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  • ATV’s are NOT allowed on TPSC trails located on Langlade County snowmobile trails until 10 days after the snowmobile trails have opened, and when the temperature is LESS than 28° F.   ATV & UTV's  NOT ALLOWED ON SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN FOREST COUNTY, EXCLUDING NST & WST
  • Be aware of where you are riding your ATV's not all snowmobile trails in Langlade County allows passage of ATV's. 
  • Also, the Parrish Highlands and Augustyn  Springs ATV trails are closed to ATV's from Dec. 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019.
    Citations will be issued to anyone riding on closed trails

 

 
                                 Website Last Updated On Thurs. Aug 8, 2019

08/0/19: Events Page Updated

03/21/19:  All Langlade County Snowmobile Trails will CLOSE for the season at Midnight on Sun. March 24, 2019
                 Section "B" and other trails are already CLOSED for the season.



03/19/19:

Winners from Gun Raffle Drawing on March 16, 2019.

Now that all our winners from our gun raffle have been notified, we would like to congratulate them publically.

1. Matthews Mission MXB Sniper Lite Crossbow with case and 3 arrows: Kristy Lamers

2. Weatherby 30-06: Steve & Jacquie Bailey

3. ArmsCo O/U 12ga: Dave Brittenham

4. Smith & Wesson 9mm: John Brandenstein

5. Remmington 783 Bolt With Scope: Bob Fontane

6. ArmsCo 410 Pump: Beth Bostwick

7. Stihl MS 170 Chainsaw: Luella Evans

8. Stihl MS 170 Chainsaw: Keith Ploeger

9 through 18 $25.00 Gift Certificates to TPSC Pitstops:
Dennis & Chris Giles,
Glenn Palmbach,
Tyler Rutkowski,
Todd Thiede,
Trever Schmitz,
Don Kramer,
Andre' Bussiere,
Ed Hoffman,
Adam Justman &
Final Lap

THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets and supporting TPSC.





03/19/19: Section A in LANGLADE COUNTY are currently open with the exceptions listed on 03/15/19 post.
Spring condions are good and trails are holding up well. Trails exposed to the south may have some bare spots and beware of the possibility of water on trails and don't forget to watch for deer. 
Currently it is 48* and sunny.
Trails may close on Thursday, March 21,  so ride while you can.
Check back for updates as they will be posted when available.

FOREST COUNTY Trails will close for the season on Sunday March 24, 2019 at Midnight. 

03/15/19: Section B is CLOSED.  Section A is OPEN

In addition to the closure of Section B of the Langlade County Snowmobile Trail System,
the following trails in Section A will close immediately:

Intersection 103 to Intersection 24 at Polar due to standing water.

Corridor 9 south of Highway 64 due to standing water.

Intersection 52A to County Highway J due to standing water

Intersection 54C to 53A due to frequent truck traffic.

Intersection 53B to 51A due to frequent truck traffic.

The remaining trails in section A will remain open at this time. These trails may be rough in areas and caution is advised.
Trail conditions may change rapidly, please be aware of Trail Closed signs and stay on marked trails.

A link to the Langlade County Snowmobile map is located at www.langladecounty.org

WJFW - Rhinelander:
Now that we've recorded a 50°+ day, anything less will feel much colder. This will be the case this holiday weekend with limited sunshine and highs in the 30s.

Scattered flurries will stay with us tonight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, breezy and seasonally cold with lows in the middle teens.

The core of the coldest air will settle over us tomorrow. High temperatures will flirt with freezing under partly cloudy skies and a light northwest breeze.

Looking ahead, a quiet stretch of weather with slowly moderating temperatures will take us into and through next week. A few weak weather systems could trigger a few flurries or sprinkles. It's going to be a stretch for all of these systems are lacking energy and moisture.

The first piece of energy will increase the clouds late Saturday night. The second system could trigger a few flurries Sunday night. The third piece of energy is the strongest. It will trigger a few sprinkles Tuesday afternoon. Most, if not all of us will emerge on the other side of these systems with no recorded precipitation.

The bigger story will be the slowly moderating temperatures. Highs in the middle 30s will be common Sunday. That won't last long, upper 30s to low 40s are expected Monday and Tuesday before upper 40s to low 50s move in towards the end of the week.


03/07/19: The trails are open and groomed. Current trail conditions are rated very good to excellent.
Please be aware of deer on the trails and give them time to get off the trails.





















