Snowmobiling 2016/17 roars into the Northwoods
Cross Country Cruisers trail crew compressing swamps for quick freezing
It’s white and cold in the Northwoods and that means snowmobiling season is upon us. Vilas County Trails open this Thursday at noon. It is cautioned that the trails will be in early season conditions and the lakes are not safe to cross. Swamps will still have open water and snowmobilers will need to watch out for these areas.
Have you joined a club yet? Not only does belonging to a club make riding all the more fun, with the new trail pass system, it can save you a nice chunk of change! Remember, club volunteers do all the work and raise money to maintain the trails. Snowmobiling is not a state/tax funded activity.
To help you keep apprised of local snowmobiling events and club information, here is a list of the clubs and a contact person. Most of these clubs do have a Facebook page or a website listed on the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs website. Be sure to ask to get their newsletter.
This is just for the clubs in Vilas County. When we get word on Oneida County, we will give you that information.
Meteorologists are forecasting a great winter for the upper Midwest and we wish you a fabulous snowmobile season!
Vilas County Snowmobile Club information
Cross Country Cruisers
Dave Assmann 715-358-3772 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club
Jen Beda 715-614-5201 - email@example.com
Diane Hallis 715-479-7929 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle River Sno Eagles
Howard Wolf Sr. 262-442-4876 - email@example.com
Frosty Snowmobile Club
Phil Mendham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters, Inc.
Merry s Perkins 715-543-2048 - email@example.com
Phelps Snowmobile Club
Dick Schultz 715-545-3910 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl Schoenecker 608-220-2708 - SnoBunniesbod@gmail.com
Barnstormers of Sayner
Dennis Horan 715-542-2952 - email@example.com
Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club
Jeff Urbans 715-370-3550 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Oneida County Snowmobile Clubs
The snowmobile season is well underway with the trails now open in Oneida County as of Tuesday, Dec. 20 at noon. Even more great news was released with the opening of some trails marked on area lakes and waterways. Snowmobilers are strongly urged to stay within the markers and do not travel on bodies of water that are not yet marked.
Here is a list of the Oneida County snowmobile clubs and the contact information for each. Again, remember, all snowmobiles must display a trail pass in addition to the DNR registration sticker. If you belong to a snowmobile club, the trail pass is only $10. It is $30 without club membership.
For more details on the trail pass, how to obtain one and more, visit this website.
Now for that list:
Rhinelander Hodag Sno Trails: President Scott Blamberg, Contact info: Website
Be safe out there!