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

 

Arbor Vitae/Woodruff

Cross Country Cruisers

Dave Assmann 715-358-3772 - challenger1948@cmail.com

 

Boulder Junction

Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club

Jen Beda 715-614-5201 - boulderjunctionsc@gmail.com

Conover

Conover Sno-Buddies

Diane Hallis 715-479-7929 - geohallis@frontier.com

 

Eagle River

Eagle River Sno Eagles

Howard Wolf Sr. 262-442-4876 - president@sno-eagles.org

 

Land O’Lakes

Frosty Snowmobile Club

Phil Mendham - sunlodge@newnorth.net

 

Manitowish Waters

Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters, Inc.

Merry s Perkins 715-543-2048 - merryperkins@hotmail.com

 

Phelps

Phelps Snowmobile Club

Dick Schultz 715-545-3910 - notwin@nnex.net

 

Presque Isle/Winchester

Sno-Bunnies

Carl Schoenecker 608-220-2708 - SnoBunniesbod@gmail.com

 

Sayner

Barnstormers of Sayner

Dennis Horan 715-542-2952 - bubbajo12@frontier.com

 

St. Germain

Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club

Jeff Urbans 715-370-3550 - boboenmembership@gmail.com

 

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:

Minocqua Forest Riders: Website. President Curt Christensen. Contact: email address.

Lake Tomahawk New-Tom Sno-Fleas: Website President Kevin Kruerger. Contact info: (715) 277-4558 or email.

Rhinelander Hodag Sno Trails: President Scott Blamberg, Contact info: Website 

Sugar Camp Survivors:  Website  President Chris Rhode. Contact info

Three Lakes - Northern Lights Snowmobile Club: Website. President Jim Nykolayko. Contact info.

Be safe out there!

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