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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:---6:50 AM 2/7/2016: NOTE: Zone "A" trails will open at 8 AM 15 Jan; Zone "B" trails will open at 5 PM 29 Jan.

TRAIL CONDITIIONS:----------------6:50 AM 2/7/2016: Trail traffic was very heavy Friday & Saturday in the Lily area; and from the riders I talked to last night the Sno birds, the trails are pretty much used up.

WEATHER:-------------------------------6:50 AM 2/7/2016: NOW: 29 HIGH: 37. Overcast. WIND: SW 10-20.

TONIGHT: LOW: 23. Cloudy. WIND: WSW 10-15.

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:

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"

Snow fall last 24 Hrs: 1/4"

Snow on the ground at White Lake (measured in an open area): 12".

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
03 Dec---flurries last night, no accumulation
17 Dec---flurries yesterday, no accumulation
24 Dec---flurriesovernight, no accumulation
29 Dec---7" eve of 28 Dec & early morning 29 Dec
08 Jan---2" of heavy/wet snow eve of 7 Jan
11 Jan---1/4" early morning of 11 Jan
12 Jan---1/2" early morning of 12 Jan
13 Jan---1" aft/eve of 13 Jan
26 Jan---2 1/2" eve of 25 Jan
27 Jan---1/4" eve of 26 Jan
29 Jan---1/4" eve of 28 Jan
02 Feb---5" eve of 1 Feb
06 Feb---1/4" early morn of 6 Feb

NOTE: Most lakes are froze over at this time, but still use caution when crossing a lake. If the club has marked a route across a lake--follow the markers.

The trail east of Lily (Corr 9/16), is a shared trail/driveway. The shared trail/driveway starts on the west end where the trail enters the woods after you leave Bostwick Rd and continues for a couple miles to the east. Also the road is plowed further to the east for logging.

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.

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.

21 Dec 1st RIDE of 2015-2016. Trailered to Greenland. If you're riding from Pat's Yamaha/Polaris, use the village streets to get to the trail on Plank Rd on the South side of Hwy 38; there's a bad water section just after you cross the Hwy. The first 6-7 miles from Greenland to Twin lakes was a little touchy, but after that the trail improved considerably to good for early season riding conditions. Stopped at Krupps for something to eat. Not to far after leaving Krupps there was a noticable increase in snow on the trail, conditions from here on to Houghton were good to very good. Turned around just after the overlook at Houghton. On the way back I took the trail to Freda, turned around at the road to Freda, did not take the Freda loop back to the grade; in past early season rides there has been water on this section, although there were snowmobile tracks on the trail. Headed back to the grade (Bill Nichols Trail) and Twin Lakes, stopped again at Krupps. Met two riders there from Minnesota that needed trail passes, they did not have any at the store, the nearest trail passes were at Pat's in Greenland. It was their first time in the area, and as I was going to Greenland they could follow me amd I could take them to Pat's. Met quite a few sleds thru out the day. With the exception of the first 6-7 miles out of Greenland, the trails were very good (the Bill Nichols was groomed/panned to Houghton, I don't know what the trail conditions are like on the other side of the bridge in Houghton; also the trail was groomed to the Freda road. It looked like the trail to Alston was groomed, or it could have been that more sleds were using the trail, it was getting dark and I couldn't tell for sure. This is the ONLY area that has any rideable snow, so I would expect traffic to be quite heavy here until other areas get snow. A nice first ride.

06 Jan Rode North from Lakewood. Encountered small stones all the way to Long lake. There was a short stretch between Carter & Laona that was better, and also for a few miles North of Laona that wasn't to bad; but overall the grade was very marginal. I kept riding in the hopes that it would get better, but there was no improvement. What base they had is gone.

07 Jan Trailered to Northern Bayfield County (Washburn area). Rode mainly forest roads. They had 4" of new snow on top of 8-10" of earlier snow. The forest roads are not groomed, but are just as good as the trail. Tried to get into Cornicopia & Herbster by trail, but the snow started to get less & less the closer I got to the lake, and I was getting into wet areas. Like everyone else they have water problems and a lot of trees down. A very good ride, a complete turn around from my ride of 6 Jan.

