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:---6:24 AM 3/7/2014: Zone A trails will open at 5 PM, 20 Dec. ALL of ZONE B has opened effective 5 PM 27 Dec.
TRAIL CONDITIONS:----------------6:24 AM 3/7/2014: All trails in Langlade County are open. Trails are in excellent condition. With the swing in temps from night time to day time, it is a signal that the end is coming. This weekend the trails will be excellent in any part of the county. Use caution at road crossings because of the higher snowbanks, also be alert for deer on the trails because of the deep snow in the woods. NOTE: At one time I tried to list the areas of logging; but logging starts & stops with little or no warning; this listing was of little use to the rider if they were not accurate and you unexpectedly came upon an area of logging that you might have avoided if you had known that there was logging on that section of trail. If you come upon a section of trail that is plowed, it usually means logging in the area. If they are loading a truck & blocking the trail, be patient, that is their lively hood, we are out playing--thanks.
WEATHER:------------------------------6:24 AM 3/7/2014: NOW: 16 High: 37. Cloudy. WIND: WSW 5-10.
TONIGHT: LOW: 9. partly to mostly cloudy. WIND: N 5-10.
Total snowfall 2012-2013: 57 3/4"
8 Nov.----1/4" (melted next day)
21 Nov.---1/4" (melted)
22 Nov.---1/4" overnight
28 Nov.---1/4" overnight, mostly melted
3 Dec.-----1" early morning
4 Dec.-----3/4"early morning
9 Dec.-----1" late night/early morning
10 Dec.----1/4" early morning
15 Dec.----2" day/night of 14 Dec, light/fluffy snow
16 DEC.---2" afternoon/evening of 16 Dec
18 DEC.---1/4" early morning of 18 Dec
20 Dec-----1/2" early morning of 20 Dec
20 DEC.---1" day of 20 Dec
22 DEC.---3" day of 22 Dec
23 DEC.---1" day of 23 Dec
24 DEC.---2 3/4"eve 24,morn 25
10 Jan---- 2 1/2"eve/morn 10 Jan
14 Jan---- 8" day of 14 Jan
16 Jan---- 2" early morning of 16 Dec
17 Jan-----2" early morning of 17 Jan
22 Jan-----3/4" early morning of 22 Jan
24 Jan-----1" day of 24 Jan,
26 Jan-----3/4" early morning of 26 Jan
30 Jan-----4 1/4" day of 30 Jan
12 Feb-----1/2" early morning of 12 Feb, still snowing lightly
13 Feb-----3" day of `13 Feb
15 Feb-----3" late afternoon of 15 Feb
17 Feb-----2 3/4"day of 17 Feb
20 Feb-----4" Afternoon/eve of 20 Feb
21 Feb-----3/4" day of 21 Feb
28 Feb-----1 1/2"Day of 28 Feb
4 Mar------1 3/4"early morning of 4 Mar
4 Mar------1/4" jmorning of 4 Mar
snowfall last 24 Hrs: 1/4"
Total snowfall Snow at White Lake: 55 1/4"
Snow on the ground at White Lake: 26"
19 DEC 1st ride of 2013-2014: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI. From Watersmeet to Kenton, Bruce Crossing, Bergland, down the W. side of Lake Goegebic to Marenisco and back to Watersmeet, excellent trail conditions.
20 DEC Local ride. from White Lake to Lily on the grade (very good), then East to I96 then South to I17 (SawyerLake Rd)) (good), back tracked to I96, then East to I95 (good -with the exception of a short stretch just before Ada Lake Rd--deep ruts in this stretch-but rideable) backtracked from I95 to I98 behind Lily Sno Birds clubhouse; from I98 South thru the Crockers to I23--good; I23 South to I22 (rocks), from I22 to I22A (some rocks) I22A to I22B (some rocks), from I22B to I21B ( some rocks), I 21
B back home in W.Lk.
