Trail Reports

Is it Christmas Already … Is Santa Confused

Whatever the reason……The Cross Country Cruisers are proud to take delivery of our brand-new Trail Bully!


Airport Trail Update

The Airport Trail is nearing completion. On October 10th we will complete the signage and erect the privacy fence, which are the last elements to complete. Inspection by Vilas County forestry should occur the week of the 10th. The credit goes to our group of retired volunteers who have spent days putting in 120 blazers, signs and have brushed the north 1/4 mile. Due to airport mowing, the blazers and signs need to be taken down in the spring and put up each fall.
A 3-inch piece of pvc 16 inches long was drilled and set flush with the ground with the post set in the sleeve and secured with a wood wedge. This should eliminate driving post in the fall and having to pull them out in the spring.

The trail should be a large improvement from 2 miles of road riding.
Glenn Speich and Greg Pauli project coordinators

Love Groomed Trails….Groomer Volunteers needed


Love Groomed Trails…. Groomer Operators needed !!!

Cross Country Cruisers are in need of Groomer Operator Volunteers. There is nothing better than a freshly groomed trail. Cross Country Cruisers offer training for Groomer Operators and takes out the new Volunteer until they feel comfortable to be on their own. Even though the Groomer can only go 8 to 10 miles an hour, Volunteers are still getting out and enjoying the trails. The best trails come from our Volunteers.Β 
Please contact Bill Lemke at ten.reitnorfnull@ekmelb or call 715-432-0998

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

Trail Report 03/11/2022

Per Cross Country Cruisers
🚨🚨🚨 CCC Groomer/Trail Update 🚨🚨🚨

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 😞

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

TRAIL REPORT 02/25/2022

🚨🚨🚨 Trail Report 2/25/22 🚨🚨🚨

Good news Folks!

With the recent ~8 inches of snow, all CCC trails are in excellent condition. We would like to give a big thank you to all our groomer operators – you guys rock!

Here is your usual reminder to always use caution around corners and please stay to the right of the trail. Have a blast out there – the next couple of weeks will be some of the best riding of the season! Enjoy!

Don Schneider
Trail Manager