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).
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LANGLADE COUNTY TRAILS:----8:09 AM 3/20/2018: NOTICE---NOTICE: ZONE "B", Antigo area will CLOSE Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 at 8 AM. ZONE "A" (North & East part of the county) WILL CLOSE AT 5PM, Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2018.
TRAIL CONDITIONS:---------------8:09 AM 3/20/2018: ALL Langlade County snowmobile trailS ARE CLOSED.
WEATHER:------6:04 AM 5/5/2018
Saturday: NOW: 41 HIGH: near 74. Sunny. WIND: L & V
Saturday night: LOW: near 43. Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. WIND: E 5-10
Sunday: HIGH: near 66. Partly cloudy. WIND: NE 5-10.
Sunday night: Low: near 39 Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. WIND: SE 5-10
Some confusion existed last season on a corner between I22 & I22A (north of Elton). On this corner there is a local trail that is groomed by locals to access the main trail. This local trail brings you out on Sherry Road & then Hwy 64 just west of Elton. Some riders are thinking this corner is I22A, and the trail south to Elton for gas. At this corner continue east for a couple miles to I22A, then south if you need gas at Borucki's Shell.
NOTE: Trail passes can be ordered as of 1 July, also this year, a receipt for your $10 trail pass will be available to down load that will be good for 3 weeks. For questions on the trail pass & registration, call the DNR at 888.936.7463
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)
Total snowfall 2016-2017: 49 3/4"
Total snowfall 2017-2018: 64 3/4" (31 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"
2016-2017: First snow--19 Nov- 1/2"
2017-2018: First snow--01 Nov- 2 1/2"
SNOW FALL LAST 24 HOURS: 0".
Snow on the ground at White Lake: 0",.
31 Oct Trace of snow, no accumulation
01 Nov 2 1/2" wet/packy snow eve of 1 Nov, melted 2 Nov
04 Nov 4" eve of 3 Nov, morning of 4 Nov
04 Nov 1" morning of 4 Nov. Melted 5 Nov
09 Nov 1/2" morning of 9 Nov
11 Nov 2" morning of 11 Nov
11 Nov 1" additional late morning
04 Dec RAIN
06 Dec Flurries all day, no accumulation
08 Dec 3/4"day of 8 Dec
11 Dec 1/2" day of 11 Dec
13 Dec 6 1/2"
15 Dec 1" over night
22 Dec 1/2" early morning
28 Dec 3/4 day of 27 Dec
03 Jan 1/2" eve of 3 Jan
08 Jan Light dusting, no accumulation
12 Jan 1/2" morning of 12 Jan
15 Jan 1 3/4" morning of 15 Jan (still lite snow)
15 Jan 1" day of 15 Jan
22 Jan 6" day of 22 Jan
03 Feb 4 1/2" day of 3 Feb
17 Feb 1" day of 17 Feb
25 Feb 4" early morning of 25 Feb
01 Mar 1" day of 1 Mar
06 Mar 5 1/2"late evening 05 Mar, early morning 06 MAr, still lite snow.
06 Mar 1" day of 06 Mar
20 Mar ALL TRAILS CLOSED
31 Mar 6" early morning of 31 Mar, and still snowing
31 Mar 1" morning of 31 Mar
03 Apr 2 1/2" eve of 2 Apr
03 Apr 5" day of 3 Apr
14 Apr 5" early morning of 14 Apr
15 Apr 5" eve of 14 Apr/morning of 15Apr, still snowing/blowing quite hard.
15 Apr 7" day of 15 Apr
2016/2017 TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING
27 Dec---ZONE "A" OPEN at 0800, 27 Dec
06 Jan---ZONE "B" OPEN at 5PM, 06 Jan
18 Jan---All trails temporarily CLOSED at 5pm, 18 Jan
27 Jan---ZONES "A" & "B" (entire county) will RE-OPEN Friday at 8AM, 27 Jan
19 Feb---ZONE "B" CLOSED 8AM, 19 Feb.
23 Feb---Zone "A" CLOSED at 2:07PM, 23 Feb,2017 (ALL county trails are CLOSED).
2017/2018 TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING
18 Jan---ZONE "A" OPEN at 8AM, 18 Jan
27 Jan---ZONE "B" OPEN at 7AM, 27 Jan
20 Mar---ZONE "A" CLOSE at 5PM, 20 Mar
16 Mar---ZONE "B" CLOSE at 8AM, 16 Mar
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.
