Getting ready to hit the snowmobile trails!
Hundred of snowmobiles cover Little Lake St.Germain at each annual Radar Run
The Thanksgiving snowfall was a delightful reminder that snowmobile season is just around the season. The trails usually open in mid-December after the counties do inspections of the trail system.
This year there is a new requirement that all snowmobiles have a trail pass. Previously, trail passes were only required for out of state registered snowmobiles. This year, every snowmobile must display a trail pass.
For those who belong to a AWSC snowmobile club, trail passes are only $10. Another rule change expands the snowmobiler registration of $30 from two to three years.
Those coming to Wisconsin from out of state may obtain a pass for $50 with no Wisconsin registration or club membership requirement. They also may choose to register their sled in Wisconsin and not join a club and those trail passes are $30.
The DNR handles the sale of the trail passes and snowmobile registrations with the exception of the $10 trail passes that are administered through the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) office. Members receive a membership number that must be used on the trail pass application and DNR registration number.
All trail passes are good for one year and must be applied for annually. For a more detailed explanation to find answers to any questions at the AWSC website.
To register your snowmobile, go to the DNR snowmobile registration page.
To obtain a non-club member trail pass go to the DNR trail pass page
Here are listings of area clubs from which to choose. Visit the AWSC website to see a listing of counties that list the clubs in that area.
Vilas County Snowmobile Clubs
Barnstormers Of Sayner
Dennis Horan 715-542-2952 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Boulder Junction Sc
Jen Beda 715-385-2444 - email@example.com
Conover Sno-Buddies Inc
Diane Hallis 715-479-7929 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country Cruisers
Michelle Bird - email@example.com
Frosty Snowmobile Club Inc
Phil Mendham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters
Merry S Perkins 715-543-2048 - email@example.com
Northern Hornshoe Trails
Stephanie Greeneway 715-661-3343
Phelps Snowmobile Club
Dick Schultz 715-545-3910 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sno Eagles Inc
Ken Storms 715-479-5599 - email@example.com
John Moran - firstname.lastname@example.org
St Germain Bo-Boen Sc
Margie Klingsporn 715-479-2028 - email@example.com
Oneida County snowmobile clubs
Harshaw Wanderers Sc
Joann Beltz 715-966-0401 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Minocqua Forest Riders Sc
Jim Heller - email@example.com
New Tom Sno-Fleas
Karen Waehler - firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Lights Sc
Scott Gebele 715-891-6776 - email@example.com
Northern Trails Unlimited
Steve (Fuzzy) Moran 715-453-3324 - fuzzy@swamph2O.com
Rhinelander Hodag Sno-Trails Inc
Mary Sweo 715-490-0958 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sugar Camp Sc
Debby Running 715-272-1590 - email@example.com
Once you are registered and have the trail passes - all we will need is snow - and lots of it! Have a great and SAFE snowmobile and see you on the trails!