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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:----7:11 AM 1/21/2017. NOTICE---NOTICE: Both Zones "A" & "B" (THE ENTIRE COUNTY) will close Wednesday, 18 Jan. at 5PM. This closure is due to the warm weather & rain that is forcast. The trail closure will last thru the weekend & maybe beyond. We don't want to lose the base that we have now by allowing the trails to remain open during this warm period.

TRAIL CONDITIIONS:----------------7:11 AM 1/21/2017: SEE ABOVE. .

CAUTION---CAUTION!!!: There is water on the trail east & south of I40 (just north of Cty "C" along highway "B" in the area of Deerbrook), it is marked and snowmobiles can get around on the side of the problem area. A groomer broke thru here. Summit Lake area: Just west & north of 46A (west side of Summit Lake) is a wet area; Elcho area: SW of Elcho about half way between I58 & I49 is a wet area, both areas are passable with caution. With the recent snow on 10 Jan, the trails should be excellent once the clubs get caught up on grooming. The snow will hinder the freezing of the wet areas. There is logging in many area of the county.

NOTE: The trail West of I53A to County "H" (NW part of the county near Parrish) is closed due to heavy truck traffic.

WEATHER:-----------------------------7:11 AM 1/21/2017: (Saturday). NOW: 32. High: 35. Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Areas of freezing rain possible. 60% chance of rain. WIND: ENE 5-10.

TONIGHT: LOW: near 30. Cloudt & fog. WIND: L & V.

Sunday: High around 37. Morning fog, then cloudy in the afternoon. WIND: L & V.

Sunday night: around 31. Cloudy. WIND: L & V.

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"
B Total snowfall 2014-2015: 47 1/4"
Total snowfall 2015-2016: 49" (18 1/2" after trails closed)

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

2016/2017

SNOW FALL LAST 24 HRS: 0"

Snow on the ground at White Lake (measured in an open area): 14"

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---3/3" 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 a crust on top, light sprinkles early evening of 16 Jan
20 Jan---30*, rain, at times freezing rain

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: 19 Dec 1st ride of 2013-2014: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
05 Dec 1st ride of 2014-2015: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
21 Dec 1st ride of 2015-2016: Trailered to Greenland, MI.
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 first 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 traffic I think the trail would deterioate, there just isn't that much base. All in all, a good first ride.

27 Dec: took the snowmobile to the ski hill, planned on going riding after I finished grooming the hill. Left the parking lot on the spur trail that goes from the hill to the main trail. About half way to the main trail I encountered deep ruts on the trail that apparently were made by a truck just after the recent rain. They continued south for quite a ways, eventually turning off on a side road. Encountered the ruts again going south to the fire tower. I continued south to I22, then going east, just after I22A I encountered the ruts again, going all the way to I22C on the state trail by the bridge, and then north to Hollister where they ended. From Hollister to Lily the grade was very good. Had to stop numerous times to clear the trail of limbs & tree branches from the recent high winds. From Lily I rode east to Ada Lake road. Bostwick Rd was plowed & icy, some signs of possible logging not to far after entering the woods by I96. About 2 1/2 miles from Ada Lk Rd. ruts from trucks were again encountered. This area will take quite a bit of snow to get everything filled in. Back tracked to Lily & the Sno Birds clubhouse, then south back to the ski hill. When the highway was repaved in Lily, the guard rail by Joe's place was extended, you now have to make sure you are pointed right when you cross the Hwy 55 bridge going either way. I expected more rocks, but hit very few. The crockers will be groomed Wednesday, the 28th. I'm sure Polar will be out before the weekend to get their trail straightened out. If it wasn't for the limbs/branches & ruts it would have been a good ride. The branches I expected, but the deep ruts made it almost unrideable.

