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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. 
  • , the Parrish Highlands and Augustyn  Springs ATV trails are closed to ATV's from Dec. 1, 2019 to May 1, 2020
    Citations will be issued to anyone riding on closed trails. 
 

                                Website Last Updated On Sun. Aug. 30, 2020



08/30/20: TPSC Trail Work Day Info posted on Events page.

03/10/20: Trail conditions have been deteriorating quickly in the past 24hrs.  Yesterdays high was 54* and sunny.
Today it is around 43* and the sun is out, killing the trails. Forecast for Wednesday and Thursday is in the 40's as well. Therefore, per Langlade County, ALL snowmobile trails in both sections A & B will close for the season TODAY at 5PM
No one wants to hear this news but in retrospect we really did have a pretty good season especially not knowing if any of the trails would even be open after the July 19 storm. It was unbelivable we had all our trails cleared, resigned & ready to go before the snow flew. Hats off to a great group of people that made this happen! You know who you are.

Thank you to all our groomer drivers who once again did a fantastic job! (Trail Boss Steve, Russ, Jacquie, John, Rick, Dennis, Ray, Hummer, Jeff, Jeff, Gary, Bob, Randy, Andy, Mike, Alan, Al, Randy, Jim, Trent, Cory, Brian, Jeff & Todd)

Our landowners also deserve a big thank you, without them, we would not have the trail system we do.
Use of their land is a privilege and not a right.

This Saturday is the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pickerel at Noon. 
We will have some of our equipment in the parade but we will not be tossing any candy from the tractor.

Join us after the parade at Quig's Maplewood Golf Course and enjoy live 50's 60's & 70's music by Slidin' on Ice from 1pm to 5pm., with theTPSC Raffle drawing at 3pm


03/09/20: 
Trail Update: Trails are currently open & generally in good condition. I say generally because in the wooded areas they are good some sledders even say they are very good.

Trails that run close along roads are receeded back along with where trails cross roads where treated snow from snow plows
The good news is at night the temps drop below freezing so riding in the mornings is your best bet as say by 1 to 2pm, they get soft on top.
You just need to get creative in planning your ride.

One of our trails that is pretty beat down due to heavy traffic & lack of snow to pull onto the trail is from Pickerel to Hummers.

Forest County is closing on Mon. March 16, 2020 at 8AM. Langlade County has not been announced yet.
Please note that this can change at anytime.


03/05/20: We have abut 2" of wet heavy snow today. Trails are in good condition for the most part, you will encounter receeded road crossings & along roads.  You may also come across a few bare spots. 
The weather forecast is not favorable.
Friday high of 35, Saturday sunny and 44 and Sunday is really going to hurt with partly sunny and 53 

02/20/20: Trails are groomed and remain in very good to excellent condition.
Our weather has been very cold the last few days.  
Forecast Update 10:06 PM THURSDAY

Mostly clear and cold tonight. Low temperatures will settle near 0° with feel-like temperatures around -10°.

Mostly sunny and warmer tomorrow. High temperatures will reach into the middle to upper 30s with a gusty southwest wind making it feel much colder.

Partly cloudy, breezy and not as cool tomorrow night. The west southwest wind will occasionally gust near 20 MPH as air temperatures settle in the upper teens.

Looking ahead, mostly sunny skies on Saturday will transition to partly cloudy skies on Sunday. We're going to melt some snow with high temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. This is temporary, much colder temperatures will arrive Tuesday with some snow.


02/13/20: What a overwhelming turn out for our annual Chili Ride In this past Saturday.  THANK YOU to everyone who helped, donated fantastic prizes, delicious desserts and those who came out to support TPSC.

Trails are groomed and are in very good to excellent condition and are not expected to change for Thursday & Friday thanks to the cold weather. Hopefully with Saturdays expected high of 30* and cloudy they will remain froze down due to Friday night's low of 2*



Reminder: TPSC Club Ride is coming up on Saturday Feb. 22, 2020
All the details can be found under the "Events" page.
Hope to see you there!


