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Welcome to Langlade Snow. The intent of this page is to keep you informed of trail conditions in Langlade County in Wisconsin. I will also post upcoming events that would be of interest to snowmobilers. If you are a first time snowmobiler to our County, you will notice that the trail map has numbers at all intersections. The numbers are also located on the trail at the corresponding intersections. The reason for intersection numbers are two-fold: 1. SAFETY: In the event of an emergency, rescue personnel will be able locate you quicker. 2. ASSIST the snowmobiler in pin pointing where you are. In the future GPS coordinates may be added to the intersection signs.

On the Langlade County Snowmobile Map are zones A & B. Usually the trails in Zone A will open prior to those in Zone B; this is because some of the trails go through open fields in the Antigo area (a lot of the snow can be blown off the fields).

RIDE SAFE                    STAY RIGHT

LANGLADE COUNTY TRAILS:----8:00 AM 1/15/2016: NOTE: Zone "A" trails will open at 8 AM 15 Jan; Zone "B" trails will open at 5 PM 29 Jan.

TRAIL CONDITIIONS:----------------8:00 AM 3/7/2016: IT'S OVER. ALL LANGLADE COUNTY TRAILS ARE CLOSED AS OF 8:00 AM, MONDAY, 7 MAR, 2016.

WEATHER:------------------------------- 7:27 AM 8/25/2016: NOW: 59 HIGH: 79. Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. WIND: W 10-15.

TONIGHT: LOW: 53. Clear. WIND: WNW 5-10.

NOTE: Trail passes can be ordered as of 1 July, but will note mailed out until later in the fall. (The DNR is re-doing their computer system). Also this year, a receipt for your trail pass will be available that will be good for 3 weeks.

SNOW

Total snowfall 2012-2013: 57 3/4"
Total snowfall 2013-2014: 69 3/4"
Total snowfall 2014-2015: 47 1/4"
Total snowfall 2015-2016: 49" (18 1/2" after trails closed)

2013-2014: First snow--8 Nov-1/4", melted next day
2014-2015: First snow--5 Nov-1 1/4"
2015-2016: First snow--28 Oct-2 1/4"

Snow fall last 24 Hrs: 0"

Snow on the ground at White Lake (measured in an open area): 0".

28 Oct---2 1/4" eve of 28 Oct, melted the next day.
13 Nov---trace of snow early morning of 13 Nov. No accumulation
20 Nov---flurries yesterday, no accumulation
03 Dec---flurries last night, no accumulation
17 Dec---flurries yesterday, no accumulation
24 Dec---flurriesovernight, no accumulation
29 Dec---7" eve of 28 Dec & early morning 29 Dec
08 Jan---2" of heavy/wet snow eve of 7 Jan
11 Jan---1/4" early morning of 11 Jan
12 Jan---1/2" early morning of 12 Jan
13 Jan---1" aft/eve of 13 Jan
15 Jan---ZONE "A" OPEN
26 Jan---2 1/2" eve of 25 Jan
27 Jan---1/4" eve of 26 Jan
29 Jan---ZONE "B" OPEN
29 Jan---1/4" eve of 28 Jan
02 Feb---5" eve of 1 Feb
06 Feb---1/4" early morn of 6 Feb
08 Feb---1/2" eve of 8 Feb
09 Feb---1" afternoon/eve of 9 Feb
14 Feb---1 1/2" afternoon/eve of 14 Feb
16 Feb---1" morning of 16 Feb
19 Feb---37* & RAIN
21 Feb---dusting--no accumulation
22 Feb---1 1/4" morning of 22 Feb
27 Feb---48*
28 Feb---1" afternoon of 28 Feb
04 Mar---2" eve of 4 Mar
07 Mar---ALL TRAILS CLOSED
16 Mar---1/2" eve of 16 Mar
24 Mar---7 1/2" eve of 23 Mar & morn of 24 Mar
25 Mar---2 1/2" additional morning of 24 Mar
05 Apr---2" eve of 5 Apr
06 Apr---1/2" eve of 6 Apr
07 Apr---4 1/2" day of 7 Apr
12 Apr---1" late night of the 12th, early morning of the 13th
14 May---30*

NOTE: The trail east of Lily (Corr 9/16), is a shared trail/driveway. The shared trail/driveway starts where the trail enters the woods after you leave Bostwick Rd and continues east for a couple miles.

