Snowmobile Trail Reports

10/14/13 @ 8:04 PM
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Darin - Lake-Link
Darin - Lake-Link
MEMBER since 5/17/01
This thread is for keeping you up to date on local trail reports. Below are some links to chamber snow reports:

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Conditions

Minnesota Snowmobile Trail Conditions

North Dakota Snowmobile Trail Conditions

  • Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Office - Click Here

Wisconsin Snowmobile Trail Conditions

Feel free to add your own snowmobile trail conditions below!

Edited on 11/8/16 10:07 AM
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1/14/17 @ 1:42 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

Up in Presque isle - trails are absolutely awesome!!!!  It doesn't get any better! 

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1/11/17 @ 1:36 PM
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
MEMBER since 9/4/02

1/11/17 - Price County, WI received three inches of snow on Monday, another five to seven on Tuesday, with another two predicted for Wednesday. The conditions are generally very good to good. There are 100 miles of motorized trail that also welcome winter ATV and UTV riders. Click on our partner link below to visit our website and view the reports page for detailed trail reports or to order a snowmobile trail map. Please enter snowmobile map in the comments section to receive your map.

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1/10/17 @ 6:21 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

Made it up to Vilas County the past two weekends.  Rode through Conover, Land O Lakes, St. Germain,  Boulder Junction, Sayner,  and Manitowish Waters. 

The trails were absolutely outstanding, and flat as the Interstate.

The only bad areas is where logging was taking place - but  now that we know the areas where logging is taking place, it will be easy to avoid.

Time to get after it!



Edited on 1/10/17 6:26 PM
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1/4/17 @ 8:49 PM
Walleye Warrior
Walleye Warrior
USER since 8/23/01

Great snowmobiling all Christmas season on the Paul Bunyan and Red Arrow Trails through Lakewood and Townend over the Christmas season.  Put on about 200 miles.  Always a great job by those groups.  Park at the Lakewood Trailhead right in downtown Lakewood and head out on the trails!  4 more inches of snow on Monday.  Trails are primo right now.  Ride if you can. 

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12/26/16 @ 12:25 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

Here is the 12.26.2016 trail report for the Sayner Barnstormers.  They are located in North Vilas.  I trust their reports, if conditions stink, that is exactly what they will tell you:

This will be a bad news / good news type of report. 1st – the bad news. The area received sleet, freezing rain, and rain overnight. The temps this morning rose to 38. To give you an example – I have a table on my deck that had about 13.5 inches of snow on it yesterday. This morning, as a result of the rain overnight, it is down to 6.5.

What snow we had before to work with was pretty dry. Not what you need or want to form a really good base or fill holes and ruts. The good news is; the rain we got will be a blessing in disguise. This is because the temps are currently dropping again. Tomorrow’s high is forecasted to be 14. Once this all freezes down, as long as there isn’t much traffic today, will form a nice & hard crusty base. Even better news yet is that we are supposed to be getting snow on Thursday. This on top of the new crusty base will make the trails decent again. We will need closer to 3 inches for the trails to be good but if we get 3 inches – they will be way batter than they were before last night’s storm. As with before – there is more snow the further north you go – giving the groomers more to work with. We are doing the best we can with what there is.

Some lakes have been marked and many have not. If you come up to one and don’t see markers – turn around – do NOT cross no matter how many tracks you might see! Just because you saw one marked and crossed – don’t assume they are all safe. Ice thickness is varying greatly. The ice was measured recently out in front of Patti’s Murmuring Waters on Lost Lake and there was only 3 inches.

We still have logging going on in a few areas of our system. The operations can start or stop without notification. Even when the processors move out – trucks will still be hailing out loads of logs. Watch for logging ahead signs, logging trucks, and logging equipment. PLEASE DO NOT hassle the loggers. If they get hassled – they have the right to shut that section of trail down. PLEASE BE PATIENT and stay out of their way. Watch for signals from the loggers and follow them. They might tell you to please wait or to go around.

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12/24/16 @ 12:59 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

Spoke to a bud who was up last wknd.  Better than expected, but still early conditions.  The only lake that was marked was Big Arb by Slo's Pub.  They may get some snow mid week - fingers crossed. 

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12/22/16 @ 4:07 PM
beasly
beasly
USER since 6/12/03

Any reports out of Vilas County? Sounds like they need some snow for the Holiday week.

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8/3/16 @ 10:36 AM
SkunkonBago
SkunkonBago
USER since 1/19/10

In east central WI all of the alfalfa, corn, and beans in the trails look really good. The good news is that the wheat and oats are being harvested.

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2/28/16 @ 7:23 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07
Made it up with a buddy to Vilas this past Thursday and Friday. For the most part we found nice trails.

Found the best trails north of Boulder and West into Manitowish Waters and Presque Isle. The trails to the South were not nearly as good with lots of ice and snirt.

Not sure what Saturday's temps did to the trails, but if the reports are decent we'll likely head north again...

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2/2/16 @ 10:04 AM
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
MEMBER since 9/4/02
Price County, Wisconsin snowmobile and winter ATV/UTV trails are groomed and conditions range from very good to fair. A two mile stretch of trail southwest of Phillips (Trail #80)is closed between Int. 99 & 100 indefinitely due to beaver dam removal. Forecasters are predicting a snow storm (4 to 8 inches) for our area Tuesday morning into Wednesday. The groomers will be out in full force following the storm and the trail conditions will improve. Contact us to request a FREE 2016 Snowmobile Trail Map. Email tourism@co.price.wi.us and request a snowmobile map and provide your mailing address. tourism@co.price.wi.us (Photos are from past years.)

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