Pickerel's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is Saturday, March 16, 2019 beginning at noon.
TPSC Gun Raffle Drawing at Quig's Maplewood Golf Course at 3PM. Tickets available at our pitstops.
Need not be present to win.  Thank you for supporting TPSC! 
 
It is currently sunny and -14, high of 22 today.
Forecast below courtesy of WJFW - Rhinelander:
We are finishing out the workweek on a high note. Plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow with highs warming from the low 20s to the low 30s. But it is still very chilly this morning. We have dropped below zero for the sixth day this March.

For today expect wall to wall sunshine with highs in the low 20s. Winds will be very light and variable.

Tonight has the potential to be the last time this winter temperatures dip below zero. No major arctic outbreaks are in the forecast and the average last subzero temperature day is March 13. Current forecast calls for lows tonight a few degrees below zero.

Then we get one more calm day this week. Tomorrow highs will hit the low 30s with plentiful sunshine. Winds will be light out of the southwest.

Looking ahead, our next significant system arrives Saturday afternoon. Models have been trending colder with this system meaning that more locations can expect mainly snow with this system. While this will not be the biggest storm we have seen this winter it still will be strong.

The snow will start Saturday afternoon and pick up in intensity Saturday night. There could be a mix of drizzle when the snow starts to fall with temperatures in the low 30s. Winds will also be strong Saturday into Sunday with gusts up to 30 MPH. Even with the wet and heavy snow expected some blowing and drifting of the snow will be possible. The snow will end Sunday morning with a few snow showers Sunday afternoon.

Total accumulations will be in the range of 3" to 7" across the viewing area with the lowest accumulations towards central and eastern Wisconsin. Highest accumulations will be towards western Wisconsin. Difficult travel conditions will start Saturday afternoon and continue into Sunday


02/28/19: We added about 4" of new snow since our last posting.  Our groomers have been out and doing a great job.
Currently it is 15* and sunny. High of 22, low -1. 
Tomorrow looks like we have a 70% chance of adding more snow (2 - 3"), then cold will set in.
Forecast from WJFW - Rhinelander:
March is about to come in like a lion... well not with snow but with cold. Our snowy weather pattern is about to end but not until we see another round of light snow Friday afternoon and night. Then we get cold.

This morning clear skies have once again allowed temperatures to fall well below zero. Those clear skies will last for the entire day today. All that sunshine will allow temperatures to warm up nicely from where we are this morning. Highs will reach the low 20s.

Tonight lows will fall in the single digits under partly cloudy skies. Winds will be light from the southwest at 5 MPH.

Then our next round of light snow arrives tomorrow. Clouds will be thickening through the morning and light snow will be possible in the afternoon. This system is very weak and does not have a lot of moisture with it. Still a widespread 2-3 inches will be possible when all is said and done tomorrow night.

Looking ahead, we then get into a dry but cold pattern. Temperatures will bottom out Sunday and Monday with highs in the single digits and lows in the teens below zero. High temperatures will run a good 25° below average. No snow is in the forecast after Friday and there should be a good deal of sunshine as a high pressure dominates our weather. 



02/25/19: Over this past weekend we received 6 to 7" of new snow but it was hard to judge due to the winds.  Our groomers were out late Sunday afternoon and again today/tonight.  Please use caution as there may be some low hanging branches over the trails as well as on the ground due to the heavy snow and winds.  Our Club is 100% volunteer so please be patient for all of the TPSC trails to be groomed as a lot of our groomer drivers are also roof raking their homes and outbuildings.
Looks like we are in for 3 to 5" coming our way Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
Then another system after that.
Forecast below is from WJFW - Rhinelander

Partly cloudy and cold tonight. Low temperatures will hover near -15° with little to no breeze.

Increasing clouds tomorrow morning will lead to a chance for afternoon snow showers. Most of the snow will hold off until well after sunset. Our average high temperature is near 30°. We're not going to do that. High temperatures near 15° will be common with feel-like temperatures near 0°.

Snow is likely tomorrow night. A widespread 2-4 inch snowfall is expected before it ends Wednesday morning. Isolated 5" reports are not out of the question. This snow will be fluffy and fall straight down with no wind and lows in the single digits.

The light snow will diminish to flurries before noon Wednesday. Road conditions will take come time to recover. Some sunshine will start to emerge through the afternoon with a light northwest breeze and highs in the upper teens.

Looking ahead, our active stretch of weather continues later this week with another snow system set to impact the Midwest and Great lakes Friday and Saturday. This doesn't look a very strong system, still, several inches of snow are possible late in the week. What is known is that this incredibly cold air will stick around for a while. We may even get a bit cooler after the weekend with highs in the single digits early next week.

