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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:----2:18 PM 2/23/2017: NOTICE---NOTICE: ZONE "B" (Antigo area) WILL CLOSE AT 8AM, SUNDAY, 19 Feb, 2017. ZONE "A" WILL CLOSE at 2:07 PM, Thursday Feb 23, 2017. The ENTIRE County trail system is closed. This closure is due to the warm weather & rain that occured earlier. There are many areas that have deep standing and running water, also the base we had is gone. There was bare ground on much of the county trail system. After conferring with the clubs, it was decided to close the trails because of safety concerns; and because of the wet conditions the trails would not be groomed.

TRAIL CONDITIONS:---------------2:18 PM 2/23/2017: See above. ALL Langlade County trails are CLOSED.

WEATHER:------6:24 AM 7/24/2017

Monday. NOW: 66. High: around 78. Some clouds in the morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. WIND: E 5-10.

Monday night: LOW: near 52. Clear. WIND: Light & variable.

Tuesday: High around: 80. Partly cloudy. WIND: S 10-15.

Tuesday night: Low around: 65. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then mainly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. An 80% chance of rain. WIND: SSW 5-10.

Some confusion 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 rode & 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

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.

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)
Total snowfall 2016-2017: 49 3/4"

2013-2014: First snow--8 Nov-1/4", melted next day
2un14-2015: First snow--5 Nov-1 1/4"
2015-2016: First snow--28 Oct-2 1/4"
2016-2017: First snow--19 Nov- 1/2"

2015/2016

14 JAN---ZONE "A" OPEN
29 JAN---ZONE "B" OPEN
07 MAR---ALL TRAILS CLOSED

2016/2017

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).

2016/2017

SNOW FALL LAST 24 HRS: 0"

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

19 Nov---1/2" wet/packy snow over night
23 Nov---1" wet packy snow
28 Nov---1.4" RAIN early morning
28 Nov---1.4" RAIN during the day
04 Dec---2" packy snow Sunday
06 Dec---1/2" day of 6 Dec
09 Dec---1" early morning
09 Dec---1/2" early evening
11 Dec---1" early morning
11 Dec---4" during the day of 11 Dec
17 Dec---4" afternoon,eve of 16 Dec & morning of 17 Dec
17 Dec---1" during the day of 17Dec
21 Dec---2" during the day
23 Dec---2" day of 22 Dec
31 Dec---1 1/2" early morning of 31 Dec
02 Jan---1 1/2" early morning of 2 Jan
09 Jan---3" early morning of 9 Jan
10 Jan---1 1/2" early morning of 10 Jan
10 Jan---6 1/2" during the day of 10 Jan
17 Jan---1" wet/packy snow with light sprinkles early evening of 16 Jan
20 Jan---30*, RAIN, at times freezing rain
25 Jan---light dusting, no accumulation
25 Jan---1 1/2" wet/packy snow morning of 25 Jan
30 Jan---2 3/4" eve/night of 30 Jan
03 Feb---1" day/eve of 3 Feb
20 Feb---3/4" RAIN day/eve of 20 Feb
23 Feb---ALL TRAILS ARE CLOSED
24 Feb---2 1/2" wet/packy snow
25 Feb---1" early morning of 25 Feb
28 Feb---1/2" early morning
01 Mar---1" morning of 1 Mar
06 Mar---1/2" RAIN eve of 5 Mar,
13 Mar---1 1/2" early morning of 13 Mar
17 Mar---1" early morning of 17 Mar
17 Mar---1" additional morning of 17Mar
23 Mar---Light dusting of snow, no accumulation
24 Mar---1/4" of RAIN early morning
27 Mar---1 1/4" of RAIN over weekend
30 Mar---light dusting-no accumulation
10 Apr---1 1/2" eve of 10 Apr

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.

FIRST RIDE:

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.

25 Dec: 1st RIDE of 2016-2017. Trailered to Mountain. Rode the Nicolet State Trail to just north of Laona. The trail to here had occasional thin (small stones) spots in the middle of the trail where traffic had worn away the snow, but there was ample snow on the right lane. North of Wabeno the long sweeping turn was thin in stretches. North of Laona I took trail 9 west to I31, then South & East back to Laona. Trail 9 was a little rough about half way across, then was very good once on the improved road (last year the east part of this trail had several wet areas, but none this year. Stopped in Laona for something to eat, then back on the Nicolet Trail heading North, turning around at Long Lake, trail was good to here with occasional thin spots in the middle of the trail. Back tracked South back to Mountain. As expected there were rocks at times, but I expected these for early season riding. I met 3 sleds in 130 miles. With heavy traffic I think the trail would deterioate, there just isn't that much base. All in all, a good first ride.

04 Mar: LAST RIDE: Rode from White Lake North up the grade to Lily, then east to I 96, lots of gravel on Bostwick Rd, continued east to I95, quite a few rocks starting to appear in this stretch between I96 & I95. At I95 continued east to Oconto Cty, turning north at I95B. A mile or so north of I95B I came upon an area where the groomer had broken thur. Turned around here & back tracked to White Lake.The more east I got, the trail became basically unrideable because of lack of snow. Not really a good ride to close out the season.

03 Mar 2014: LAST RIDE.
08 Mar 2015: LAST RIDE.
04 Mar 2016: LAST RIDE.
04 Mar 2017: LAST RIDE.

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:---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.

EVENTS: 2016/17

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(2016-2017), and to those that didn't, hope to see you next season.

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.

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****16-17: 12-25-16//3-04-17: 2462

MISC

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---(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.

Call the DNR to verify the vendors.

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)
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