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Welcome to Langlade Snow. The intent of this page is to keep you informed of snowmobile 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 in Zone B 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:----ZONE "A" trails will OPEN Friday, 11 Jan, 2019 at 5PM; with the following exceptions: Corridor 9 South of Polar will remain closed, also the trail between Intersections 54C & 53A will be closed due to logging operations. ZONE "B" will remain closed until further notice.

TRAIL CONDITIONS:---------------6:56 AM 1/18/2019: Most trails in the N. & E. part of the county will be good. There may be issues in some of the swampy areas by Summit Lake & Elcho(these areas are packed, but not groomed- to soft for the groomer to get thru) & some fields may be a little thin; also some pit stops may be a little hard to get to. Remember this is early season riding, be prepared for the unexpected changing trail conditions. The groomer had to turn around in the NW part of Langlade county just short of Lincoln county--low snow. South of Cty "J", (the A/B Zone Line), the snow is thin and un-groomeable. The trail from I52, I52A to I43A at the Thirsty Bear is good.

WEATHER:------6:56 AM 1/18/2019

Friday: NOW: 1 HIGH: 15, A mix of clouds & sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. WIND: N 5-10
Friday night: LOW near: 1, Cloudy. WIND: NNE 5-10
Saturday: HIGH near: 13, Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. WIND: NNE 5-10
Saturday night: Low near: -2, Clear. WIND: N 5-10

Some confusion existed last season on a corner between I22 & I22A (north of Elton). On this corner there is a local trail that is groomed by locals to access the main trail. This local trail brings you out on Sherry Road & then Hwy 64 just west of Elton. Some riders are thinking this corner is I22A, and the trail south to Elton for gas. At this corner continue east for a couple miles to I22A, then south if you need gas at Borucki's Shell.

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. For questions on the trail pass & registration, call the DNR at 888.936.7463

SNOW

Total snowfall 2012-2013: 57 3/4"
Total snowfall 2013-2014: 69 3/4"
Total snowfall 2014-2015: 47 1/4"
Total snowfall 2015-2016: 49" (18 1/2" after trails closed)
Total snowfall 2016-2017: 49 3/4"
Total snowfall 2017-2018: 64 3/4" (31 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"
2017-2018: First snow--01 Nov--2 1/2"
2018-2019: First snow--14 Oct--1 1/2"

SNOW FALL LAST 24 HOURS: 0"

Snow on the ground at White Lake: 3-5".

2018-2019 daily snowfall

14 Oct---1 1/2"Heavy snow showers Sunday afternoon, melted the next day or so.
04 Nov---1 3/4" Melted next day
09 Nov-- 1 1/2"
10 Nov---3 1/2"
19 Nov---3/4" morning of 19 Nov
24 Nov---Rain
29 Nov---3/4"
02 Dec---7"
12 Dec---1/2"
23 Dec---1/4"
27 Dec---3" packy snow early morning
27 Dec---rain all day, snow is mush
07 Jan---5"wet snow, with lite rain now
07 Jan---a steady RAIN (after the snow) until mid afternoon
17 Jan---1/2" yesterday afternoon

2016/2017 TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING

27 Dec---ZONE "A" OPEN at 0800, 27 Dec
06 Jan---ZONE "B" OPEN at 5PM, 06 Jan
18 Jan---All trails temporarily CLOSED at 5pm, 18 Jan
27 Jan---ZONES "A" & "B" (entire county) will RE-OPEN Friday at 8AM, 27 Jan
19 Feb---ZONE "B" CLOSED 8AM, 19 Feb.
23 Feb---Zone "A" CLOSED at 2:07PM, 23 Feb,2017 (ALL county trails are CLOSED).

2017/2018 TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING

18 Jan---ZONE "A" OPEN at 8AM, 18 Jan
27 Jan---ZONE "B" OPEN at 7AM, 27 Jan
20 Mar---ZONE "A" CLOSE at 5PM, 20 Mar
16 Mar---ZONE "B" CLOSE at 8AM, 16 Mar

2019/2020 TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING

11 Jan---ZONE "A" OPEN 5PM, 11 Jan 2019. ZONE "B" will remain closed until further notice.(ZONE "A" exceptions--the trail from I54C to I53A is closed for logging in the Parrish area, also the trail Corridor 9 south of Polar to Phlox is closed-thin snow.

NOTE: The trail east of Lily (Corr 9/16), is a shared trail/driveway. The shared trail/driveway starts where the trail enters the woods after you leave Bostwick Rd and continues east for a couple miles.

The trail north of the Sno Birds clubhouse on Turtle Lake Rd is a shared trail/driveway for about 3/4 mile from Turtle Lake Rd. to the bridge.