09 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.
25 Dec 1st ride of 2016-2017: Trailered to Mountain, WI.
19 Dec 1st ride of 2017-2018: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
03 Mar 2013-2014
08 Mar 2014-2015
04 Mar 2015-2016
04 Mar 2016-2017
15 Mar 2017-2018
19 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet, MI, rode the grade East on 2 to 107 North, a few stones here & there on the grade, but otherwise good snow cover. 107 North to Kenton was good to very good, better than I expected, then rode 8 East to Sidnaw, the grade here was good also. From Sidnaw rode north on 8/15 approximately 8-10 miles, very good conditions on 8/15. Turned around at this point and backtracked to Watersmeet. Was well worth the drive to Watersmeet for the ride. I expected wet conditions, but did not encounter any. With more snow, conditions will be very good to excellent.
23 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet, MI, made the same ride as I did on 19 Dec, trail 2, the grade east of Watersmeet showed a few more small stones, but otherwise conditions were good, 107 North of Sidnaw was very good. Trail traffic was very light. The area will definitely need more snow with increased trail traffic. A stretch where logging is taking place is getting thin on snow for a short distance. Still a good ride again.
29 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet, MI, rode E. on 2 to 107 N., the grade E. of WM is getting a little thin on snow, a few more small stones showing. 107 N. to Kenton good, one short area of logging south of Kenton. From Kenton E. on 8 to Sidnaw (good). From Sidnaw N. on l8/15 to`109 & the jct of 109N & 12W, (excellent to here). 12 to Greenland good, gassed up at Pat's. Took 3S to 3/8 (Bruce Crossing). The grade E. & W. of Bruce Crossing is quite thin. Rode E. on 3/8 to 3S, a little thin on 3S to where the trail turns into the woods, rode S. back to 2. A little rough on 107. Back to Headwaters where we off loaded. Other than 107N to kenton & 8 to Sidnaw & 8/15 & 109-12, they are going to need a little more snow to get the trails to very good.
04 Jan Trailered to Watersmeet, MI, same ride as above (29 Dec), except that we back tracked from Mass City after getting gas. Little change in trail conditions. Short sections of fair conditions, from Sidnaw north to FH16 excellent.
08 Jan Trailered to Washburn, rode mainly forest roads, took the trail into Herbster,(rideable-but not groomed) they must have some issues with the village. The trail was re-routed from it's normal right in the village, could just get between trees, and then it was staked just a little wider than the snowmobile. Then rode to Cornicopia. The trail to Corny was not groomed-but rideable, backed tracked to the forest roads and finished out the day on the forest roads. All forest roads were good.
09 Jan Washburn, decided to ride the trails. Rode 31N from Valhalla to the jct of 1/31, decide to head for either Red Cliff or Bayfield, the trail took us to a road (Weidinger) that junctioned with another road(no road sign), no arrow indicating which way to go, turned around & headed back to the jct of 1/31, took 1 west to the jct of 1/51, south on 51 to 31S. Trail 31N to 1W and 1W, 51S were very good. Took 31S to Iron River, the closer to Iron river the snow started to get thinner, but still rideable. Food & fuel at Iron River, then East on 2 to Ino & FR236, rode 236N to FR237 & then Forest Roads the rest of the way to Valhalla. All forest roads were very goood in this area
13 Jan Trailered to Iron River, MI. Rode mainly forest roads to Sidnaw & Rousseau. On many forest rds no one had been on them. In areas we had 6-8" of new untracked snow on top of earlier snow. Met very few riders as we were not the trails, but Sidnaw Station & the Rousseau bar were quite crowded. The little bit we were on the trail conditions were excellent.