The trail north of the Sno Birds clubhouse on Turtle Lake Rd is a shared trail/driveway for about 3/4 mile from Turtle Lake Rd. to the bridge.

19 Dec 1st ride of 2013-2014: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
05 Dec 1st ride of 2014-2015: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
21 Dec 1st ride of 2015-2016: Trailered to Greenland, MI.

21 Dec: 1st RIDE of 2015-2016. Trailered to Greenland. If you're riding from Pat's Yamaha/Polaris, use the village streets to get to the trail on Plank Rd on the South side of Hwy 38; there's a bad water section just after you cross the Hwy. The first 6-7 miles from Greenland to Twin lakes was a little touchy, but after that the trail improved considerably to good for early season riding conditions. Stopped at Krupps for something to eat. Not to far after leaving Krupps there was a noticable increase in snow on the trail, conditions from here on to Houghton were good to very good. Turned around just after the overlook at Houghton. On the way back I took the trail to Freda, turned around at the road to Freda, did not take the Freda loop back to the grade; in past early season rides there has been water on this section, although there were snowmobile tracks on the trail. Headed back to the grade (Bill Nichols Trail) and Twin Lakes, stopped again at Krupps. Met two riders there from Minnesota that needed trail passes, they did not have any at the store, the nearest trail passes were at Pat's in Greenland. It was their first time in the area, and as I was going to Greenland they could follow me amd I could take them to Pat's. Met quite a few sleds thru out the day. With the exception of the first 6-7 miles out of Greenland, the trails were very good (the Bill Nichols was groomed/panned to Houghton, I don't know what the trail conditions are like on the other side of the bridge in Houghton; also the trail was groomed to the Freda road. It looked like the trail to Alston was groomed, or it could have been that more sleds were using the trail, it was getting dark and I couldn't tell for sure. This is the ONLY area that has any rideable snow, so I would expect traffic to be quite heavy here until other areas get snow. A nice first ride.

04 Mar: LAST RIDE. Rode from the ski hill south thru the Crockers, then east to the grade at I21B (north of hwy 64), then north to Lily, then back tracked to I22C (just south of the bridge), then west to I22, and north thru the crockers to the ski hill. All trails were very hard, along with ice and about 1/2" of snow, not the best of conditions.

03 Mar 2014: LAST RIDE.
08 Mar 2015: LAST RIDE.
04 Mar 2016: LAST RIDE.

Any comments that you may have about the trails or anything else, please e/m me, thanks.

See you on the trail

KETTLE BOWL:--- CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. The regular schedule is 12-4 Sat & Sun. (we are only open Sat & Sun) A ski shop from Antigo brings a large trailer out to the hill with the rental skiis/boots/poles/snow boards. (ANTIGO SKI, 715.623.4300 or 715.350.1002) The normal hours at the hill are 12-4 Sat & Sun. We may at times be open during teachers conventions or holidays. Kettle Bowl ski hill is located approximately 15 miles NE of Antigo on Hwy 52 or 4 miles SW of the Hwy 52/55 intersection at Lily. We have five rope tows, all runs are intermediate with a bunny/beginners hill. Snow boards are very popular and are welcome. There is no sledding or tubing facilities. We have a very modern chalet with food available that is very reasonably priced. Snowmobilers are welcome, use caution when entering the parking lot & do not travel in front of the chalet, park to your left as you enter the parking lot.

SNOWMOBILE PUBLIC PARKING:----Summit Lake Park at Summit Lake(on Hwy 45 approx 15 mi. N of Antigo), DNR parking lot at Langlade; You can also park at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse-Lily, Hummer's (jct of Cty A & TT), BP North-Antigo, FS-Antigo-just N. of the lights at the jct of 45/64, Timber Haven(715.623.7662)- Hwy 64 Polar/large parking lot. Inquire at the business before off-loading.