22 DEC Rode from White Lake North on the grade to Lily I97, then East on CORR 9/16 to I95B,(trails to here good) then N. to F.C. I4, East on LMT 2 to F.C. I3 (Nicolet St. Tr.) (some ruts & washouts from I4 to I3, more snow is needed, but rideable), North on Nicolet St. Tr. to Long Lake, (a little thin on snow for a short stretch between Wabeno & Laona--good to very good to Long Lake) back tracked South to Corr 9W (un-numbered Intersection), W. on Corr 9 to I31(some ruts in places--but very rideable), at I31 South to I19 & TO I17 (some ruts-but rideable), from I17 north to I20 to I16 on the Wolf River St. Tr. & back to White Lake. very good ride- the rough areas were bearable and of short duration. the entire area had received 3-4" of new snow. Met the groomer South of Wabeno-Sunday afternoon!!.
24 Dec Rode from White Lake North on the Wolf River St Tr to Frog Alley (former Lily River Lodge)--grade was very good, East on LMT 3 to I 10 at Windfall, a little rough--but rideable, more snow is needed to fill in the hole/ruts, from Windfall South to Langlade Cty I95, and back to Lily & White Lake. A nice short afernoon ride.
28 Dec Rode from White Lake North on the grade to Lily I97 to I98 & South to I99 to Kettle Bowl, I volunteer at the hill, have done the grooming & maintenance for years. The grade & trails were very good in the morning, but on my returtn in the evening the trails were somewhat soft and the snow was loose. The grade from Lily to Hollister (just before the Wolf River bridge) was starting to get a little thin in the middle, from Hollister to White Lake--good.
23 Dec Rode the same trails as yesterday, the grade was very good, Lily had groomed to Hollister. The trail South through the Crocker Hills was groomed late in the afternoon--very good.
31 Dec 8:30 PM -10*. Rode from White Lake North on the grade to Lily, and then South to I99 & then to Kettle Bowl, (had to plug the engine heater in on the groomer)--the grade from W.Lk. to Lily--very good, encountered a few rocks South of Lily for about 1/3 mile along the river; from Kettle Bowl back tracked to I98 by the Sno Birds clubhouse, then North & West to I101B--good to very good, 101B West to I101--good; from I101 North to I100--good, from I100 North to I73--occassional rocks in places--otherwise good, I73 to I74 (Hummer's)--good. Back tracked to Lily and the grade back to W.Lk. All trails were good to very good, you just have be aware that there will be a few rocks/ruts and holes that are not filled in yet.
2 Jan 6:00 PM -8*. Rode from W. Lk. North to I21B & W.to I22B, I22A, I22, I24,--thin with rocks in areas as you approach Polar, use caution in a corn field just N. of the Cocktail Cage (PS 109B)-a couple corners are not marked very well where a large drop-off exists; from Polar N. to Bryant I104, I103(just S. of I103-snirt across a 40 acre field), I102, I101, I100, I73B, I74(Hummer's), E. to I93 (Pickerel), I92, S. to I94, E. to un-numberred Intersection on the grade, (adequate snow on the shoulder of Cty A), then S.to Lily, (Bostwick Rd E.of Lily-no snow, but ice covered for about 1/4 mile) E.to I96, S.to I17, I18, I19, I20, to Langlade, W. to the grade & back to w. Lk. In places the trails were a little thin on snow, with some rocks here and there. All of the trails were certainly rideable with enough snow for the hyfax & cooling.
3 Jan Left early afternoon, from W. Lk.to I21 just N.of W. Lk., then E to Langlade & I20, then S. to I20A (Boulder Lk),--good trails to here) E. to Oconto Cty I45, then S.& E. on the Bonita grade to Oconto Cty I63 on the Nicolet St. Tr.--in the woods it was quite rough & the Bonita grade very thin, from I63 N.on the Nicolet St Tr.to just N. of Townsend-- on the grade from I63 N. to Townsend there were quarter size stones all the way, N. of townsend at an un-numbered Intersection E. to I7, I6, N. to I5 & I1 on the grade--thin and a little rough in this stretch, then N. on the grade to Wabeno & Laona,--small stones on this stretch of the grade also, gas at Laona, then W. to Johnnies,--trail was groomed from Laona to Johnnies, from Johnnies W. to F.C. I24, then S. to FC I19, I18, I17, I20, to an un-numbered intersection on the Wolf River St. Tr.--a little rough in sections-but rideable, from the grade S. to Frog Legs--grade to here very good, had a burger and then back to the grade and S. to Lily--grade very good to Lily--just groomed from Cty A to Lily-should hold up for Saturday riding, stopped at Lily Sno Birds breifly, and then back to the grade & S. to W.Lk.--The grade was groomed to Hollister(just N.of the big bridge)--the entire Wolf R. St. Tr. from N. of Frog Legs to W. Lk. was very good.