First Ride

09 Dec 1st ride of 2013-2014: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
05 Dec 1st ride of 2014-2015: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI.
21 Dec 1st ride of 2015-2016: Trailered to Greenland, MI.
25 Dec 1st ride of 2016-2017: Trailered to Mountain, WI.
19 Dec 1st ride of 2017-2018: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI
10 Dec 1st ride of 2018/2019: Trailered to Watersmeet, MI

LAST RIDE:

03 Mar 2013-2014
08 Mar 2014-2015
04 Mar 2015-2016
04 Mar 2016-2017
15 Mar 2017-2018

2018-2019 Season Rides:

10 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet, MI. Rode trail 2 east to the jct of 107 North. The snow on #2 was a little thin, with small ares of small stones, but certainly rideable. Not to long after heading north on 107 I encountered a stretch of very rutted trail that continued for what seemed like miles. I was close to turning around, but eventually got thru the mess & the trail improved. Continued North on 107 to the jct of 150, then continuing North on 107. No trails were groomed, but there had been several sleds on the trail, which packed the snow giving a smooth trail 6-8'wide. I was not in a hurry anyway as these were break-in miles on a new sled & an old body. Continued North on 107 to the jct of FH 4580 & the trail; most sled traffic had taken FH4580. There was enough snow on the shoulders for the hyfax & cooling. FH 4580 runs due north for about 2 miles to HWY 2, with the #8 trail just across the highway. Took #8 east to Kenton, continuing east to Sidnaw. Stopped here for a short break, then north on 8/15 to the jct of 8/15-109. Had to turn around here as I had to get back for two club meetings in the evening. It was kind of hard to turn around, as the groomer had just come from the NE, and then turned to the NW on 109. I then backtracked to the jct of 107/150. Took 150 to the west to the jct of 3. Thought I would try a different trail (3) back to trail 2. Tr 3 was a little thin with some rough spots, but it was a lot better than 107 back to 2. Although no trails were groomed, they were all very rideable (the short section on 107 being the exception). I will probably repeat this ride this weekend as I would like to ride 109 & 12 to Rousseau & Mass City.

14 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet. Rode 2 east to 3 north. A few more small stones on the grade. 3 is not groomed, but it is alot better than 107 from 2 to 150. Took 107 all the way to Kenton--mistake; where the trail (107) meets FH4580 I took the trail to Kenton. This section of 107 is in very bad condition, any way I made it to Kenton & continued on to Sidnaw. Quite a few sleds from a Rockford,IL club were at Sidnaw on a club ride. After a short stop at Sidnaw, rode the gorg trail-8/15-109 (groomed & very good) to Laird road. Turned around at Laird road as it was plowed with very little snow; I later found out it was only plowed for a short distance. Backtracked to the jct of 109-8/15, rode 8/15 for 5-6 miles towards Baraga (groomed). Then back to Sidnaw for lunch. On the way back I took 8 all the way to FH4580, taking FH4580 south to the trail. The warm weather was taking a toll on what little snow was on the road (4580). Back on 107, 150, 3, & 2 back to Watersmeet. A few more small stones were appearing on the grade (2) as a result of the warm weather. After this weekend 2 might be be pretty well used up. More snow is definetly needed in the Watersmeet area.

29 Dec Trailered to Watersmeet. Rode 2 east to 3 north to the jct of 3/150. (2 was thin with a few small stones). 3N was rough all the way to 150. Took 150 east to 107. 107N to 4580 to trail 2. (150 & 107 not grooomed, but enough snow to be groomed). 2 east to Sidnaw where I met up with 4 friends. From Sidnaw north on 8/15, then 15 to L Anse, turned around before L Anse, tried 8 to Nestoria, but 8 was gated, back tracked to 159 north, then forest rds west to 109, continued on 109 & then 12 to Rousseau for lunch. Needed gas, so headed for Mass City on 12, 12 was just plain ugly rough, (although there was enough snow to groom). After gas back tracked to Rousseau, just east of Rousseau jumped on forest rds for the rest of the afternoon. Parted company with the 4 friends where the trail 2 crosses hwy 28. An uneventual ride back south to the jct of 107/159 in the dark. Noticed a small group at the jct of 3/159 looking at a map. The map shows the jcts of 3/159 & 159/107 being 2-3 miles apart, when they are only a couple hundred yards apart, being dark this added to their confusion. Took 107 south to 2 (one kind of a rutted/rough section on 107 before 2). 2 back to Watersmeet was getting kind of used up. Hopefully the trails south of hwy 28/trail 2 will be groomed.