17 Jan (trail inspection ride). Rode from White Lake North to I21B, the grade was very good, from I21B west to I22B, (fair), continued west to I22, (fair), had to stop numerous times to throw rocks, branches, & chunks of wood from the trail, from I22 north to I23, again stopped many times to remove rocks, etc from the trail, from I23 north thru the crockers to the Lily Sno Birds, this section was very good with wide brushing & grooming, the section along the river was quite rough & needs more snow, from the Lily Sno Birds east to I96(Bostwick Rd to here is plowed very thin), from I96 east to Ada Lake Rd, trail to here was fair, with the last 3-4 miles to Ada lake Rd poor, (very rutted), back tracked to I96, and then south to I17, again several poor sections, from I17 east & south to I18 to I19, this area also had some poor sections, did not go south to I20 as this is a road that should be good, from I19 west to 9 Mile and back to I17, this section also had several sections that were poor, from I17 back to Lily & the grade to whiteLake. I was a little discouraged, I thought conditions would be better. If riding in the area, be alert for changeing trail conditions and debrie on the trail; it was getting dark & I didn't have time to remove everything. From what I am hearing, conditions are pretty good in the Summit Lake, Jack Lake & Parrish areas(west of Elcho).
18 Jan Rode from White Lake N. to I22C, then west to I22, back tracked to I22C, then N. to I94A (county A), then back tracked to White Lake. The grade was very good to here, don't know how long it will hold up with traffic & the warm temps. Be very alert for deer on the grade, I encountered several on my way in the early evening.
19 Jan Rode from white Lake to Lily, then to the ski hill, Later in the day rode to the Sno Birds club house, then south thru the Crockers & east to I22C (south of the Wolf River bridge), and back to W. L. The short stretch along the river is a little rough, but other than that, everything was good. From what I'm hearing conditions range from good to not so good.
24 Jan Rode from White Lake North to I22C (south of the Wolf River bridge), then west to I22 (very good to here), then north to I23 (south end of the Crockers), then north & west to I102A (road is plowed north of Hwy 52-but rideable), at I102A west to I102, (good to here), continued west to I103A, then north to I73A (this entire stretch was not groomed (found out later that the groomer was 20 minutes behind me), then north to I71, then west to I68, then north to I63, then north & east to I77, then SE to I76, I75, & I74, stopped at Hummers for lunch, then east to Pickerel, continued NE to the Wolf River trail near Frog Alley, then north on the grade to Forest County junction near I20, then N. & E. to Johnnies for a short stop, back tracked to I23 & north to I31, good to here then east FGC I51, a good part of the western end of this road is plowed for logging & on the east end some ice & water in the swampy area, then south to FC I25 (Laona), then west to LMT 7, trail closed to the south, back tracked to Laona, then south on the Nicolet trail to FC I3, and west on LMT2 to Langlade County I95B, I95A, & I95, (LMT2 was a little rough), from I95 west to Lily, and the grade back to white Lake,( the trail west for several miles from Ada Lake Rd was a little rough for several miles, but with the recent snow, most all of the ruts got filled in.
25 Jan Rode from Bryant thru the Jack Lake trails to Summit Lake, then west to the Parrish area, trails good to here, the closer to Rhinelander trail conditions got a little rough, from Rhinelander east along Hwy 8 to Monico, then south across Pelican lake to Elcho, & to Summit Lake, crossing Hwy 45 south of Summit Lake, then thru Jack lake trails back to Bryant. A fair ride.
26 Jan Short ride yesterday. Had to address somne trail issues in the early morning in the south Crockers. Conditions were good. Mid morning rode the grade to the Sno Birds for the MS ride. Grade was good. Late afternoon rode south through the Crockers, snow was a little soft with some brown here & there, but still goood.