MAKE it a GREAT Day!
Geoff Weller




02/12/19: We have about 12" of new snow  since about midnight and it is still snowing. It is supposed to continue snowing until late this evening, they say we could get another 5" before it's over. We are also expecting windy conditions. Low of 10 tonight.
Groomers have been out packing it down.  
Wed. 2/13  few flurries high 24 low 8
Thurs 2/14  50% chance of snow,  25/7
Fri 2/15  partly sunny, 18/0
Sat 2/16  partly sunny, 17/-1
Sun 2/17 slight chance of snow, 18/-1


02/12/19: THANK YOU from all of the Board Members & Officers of the TPSC for another successful Chili Ride In this past Saturday.
Your support is greatly appreciated whether it was helping, donating or attending.
We had 50 basket raffles and 12 items on the silent auction not to mention numerous delicious desserts.
TPSC is a 100% volunteer & proceeds go to trail maintenance/equipment.

02/06/19: We received anywhere from 6 to 8" of new snow and we are expecting more tomorrow! Groomers are out and we should have our entire trail sytem done before the next round comes! Trails are great! Please be advised that with the ice storm we had on Monday & recent snow there may be some low hanging tree branches and some tree branches on the trail. Below is the most recent forecast from WJFW - Rhinelander:





FORECAST UPDATED 7:20 PM WEDNESDAY

Our active weather week continues with the next winter storm set to arrive tomorrow.

Cloudy with light snow developing late tonight. This is not the main event. An inch or two is possible before sunrise with low temperatures near 15°.

A break in the snow tomorrow morning will quickly fill in with moderate snow through the afternoon and evening. Rapid snow accumulations and difficult travel conditions are likely to develop towards sunset. This system will not be without some wind. Look for the northeast wind to gust near 25 MPH as air temperatures reach for 20°.

Moderate to heavy snow will quickly diminish to flurries tomorrow night. Total snow accumulations will average in the 5-10" range. Windy and turning much colder with a low near 0°.

Looking ahead, a few flurries will take us through Friday morning. heavier lake-effect snow will fall along and north of the U.P. border. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with high temperatures in the single digits and feel-like temperatures in the teens below 0°.

Temperatures will be slow to recover over the weekend with highs Saturday in the low teens before touching 20° on Sunday. Another storm system will pass to our south Sunday and largely miss the area. Still, a few flurries or light snow showers are possible Sunday night.

A much larger storm system has eyes on the Midwest and Great Lakes next week Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll have to watch this system as the potential is there for another round of moderate to heavy snow.

Join us on this Saturday for Pickerel Rescue Squad's Pancake Breakfast 8AM to 11AM, Jump In on Pickerel Lake at Schuh's  then the TPSC Chili Ride In from 3PM to 6PM at our tractor barn.



Tickets are still available for our gun raffle at our pitstops and will be availble at the Chili Ride Inn.  Drawing is Sat. March 16, 2019 at 3 pm at Quig's Maplewood Golf Course, after the St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Need not be present to win.  Tickets are $10.00 each.  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING TPSC



02/04/19: The Northwoods awoke to sleet and freezing rain and temp around 34 this morning leaving the roads in terrible, very trecherous conditions. We did lose a little snow, but if we get the snow they are predicting, trails should be in very good condition by the weekend.  Mid morning grooming operations commenced to smooth out bumps and ruts and fill in holes in the trails as much as possible (remember not all of our trails are down smooth forest roads, there are a lot of rocks and uneven ground underneath making it difficult to get smooth trails) before the temps begin to plummet later this evening. 

Accumulating snow chances are back in the forecast for Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday!
Tuesday 30% chance of snow (2" to 4") high of 15/low of 9
Wednesday Partly sunny 25/11
Thursday 80% chance of snow (they say 2 to 4" unless it tracks to the south, then 1 to 3") 17/-2
Friday Partly sunny 8/-12
Saturday mostly sunny 12/-1

Don't forget, this Saturday is Pickerel Rescue's Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 AM  then head on down to the Jump In on Pickerel Lake at Schuh's Sportsmen's Lodge,  followed by TPSC Chili Ride In at our tractor barn from 3 to 6PM
For more information on these events, see our Event's page.
As always, groomers can be out day or night any given day of the week.  Stay right and ride safe.

