Cruiser News

Board Meetings

All Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September through April.

General Membership Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, September through April.ย  Social hour 5:00 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm, meeting to follow.

RSVPs are required for General Meetings.ย  Payment is due upon arrival by cash or check. Cancellations not made 48 hours prior, and No-Shows are required to pay for their dinner.

General Membership meetings are held at various club sponsors throughout the season

THANK YOU to Hornwinkels Bear Stube

We had a good turnout and wonderful meal, hosted by Hornwinkels Bear Stube for our Monthly General Membership Meeting this past Tuesday, October 18th. A huge THANK YOU to Hornwinkels Bear Stube, 4042 Popes Rd in Arbor Vitae.
The next Monthly Membership Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 15th at Island City Lanes. Details to follow. We hope to see you there.
Save the Date: December 10th for the Cross Country Cruisers Holiday Party that will be held at the Whitetail Inn

AWSC Trail Passes

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐Ÿ“ฃ
๐Ÿ”ถ 2023 Trail Passes are NOT AVAILABLE through
AWSC until after July 15, 2022. ๐Ÿ”ถ
If you attempt to purchase passes on their website prior to that date you will encounter a “404 Page Not Found” error message. This is intentional. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ.
Please wait until July 15th or later to order your trail passes.

Membership Reminder

All renewed memberships to the Cross Country Cruisers will now be valid July 1st 2022 to June 30th 2023.
The Wisconsin trail pass will be available July 1st.

If you would like to renew your membership you can either:
A) Mail in your membership to: Cross Country Cruisers PO Box 733 Woodruff, Wi 54568

B) Attend the next monthly meeting to pay in person

C) Renew your membership online! Go to or

Our annual membership fee is now $30.00 per single and $40.00 family, (with a small additional Credit Card Fee to renew On-Line).

Club membership entitles you to discounted WI trail passes through the AWSC as well as newsletters, club updates and trail conditions.
Additional donations to maintenance and trail fund are always welcome.


A membership committee has been organized by the Cross Country Cruisers to explore the opportunities to get kids interested in snowmobiling. Ideas we are considering include holding training sessions for kids to obtain their safety certificate to operate a snowmobile on the public trail system, holding special events such as family and kids specific rides, doing cookouts on the trails and encouraging membership in the AWSC kids program KAOS (Kids and Adults On Snowmobiles).

To further the current committee discussions, it would be helpful to obtain information from our members such as; do you feel this is a direction the club should go? If you have kids, would you encourage them to take part? If so, are you willing to provide the ages of your kids? It is important to have club support before getting Board approval and setting up specific programs and /or events.
If you support the effort to foster youth involvement, please provide the ages of your children. We will not share this information beyond the current Board Committee.

Please send the information to:
Doug Wendlandt
Cross Country Cruisers
P.O. Box 733
Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

Or email : moc.kooltuonull@pihsrebmemresiurCCC

Vilas County Trails Closing 03/18/2022 8:00am!


๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸšจBREAKING NEWS ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

At the end of this amazing season, we are excited to share that the Town of Arbor Vitae has been selected as a recipient of the AWSC Snowmobile Friendly Community Award!

Check out the Press Release below and be on the lookout for the signs next season! Hereโ€™s to a bright future for the CCC, our local businesses, and everyone that comes to visit this wonderful little town we call home ๐Ÿ˜

We would also like to thank the club members/officers that put in the time and effort to fill out the extensive application โฌ‡๏ธ

Jordan Hunter
Jon Cooksey
Sue Slominski
Thank you everyone for your continued support of our club!

Trail Report 03/11/2022

Per Cross Country Cruisers
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Well folks, we are officially done grooming for the season – unless we get a HUGE DUMP and at that point we could re-evaluate. Between the early morning runs and the evening runs, 4 of us went out and we all came to the same conclusion: WE ARE DONE ๐Ÿ˜ž

Everything out there has become icy – hard, icy snow. Neither our blades or the drags can cut the stuff, and the mogals that have formed have become very hard to try and cut down. The worst I saw tonite was between Popes and 51 – I couldn’t cut the majority of them. So be warned if you intend to ride there – she’s rough !!!! If you head to Popes, not only will you run into the icy mogals, but the logging has started. From 51 to the Y and down part of Camp lake, the trail has very minimal snow for lubrication. Going to be a challenge to get to Hornwinkels!

We have been very fortunate this year – 11 weeks of GREAT CCC trails! Last year I believe was 7. I still am amazed at how GREAT our trails stayed, inspite of not having that much snow.

So as we wrap up the 21 / 22 season, I have one thing to say to all of our volunteer groomers:

THANK YOU ALL for everything each of you have done to keep the CROSS COUNTRY CRUISERS TRAILS THE BEST IN THE NORTHWOODS!!!

Bill Lemke – Trail Manager