27 Jan Short ride to the ski hill in the early morning. Trail was quite frozen, had trouble getting snow on the hyfax & engine cooling. Mid morning left the hill for the ride-in at the Lily Sno Birds. Trail conditions had improved a little by then. In the early evening rode thru the Crockers back to white Lake, trail conditions were quite good considering all the traffic from the ride-in; a few brown spots here and there, but otherise good
29 Jan Short ride to address some signing issues. Waited until mid afternoon hoping the trail would soften & also that traffic would have broken the snow up. Still had heat & hyfax issues. Some small stones starting to appear on the grade just north of Hwy 64, but otherwise the trails still have good cover; just could use a little more snow.
31 Jan Rode from White Lake N. to I22C just south of the Wolf River bridge, then W. to I22, then N. to I23(S. end of the Crockers), all trails to here very good, N. thru the Crockers to the Lily Sno Birds, Crockers very good, a few bumps along the river. stopped at Lily to call & see if the motor for the ski hill was in, it was, back S. on the grade to White lake and then to Antigo to pick up the electric motor. end of ride. With the 3-4 inches of new snow trail conditions improved greatly.
03 Feb Early morning ride to the ski hill N. up the grade to Lily & then to the hill, went to the Sno Birds mid afternoon; no one had any complaints on trail conditions. There was a lot of trail traffic during the day. In the evening when I left the hill conditions were still very good.
04 Feb Early morning ride to the ski hill N. up the grade to Lily & then to the hill, went to the Sno Birds just as the game started, talked to several riders and all said the trails were in good condition. The only section that was starting to get a little rough was from I21B to I21(just N. & S. of Hwy 64 on the grade), otherwise the trails that I was were good.
06 Feb Left mid morning. North up the grade to Lily, then E. to I95B (Forst Cty I5), then E. on LMT2 to F.C. I3 on the Nicolet St Trail, Then N. to Carter, Wabeno, Laona, Newald, Popple river, Long Lake, and White Tails for lunch, then back tracked to LMT7 just south of Laona, south on LMT7 to FC I28, then west on LMT8 to FC I27, then N. to FC I26, then W. to FC I19,18,17, then N. to FC I20, then W. to FC I16 on the Wolf River St Trail, then S. to Frog Alley and W. to Pickerel, continued W. to Hummer's, then S. to I73, I100, I101, then E. to I101B( there is some logging on the west end of the trail between I101 & I101B), and then to Lily & the grade back to White Lake. All trails were very good to excellent with the exception of the short area of logging.
07 Feb Left early afternoon. North up the grade to I22C, then w. to I22B, I22A, & I22, then nN. to I23, then W. to I102A & I102, then N. to I101, I100, I73, I74(HUmmer's), then E. to Pickerel to I92 (near the Tombstone/Pickerel Clubhouse, then S. to I94, then E. to I94A on the wolf River St Trail, then the grade back to white Lake. All trails were very good.
08 Feb Left early afternoon. North up the grade to I21, then east to Langlade & I20 (Fish Hatchery jct), then N. to I19, & I18, then E. to Oconto Cty I508, & I507, then N. to I510, I512, I514, I516, & I520, then W. to Langlade Cty I95. Then E. on LMT2 to F.C. I3 (Nicolet St. Trail), then N. to Laona, then W. to F.C. I23, then S. to F.C. I19, I18, I17, then N. to F.C. I20 & the Wolf River St Trail, then back to White Lake on the grade. The only area showing any wear was the long sweeping turns N. of Wabeno, some small stones are starting to appear on the surface, other than that, all trails were very good. The trails Friday should still be very good, but with the expected heavy traffic for the "jump-in" on Pickerel Lake Saturday, the trails will probably be pretty used up by the end of the day on Saturday.
09 Feb Rode N. up the grade to the Northwoods Inn for breakfast, then to Pickerel, W. to Hummer's, then N. to Upper Post Lake, crossed the lake to Pratt Rd. (Pratt Rd had fair snow cover), Pratt Rd to Pelican Lake, then N. to Monico, continued N. & E. to the trail to Hiles, stopped at Hiles for gas, then S. to Argonne for lunch, then S.& E. to Laona, then N. on the Nicolet St. Trail to the trail to Cavour, rode the Cavour loop coming out on the Nicolet St. Trail, Then S. on the grade to Laona, at Wabeno took LMT4 to the S. to I95B, continued W. to Lily, then S. on the grade to White Lake. Met quite a few snowmobilers thru out the day, some large groups. The trails were starting to loosen up late in the day, but overall trail conditions were good to very good. Expect traffic today to be quite heavy in the Lily/Pickerel area (annual jump-in on Pickerel Lake attracts many-many snowmobilers).
