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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:---6:52 AM 12/30/2014: SECTION "A" LANGLADE COUNTY TRAILS WILL OPEN WEDNESDAY, 31 DEC at 8:00AM. Section B trails in Langlade County will open at 12 Noon, Friday, 9 Jan 2015. ALL trails in Langlade County will close at 5PM, 10 Mar.

TRAIL CONDITIONS:-----------------5:00 PM 3/10/2015: ALL Langlade County trails will be closing at 5PM 10 Mar .

WEATHER:------------6:57 AM 11/25/2015: NOW: 33 HIGH: 40. Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers this afternoon. WIND: S 10-15.

TONIGHT: LOW. 32. Overcast with rain showers at times. Some sleet or freezing rain possible. Chance of rain 50%. WIND: SSW 5-10.


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:

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"

Snowfall 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

19 Dec 1st ride of 2013-2014: Trailered to Watersmeet.
5 Dec 1st ride of 2014-2015: Trailered to Watersmeet.

5 Dec 1st RIDE of 2014-2015: Trailered to Watersmeet. Rode East & then North to Kenton, Sidnaw, then North to Rousseau. Backtracked to Watersmeet. Good trail where groomed, but some parts not groomed yet, but very rideable.

8 Mar left before sunrise for the ski hill. The grade & trails were fair to good, no bare spots on the grade. The trail from the Sno Birds to the ski hill were fair. Still had excellent snow on the hill with a very good crowd. Early afternoon rode to the Sno Birds, not a sled. In the evening I rode part way back to the Sno Birds, but turned around at the road just before crossing Hwy 52. The trail along the river was getting pretty used up, bare spots and a few rocks. The ride thru the "Crockers" was actually pretty good, several corners down to dirt, but with enough snow on the side. Continued S. to I22, from there E. to I22C just S. of the Wolf River Bridge--this section was very good. The grade S. was good to just N. of Hwy 64, along the fields it was very thin in places, with no snow in the middle of the trail, also it was very soft on the edges. This area is exposed to the sun, all snow will be gone here in a couple more days. The trail into White lake will be in the same condition in a day or so. LAST RIDE.

23 Mar 2014: LAST RIDE.
08 Mar 2015: 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 normal weekend 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. Inquire at the business before off-loading.

EVENTS: 2015/16

Jan 30: Langlade County 32nd annual Ride-In at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse. Raffles, free food & refreshments. 12-??.

TBA: Deerbrook Bridge Runners Classic Cruise


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.


NOTE: CAP/STEP from now on will be referred to & called the WI Trail Pass

1. WHEN DOES THIS NEW LAW GO INTO EFFECT? July 1, 2015. ACT 142 requires each sled operating on trails to display a WI TRAIL PASS that is purchased annually. This is separate from the WI snowmobile registration.

2. WHAT IS THE COST OF THE TRAIL PASS? Once ACT 142 is implemented, if your membership dues with one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide are up to date and the club has paid your AWSC dues, the cost of the TRAIL PASS will be $10. If you are purchasing the new TRAIL PASS and are NOT an AWSC and snowmobile club member, the cost will be $30 per snowmobile.

3. DO I HAVE TO JOIN A CLUB? NO--It will be your choice to join one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide. Please remember that without the clubs and volunteers there would be NO TRAILS! It is the CLUB VOLUNTEERS that provide and maintain the WI snowmobile trail system. (over 18,000 miles of USER [SNOWMOBILER] funded miles).

4. WHERE DO THE FUNDS FROM THE TRAIL PASS & REGISTRATION GO?--The revenue generated from the sale of snowmobile registrations and trail passes will go into the state snowmobile program's segregrated fund. (trail maintainance, grooming, signing, new projects, etc).

5. HOW DO I OBTAIN MY TRAIL PASS?--(See Trail Pass purchase info below)

6. DO I STILL HAVE TO REGISTER MY SNOWMOBILE WITH THE STATE OF WI?--YES--However the fee structure will change to a $30/3 year registration, currently it is $30/2 years.

7. IS THE OUT OF STATE (NON-RESIDENT) TRAIL PASS GOING TO INCREASE IN COST?--YES--It will increase to $50 (currently it is $35).

8. MY SNOWMOBILE IS 35 YEARS (OR OLDER). DO I STILL NEED A TRAIL PASS?--NO. However, snowmobiles still need to be registered. ($30 for 3 year registration & then $5 per year thereafter).

9. IF I DON't LIVE IN WI, CAN I STILL REGISTER MY SNOWMOBILE(S) IN WI?--YES --If you reside in another state you can still register your snowmobile(s) in WI. If you chose to belong to one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide and are up to date with membership dues and the club has paid your ASWSC dues, the cost of the TRAIL PASS will be $10. If registered in WI, and you do not belong to a Club in WI, your TRAIL PASS will cost $30. You will have to purchase the OUT OF STATE TRAIL PASS FOR $50 if your snowmobile is registered in another state.

10. If you sell or trade your sled during the year that the trail pass is is good for, the trail pass stays with the snowmobile. The trail pass is not transferable.


The club membership chair WILL NOT be resposible for issuing Trail Passes to members. Each member will be responsibile for purchasing his/her own trail passes. The trail Pass is a a separate purchase from your snowmobile registration. Club Membership Chair will continue to be responsible for the timely (immediate) submission to the AWSC office new club/AWSC members, or any changes in the membership status of club members. There will be 4 ways that current Club/AWSC members can purchase their discounted Trail Pass after July 1, 2015.

#1. Order online through the AWSC website with a credit card (Mastercard, Visa or Discover), your AWSC membership # (found on your AWSC membership card or on the address label of your WSN (Wisconsin Snowmobile News) magazine, and your snowmobile registration number( the number on your current registration sticker).

#2. Call the AWSC office to order your WI trail Pass with a credit card, along with your AWSC member #, and your snowmobile registration #(the number on your current regisration sticker).

#3. Walk in the AWSC office and purchase with cash, check, or credit card; your AWSC member #, and your snowmobile registration #.

#4. Mail in your check or credit card # along with your AWSC member #, and your snowmobile registration # (the number on the decal on the side of the hood) on the Trail Pass form available from the AWSC website or your club membership chair.At the end of the business day, the AWSC office will forward to the DNR the requests for trail passes, the DNR will then mail the trail the same day.

5. The size will be 3"X3", color will vary from year to year. The trail pass will be located on the windshield above the headlight, or below the windshield on the hood.

6. The first year, starting July 2015, you can not ride until you have the trail pass. After the second year you (AWSC members) will be able to get a receipt that will allow you to ride a certain number of days (number of days to be determined) until you receive your trail pass.(NTOE: this is still pending)

7. Non club/AWSC people can apply for the Trail pass at any facility that issues hunting/ fishing liceness. The Trail pass will then be mailed. This will take a couple days for you to receive your Trail pass.

8. You will have to plan ahead when applying for your trail pass, do not wait until Thursday to apply for your pass and expect to have it Friday. From application, to you receiving your pass will take a couple days. ALL trail passes will be mailed from the DNR.

Thanks to all that stopped at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse this past season(2014-2015), 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.

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


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


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---Jim Tilkens--715.276.3290-varied(no winter meetings)-----Wolf River Town Hall-Langlade

Phlox Winter Knights-------XXXX XXXXX--------715.XXX.XXXX----------------4th Mon--------------------Phlox Town Hall-Phlox

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

Tombstone/Pickerel--------XXX XXXXXXXXXXX-------715.XXX.XXXX----------------2nd Mon---------------------Tombstone-Pickerel clubhouse on Cty DD-Pickerel


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, 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)(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)
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