15 Jan Left from White lake early morning. Rode up the grade to the Sno Birds club house & then to the ski hill to groom, the state inspector was also there to inspect the tows. The grade was very good to Lily, south of the club house along the river, some ruts were encountere, from there on to the ski hill--very good. From the ski hill back to the main trail & south thru the Crockers--very good. Near I23 (South Crockers junction) the road was plowed for logging, but enough snow to ride on, continued West & North to I101B, then west to I101, some plowed trail for logging between I101B & I101, at I101 north to I100, then to I73 via the trail, then to Hummer's for lunch. From Hummer's to Pickerel somne plowed trail for logging. From Pickerel to Frog Alley for a short stop, and the grade back to White Lake. The grade was was very good all the way back to white Lake. Stopped numerous times to throw rocks off the trail that the groomer worked up. All in all, the the trails were very good, alot better then I expected. Trail traffic was very light yesterday, today trail traffic will probably be quite heavy. Debating on whether on not to ride the sled to the ski hill today.

16 Jan Rode from White Lake to Lily early in the morning, then to the ski hill. The grade was very good, the only problem area is south of the Sno Birds clubhouse by the river for a couple hundred yards; mainly ruts that aren't filled in. From there on to the ski hill junction (I99) the trail was very good. On my return late in the early evening, trail conditions had not changed, still very good. I did talk to snowmobilers at the ski hill & the sno birds club house that were on the Jack Lake, Summit Lake, Elcho, Post lake trails, they said there were some areas that were a little rough, but overall the trails were good. There did not appear to be any evidence of overly aggressive (corners pushed out, etc.) trail riding from the short amount of trail that I was on.

18 Jan Short ride late afternoon ride. From W.L. to I22C (south of the W.R. bridge--about a mile west of I22C you will encounter a plowed road for a short distance--this is a shared driveway/trail), then west to I22, then north to I23 & I102A, the trail is plowed from the crossing on Hwy 52 to I102(a shared trail/driveway from Hwy 52 to the cabins/trailer)-but has adequate snow cover, also the trail between Kent Rd & Langlade Price Rd is not groomed for 3/4 mile(there are no hazards here, but it will be groomed the next time the groomers are out). I then back tracked to the jct just south of the bridge, then north to Lily turned around at Lily back to I22C & west to I22B, then east to W.L. All trails are holding up remarkably well. Temp was -5.

19 Jan Another afternoon ride. From W.L. to I21B, west to I22, north to I23 & I102A, then north to I100 (Augustyne Springs rd.), northwest to I73B, 73A, 72, & 71 (corr 16), west to I68 (Jack Lake aera), north to I63, then north & east to I77, southeast to I74 (Hummer's), then south to I73, I100 & I101, then east to I101B, then the north loop to Lily, and the grade back to W.L. Overall the trails were good. I did not encounter any trail that was totally junk. several areas of logging were encountered. There is more late season logging due to the extremely wet fall that prevented any logging. In several areas you just have to slow down because of ruts that aren't filled in yet. The section of trail from I68 to I63 (Jack Lake) was just groomed--very good. The Crockers are still very good, as is the grade from Lily to W.L.

21 Jan Trailred to Watersmeet, rode east & north to Kenton, Sidnaw, Rousseau, Greenland, west to Rockland, Bergland, south Marinesco, and back to Watersmeet. They have snow. I did not encounter any bad trails. Met groomers several times during the day. Met more sleds on the trail than I expected for a Thursday, also met quite a few snowmobilers headed north up hwy 45. Gas $1.51 at Watersmeet. The ride was well worth the drive.

23 Jan Early morning ride to Lily & the ski hill, encountered a larger pile of snow on grade just south of Lily where the groomer drag slide off the trail. The driver must have been unaware of the large pile of snow deposited on the trail when he got the drag back on the trail. I marked the area with yellow caution tape and then called another driver to drag the short section, other than that, the grade was very good. The section of trail south of the clubhouse by the river for about 1/2 mile is a little rough, from there to the ski hill--good. Usually when I leave at night I go back to Lily & down the grade, but this time I went down thru the Crockers. I was quite surprised at the condition of the trail, I expected the trail to be used up after Saturday's traffic; but it was still in good condition. I turned east at I22 and back to the grade & W.L.

24 Jan Same ride as yesterday, no real trouble spots other than by the river for the short stretch. The Crockers are still good, as is the grade. I did take the cut-off trail (I22B to I22C) to the grade south of the bridge, some ruts in here, also a little thin after the plowed road to the grade.

25 Jan Left early morning for a meeting at Carter with the WI MS chapter organizers to discuss their ride on Fri, 29 Jan. Rode up the grade to Lily, then east & northeast to I95, east to I95B, then east on LMT 2 to the Nicolet St. Tr., then north to the Casino. Good trail to here. After the meeting, back on the Nicolet St. Tr. & north to the junction corr 7 & 9 (unnumbered intersection) then east on corr 9 to Forest county I31, then south to FC I19, then northwest to FC I16 (Wolf River St. Tr.) and then south to W.L. After lunch rode to the Sno Birds to work on a project, and then to Kettle bowl to groom the hill. After leaving the ski hill, I went south thru the Crockers to I22, then east to the grade, and back to W. L. The only rough part was a short section just west of the junction of 7 & 9 (north of laona).

