Trail Reports

Trail Report 02/15/2021

All Cruisers trails still remain in good to excellent condition. Because of the very cold temperatures our trails remained quite flat and have held up very well, even with the heavy traffic during Slo’s Pub Radar this past weekend. We do want to shout out a thank you to all that braved the cold this weekend and came out to support the Cross Country Cruisers at Slo’s Pub Radar Run Event. Last night our temperatures were dangerously cold (Below 30 Degrees). For the safety of our groomer operators and equipment, we made the decision not to send out our groomers last evening 2/14/2021. We will resume grooming operations tonight! Temperatures will rise into the teens and 20’s this week which will make for very enjoyable riding. Weather should be great for the Lakeland Powersports Open House on February 20th. So we hope you get a chance to enjoy riding the trails to the event and help support our club. Don’t Forget: Ride Right, Ride Safe! Enjoy the Trails! Trail Managers, Don Schneider and Bill Lemke

Trail Report 02/06/2021

Good morning Snowmobile Riders! Finally some good news to report!

All Cruisers trails are in excellent condition with the exception of trail 51 North (Vandercook Rd.) where there are logging operations going on. It is very icy on corners so please slow down, stay on the right of trails and give the logging trucks the right of way.

Although the sun is shining and looks really nice, it is very cold out with below zero temperatures. It will be even colder when riding so please dress accordingly for the weather and be safe!

Enjoy the trails as they are finally in great condition! Keep Thinking Snow!

RIDE RIGHT! RIDE SAFE!

Trail Managers,
Don Schneider and Bill Lemke

Trail Report 02/01/2021

All Cross Country Cruisers trails are in Fair Condition.

Our groomer operators did a fantastic job Sunday night. Most ruts, holes and divots have been filled in. Thumbs up to all our fantastic volunteers that help make the trails the best they can be with the lack of snow this year.

Please ride very cautiously!! Slow down for corners, they are very icy. Logging areas are also very icy. Stay as right as possible on trails until conditions improve.

Good News! Thursday looks like there is snow coming that may produce between 3-6” With the current ice and snow base that we have now and with some much needed snow accumulation, it would bring our trails to good if not, excellent condition.

Fingers Crossed for SNOW!! Bring it on, we are ready.

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!

Ride RIGHT RIDE SAFE!
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
operations.

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.