4 Jan Left W. Lk. at 7:00 AM for Kettle bowl. N. up the grade to Lily, & then S. to I99 & Kettle Bowl.--the grade from W.Lk. to Lily was very good, from Lily to Kettle Bowl very good, (a few rocks on the trail by the river for a short stretch). Just after noon I rode to Lily with the intent on talking to some riders to see how trail conditions were in the area, just got off the sled and someone said there was trouble with one of the rope tows, back to the ski hill; a chain had broken & took a gear reduction unit out at the same time, a quite costly day. Left the hill late in the afternoon expecting the trail to be quite used up, but when at I99, saw that the groomer had been South & back to Lily, the Lily groomer turns around about 1 mile West of I23. Stopped at Lily clubhouse on the way back-no sleds at the clubhouse, were quite a few there at noon. From Lily back to W. Lk. on the grade--although the grade hadn't been groomed, it was still in very good condition.
6 Jan -23*
7 Jan -25*
8 Jan -27*
9 Jan -28* have not been riding this week, had some mechcanical issues at the ski hill; had to have a gear reduction box for one of the tows rebuilt. This resulted in a trip to Waunekee to drop it off on Monday, and another trip to pick it up Wednesday, install it Thursday, and groom the hill Friday. Also have meeting to attend at Deforest on Sat.
10 Jan 9:49 PM 1/10/2014 Rode from W.Lk. to Lily I98, North & West to I101, South to I103 North of Bryant, West to I103A, then North to I73A, I72, I71, west to I68, then North to I63(Jack Lake area), then north to I78 at Post lake, then generally East to Pickerel Lake, crossed the lake and continued east to Frog Legs, got a burger and then South to Lily, then to the ski hill, groommed the hill for four hours, started snowing around 5, probably had an inch when I got done at 7:30, stopped at Lily for our club meeting, and then back to W.Lk. We probably had 1 1/2" by the time I got home. Some areas were very good, other areas were very thin on snow. Any snow we get will help.
12 Jan Early morning ride to the ski hill; to Lily and South to the hill--conditions very good. Rode to Lily just after noon, a lot of sleds at the clubhouse, returned to the hill for the rest of the afternoon. I left the hill around 6:00 PM for Lily & W. Lk., a little rough along the river for a short stretch, also some chop in the middle of the trail on the grade to W. Lk. Early week grooming will have the trails back in shape.
13 Jan Short ride today--from W.Lk. to I21B, West to I22B, NE to I22C(just S.of the Wolf River bridge), and back home to W. Lk.--all trails had just been groomed, including the grade from Hollister to w.Lk
17 Jan Rode from W.Lk. North up the grade to PS93(Frog Alley) stopped there for a short time, and then South to the Lily Sno Birds for another short stop. The grade was very good with the exception of the part South from Lily to Hollister(just North of the big bridge). Some chop was starting to develop, it may have been groomed later after I was on it. I'll know in a couple minutes as I'm headed for the ski hill. It should be an excellent day for riding
18 Jan Rode from W.Lk. to Lily and then to the ski hill. The trail from Hollister to Lily & from Lily to the ski hill was freshly groomed, by the time I left the hill at 6PM the trails were starting to get used up--but still very rideable. I did get to the Sno Birds club house just after noon; many sleds were at the club house. With that much trail traffic I thought the trails would have been more used up than they were.
19 Jan Be leaving for the ski hill in a couple minutes. The trails were not groomed Saturday night, but again they were still very rideable, wanted to keep on riding instead of turning into the ski hill. Trail traffic was very light Sunday.