EVENTS: 2016/17

OCT 14-16: Milwaukee snow show at the WI expo center

JAN 28: 33rd annual Langlade County snowmobile ride-in at the Lily Sno Birds clubhous

MISC:

The restaurant in White Lake is closed, everything inside was sold at an auction. At the present time the White Lake Market is serving breakfast on Saturdays & Sundays.

WI TRAIL PASS INFO: Visit the AWSC web site at AWSC.org or the DNR web site.

Thanks to all that stopped at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse this past season(2015-2016), and to those that didn't, hope to see you this season.

The ice on White Lake went out 1 May, 2013.
The ice on White Lake went out 3 May, 2014.
The ice on White Lake went out 9 Apr, 2015.
The ice on White Lake went out 6 APR, 2016.

Season: Start//End Date: Miles

85-86: 12-20-85//3-20-86: 1,550****86-87: 12-25-86//3-04-87: 1,293
87-88: 12-13-87//3-05-88: 2,492****88-89: 12-18-88//3-18-89: 2,781
89-90: 12-16-89//2-25-90: 1,757****90-91: 12-19-90//3-03-91: 2,839
91-92: 12-14-91//3-22-92: 1,816****92-93: 12-29-92//3-21-93: 1,995
93-94: 12-23-93//3-12-94: 1,672****94-95: 12-30-94//3-10-95: 2,427
95-96: 12-15-95//3-27-96: 3,090****96-97: 12-10-96//3-23-97: 3,078
97-98: 12-31-97//3-21-98: 2,071****98-99: 12-31-98//3-14-99: 2,510
99-00: 01-05-00//2-20-00: 1,890****00-01: 12-20-00//3-24-01: 3,620
01-02: 12-29-01//4-07-02: 3,178****02-03: 12-28-02//3-14-03: 2,123
03-04: 12-13-03//3-23-04: 2,123****04-05: 12-19-04//3-26-05: 2,503
05-06: 12-11-05//3-23-06: 2,278****06-07: 01-02-07//3-23-07: 1,850
07-08: 12-29-07//3-17-08: 2,391****08-09: 12-26-08//3-14-09: 2,494
09-10: 12-18-09//3-04-10: 3,667****10-11: 12-24-10//3-15-11: 2,858
11-12: 12-23-11//3-09-12: 2,533****12-13: 01-03-13//4-24-13: 4,625
13-14: 12-19-13//3-23-14: 4,208****14-15: 12-05-14//3-07-15: 3,806
15-16: 12-21-15//3-04-16: 2,841****

MISC

If traveling across a lake, follow the markings. Clubs are not required to mark lake crossings, but they do this as a courtesy.

LANGLADE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE CLUBS

CLUB----------------------------PRESIDENT/phone number----------------MEETING DATE---------------MEETING LOCATION

Antigo Sno-Drifters-----------Tim Grall--------715.623.3910-----------------2nd Mon--------------------various area pit stops

Bryant Ridge Runners-------Carl Thiede----715.627.6089-------------------2nd Tues--------------------various area pit stops

Deerbrook Bridge Runners-Jamie Denke-715.627.0892-------------------3rd Mon--------------------Quinn's-Neva P/S 15

Elcho Sno-Devils--------------Mike Ramuta-715.610.5095-----------------2nd Mon---------------------Sno-Devils clubhouse-Elcho

Lily Sno-Birds-----------------Don Graves-------715.484.4010---------------2nd Sat----------------------Sno-Birds clubhouse-Lily

N. Woods Boulder Lake Snow Goers---(no winter meetings)

Phlox Winter Knights-------Gregg Verhasselt--------715.219.3492----------------4th Mon--------------------Phlox Town Hall-Phlox

Polar Blazers-----------------Brian Braun------715.627.4918-----------------2nd Tues---------------------Groomer Bldg-Polar

Tombstone/Pickerel----------Alan Quig--715.216.6758----------------2nd Mon---------------------Tombstone-Pickerel clubhouse on Cty DD-Pickerel

NON RESIDENT TRAIL PASSES AVAILABLE AT:

Antigo Yamaha: Antigo 715.623.4144
DNR: Antigo 715.627.4317
Elcho Shell: Elcho 715.275.3622
Fuller Sales: Antigo 715.623.4912
Mike's Service: Langlade 715.882.8901
Fleet Farm: Antigo 715.623.2063
Motor Sports Marine: Pearson 715.484.2106
Schaefer's Ctry Store: Pearson 715.484.5804

Call ahead to make sure they have trail passes (non club member & non resident) & their hours.

