EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (WSAW) – Dubbed “the snowmobile capital of the world,” Eagle River consistently attracts large numbers of winter snowmobile enthusiasts. This is still the case this winter.
Kim Emerson is the Executive Director of the Eagle River Region Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. She said this year’s conditions have created a welcoming environment for those looking to hit the trails.
“It’s been a great weekend for snowmobiling,” said Emerson. “The trails are in good condition, of course it depends on where you are and how heavy the traffic is in the area, but there are a lot of people enjoying the trails and we are happy to take them. have here. ”
On Sunday morning, the Chamber reported 19 inches of snowfall. That amount is good, but Emerson says more snow is always a good thing.
“I always want a little more snow, but this weekend it looks like we might get a little more,” Emerson said.
With snow forecast in the area Monday and Tuesday, the trails should continue to be in good condition. On the other hand, the southern part of the state didn’t get as much snow, leading them to hitch up their trailers and head north to snowmobile.
“It’s a great place to come to,” Emerson said. “Unfortunately the southern part of the state has no snow so if you want to use your sleds you are going to come north and we are so glad they come here to enjoy our outdoors.”
Emerson said the trails will remain open depending on the weather. As the season continues, she says it’s not uncommon to bring people from all over to enjoy winter recreation.
“In fact, people come from all over to come and snowmobile in our area,” Emerson said.
For more information on snowmobile trails in Eagle River, visit here.
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