20 Jan Left early afternoon from W.Lk. on the grade to Lily, then E.to Langlade County I95B (NE part of the county), then N.on Corr 16 (LMT4) to Wabeno, then North on the Nicolet St. Tr. to Laona (stopped at the Shell Station for hot choc--nothing else open on Monday), then South on LMT 7 to FC I28, then East to I29A on the grade, then South on the grade to OC I1, then East & South to Lakewood by the ski hill coming out on the grade by the big parking lot in Lakewood, then South on the grade to OC I11, crossed Hw 32 by the Halfway bar continuing SE to OC I45, to OC I44 (Boulder LK.), and then to Langlade & W. Lk. The loop trail North of Townsend that goes E. & junctions to either the N. or S. was excellent--it was only poor to fair when I was on it earlier in the season. On some trails I was the first one on a freshly groomed trail. Surprisingly, most of the trails were recently groomed. If I want to nitpik, the short section of trail from Langlade County I95 to I95B was a little used up from the weekend.
21 Jan From W. Lk. to Langlade & E.to I20, then N.to I18 on Rose Lk Rd, then E. to Oconto Cty I42 & I43, then N. to OC I4 (Diamond Roof Rd), then to Langlade Cty I95B, then E. to FC I4, then E. on LMT2 to FC I3 on the Nicolet St Trl., then N.to Fc I8A(Wabeno), then NE to FC I30 (Armstrong Creek Jct), then W. to FC I29B on the Nicolet St Trl, then N. to the Corr 9 Jct on ther Nicolet St Trl N. of Laona, W. on Corr 9 to FC I31 (just N.of Hwy 8), then S. to FC I23, stopped at Johnnies for a short time, then back to I23 (a little rough for a short stretch S. of I23) and S. to I19, I18, I17, I20 , and then S. on the Wolf River St Trl to W. Lk. Again the same as yesterdays ride; all trails were groomed, and those that were not groomed were good.
24 Jan 5:56 PM 1/24/2014. Trailered to the Bryant area, off-loaded at Kool's Klubb where I met up with some members of the Bryant Ridge Runner's snowmobile club. We headed to the NW to Held's Bar (I 41A), then N. to I54 in the NW part of the county, from Langlade county I54 NE on Corr 15 to Oneida county Int K on the N side of Hwy 8, then E. & S. to Pelican Lk., crossed Pelican lake to Gerrit's Lakeview for a burger, then N. up the lake to Musky Mart for gas, then E on Pratt Rd to Upper Post lake, from Upper Post Lk E. & S. to pit stop 89(Hummer's), stopped for a short time, and then S. to Bryant. All trails were very good. Some trails in the NW part of the county need a little more attention to brushing, had to dodge many face slappers.
25 Jan See you at the ride-in at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse. Rode to the ski hill in the early morning to do the grooming. I finished grooming the hill just before noon and then left for the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse, as cold & windy as it was I did not expect to see that many sleds. There was a very good crowd up to about 3 in the afternoon. Back to the hill to close up, then to Lily and back to W.Lk. I expected the trails & the grade to be pretty well used up by this late in day, but were still in very good condition. All riders that I talked to said the trails were very good.
28 Jan -23*
29 Jan 5:35 PM (back from ride) 1/29/2014. From W.Lk. N. to I21B, then w. to I22, then N. thru the Crocker Hills to I98 at the Sno Birds clubhouse, then N.& W. from the clubhouse to I101B, & I101; at I101 N. & E. to Hummer's, stopped for a short time at Hummer's, then E. to Pickerel (some major drifting in the fields E.of Hummer's) and then E.on cty A (Cty A had adequate snow on the shoulder) to the grade & then S. to W.Lk. All trails were a 10 other than the fields just E.of Hummer's.
30 Jan Left at 8:30 AM. N.up the grade to the trail that goes W. on Cty A, (Northwoods Diner for breakfast), then E. back to the grade and then N. to FC I9 (near Frog Alley), then E. & S. on LMT3 to Windfall Lk, then S.on Corr 9/16 to I96 East of Lily, at I96 S. to Langlade via the West loop thru 9 Mile, west from Langlade to the grade and back to Wht. Lk. All trails were very good with 2-4" of new snow.