GAS: 24 HOUR GAS, TRAIL accessable.

White Lake-------P/S 47---(White Lake Market--down town White Lake) (next to Black Bear)
Pickerel-----------P/S 90---(Northwoods Inn, Shell, (55/Cty A)
Pickerel-----------P/S 104--(Lotter's BP, down town Pickerel)
Elcho--------------P/S 20---(Elcho Shell, down town Elcho)
Pelican Lake-----P/S 19A--(Musky Mart, BP, E. side of Pelican Lake, next to Hwy 45)
Summit Lake----P/S 37---Summit Lake, BP, just South of Billy Timbers, E. side of Hwy 45.
Antigo-------------P/S 58---(Remington Oil, Exxon, Hwy 45, S. of town)
Antigo-------------P/S 59---(FS, just N. of Hwy 45/64)-next to Burger King
Antigo-------------P/S 69---(Northside Ammoco, BP, 1 mi. N. of 45/64)
Antigo-------------P/S 75A--(BP, just S. of 45/64) (next to Pizza Hut & Super 8)
Antigo-------------P/S 75B--(Wagner's Shell, Forest Ave/Hwy 45, S. side of Antigo)
Antigo-------------P/S 82---(Kwik trip---located at the jct of 64/45)

NON 24 HOUR and/or EMERGENCY GAS, TRAIL accessable

Pickerel---------P/S 91--(N. of Pickerel on Hwy 55, (Schaeffer's Country Store)
Pickerel---------P/S 89--(Hwy A/TT jct-Lil Hummer's)
Langlade--------P/S 44--(Hwy 55/64) (Mike's Service)
Langlade--------P/S 38--(Hwy 55/64) (Bob & Joni's)
Polar-----------P/S 109A (Hwy 64) (formerly Polar Country Club--now Timber Haven, 715.623.7662)
Pelican Lake---P/S 25--(S. end of Pelican lake, Gerrit's Lakeview)
Rolling Stone Lk-P/S 92---(Walleye Lodge, S. shore of lake)
Lily-------------------P/S 110--(Lily Sno Birds-when the club is open)
Neva Corners-----P/S 13-- (Sikora's Market)
Neva Corners-----P/S 15-- (Quinn's)

Above listed are ADVERTISERS on the 2015-2016 Langlade County snowmobile map.

PLEASE stay on marked trails. At times it is tempting to cut corners in fields, or maybe go off the trail in other areas, but the landowners tell the clubs where they want the trail to go across their property. Staying on the marked trail is crucial to the clubs to maintain their trail easements. THANKS

If you would like a 2015-2016 Langlade County snowmobile trail map, send me an e/m with your name & address, my e/m address is at bottom of page.

The WOLF RIVER STATE TRAIL, known locally as "the grade", is open to snowmobiles from White Lake to Crandon.(when the Langlade & Forest County snowmobile trails are open)

LILY SNO BIRDS: The Lily Sno Birds club house is open Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:00PM. ( Open Fri, Sat, & Sun at 11:00AM DURING the snowmobile season when the trails are open) Food and refreshments are available, the family orientated club house is operated by snowmobilers, for snowmobilers & anyone else. There is a large open area to sit & relax, one of the "must stops" if your in the area. Stop and say hi to Don & the crew. Try one of Don's famous steak burgers.

Langlade County is divided in two zones for the purpose of opening & closing of the trails. Zone "A" is basically to the North & East of the Antigo area; Zone "B" is to the SE, S, SW, & W of Antigo. Zones "A" & "B" are clearly marked on the current map(2015-2016). The zone lines may change; it primarily depends on snow conditions, but there are other factors that determine when a Zone is opened; and if the Zone line is changed.

Questions email: Langlade Snow