10 Feb Left early morning for the ski hill; up the grade to Lily & then to the ski hill. Trails very good. Late morning left for the Northwoods Inn at Pickerel to meet up with the AWSC youth group. Had lunch with them, after lunch I took then to Pickerel lake to observe the "jump-in", to say there was a few sleds on the lake would be a gross under statement, there had to be to be a couple thousand sleds on the ice at the sight of the "jump-in". I had to leave to get back to the hill. Trails still holding up fairly well. After closing the ski hill late in the afternoon, back to the Tombstone/Pickerel clubhouse for their chili ride-in. Then back to white Lake. The trails around the Pickerel area understandably were quite used up. The grade to Lily-Hwy 55 was quite thin with small stones on the surface, from Lily south the grade was still good to very good. Some corners are starting to get pushed out. Caution is urged as more ice is starting to appear.
13 Feb Left early afternoon. N. up the grade to the jct juist south of the Wolf River bridge, then W. to Polar ( a little rough just east of Polar) continued W. & S. of Antigo, at I31 SW of Antigo turned North to I37C, and headed E. crossing Hwy 45 at BP North, continued E. to I35 and lthen NE to Bryant, (the fields around Antigo were very good to here), the snow got thinner the closer to Bryant, right around Bryant it got very thin with dirt showing, at Bryant N. to I103, then N. eventually ending up at Hummer's, after a short stop backtracked to I101, then E. to I101B (plowed trail for logging for a stretch just before I101B) then the N. loop to Lily & the grade back to White Lake. All trails were good except for the area of the plowed road.
14 Feb Left mid morning. N. up the grade to Lily & then E. to I95(Ada Lake Rd.). continued E. to the Nicolet St Tr. just S. of Carter, then N. to Wabeno, continued N. on Corr. 16 to Armstrong Creek, fuel stop here, then N. & W. to the Nicolet St Tr., the trail got very thin in areas here, also logging with plowed/bare trail, at the Nicolet St Tr. continued N. to White Tails, after lunch at White Tails back to the grade & N. to MI, tried to get to Iron River, but the grade was very thin & soft with dirt/water in stretches, turned around about 1 mile from Iron River & headed back to the grade south to Long Lake, Popple River, Newald, Laona, (the grade to here was soft with adequate snow--the grade S. of Laona had stretches of standing water with gravel in several areas) Wabeno, Carter; (the grade N. of Wabeno on the long sweeping curves was down to dirt, the same with the trail in areas around Carter, just S. of Carter took LMT2 to the W. (once in the woods there was a vast improvement in trail conditions), the trail was good all the way to Lily with the exception of Bostwick Rd--about 1/3 mile of gravel, then took the grade back to White Lake. the grade from Lily to White Lake was very good.
17 Feb I rode Saturday in the "Snowmobile Hall of Fame Ride". We left the Hall Fame in St Germain headed for the Fish Tales on Lake Goebic. The trails around St Germain/Sayner were brown, thin of snow, icy, and loose snow, also rocks because of marginal snow. Went thru Bent's Camp & the Cisco chain, stopping at Rogers Bar for MI trail passes for those that needed one, continued W. & then up the E. side of Lk Goebic to the Root Cellar, crossing the lake at this point for Fish Tales on the W. side of the lake. Encountered icy conditions in MI. After lunch at Fish Tales we returned to St Germain on the same route. Trail traffic was quite heavy in the afternoon. Probably the best part of the ride is meeting old friends that I met decades ago, I've been on the ride for over thirty years. I don't think I would make the St Germnain area a destination to go snowmobiling. Conditions are never good when I go on th HOF ride.
