Trail Reports

Trail Report January 25, 2021

Hello all,

Since Oneida Trails are opening tomorrow 1/26/21 at noon and we wanted to update you on the current Cruisers trails that have been open. Our trails are definitely still in early season conditions, even though the season is almost at the half way point. There is good news to report, we did get some much needed snow on Saturday 3-5” of light fluffy snow which has improved the conditions of the trails. However, we are still in need of a lot more snow to make the trails in good riding condition.

Trails are in Fair Condition, so please be very cautious as condition can change very rapidly.
Trail 5 along highway 51 is in poor condition,
Trails 11, 10, 17, 3, 6, and 47 are in fair to good condition.

There is a ton of logging operations going on out there and they have the right away. Please if you come across a plowed trail Slow Down!! We don’t want anyone to get hurt. Trails are marked where logging operations are going on. Please slow down and be respectful to the loggers, they are just doing their job! Sorry to report that we had to shut down a trail because of snowmobilers not obeying signs for the logging operations. The trails are now closed between 354 and 356. Please see map details.

Our grooming operations are underway on a regular daily grooming schedule. Thank you Groomers and Volunteers for all the time you put in on our trails.

Ride Safe, Ride Respectful, and Enjoy! Think Snow!!!!

Trail Manager,

Don Schneider

Trail Report January 16, 2021

Cross Country Cruiser’s trails remain in poor condition.

There are some fair patches in wooded areas.
We received about one inch wet snow yesterday.

Grooming operations are still at a standstill until we receive a sufficient snow fall.

All Oneida trails remain CLOSED! Keep doing the snow dance and pray for snow.

Wish I had better news.

If you do ride please use extreme caution as conditions change quickly!

Trails managers Don Schneider @ Bill Lemke

Trail Report, January 8th, 2021

I had this report all ready to go, only to find out just before posting – ONEIDA COUNTY IS NOT (REPEAT — NOT) OPENING THEIR TRAILS!!!!!

Trail conditions, both in Oneida and Vilas (currently open) are in
VERY VERY POOR EARLY SEASON condition! There is a lot of dirt showing.

I am recommending you reconsider riding our trails. Recommending for 2 reasons.

1) We want to respect our landowners and not damage their property when
snow is so scarce. If we damage their land, we have the potential of
losing their part of the trail – perhaps permanently.

2) There is currently a lot of dirt, rocks, roots, etc., so for the simple protection of your own sled and the resulting wear and tear, we strongly suggest you wait for improved conditions.

As of Saturday (Jan. 2nd) we have suspended ALL of our groomer

Of the 3 groomers that went out that evening, two of them came back via the roads due to conditions being so poor! WE NEED SNOW BEFORE ANYTHING CAN RESUME.

If you are north bound, please check your destination’s ride-able snow conditions.

We love to have everyone up in God’s Country, and so do our businesses – just know what to expect.

If you ride — Ride Right – Ride Safe!

Bill Lemke Winter Trail Mgr.

01/03/2021 Trail Report

Trail report 1/3/2021
It was great seeing all the Snowmobilers enjoying our trails. Even I got to put on some miles on my sled. At least we all got a good ride for the New Year Weekend!
As you can expect our trails took a big hit over the weekend. Groomers were out last night to try to get trails cleaned up with not much success. We are sad to say we are suspending grooming operations until we get more snow. Plain and simple we need more snow. If you must ride please use extreme caution as conditions are poor and can change very rapidly. Please stay on trails.
Trail Managers,
Don Schneider and Bill Lemke.

Trails are Open!

Trails opened at 8am 01/01/2021.

We have been out packing trails and swamps. Reports from our dedicated groomer operators is that the trails are in very early conditions. If your out riding please be very cautious as conditions can change instantly. Take it easy and enjoy the ride. And try to tread lightly, your only helping the trails if you do. Have fun and be safe!
Trails manager Don Schneider.

Getting Ready to Open Trails

All groomers are out packing trails. Snow totals range from 7 inches in Arbor Vitae to almost 12 further north. I will put out a full trail report soon when all our trails have been packed.
Trails manager, Don Schneider