It’s like Driving into winter!

The first words from our guests are “It’s like Driving into winter!”  Yes, Far North Central Wisconsin has an abundance of snow compared to the southern portion of the state and as I write this report, more snow is falling! Last weekend’s warmer temperatures and heavy snowmobile traffic exacted their toll, but “double pass” grooming has all trails west of Presque Isle in VERY GOOD condition. As I write… 6 East of Presque Isle in GOOD to condition Today’s snow has added 2 inches of fresh on top of last night’s grooming, so those conditions will improve.  Midweek riding has been perfect with heavier traffic on the weekends. This week’s forecast has us inline a good chance of midweek snow and a cold weekend. I think conditions are nearly perfect for a visit to Presque Isle… REMEMBER “ride right”, stay on trail, and if you’re not familiar with the lake… don’t go! Stay Tuned for Updates and “Think Snow”.

January is going fast!

In less than two weeks and we’ll be in February, the shortest month of the year! So if you’re planning a Snowmobile Vacation, it’s time to start packing. The conditions in Northwest Vilas County for snowmobiling are VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT. Heavy traffic last weekend pounded our trails, but our snow base is substantial and double shift grooming has brought them back to VERY GOOD CONDITION. Riders can expect some icing in corners and dry road crossings. Midweek riding has been perfect with heavier traffic on the weekends. This week’s forecast has us inline for normal January temps and a slight chance of midweek snow. I think conditions are nearly perfect for a visit to Presque Isle… REMEMBER “ride right”, stay on trail, and if you’re not familiar with the lake… don’t go! Stay Tuned for Updates and “Think Snow”.

Derby Week, As Good As it Gets!

It’s “Derby Week” and for anyone who knows snowmobiling, Derby Week represents prime snowmobile time. Over a week of subzero temperatures coupled to an abundance of snow have created perfect trail conditions. Swamps and wet trail areas have frozen. Lake routes in Vilas and Iron County have been marked and even Lake Superior has been fringed with ice. I won’t say this is as good as it gets…. But it’s close! This week’s forecast is for more seasonal weather blended with several sunny days. Sounds like perfect snowmobiling. Currently our trails are rated as VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT. Some corners are showing ice and road crossings may be short on snow. REMEMBER “ride right”, stay on trail, and if you’re not familiar with the lake… don’t go! Stay Tuned for Updates and “Think Snow”.

A Happy New Year for Snowmobilers!

Happy New Year… and for snowmobile enthusiasts it is indeed a happy time! Presque Isle/Winchester Trails have an excellent snow base and with this intense cold, grooming will be completed on 100% of the trail system. Currently only a short section of TRAIL 14 WEST has been too soft for the groomer. Super cold temperatures are perfect for grooming! Which means the groomers can cross the swamps! Further with cold temps we see reduced trail traffic. This week’s forecast is for bitter cold blended with bursts of LES (lake effect snows) and a promise of warmer temperatures for the weekend. Sounds like perfect snowmobile conditions. Currently our trails are rated as VERY GOOD with a goal of EXCELLENT by the weekend. REMEMBER “ride right”, stay on trail, and if you’re not familiar with the lake… don’t go! Stay Tuned for Updates and “Think Snow”.

Trail report courtesy of Presque Isle/Winchester Sno-Bunnies Snowmobile Club.