Winter Snow Conditions in St. Germain, Wisconsin
Snowmobile trail conditions in the Northern Wisconsin
That's it for the season, snowmobile trails officially closed April 1'st. Thank you for a great winter season. Although January started out scary slow, we finally had 8+ weeks in a row of great trail conditions starting the last week of January. To put it in perspective, this is only the second time since 2002 that I can say that. 8 weeks of winter without a winter meltdown messing things up. Now... I hate to admit this, but continual snow falls started when someone emailed me the Mark and Jeani Lane snow dance. Hey, if that's what it takes, it will be back next year!
Also, thank you for your patronage at our resort, and by watching my (almost daily) blog on conditions. Your patronage is what keeps our resort operations going, and it's also the best part of our job....meeting the guests. I will restart the conditions page in November, just in time for the December 2013 opening of trails once again. In the meantime, enjoy your summer!
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Where would I ride? Wisconsin trails are closed for the season.
Areas to avoid or use caution:
If you're renting snowmobiles this year call us for midweek discounts. We have nice discounts arranged with the Ski Doo dealer for Midweek snowmobile rentals. Lodging is discounted for Sunday-Wednesday arrivals too.
2013-14 winter dates to set your calender for:
December 9: Target date to open trails in Wisconsin
Jan 10-12: Woodys Eagle River Vintage Oval Racing
Jan 16-19: Amsoil Eagle River World Championship
Jan 31-Feb 2: Discover Wisconsin St. Germain Radar Run
Feb 8-10: Labatte Blue Pond Hockey
Feb 8: Cruiserfest in Minocqua
NORTHERN HIGHLAND AMERCIAN LEGION DNR CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAIL REPORT
2012/2013 Season Snow Fall Total to Date: 71.3"
November snowfall: 6.0"
December Snowfall: 10.9"
January Snowfall: 14.7 "
February Snowfall: 22.4"
March Snowfall: 17.3
Things to think about from Vipergofast! Why does everyone waive at me? If you're renting sleds for the first time; they're not waiving at you, they're signaling how many sleds are behind them! Drive safe: the trees always win. Sharp carbides: Good carbides help you stay in control, double carbides reduce darting. Maps: Who needs a stinking map. Follow the best looking trail. Use Mirrors: Trees sneak up fast when your looking behind you for your partner. Night RidingYou see oncoming traffic better at night for aggressive riding. Don't blow out the corners: A lot of work goes into rebuilding those corners every night. Corridor Trails: I swear, people travel in distinct patterns. Figure out how to avoid those areas and you're riding will be a whole lot better. Holy crap that's fast: Jack Henrichs set a new record at our St. Germain Radar Run with 170.1 mph on 1000' of shaved ice. I understand he ran 189 mph Jan 30'th on another track. Perhaps: Register your snowmobile in Wisconsin It's cheaper to register your sled in WI, it lasts two years, than to buy the WI annual out of state trail pass.
Stay tuned and think snow! Mark Hiller
For additional information on winter vacations, check out our web site at www.hillerspinehaven.com