According to a press release issued this afternoon by Dale Mayo, Vilas County Parks and Recreation Administrator, the state-funded snowmobile trail system in Vilas County will officially open at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, with the exception of the Phelps trails, which will remain closed until further notice.
The use of caution is strongly recommended.
Trails are in early season condition. There is a good base and most clubs are reporting trails in good condition, but riders may encounter rough areas, icy patches and wet segments in low-lying areas.
Additional snow is needed to enable area snowmobile clubs to provide the well-groomed world class trails for which Vilas County is noted. It is not recommended to cross area lakes until the route across the lakes are clearly marked.
For more information about trail conditions, contact your area chamber of commerce or local snowmobile club in the location in which you plan to ride.