1 Feb Short ride yesterday. From W. Lk. to the ski hill. Did get to Lily at noon, quite a few sleds; talked to a few & all said the trails were very good. On my return to W.Lk. in the early evening the trails were still good, but in places the grade was a little bumpy.
2 Feb Same ride as yesterday, it was -16 when I left. At times I will take a short cut, but it was nice riding just before sunrise, so I took the trail all the way to the ski hill.
4 Feb From W.Lk. N. up the grade to Crandon, then N. to Argonne, continuing N. & W. to Hiles, stopped at Pine Lake Pub for a burger, then W. to Hwy 45 & S. to Monico ( missed the trail S. at Monico & ended up at the gas station, doubled back and found the turn) & Pelican Lk., then E.on Pratt Rd. to the Elcho jct on Pratt Rd., then S. to Elcho, Summit Lk. & I62, at I62 E. to Pearson, at Pearson S. to I73, I100, I101, then E. to I101B and the N.loop to Lily & the grade back to W.Lk. Traffic on the trail was very light, met 9 sleds all day. All trails were very good to excellent.
5 Feb From w.Lk. to Lily, then E. to I96 & then S. to Langlade & back to w.Lk. Had to replace some borrowed trail signs in the Lily area.
7 Feb From W.Lk. late afternoon to the ski hill to groom--grade & trails very good.
8 Feb A little cold to start, but it should be a good day for riding. Rode to the ski hill in the early morning--the grade & trails were very good on the way up, but on my return in the early evening they were starting to get a little used up.
9 Feb Same ride as yesterday, the grade was good, but the trail from the Lily Sno Birds to the ski hill junction where I turn off was in need of grooming. Early Saturday evening 3-4 sledders must have been in a hurry, as many of the corners were pretty well shot. After leaving the hill early Sunday evening I met the groomer headed South to the Crockers.
10 Feb -17*
11 Feb -27*
12 Feb trailered to Washburn, Bayfield Cty, rode mix of trails & forest rds in the NF, conditions very good
13 Feb Washburn--mix of trails & forest rds in the NF with stops at Herbster & Cornicopia
14 Feb From W.Lk. to Lily, N. loop from lily Sno Birds to Hummer's, to Pickerel, to Frog Alley, South on the grade to Lily, E.& S. to Langlade, & back to w.Lk.--very good.
15 Feb Trailered to St Germain for my 29th annual ride with the Snowmobile Hall of Fame. The ride leaves the Hall of fame in St. Germain & goes to the Fisherman on Lk. Gogebic forlunch. We ride the same trail back. The trails were pretty used up, some snirt & rocks on many of the corners that were pushed out. Maybe the trails would be better midweek.
18 Feb From W.Lk. N. up the grade to Lily, then E.95 (Ada Lk Rd.), then E. to OC I5 & LMT 2 to OC 3 on the Nicolet St.Tr., then S. to OC I1 (just N.of the Valley Inn), then E. & S. OC I5,6,29, & 28, coming out at the parking lot in Lakewood, then S. on the Nicolet St. Tr. to OC 11 crossing HY 32 by the Halfway Bar, continuing SE to OC I46,45, then NE crossing Hwy 64 by Animals to OC I43, 42, then to LC I18 on Rose Lk Rd, then S. to Langlade & back to W.Lk. Generally a ride to the N., E., & S. All trails were groomed before and after the snow of Monday; needless to say, conditions were excellent, although the snow was a little soft/loose due to the warm weather.
19 Feb Left W. Lk. late in the morning; up the grade couple miles N. of Hwy 64 to I21B then W. to I22, then N. to I23, then N. through the "Crocker Hills" ("Crocker Hills" got its name from a company (Crocker Chair Co.) that had a sawmill North of Elton in the 20's) to I98 (Sno Birds clubhouse), the N. loop from the clubhouse to I101B, I101, then N. to I73, stopping at Hummer's for lunch, then to Pickerel and continuing E. to wolf River St. Tr. by Frog Alley, then S. to Lily & back to W.Lk. All trails were very good, although somewhat softdue to the warm weather. There was a lot of melting at road crossings. Conditions should change if we get the snow that is forecast this Thurs/Fri & the colder temps next week.
