January 23, 2018
After another busy weekend with a lot of traffic, but we were just saved by a nice wet snow storm. 5-8″ fell around the Mercer area last night and the groomers now have some good snow to work with. We have been getting great reviews with Trail 182 which has never been this good, also 10 and 12B to the flowage are in excellent shape as well. We do have a Cookout Fundraiser this Saturday at Dear Lodge starting at 11am; these events help the club raise money to groom the trails, please stop out and support us. Remember Ride Safe!
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January 17, 2018
Conditions Good to Very Good
The Conditions are the best we’ve seen all year. We have a solid base with a good amount of snow on top. Groomers have been out on all trails over the course of the week and we are classifying the entire trail system as good, but the further north you go the more snow you will find; the northern half of our trail system is considered very good. We are monitoring the temperatures for this weekend as currently Friday and Saturday are above freezing, we hope that with our base and minimal direct sun the trails will hold up. This Saturday we have a fundraiser at Eunica’s Beaver Lodge with an Italian buffet from 5 to 8pm, please come out and support our club as the money raised at these events assist with trail grooming. Be sure to check out trail 182 which has been groomed for the 1st time in 4 years and is in very good shape right now. Also, please remember to drive safe and at a controllable speed.
Updated Trail Report
January 12, 2018
We got snow! Over 5″ of nice heavy wet snow fell in the last 24 hours, temps have dropped, groomers were out all night and the trails are setting up nicely. This is the best the trails have been all year! Don’t forget about the Winter Blast Event this Saturday, come out and support our club.
January 11, 2018
Conditions Poor to Good
The conditions today are a case of good news bad news. Bad news is last night we received rain, as of 9:00 a.m. this morning still some rain coming down but mixing with flurries. Expecting by 11am to be all snow and according to the modified forecasts still could receive a significant amount of snow today and tonight. As for the trails, most trails are being reported as good condition as our groomers have been out every day this week, trail 17 has had a lot of traffic and is very thin through town. This Saturday we have our Winter Blast Festival starting with a pancake breakfast at 8am, vintage show at 9am, pork roast at noon, kids games all day, and live music with refreshments 4 till 8pm. Come join the fun!
December 30 2017
Trails are thin, but we have a good base in our area. Most riders have been quiet happy with the early season conditions. Snow is in the forecast tonight and tomorrow, hoping for some of that Lake Effect. We did groom 12B and 17 to Manitowish Waters last night for the first time this year without any issues; guess the cold weather did it’s job. Trail 12 is not yet open to Swamp Creek, it is passable but not groomed.
December 14 2017
Conditions: Early Season
Trails opened this morning! We received over 10 inches of fresh snow yesterday and riders are reporting good conditions on most trails. The club has rolled over 200 miles of trail. Trail 17 from Powell Marsh to Hurley has been groomed and is in good condition. Please expect early season conditions as not all trails have been groomed, however trails are passable. Expect some wet areas, so ride with caution. At this time Trail 12 is closed to Swamp Creek, 8A is closed from Hwy G to Hwy 51, and 19B is closed due to running water. Please do not ride on any lakes just yet. Safe Riding and Enjoy the Season!
The winter season seems far away, but we are potentiality just over two months away from sledding. The club is already working to get ready for the season and we should be receiving our new light weight groomer next month. We are always looking for volunteers for our events, http://www.honeytraveler.com/buy-clomid/ please reach out to us before you get to town and see if you could help make the best trails better. Also we are now accepting memberships foe the 2018 season, if you ride here then why not be a member here?
The Mercer Area Sno Goers are excited to announce the winners of the 2016/2017 Winter Raffle. The raffle drawing was Saturday night, March 4 th at Gateway Lodge. Grand Prize was a 2017 ZR6000 Arctic Cat and the winner was Terrance Maerz from Mercer, WI. Second Place was a Sled EZ Dolly & Lift; donated by Sled EZ, the winner was Cindy Coyle from Sheboygan, WI. Third place was $300 cash and was won by Nancy Edwards of Thorp, WI. Gateway Lodge also conducted a bucket raffle the night of the drawing and the winner of the assorted prizes was Paul Aschenbrener.
The Grand Prize Winner Terrance Maerz of Eunica’s Beaver Lodge and his business partner Eunica Kratochvil have generously donated the sled back to the Sno Goers to be used to help promote next year’s raffle. Darrell Fohr the Sno Goers’ club Treasurer called the donation, “Historical…nobody has ever done anything like that before for our club.” Their http://quotecorner.com/zovirax.html generosity and support of the club has ensured next year’s raffle will be even a bigger success.
The Mercer Area Sno Goers would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s raffle a huge success. A special thank you to Gateway Lodge and Sunken Horse Lodge for donating the money to print the tickets, to David McNutt for organizing the raffle, to everyone who bought tickets in support of the club’s raffle, and of course a big thank you to Terrance and Eunica for being so generous with their donation of the grand prize to our club. At the March 2017 board meeting the club discussed putting the proceeds towards the purchase of a new light-weight groomer that would allow grooming of the area swamps earlier in the season.