29 Dec: North on the state trail to I22C, then west toI22b, I22A & I22, then North to I23, & I102A, Then West TO I102, I103, & I103A, then north to I73A, I72, I71, then west to I68 (I71 to I68 plowed & icy, plowed rd turns south at I68) then north to I63, (I68 to I63 good) North & east to I77 (logging & plowed in part of this section) then north to Post Lake Inn ( a little thin on Clear Lake rd.--but this is normal), after lunch back to I78 & east to I79, then south to I80,I81,I82, I83,I75, & I74,I73. I do not recall just exactly where, but there were several areas of logging to this point, continued south to I100, I101, east to I101B, (in the areaa of I101B the trail is plowed shut from logging, but you can get around the plowed bank) the trail about 2/3 of the way to the Sno Birds clubhouseon the Nortyh loop the trail was kind of rough, at Lily I continued east to I96 (Bostwick rd plowed & icy) then south to I17--(I96 to I17 good), from I17 went west to 9 Mile--a couple areas of washouts in this section, then back to I17, then east & south to I18 (this segment was quit rough) then south to I19, I20, then west to Langlade and the state trail & white lake. I don't know if I would repeat this loop ride until we get more snow, to many areas of logging & rough trail. The Wolf River State trail is very good to Lily, and is probably good all the way to Crandon. The crockers is good, also the trail east to just south of the bridge.

01 Jan---Early morning ride from White Lake to the ski hill, the grade & trail from Lily to the hill were good. Early afternoon I rode from the hill to the Sno Birds club house. The riders I talked to had no complaints on trail conditions. On my return in the early evening I could tell that there had been traffic on the trail, but conditions were still good.

03 Jan---From White Lake north to Lily, then east to I96, I95 (Ada Lake Rd), I95A, I95B, then east on LMT2 to I3 just south of Carter, then north on the Nicolet St.Trail to I51 (about 3-4 miles north of Laona), then west to Forest Cty I31, then south for a short stop at Johnnies, from Johnnies west & South to the Wolf River State trail, then south to Lily & White Lake. All trails were good to very good, with a little chop developing on the grade between Lily north to Cty A.

06 Jan---left late afternoon from White Lake for a short ride. North to I22C (just south of the bridge), then west to I22B, I22A, & I22, then north to I23, continuing north thru the crockers to I99, took the short spur to to the ski hill (had some trouble with the heating system), then north to Lily and back to white Lake. All trails were very good; in some places a little hard--maybe a little icy. Talked to a few riders from the Townsend, Post Lake, & Pickerel areas--no complaints on trail conditions otheer than a few areas of logging operations.

07 Jan---North from White Lake to Lily, then east to I95 (about half way between I95 & I96 be alert for for two large rocks that were kicked up by the groomer--one is marked fairly well, the other will be marked this week when the groomer goes out), continuing east to Carter; the trail was good to very good to Carter on the Nicolet State trail, from Carter to just south of Long Lake there were small stones starting to appear on the grade, still very rideable, stopped at Long Lake for a bowl of chili, then back tracked to Laona for gas, then headed west with the intention of stopping at Johnnies, the place was packed, so I continued south to the wolf River state trail, conditions continued to be good to the state trail, headed south & stopped at Frog Alley for a burger, then south Lily (the grade from Lily to Cty "A" was kind of rough), stopped at the Sno Birds for a short time and then back on the grade to white Lake. I met many sleds on the trails, Flat Landers, (now Road House 139) was packed with snowmobilers, Frog Alley was also very busy. Lily Sno Birds was very busy with sleds all day, but when I stopped in the early evening-only one sled. It was a little cool when I left, but ended up being a very nice ride.

09 Jan---short ride yesterday west to area of I22 to check on some signing issues; then east to I22C by the bridge & back to White lake. Conditions on this segmet very good

10 Jan---Met a group of riders from Bryant at Lily. Rode east to the Nicolet State trail just south of Carter, then North to Laona, then west to I24 just west of Johnnies, then SW to the Wolf River State Trail, then rode the Pickerel trail at I16 to Crane/Pickerel Lake, stopped at Pickerel Point for a burger, then SW to Pearson & Hummers, Continued South to I101 where we parted ways, the group headed to Bryant & I took the north loop to Lily & back to White Lake. we were breaking trail in 6-8" of snow from early afternoon on. It's been quite awhile since I've ridden in that much new snow here.

13 Jan---Was supposed to leave with a group from White Lake, but I had some work to do around the house & couldn't leave later in the morning. the plan was I would meet up with themn later. Finally left White Lake mid morning going east to Langlade & then north to I18 (Rose Lake Rd), continued east to the trail that goes north on the west side of Lakewood & Townsend coming out at Kathy's Valley Inn, then north on the Nicolet State Trail to Wabeno, Laona, Long Lake, and stopping at the white Tail Inn for lunch, back tracked to Laona for gas, then north 3-4 miles to F.C. I51, then west & south to Johnnies, to crowded, back tracked west to I24, then SW to the Wolf Rivber State trail, then south to Frog Alley, continued SW to Pickerel, thru downtown pickerel heading south & east back to the grade, then south to the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse, finally meeting up with the morning group. Stayed a short time & then back to white Lake. The trails were very good to excellent, a lot of riders were out.

