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 - 

Boulder Junction Sc

Jen Beda 715-385-2444 - 

Conover Sno-Buddies Inc

Diane Hallis 715-479-7929 -

Cross Country Cruisers

Michelle Bird -

Frosty Snowmobile Club Inc

Phil Mendham -

Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters

Merry S Perkins 715-543-2048 -

Northern Hornshoe Trails

Stephanie Greeneway 715-661-3343

Phelps Snowmobile Club

Dick Schultz 715-545-3910 -

Sno Eagles Inc

Ken Storms 715-479-5599 -

Sno-Bunnies Sc

John Moran -

St Germain Bo-Boen Sc

Margie Klingsporn 715-479-2028 -


Oneida County snowmobile clubs

Harshaw Wanderers Sc

Joann Beltz 715-966-0401 - 

Minocqua Forest Riders Sc

Jim Heller -

New Tom Sno-Fleas

Karen Waehler -

Northern Lights Sc

Scott Gebele 715-891-6776 -

Northern Trails Unlimited

Steve (Fuzzy) Moran 715-453-3324 -

Rhinelander Hodag Sno-Trails Inc

Mary Sweo 715-490-0958 -

Sugar Camp Sc

Debby Running 715-272-1590 -

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!


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