21 Feb Met up with a group N. of Bryant. Rode N. to the Jack Lake area--trails good to very good to here; then at I45 (just S. of Summit Lake) continued NW to I46A W. of Summit Lake; then rode NW to the Parrish area, rode several loops in this area--good to very good to here, stopped at PS 124 (Barry & Sherry's) for lunch, then headed E. to Elcho to Corr 13, then S. to I62 (just W. of Summit Lake), then E. & N. to I77, (the stretch from I62 to I77 needed a little touching up on the trail) continued E.to Pearson & stopping at Hummer's, then S. back to Bryant. all trails were good to very good with the exception from I62 to I77.
22 Feb Rode from W.L. N. up the grade to the trail just south of the bridge, then West to I22, then North thru the Crockers to the Lily Sno Birds, then the north loop from the Sno Birds to I102A on the Otto Mauk Rd. (there is logging between I101B & I101, and they are hauling out to Hwy 52 on the Otto Mauk rd.), continued west from I102A to I102, then North to Hummer's for a short stop, continued east to Pickerel looping down to Cty A and east to the grade, ( still snow on the shoulders of Cty A), from the grade south to W.L. Some small stones working up between Cty A & Hwy 55 in Lily. Some logging just south of the Poor Farm Rd south east of Lily. They're hauling out on the trail to Poor Farm Rd. All trails were good to very good.
23 Feb Took a group a of friends riding. North up the grade to the jct just south of the bridge, then W. to I22, then north thru the Crockers to the Sno Birds, then the north loop from there to I101B, then west & north to I73 on Cty A, then east to Pickerel, crossing Pickerel/Crane lake, continued north to Johnnies for a short stop, then E. to F.C. I24, then south back to the Nicolet St Tr, stopping at the Last Resort for supper (formerly Frog Alley), then the grade back to white Lake. Some stutter bumps starting to develop on the grade between Cty A & Lily; other than that the trails were very good.
26 Feb Late afternoon ride, N. up the grade to the jct just south of the Wolf river bridge, then W. to I22 & N. thru the Crockers to the ski hill. Then basically back-tracked to White Lake with a few side trails. The grade was very good to the bridge, also the trails in the wooded areas were very good. The sun & warm temp didn't have to much effect on the trails in the woods, but did have some effect on road crossings, at least it is freezing at night.
27 Feb Rode the grade N. up to Crandon, a little thinner just south of Crandon, but otherwise good. Headed east to Johnnies--trail was quite brown east of Crandon, but improved about half way to Johnnies. From Johnnies to Laona the trail was very brown; another day of warm weather this section will be in pretty bad shape. At Laona headed north to Long Lake, a few thin areas goping to Long Lake, after lunch there back tracked to Laona, continuing south to Wabeno, the trail to Wabeno was quite thin with dirt in several areas, from Wabeno to Carter more thin trail & dirt. Just south of Carter took the trail to the west, once in the woods conditions improved. At I95B I went south for a couple miles, trail was fair, turned around & back tracked to I95B, then west to I95, quite brown west of I95B for a stretch. At I95 south & west to I96, Ada Lake Rd --good, from the road to I96--very good; some logging close to I96, but enough snow on the trail. From I 96 to Lily Bostwick Rd is down to gravel for a good stretch. The road/bridge crossing by Joe's bar is challenging. Took the grade back to white lake, overall the ride was fair to good. the to grade to W.L. was good. In hindsight I should have road the Crockers/ Jack Lake & Parrish areaas.
01 Mar Rode to the jct just south of the bridge, then west to I22 & north to I23, (trail was recently groomed to here--VERY good), then west & north to I102, continued north to I73, I73A, I72, I71 (Jack Lake area), I76 (Cty T), then south to I75, I74, I73 (Cty Hwy A), I100, I101, then east & the north loop to the Sno Birds, continued south thru the Crockers & east to the grade back to White Lake. An occasional brown spot, but other than that, all trails were good to very good. Did a visual of the fields around Anitgo, even they seem to be holding up very well. The sun & warm temps today will have some effect on the trails in the open areas, but in the woods it should be good. The trails should still be good for the weekend, but the end is fast approaching.