5/6 Jan Trailered to Washburn. Rode two days in the Valhalla area. Riding was mostly on forest roads in the national forest, with ocassional short rides on the trail. The trails in the area of the Pub & Grub were groomed & it looked like the groomer had headed towards Red Cliff. Rode the trail part way to Cornicopia, turned around just short of Cornicopia at the jct of 1/11. Trail to here was quite challenging. At some point in time they will have to do some serious brushing. Back tracked south & rode forest roads the rest of the day. On Saturday started out riding forest roads, ( all foresrt roads were not groomed, but were good to very good). Decided to try & get into Herbster, again the trail was not groomed, but had adequate snow. Again the trail was quite challenging with several areas of washouts. Decided to turn around & leave this trail for another day. Headed south & rode forest roads the rest of the day. I found this year that more of the forest roads are plowed for logging. One thing that affects the trails in this area; and other areas as well, is that they are extremely short handed when it comes to grooming operators or trail work. All in all, had a good ride as it was early season riding for that area.

10 Jan Trailered to Animals at the Jct of Hwy 64 & Cty T. Rode N. & W. getting on the Langlade County trail N. to Lily jct 96. From I96 E. to Oconto & Forest counties. For 2 miles E. of I96 the road/trail is plowed for logging & VERY icy. There is no way to get snow for cooling. This was the only problem area. Trails around Wabeno & Laona were good, as was the Nicolet St Tr.

12 Jan Rode from White Lake N. to I22C just south of the Wolf River bridge, then W. to I22B, I22A, & I22, then N. to I23, N.thru the Crockers to I99, continued N. to Lily with a short stop at the Sno Birds clubhouse, continued N. to I101B, then W. to I101, then N. to I100, taking the E. loop to I73, then N. to Hummer's for a short stop, (all trails to Hummer's were good to very good) from Hummer's E. to Pickerel--this stretch of trail was getting kind of used up, from Pickerel NW to the old Frog Alley, and then the Wolf River State Trail back to White Lake. All trails were good, no dirt, very few stones, with some ice to be aware of. For trail opening the grade hasn't been this good for many years. From reports the trails in the Jack Lake & NW of Summit Lake were good.

13 Jan Rode from White Lake N. to I21, then E. to langlade & I20, then N. to I19, I18, I17, I96, The W. to the grade, (Bostwick Rd is a little thin as usual) then N. to I94A, then W. to Northwoods Inn for breakfast, continuedto Pickerel & W. to I74 (Hummer's), this section is still used up. S. to I73, I100, I101, then E.to I101B, and the N. loop to the sno birds, from the snow birds S. thru the Crockers to I23, then E. to I22 on the grade, and back to white Lake.Trails are still holding fairly well, although a little more ice is starting to appear. NOTE: If you lost a rear tunnel bag, send me an e/m, I found one W. of the grade.

14 Jan Trailered to Kettlebowl. The state was there to inspect the tows, after inspection 3 riders from the Bryant club met me at the hill. They had come up thru Crockers & said it was good. Headed N. to Lily & the Wolf River St. Trail, then N. to Crandon. Grade waas good to Crandon, as we crossed Hwy 8 we encountered ballast rock for a short distance. Had lunch in Crandon, then headed E., trail 9 was thin for a ways, but then got pretty good. Continued E. to FC I32, FC I31, continued E. on 9 to where it jcts with 7 on tghe Nicolet State Tr., then south to Laona, then W. to FC I24 & S. to FC I26 continuing W. to the grade. Parted company with the Bryant group here, I had to get back to white Lake as I had a meeting to go to. So S. on the grade home. All trails were good, with exception of the short stretch in Crandon.

15 Jan Rode from White Lake. Wife wanted to go for a short ride. Rode N. to I18, then W. I22B, I22A, I22, turned around at I22, then E. I22C at the Wolf River bridge, then north to Lily, turnee around at I97 (hwy55), and then back to White Lake. All trails were good, & all had just been groomed. Again, the trails are alot better than I expected for just opening & limited snow, nothing to complain about. I think I'll give the sled a rest for a couple days.

Any comments that you may have about the trails or anything else, e/m me at "snowing@granitewave.com", thanks. The 2019-2020 Langlade County snowmobile map will be out early November. There are no changes to the "A"-"B" zone boundry lines.

See you on the trail

KETTLE BOWL:---We will be opening this weekend, 19 Jan, 2019. 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 (usually plowed); 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, White Lake at the east end of the food pantry(across from the mill) on Bissel St.

EVENTS: 2018/2019

Jan 26, 2019: 35th Langlade County snowmobile council ride-in at the Lily Sno Birds clubhouse.

Feb 6 & 7, 2019: Groomer show, St Germain.

Feb 09, 2019: TombStone/Pickerel chili ride-in at the clubhouse on Hwy DD, on the trail. From 3-6PM.

Feb 09, 2019: Jump-in on Pickerel Lake.

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(breakfast sandwiches on weekdays); also the Black Bear in White Lake serves food(closed Monday).

Shaefers gas station across from Hill's still on HWY 55, north of Pickerel is now OPEN, and will be open this winter.

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(2017-2018), and to those that didn't, hope to see you this coming season (2018-2019).