01/29/19:    Notice
Snowmobilers and ATVers

All public snowmobile trails in Langlade County will be open effective at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to snowmobilers and ATVers.
Trails in the wooded northern and eastern parts of the county should be in good condition.  Trails in the southern part of the County, which cross plowed fields, will be in fair condition with some rough areas.  Caution and reduced speed are advised in these areas.  
ATV’s are not allowed on snowmobile trails when the temperature is above 28° F.
UTV’s are not allowed on the Langlade County Snowmobile trail system.  

Langlade County Forestry Department




01/28/19: Finally! received an average of 3.5" to 4" of fresh snow that started about 1AM this morning
and tapering off now.
TPSC groomers have been out today and going out tonight and tomorrow before the temps really drop again for the next few days.




01/22/19 @ 3:15 pm: Our predicted snow totals for today/this evening have greatly diminished
from 5 -7" to a measly 1 - 3".  Groomers have been out, trails are mostly in good condition, some corners may be icy.
Currently we only received about 1/2" of new snow so far but snow remains in the forecast through Wednesday morning. Tonight temps to be around the lower teens.
Tomorrows high around 20*  Next possible chance for snow looks to be on Thursday, nothing significant but cold behind that with highs in the low teens in the morning. Thursday night -16.  Friday high -2, low of -18.
Saturday looks to be around 3 for the high and Sunday high of 9 with chance of snow.


01/17/19 @12:25 pm: Groomers have been out and can only cut down bumps so much without cutting in to the dirt, we need more snow but trails are in good condition, corners may be icy so please be careful.  It is currently 19* and snowing, what a BEAUTIFUL site!  Radar is showing it won't be snowing much longer, but every little bit helps!
Forecast is showing cold for this weekend: Friday cloudy, 13/-4,  Sat. partly sunny, 12/-4 , Sun. sunny 7/-8,
Mon. cloudy 16/13 and Tues. chance of snow, 19/4.  
Also, there will be some logging operations happening from Eastshore Road (just east of Rollingstone Lake) going East to approximately intersection #89, please use caution.


01/11/19:  Just a quick note: The trail in Pickerel, across from Lotter's BP that runs south
to Northwoods is now signed, groomed and open.

01/10/19: LANGLADE COUNTY: Section "A" will OPEN on Friday Jan. 11, 2019 at 5PM with RESTRICTIONS: Corridor 9 South of 64 at Polar will remain closed at this time due to inadequate snow cover. Additionally, the trail between intersections 54C & 53A will be closed due to frequent truck traffic from logging operations. Trails in the wooded northern & eastern parts of the county will be in fair to good condition, with the exception of low lying swamps, which may have standing water present. Trails in open fields may also be lacking in snow cover, please use extreme caution in these areas. Expect early season riding conditions throughout the trail system.
Also, these trails will be open to ATV's AFTER Monday Jan. 21, 2019 and when the temperature is LESS than 28*F

The trail in Pickerel across from Lotter's BP to Northwoods Inn is CLOSED, we are working on re-opening it and or trying to find an alternative route. Will post as soon as there is a solution.





01/07/19: FOREST COUNTY Snowmobile Trails will OPEN at Noon on Thurs. Jan. 10, 2019
We received about 6" of snow overnight, then temps warmed up changing to rain.
Tonight's low is 27.  Tuesday cloudy, high 29, low of 7.    Wednesday cloudy, 13/8.
Thursday cloudy 19/13 Friday chance of snow, 23/18, Saturday chance of snow 26/14
As of this posting LANGLADE COUNTY Trails are CLOSED.   No word yet on opening.


09/25/18: Some Updates to the Events Page


08/13/2018 @19:53: AWSC Summer 2018 Meeting Update: It was voted on to charge $1.50 (per transaction) convenience fee to every trail pass order that is completed online.
If you purchase one (1) trail pass the convenience fee will be $1.50, or if you purchase six (6) trail passes online at one time the convenience will be $1.50. 
This will also include rosters (which started last year), registrations for conventions and workshops. 





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                                               Effective July 2015: Wisconsin Trail Pass

                                         To purchase your Trail Pass(es) go to www.awsc.org

                    (12/11/17) The fine for not having a current Trail Pass displayed on your sled is $295.00        per sled, (this is a increase of $45.00 from previous years)
 

                                                                            03/26/14:   LEGISLATIVE NEWS:

CAP/STEP Signed Into Law

On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Governor Walker added his signature to Assembly Bill 407. The CAP/STEP initiative is now officially 2013 Wisconsin Act 142. This new law will go into effect on July 1, 2015.  