24 Feb left W.Lk. early morning for breakfast at the Northwoods Inn in Pickerel; took the grade to Cty A N.of Lily, and then W.to the Inn, after breakfast backtracked to Lily and then E. to LC I95 (by Ada Lk Rd.) & LC I95B, continuing E.to OC I4 (on Diamond roof Rd.), then S. to OC I43 (Saul's Springs Rd West of Townsend), then W. & S. to Langlade & W.Lk.--some minor drifting E. of Langlade, but oveall the trails were very good.
25,26,27 Feb Left W.Lk. mid morning, N. to Lily, then E. to LC I95B, then N.on LMT4 to Wabeno, then N. on the Nicolet St. Tr. to Lanoa, (gas stop), Contiued N. on the Nicolet St. Tr. thru Newald, Popple River, Long Lake, Tipler, stopping at the White Tail on Corr 6 for lunch, back tracked to the Nicolet St. Tr. & continued N. to Mich. East/West trail 2, E. on 2 to 113 N. to Crystal Falls, continued N. from Crystal Falls on 111 to Amasa, (fuel & hot chocolate stop), continued N. to 15S, then 15S back to 2, then E. to Iron River for the night. In the morning (-9) W. to 15 N. to trail 8, then E. to Sidnaw,(short stop here), then N. on 8/15 to 109 N., 109 N. to 12 W., 12W. to Rousseau, (a short stop here), then NE to Mass City & Greenland, (I've stopped at a pit stop in Greenland for years), then S. to Rockland & trail 3 S. to Bruce Crossing, then E. on 3/8 to Kenton, (short stop here), then S. on 107 to 2, W. on 2 to Watersmeet & the casino for the night, in the morning(-10) headed S. on 3 to Land O Lakes, then E.on Corr 6 to Phelps, continued E. on Corr 6 to Alvin, continued E. on corr 6 stopping again at the White Tail for lunch, continued E. for a short distance before coming to the Nicolet St Tr., South on the St Tr to Laona for gas and a short stop, then W.to FC I23(just W. of Johnnies), then South to the Wolf River St Tr & then South to Frogg Alley for a short stop, back on the grade & S. to W. Lk. I don't beleive I have ever ridden that many miles continuous and had that good of trails. There was not any bad trail, several times I was the first on a freshly groomed trail, and if the trail wasn't groomed, it didn't need grooming.
28 Feb -24*. Short ride in the late afternoon to the Lily Sno Birds club house & back.
1 Mar Early morning ride to the ski hill, early afternoon rode to the Snow Birds, lots of sleds. Trails were excellent, even on my way back to W. Lk. in the early evening.
3 Mar -28*
4 Mar Late afternoon ride N. up the grade to Lily Snow Birds, North loop from Snow Birds to I 101, then N. to Hummer's for a short stop, them E.to Pickerel, continuing E. along Cty A to the grade, and S. back to W.Lk. The trails and grade continue to be excellent. Many deer were encountered on the trail.
5 Mar Left late morning & met up with a group just N. of W. Lk. From I21 just S. of Hwy 64 we headed E. thru Langlade & then S. & E. thru the Boulder lake area, then E. to OC I45, then S. & E. on the Bonita grade to OC I63, then S. On the Nicolet St. Tr.(Corr 7) to Breed, Suring (short stop here), Gillett, continued on 7S to Pulcifer, and then to Ceil for gas, around the N. side of Shawno Lk. with hopes of picking up the trail; some confusion with signing, but we finally got to the Mountain Bay trail, headed W. to Bowler, then W. to Shawno Cty I105, then N. to Matton, Phlox, Polar, Bryant, then E. to Lily, and the Wolf River State trail back to W. Lk. All trails were very good to excellent.
comments that you may have about the trails or anything else, please e/m me, thanks.
See you on the trail
Kettle Bowl:---2013/2014 The normal weekend schedule will resume Jan 11-12; Hours: 12-4 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 when we are open. 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 welcome. There is no sledding or tubing facilities. We have a very modern chalet with food available. 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 (intersection Hwy 64/55), Lily Sno Birds Club House at Lily (on Turtle Lake Rd off Hwy 52 just South of Hwy 55/52 intersection), Hummer's at the junction of Cty A & TT. Northside Amoco (BP)-N. of Fleet Farm, FS (just N. of the lites at 64/45). All have direct trail access. Many businesses have parking & are located next to the trail, but INQUIRE first.