The ice on White Lake went out on 1 May, 2013.
The ice on White Lake went out on 3 May, 2014.
The ice on White Lake went out on 9 Apr, 2015.
The ice on White Lake went out on 6 ApR, 2016.
The ice on White Lake went out on 3 Apr, 2017.
The ice on White Lake went out on 8 May, 2018.

Season: Start Date//End Date: Miles

85-86: 12-20-85//3-20-86: 1,550****86-87: 12-25-86//3-04-87: 1,293
87-88: 12-13-87//3-05-88: 2,492****88-89: 12-18-88//3-18-89: 2,781
89-90: 12-16-89//2-25-90: 1,757****90-91: 12-19-90//3-03-91: 2,839
91-92: 12-14-91//3-22-92: 1,816****92-93: 12-29-92//3-21-93: 1,995
93-94: 12-23-93//3-12-94: 1,672****94-95: 12-30-94//3-10-95: 2,427
95-96: 12-15-95//3-27-96: 3,090****96-97: 12-10-96//3-23-97: 3,078
97-98: 12-31-97//3-21-98: 2,071****98-99: 12-31-98//3-14-99: 2,510
99-00: 01-05-00//2-20-00: 1,890****00-01: 12-20-00//3-24-01: 3,620
01-02: 12-29-01//4-07-02: 3,178****02-03: 12-28-02//3-14-03: 2,123
03-04: 12-13-03//3-23-04: 2,123****04-05: 12-19-04//3-26-05: 2,503
05-06: 12-11-05//3-23-06: 2,278****06-07: 01-02-07//3-23-07: 1,850
07-08: 12-29-07//3-17-08: 2,391****08-09: 12-26-08//3-14-09: 2,494
09-10: 12-18-09//3-04-10: 3,667****10-11: 12-24-10//3-15-11: 2,858
11-12: 12-23-11//3-09-12: 2,533****12-13: 01-03-13//4-24-13: 4,625
13-14: 12-19-13//3-23-14: 4,208****14-15: 12-05-14//3-07-15: 3,806
15-16: 12-21-15//3-04-16: 2,841****16-17: 12-25-16//3-04-17: 2462
17-18: 01-18-18//3-15-18: 4,028****18-19: 12-10-18//

MISC

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

LANGLADE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE CLUBS

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Sno-Birds-------------- Jim Hoffman-------715.350.6525---------------1st fri after 1st weds----------------------Sno-Birds clubhouse-Lily

N. Woods Boulder Lake Snow Goers---Jim Tilkens-----715.276.3290------(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 Weds---------------------Groomer Bldg-Polar

Tombstone/Pickerel----------XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX----------------2nd Mon---------------------Tombstone-Pickerel clubhouse on Cty DD-Pickerel

NON RESIDENT TRAIL PASSES AVAILABLE AT ANTIGO DNR 715.627.4317. Call DNR for local venders.

GAS: 24 HOUR GAS, TRAIL accessable.

White Lake-------P/S 47---(White Lake Market--down town White Lake) (next to Black Bear) (No 91)
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 89--(Hwy A/TT jct-Lil Hummer's)
Motor Sports Marine P/S 106 (hwy 55 & Pickerel Lake Rd
Langlade--------P/S 44--(Hwy 55/64) (Mike's Service)
Pelican Lake---P/S 25--(S. end of Pelican lake, Gerrit's Lakeview)
Rolling Stone Lk-P/S 92---(Walleye Lodge, S. shore of lake)
Lily-------------------P/S 110--(Lily Sno Birds-when the club is open)
Elton---------------P/S 108, South at I22A to Hwy 64, then west on highway 64 a short distance

Above listed are ADVERTISERS on the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 Langlade County snowmobile trail map, send me an e/m with your name & address, my e/m address is at bottom of page.

The WOLF RIVER STATE TRAIL, known locally as "the grade", is open to snowmobiles from White Lake to Crandon.(when the Langlade & Forest County snowmobile trails are open)

LILY SNO BIRDS: The Lily Sno Birds club house is open Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:00PM. ( Open Fri, Sat, & Sun at 11:00AM DURING the snowmobile season when the trails are open) Food and refreshments are available, the family orientated club house is operated by snowmobilers, for snowmobilers & anyone else. There is a large open area to sit & relax, one of the "must stops" if your in the area. Stop and say hi to Don & the crew. Try one of Don's famous steak burgers. Snowmobile trailer parking available.

Langlade County is divided in two zones for the purpose of opening & closing of the trails. Zone "A" is basically to the North & East of the Antigo area; Zone "B" is to the SE, S, SW, W, & N of Antigo to county Hwy "J". Zones "A" & "B" are clearly marked on the current map(2019-2020). 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.

FOR QUESTIONS, MAPS, ETC. e/m: snowing@granitewave.com