02 Mar Rode to the jct just south of the bridge, then west to I22 & north to I23, then west to I102A, I102, I103, I103A, (trail was good across the fields north of Bryant) then thur Star Neva & Deerbrook, then north to Kempster & Summit Lake (some quite marginal road running south of I46A south of Summit Lake, from Summit Lake east & south to I62, then east & north to I77, continued east to Hummer's for a short stop, then east to Pickerel, (from Hummer"s to Pickerel quite thin), then The Last Resort (old Frog Alley), another short stop, then south to the Sno Birds (the grade was good), continued south thru the crockers, (Crockers very good) then east to the jct south of the bridge and back to white Lake (grade was good to White Lake).
07 Mar Rode to the jct just south of the bridge, then west to I22 & north to I23, then west to I102A, I102, I103, I103A, (trail was good across the fields north of Bryant) then N. to I73A, I72, I71, then W. to I68 (E. side of Jack Lake trails) at I68 north & west to I63 ( good to here) at I63 north to I77, (quite thin & some ice from I63 to I77--but rideable) then east to I76, I75, I74 (Hummer's for a burger) then east to Pickerel (kind of thin from Hummer's to Pickerel--but rideable), at Pickerel continued east to Frog Alley (part of this was thin--but rideable), from Frog Alley south to White Lake--a few stones north of Lily, but other than that the grade was good.
08 Mar Rode to I21B (just north of Hwy 64), then west to I22B, I22A, I22, then north to I23, continuing north thru the Crockers to the Sno Birds, good to very good to here, then east from Lily to I96--some gravel on Bostwick Rd.for a short distance, from I96 south, trail is plowed for logging for 1/2 mile, trail is good to Poor Farm Rd--going east for 1 mile the trail is again plowed for logging, (there is enough snow on the trail--but be alert for trucks hauling), continued south to I17, I18, I19, I20,(north of the old fish hatchery), good to here, the west to Langlade & the grade & back to White Lake. Trail traffic was very light. Conditions were good to very good considering the weather we've had lately.
09 Mar Rode to I22C (just south of the Wolf River bridge), in the late afternoon, then west to I22, then north to I101B, then west to I101, then north to I100, I73, I73B (cty A), then north to I71, then west to I68, then north & west to I63, I62 (Jack Lake loop), then south to I65, then east to I68, I71, then north to I76, then east to I75, I74, stopping at Hummer's for a burger, then south to I73, I100, I101, then east to I101B, still logging just west of I101B, but enough snow, then the north loop to the Sno Birds, then south thru the Crockers and east to the grade and back to White Lake. Some brown here and there, also some icy corners, but overall conditions were good to very good. It should be good to very good spring riding Saturday.
10 Mar Took the truck to the ski hill in the early morning, finished grooming & decided to go back & get the snowmobile. Rode up thru the Crockers to the hill, a few brown spots & a couple icy corners, but otherwise very good. A friend stopped by & wanted me to go riding with him; we were short handed so I had to turn him down. As it turned out two workers showed up later that weren't skeduled, so I could have went with him. After closing the hill I went to the Sno Birds meeting up with him and a few others. We ended up in the early evening going south thru the Crockers & back to White Lake. (still good) You could tell that there was a lot of traffic on the trail, but it was still very rideable. In talking with several riders at the ski hill & at the Sno Birds, this was about the only area & also the Parrish area that had good trails. Traffic was very heavy at the Sno Birds Saturday. I'll have to check with the clubs to see if they will be doing any more grooming. The temps are somewhat favorable for the early part of the week
12 Mar rode the grade north to FC I20, then east to FC I19, then north to a mile or so south of FC I23, turned around where I could see quite a bit of brown ahead, trail was good to here, back tracked to Lily & the SNO BIRDS, then south thru the Crockers--(good to very good), then east to I22B, I21B, then north to the Wolf River bridge, turning around there, and back to White Lake--grade was very good. The end is fast approaching; the warm temps forcast for the weekend could be the end for the trails. There should be good be good riding in the Crockers, Jack Lake, & the Parrish areas thru the weekend. Some trails in the Pickerel area are poor.
