact Burnett County Forest & Parks, please visit their website at www.burnettcounty.com.
Snowmobile Trails: Current Trail Conditions as of March 7.
Washburn County Trails are open at this time. Trails are in excellent condition with a good snow base. We have received 4-8 inches of snow on March 5 and grooming will continue throughout the week. The trail system will remain open through the March 9th weekend and will be further evaluated in the coming week. Trail access to lodging, dining, gas, and more is available throughout the county. Enjoy the trails and ride safe!
Please note: The Wild Rivers and Tuscobia State Trails are open 24/7/365.
As of March 7:
Trails in the North and South are in GOOD to Excellent condition. However, it could be the last weekend if we don't get some snow next week.
Snowmobile Trail Report – 3/6/13
Snowmobile Trail Report - Our snowmobile trails are in excellent condition. Our dedicated club members are keeping the trails groomed to perfection. The trail base is 8-10 inches. The trails remain open until April 1. Use caution on area lakes as there are drifts and ridges in some areas.
There is a rough area on Trail 80/21 north of Lugerville / south of the Doc Frye Trail due to a logging project in that area. Logging operations are in progress on Trails 94 and 80 near Spring Creek, 161 east of County Road H, and northeast of Prentice on Trail #118; slow down when you encounter a logging operation for your safety and the safety of the loggers.
ATV, UTV & Off Road Motorcycle Trail Report – 3/6/13
The Solberg Trail, Flambeau Trail System, and Georgetown Trail are open to ATVs and UTVs. The trails are shared with snowmobilers. ATV & UTV use is allowed on the following trails when the temperature is 28° Fahrenheit or colder – The Pine Line Rail Trail (26 miles-Prentice to Medford), snowmobile trail 189 (Ogema to Timm’s Hill), and a loop in Prentice which includes portions of snowmobile trails 116, 181 & 118.
Cross Country Ski Trail Report – 3/6/13
All cross-country ski trails are open and being groomed/tracked as needed or as time permits. The Newman Springs Trail was groomed and tracked Fri., March 1, except for a small portion of Loop E that was not able to be tracked due to the snow conditions. The Phillips School Forest Trail was groomed and tracked Fri., March 1, and the condition is good. The Holy Cross Trail was groomed and tracked Wed., Feb. 27, and it is in great condition. All Palmquist Farm Trails were groomed and tracked Sun., Feb. 24; they are in very good to good condition; the trails are being groomed when needed. The Flambeau Hills Trail was groomed and tracked on Mon., Feb. 25, and the condition is excellent; the next anticipated grooming date is Wed., March 6, conditions permitting. The Solberg Lake/Squaw Creek Trail was groomed and tracked late in the day on Fri., Feb. 22; the track set very nicely and the condition is great. It will be groomed later this week. The Wintergreen Trail was groomed and tracked on Wed., Feb. 27, except for Loop C; it is in good condition with a 5” base. The Timm’s Hill Trail was groomed and tracked Thurs., Feb. 28, and the condition was excellent. Report as of 2/8/13 - The High Point Ski Trail was groomed and tracked Fri., Feb. 1. Updated trail condition reports will be posted as soon as the information is received.
Snowshoe Trail Report – 3/6/13
Price County snowshoe trails are in excellent condition. Snow depths are 16-22 inches.
Winter Auto Tour – 3/6/13 Our area looks like a winter wonderland and it’s a great time to take a scenic drive and enjoy the beautiful winter landscape. For information on auto tours, click on the Recreation tab and select Auto, Motorcycle & Bicycle Tours.