28 Jan Rode up the grade to the Lily Sno Birds to assist with preparations for the Friday MS ride that will be stopping for lunch at noon. The grade is still very good. From the Sno Birds club house south to the ski hill for some equipment mainaintence. Still a little rough by the river. From the ski hill south thru the Crockers & west to I102, then north to I100, I73 and to Hummer's for lunch. After lunch back tracked to I101 and the north loop to Lily. Some rocks between I73 & I100, and some logging north of I101B (the north loop to the Sno Birds) for a short stretch (there's enough snow on the trail). From Lily the grade back to W.L.

29 Jan Rode up the grade to I94A (Cty A), then west to the Northwoods Inn for breakfast, then back tracked to the Sno Birds clubhouse to get ready for the MS riders arrival for their noon lunch stop. Had approximately 170 riders. After the event was over, back to W.L. to meet up with some friends from Appleton who wanted to go for a ride. Left W.L. on the grade to I21B, then west to I22, then north & west to I103A (NE of star Neva) then north to I73A & I71, then west & north to I63 (Jack Lake loop--very good) then north & east to Hummer's, tried to get something to eat--they were just to busy, then south to I73B, I100, I101, then east to I101B and the north loop to the Sno Birds (some logging on the north loop--just enough snow), and then back to W.L. Overall the trails were good, but there are areas where it is becoming thin.

30 Jan Early morning ride to the ski hill to groom, and then to the Sno Birds clubhouse for the ride-in. The weather was perfect for the event; it got a little warm in the afternoon. Trails got a little soft in the open, but in the woods they held up better than expected. I bought 6 tickets for the tool box/TV raffle. The same as last year, I put 1 in the tool box (I donated the tool box as I have for the last several years) and 5 in the TV. Last year I won the tool box and another person with the same last name won the TV. I turned down the tool box and had a re-draw. This year my name was drawn again for the tool box, again I had a re-draw. I had missed who won the TV, but was informed that I had won the 50" TV also. After a ccouple minutes of thought, I decided to have a re-draw for the TV. Both winners were local. A good time was had by all. See you next year.

02 Feb Short local ride to the west to change a trail sign. The snow was packy, hard to keep the sled from running warm

03 Feb Got home late in the afternoon after grooming the ski hill. Short ride from W.L. west to I22, then north to I102A, north to lI101, then east to I101B and the north loop to Lily (logging on this section just after you enter the Sno Birds trail, plowed trail for about 1 1/4 mi.) then north to I94A (cty A), back tracked to the Sno Birds for Weds night cards. Then the grade back to W.L. The Polar & Bryant clubs had groomed their trails, Lily hadn't been out yet, the grade was a little choppy.

05 Feb Rode east to Langlade & the Fish hatchery (I20), then north to I19 & I18, rode a few miles north & back tracked to I18, (trail could have used a little touching up from the grade to north of the Fish Hatchery-heard later that this section was groomed late in the morning ), at I18 east to Oconto Cty I42 (old intersection #) then north to Diamond Roof rd.(Oconto trails very good), continued north to I95B & LMT 4 to Wabeno, then north on the grade to Laona, stopped for gas at Laona, then north on the grade to the jct of Corr 7 & 9, then West to I31, then south to I19 & I16 (grade), the section from Hwy 8 to the grade was quite used up, then south to the Sno Birds & the ski hill (we opened Fri for the Antigo High School), early evening back to the Sno Birds & W.L. the grade to W.L. was starting to develop some chop.

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:--- We will be open Saturday, 6 Feb & Sunday, 7 Feb. Ski conditions will be very good to excellent. The regular 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, Timber Haven(715.623.7662)- Hwy 64 Polar/large parking lot. Inquire at the business before off-loading.

EVENTS: 2015/16

Feb 3/4: Groomer show, St. Germain.

Feb 06: AWSC youth ride, with noon lunch at White lake.

Feb 07: Deerbrook Bridge Runners 13th annual Classic Cruise at Quinn's Bar, downtown Neva Corners.

Feb 13: Chili ride at the Tombston Pickerel clubhouse on Cty DD (on the trail). From 3-6PM. Food, refreshments, raffles.

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(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
15-16: 12-21-15//

MISC

If travelling across a lake, follow the marking. 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---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----------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 & 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)
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