Governor Signs CAP/STEP Into Law

 

Governor Walker signs Assembly Bill 407 into law on March 19, 2014,
creating 2013 Wisconsin Act 142.  He is joined by (left to right) Rep. Bob
Swearingen, Rep. Mary Williams, Emily Loe (aide to Rep. Czaja), Rep.Mary
Czaja, Sen. Richard Gudex, Dan Perchinsky (aide to Rep. Swearingen)
and Tim Lakin (Chief of Staff to Sen. Gudex).



 

   What You Need to Know About the New WI Trail Pass – WI Act 142
         (CAP – Club Assistance Program)

1.  When does this new law go into effect? 
July, 2015.  Act 142 requires each snowmobile operating on trails to display a WI Trail Pass to be purchased annually. This is separate from the WI snowmobile registration.
 
2.  What is the cost of the trail pass?
Once Act 142 is implemented, if your membership dues with one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide are up to date and the club has paid your AWSC dues, the cost of the Trail Pass will be $10.  If you are purchasing the new Trail Pass and are NOT an AWSC and snowmobile club member the cost will be $30 per snowmobile.
 
3. Do I have to join a club?
 No – It will be your choice to join one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide.  Please remember that without the clubs and volunteers there would be NO TRAILS!  It is the club volunteers that provide and maintain the WI Snowmobile Trail System.
 
4.  Where do the funds from the trail pass go?
The revenue generated from the sale of snowmobile registrations and Trail Passes will go into the state snowmobile program’s segregated fund.
 
5. How do I obtain my trail pass?
Those details and processes have yet to be determined by the State along with the AWSC.
 
6. Do I still have to register my snowmobile with the State of WI? 
Yes, however the registration fee structure will change to a $30/3 year registration.  Currently it is $30/2 years. 
 
7.  Is the Out of State (Non-Resident) trail pass going to increase in cost?
 Yes, it will increase to $50 from $35 (current).
 
8. My snowmobile is 30 years (or older).  Do I still need a trail pass?
The new law provides a free annual (yearly) trail pass sticker to be displayed on sleds 30 years and older.
 


(Posted 12/12/14) Additional information from the AWSC regardingTrail Pass Roster:
Please note that the AWSC will no longer continue to list the "significant other" on the roster when the couple is not married.  The "significant other" is not a dues paying member of the AWSC and therefore is not eligible for the upcoming discounted WI Trail Pass.
   To be eligible for the discounted trail pass and the insurance benefit they must become a dues   paying member of the AWSC

                                                  

            

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                                     IMPORTANT TRAIL INFO YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Caution:

                                 The Winter aeration (large area of open water) on Pickerel Lake is located

                                                  on the north side of the lake just east of the narrows.                 
                           Please be advised that ice conditions can change rapidly and beware of ice heaves.

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(Posted 01/21/14): NOTICE: THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH SLEDS GOING OVER THE 10MPH SPEED LIMIT ON LOST LAKE ROAD (NEAR HWY 55) WHERE THERE ARE SOME RESIDENCES, ESPECIALLY WHERE THE TRAIL CROSSES OVER DRIVEWAYS.  THIS TRAIL HAS HAD "SLOW" AND SPEED LIMIT SIGNS POSTED FOR MANY YEARS AND THERE WERE TWO MORE 10 MPH ADDED THIS AFTERNOON (ONE IN EACH DIRECTION) ALSO, I AM TOLD BOTH THE DNR AND LANGLADE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THIS PROBLEM AND IT WILL BE MONITORED BY BOTH AGENCIES.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE 10 MPH SPEED LIMIT SIGNS OR THIS TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED.  LOST LAKE ROAD IS A MAJOR TRAIL GETTING TO/FROM POST LAKE AREA AS WELL AS GETTING TO AND FROM PICKEREL LAKE.



(Posted 10/11/12) Pickerel Creek Rd. Issue: After many meetings with the Town Of Ainsworth Officials and your Club Officers and Board Members the passage of using Pickerel Creek Rd. has been granted with NEW STIPULATIONS:
                                                                              1. There is a 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT
                                                                    2. Snowmobiles are to be in SINGLE FILE ONLY
   3. ALL Northbound will use the east side of the road and ALL Southbound traffic will use the west side of the road.                                                         (Just as if you were driving a car or truck.)
                                                                     4. Pickerel Creek Rd. will not be groomed.
There is also a slight trail change through the woods getting on/off Pickerel Creek Rd. near Hwy T so you won't have to be on the road the entire time.

PLEASE RESPECT THESE STIPULATIONS OR THIS PASSAGEWAY WILL BE CLOSED.


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