14 Mar Rode north to I21B (just north of Hwy 64) then east to I22, then north to I102A, then west to I103A--trail was good to here, including the fields north of Bryant, at I103A north to I73A--many sections in this stretch were down to dirt, at I73A north to I71--good, then west to I68 & north to I63--good, west to I62, & south to I65, east to I68--good, then north to I63 again, then north to I77, from I63 to I77--not groomed, very thin on snow, much dirt, (not good--I should have known from an earlier ride not go to go on this section of trail as it was starting to get marginal then), from I77 southeast to Hummer's, from I77 to I76 has some bad areas, from I76 to Hummer's not to bad, from Hummer's south to I73, I100, I101, then east to I101B, on the east end between I101 & I101B there is logging for a short stretch to I101B--but rideable, from I101B the north loop to the Sno Birds, and then south thruu the Crockers to I23, then south & east to the grade at I22C, then north to Lily, then back tracked to White Lake. The entire trail from Hummer's to Lily Sno Birds & back to White Lake was good (with the exception of the logging area). Talked to a group that was riding west of Summit Lake to the Parrish area, they also encountered some rough going. It is getting harder & harder to ride any distnce without encountering some bad trail. The best locally is the grade, Jack Lake loops, Crocker Hills, north loop from the Sno Birds, some gravel on "Old E Rd" south of I102A, I'm pretty sure by Monday that it will be the end.
15 Mar LAST ride. Rode up the grade to Lily, turned around at Hwy 55, then south on the grade back to I22C--grade still good, then west to I22, (a little dirt for a short stretch just west of I22 on the private drive), good once off the driveway to I22, then north to Hwy 52 just south of the Sno Birds at Lily--good to here, back tracked to the ski hill for a short stop, then south thru the Crockers & back to the grade & White Lake. A short, but nice ride. If this is my last ride of the season, you couldn't have asked for a better day. The grade & Crockers are still holding up very well. With temps crowding 50 for the next couple days, this probably will be it.
Any comments that you may have about the trails or anything else, please e/m me, thanks. The 2017-2018 Langlade County snowmobile map is out. There are minor changes to the "A" & "B" zone line; mainly that the line has been moved North from Cty I to Cty J. The Zone line follows highways & roads; and that is what will be used when opening/closing zones. There were also some minor trail changes, but nothing major.
See you on the trail
KETTLE BOWL:---We are CLOSED for the season. The regular scheduled open hours are 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, White Lake at the east end of the food pantry(across from the mill) on Bissel St.
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(breakfast sandwiches on weekdys).
Shaefers gas station across from Hill's still on HWY 55, north of Pickerel was CLOSED, and is in the process of re-opening.
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(2017-2018), and to those that didn't, hope to see you this coming season (2018-2019).
The ice on White Lake went out on 1 May, 2013.
The ice on White Lake went out on 3 May, 2014.
The ice on White Lake went out on 9 Apr, 2015.
The ice on White Lake went out on 6 ApR, 2016.
The ice on White Lake went out on 3 Apr, 2017.
The ice on White Lake went out on 8 May, 2018.
Season: Start Date//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****16-17: 12-25-16//3-04-17: 2462
17-18: 01-18-18//3-15-18: 4,028
If traveling across a lake, follow the markings. Clubs are not required to mark lake crossings, but they or businesses 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---Jimk Tilkens-----715.276.3290------(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 DNR 715.627.4317. Call DNR for local venders.
GAS: 24 HOUR GAS, TRAIL accessable.
White Lake-------P/S 47---(White Lake Market--down town White Lake) (next to Black Bear) (No 91)
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 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)
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)
Elton---------------P/S 108, South at I22A, then west on highway 64 a short distance
Above listed are ADVERTISERS on the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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. Snowmobile trailer parking available.
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, & N of Antigo to county Hwy "J". Zones "A" & "B" are clearly marked on the current map(2017-2018). 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