14 Jan---Left before sunrise for the ski hill. There's something about early morning rides that are very relaxing. The grade & trail to the hill were excellent. I did ride to the Sno Birds mid afternoon. The area around the club were jammed with sleds, needless to say, it was quite crowded inside. Returned to the hill to the hill to close and groom, finishing up early evening. Stopped at the Sno Birds on the way back, about a dozen sleds there. The Sno Birds had there busiest day in a long time. The trail from the hill to Lily & back to White Lake were starting to get used up, but not to the point where you wished you were home--still very rideable. Trail traffic was extremely high all day. The sno Birds groomers were going out late Saturday evening. I'm off to the hill in a few minutes to re-groom.

15 Jan---Left before sunrise for the ski hill. The grade to Hollister (just north of the big bridge) was a little used up, but from Hollister to Lily was groomed, from Lily to the hill was good. Rode to the Sno Birds mid afternoon, just a couple sleds--quite a turn-around from Saturday. While at the Sno Birds I heartd some complaints on rough trails, but on a Sunday afternoon after the very high traffic Saturday that is to be expected. the trails were still very rideable. We had a very busy day at the ski hill with many skiers/snow boarders.

16 Jan---Only time for a short ride. North up the grade to I21B (north of Hywy 64) then west to I22, then north to I23, then north thru the Crockers to Lily, and back to White Lake. The Polar trails were groomed east to langlade and also their part of the grade to Hollister, Lily had groomed the Crockers and their part of the grade south to Hollister. All trails were excellent--even though the ride was short, it was to nice of a day to stay home.

04 Mar, 2016: LAST RIDE. Rode from the ski hill south thru the Crockers, then east to the grade at I21B (north of hwy 64), then north to Lily, then back tracked to I22C (just south of the bridge), then west to I22, and north thru the crockers to the ski hill. All trails were very hard, along with ice and about 1/2" of snow, not the best of conditions.

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

Any comments that you may have about the trails or anything else, please e/m me, thanks. The 2017-2018 Langlade County 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 will be CLOSED this Sat & Sun, 21 & 22 Jan. due to the warm weather and rain that is forcast. 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

Jan 27: MS ride at Lily Sno Birds, MS ride is based at Carter, but will be stopping at the Sno Birds around noon.

JAN 28: 33rd annual Langlade County snowmobile ride-in at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse. Free food, also raffles. 11:00AM to ???

FEB 4: Deerbrook Bridge Runners "Classic Cruise" at Quinn's Bar, pit stop #15, located just North of Antigo off Hwy 45 at the jct of A & B. For info contact Mike at 715.350.1731

Feb 11: Tombstone-Pickerel snowmobile club chili ride-in at the Tombstone-Pickerel clubhouse on Cty DD, (on the trail).

MISC:

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

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

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

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

Season: Start//End Date: Miles

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

MISC

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

LANGLADE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE CLUBS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NON RESIDENT TRAIL PASSES AVAILABLE AT:

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

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

GAS: 24 HOUR GAS, TRAIL accessable.

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

NON 24 HOUR and/or EMERGENCY GAS, TRAIL accessable

Pickerel---------P/S 91--(N. of Pickerel on Hwy 55, (Schaeffer's Country Store)
Pickerel---------P/S 89--(Hwy A/TT jct-Lil Hummer's)
Langlade--------P/S 44--(Hwy 55/64) (Mike's Service)
Langlade--------P/S 38--(Hwy 55/64) (Bob & Joni's)
Polar-----------P/S 109A (Hwy 64) (formerly Polar Country Club--now Timber Haven, 715.623.7662)
Pelican Lake---P/S 25--(S. end of Pelican lake, Gerrit's Lakeview)
Rolling Stone Lk-P/S 92---(Walleye Lodge, S. shore of lake)
Lily-------------------P/S 110--(Lily Sno Birds-when the club is open)
Elton---------------P/S 108, South of I22A, then west on highway 64 a short distance

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 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.

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