JAN 25: Langlade County Snowmobile Council ride-in at the Lily Sno Birds club house in Lily, approx 15 miles NE of Antigo, on the trail. Free food & refreshmnents. Raffles--the traditional Craftsman tool box, and starting last year a flat screen TV. For more info call 715.216.0979 or E/m at bottom of page.
Thanks to all that stopped at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse this past season(2012-2013), and to those that didn't, hope to see you this season.
The ice on White Lake went out 1 May, 2013.
85-86: 12-20//3-20-86 1,550****86-87: 12-25//3-4-87 1,293
87-88: 12-13//3-5-88 2,492*****88-89: 12-18//3-18-89 2,781
89-90: 12-16//2-25-90 1,757****90-91: 12-19//3-3-91 2,839
91-92: 12-14//3-22-92 1,816****92-93: 12-29//3-21-93 1,995
93-94: 12-23//3-12-94 1,672****94-95: 12-30//3-10-95 2,427
95-96: 12-15//3-27-96 3,090****96-97: 12-10//3-23-97 3,078
97-98: 12-31//3-21-98 2,071****98-99: 12-31//3-14-99 2,510
99-00: 1-5//2-20-00 1,890******00-01: 12-20//3-24-01 3,620
01-02: 12-29//4-7-02 3,178*****02-03: 12-28//3-14-03 2,123
03-04: 12-13//3-23-04 2,123****04-05: 12-19//3-26-05 2,503
05-06: 12-11//3-23-06 2,278****06-07: 1-2//3-23-07 1,850
07-08: 12-29//3-17-08 2,391****08-09: 12-26//3-14-09 2,494
09-10: 12-18//3-4-10 3,667*****10-11: 12-24//3-15-11 2,858
11-12: 12-23//3-9-12 2,533*****12-13: 1-3-13//4-24-13 4,625
If travelling across a lake, follow the marking. Clubs are not required to mark lake crossings, but they do this as a courtesy. Be alert on Pickerel Lake as there are some ice heaves.
Be alert for deer, on my ride of 22 Dec, deer were encountered on the Nicolet & Wolf River State Trails.
NOTE: I FOUND A HELMET CAM ON THE TRAIL( UNDAMAGED!!). CONTACT ME BY E/M IF YOU LOST IT, OR YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO LOST ONE.
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 clubouse-Lily
N. Woods Boulder Lake Snow Goers---Jim Tilkens--715.276.3290-varied(no winter meetings)-----Wolf River Town Hall-Langlade
Phlox Winter Knights-------Carl Meidl--------715.623.0726----------------4th Mon--------------------Phlox Town Hall-Phlox
Polar Blazers-----------------Brian Braun------715.627.4918-----------------2nd Tues---------------------Groomer Bldg-Polar
Summit Brush Busters-----Kevin Asby------715.627.2121------------------ukwn-------------------------ukwn
Tombstone-Pickerel-------Dan Henningfeld--715.484.4040----------------2nd Mon---------------------Tombstone-Pickerel clubhouse-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 & 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, 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)
Antigo-------------P/S 75B--(Wagner's Shell, Forest Ave/Hwy 45, S. side of town)
Antigo-------------P/S 82---(Kwik trip---located at the jct of 64/45)
NON 24 HOUR & 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)(formerly Wolf's Den)
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)
Star Neva------P/S 85--(Kool's Klub-Cty A)
Rolling Stone Lk-P/S 92---(Walleye Lodge, S. shore of lake)
Lily-------------------P/S 110--(Lily Sno Birds-when club is open)
Neva Corners-----P/S 13-- (Sikora's Market)
Neva Corners-----P/S 15-- (Quinn's)
Above listed are advertisers on the 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 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(2013-2014). The zone lines may change; it primarily depends on snow conditions, but there are other factors that determine when a Zone is opened & if the Zone line is changed.
Questions email: Langlade Snow