02/03/20: Trails remain in very good to excellent condition. By Saturday evening the trails were on the soft side after heavy traffic from the weekend.  Groomers have been out and will remain to be out as colder weather is returning for this week along with a couple of chances for some light snow later this week.  Remember our Chili Ride In is this Saturday Feb. 8th from 3pm to 6pm at TPSC Tractor Barn. Stop in for some free eats and raffles.
From WJFW:  Temperatures took a step back today with highs in the low 30s. We're not going to stop there. Much colder air is on the way. Highs will struggle to make it out of the teens tomorrow and Wednesday.

Cloudy and quiet tonight. You'll notice the north breeze with lows in the low teens.

Partly cloudy and cold tomorrow. Below average days are tough to come by these days. We'll do it tomorrow with highs in the middle to upper teens.

Partly cloudy and cold tomorrow night. Low temperatures will settle near -5°.

Looking ahead, a full day of sunshine is on deck for Wednesday. It will still be cold with highs in the upper teens. Temperatures will slowly moderate Thursday into the middle 20s before our next chance for some light snow arrives Friday.

01/30/20: Trails are still in very good to excellent condition.  The last few days of riding have been great! The weather should hold out, although the are predicting a high of 42* for this Sunday...
Thurs. cloudy,  25/19
Fri. cloudy, 29/25 with less than 1/2" of new snow expected
Sat. cloudy, 33/27
Sun. partly sunny, 42/25
Mon. cloudy, 32/17


01/24/20: Trails are currently in very good to excellent condition and with the  recent new snow it makes them even sweeter. Another 2" to 4" expected tonight! However the next 8 day forecast is not exactly in snowmobilers best interest, highs range from 29* to 34*, lows range from 17* to 27* 

01/01/20/20: Forest County is OPEN. 
LANGLADE COUNTY (both Sections A & B) will reopen on Tues. Jan. 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM with the following EXCEPTIONS:

Intersection 49 - 58 Elcho Area
Intersection 62 - 77. Summit Lake to Pearson
...
Intersection 63 - 68 Jack Lake Area
Intersection 101B - 98 Lily Area
Pickerel to Northwoods

ATV’s allowed AFTER Jan. 9, 2020
ATV’s NOT allowed when temp is above 28*
UTV’s are NOT allowed.

Stay on marked trails. Stumps are everywhere.

Please pitch in and stop to pick up branches etc. as there is debris on trails from cleanup.


Please use extreme caution as there is a lot of logging going on in the entire area.
Areas of logging may be rough with little snow cover.  Watch for possible water on trails.

Don't forget to check out our Event's page!

TPSC 2020 Spring Raffle Tickets are available at our 2019 - 2020 pitstops.

Adam's Mobile Marine, Burgt's Last Resort, Country Inn Bar & Grill,
Deb's Northern Firelite Supper Club , Final Lap,
Sunset View Resort-Post Lake, Lil' Hummers Hideaway, Longshots Tavern/Trailside Inn,
Lotter's BP-Pickerel, Motor Sports Marine, Mueller's East Shore Resort, Mueller's Pine Grove Resort, Northwood's Inn,
Quig's Maplewood Golf Course, Schroeder’s Auto Sales,
Shuh's Sportsmens Lodge, Spencer's Country Store, Twin Oaks Resort-Post Lake, Walleye Lodge,
Weber's Post Lake Inn and Wolff's River Inn-Post Lake.

Drawing Sat March 14, 2020 @ Maplewood Golf Course Hwy 55 Pickerel @ 3:PM
Tickets are $10.00 each.  Need not be present to win.

1st Snowmobile Lift by J&S Jacks,

2nd Carbon Express Piledriver 390 Crossbow with 6 bolts, lighted nocks & 2 pkg Rage Broadheads

3rd Trophy Strike Gas Ice Auger                                  4th Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler

5th Packer Experience includes one overnight stay at Lodge Kohler, Legendary Tour for 2
& $50.00 Gift Certificate to 1919 Restaurant at Lambeau Atrium (Packer Tickets not included)

6th Stihl MS 170 Chainsaw with case

7th Browning Strike Force Extreme 16 MP Trail Cam and Stealth SD Card Reader & Viewer

8th Husqvarna 170 mph Gas Leaf Blower                     9th Holy Stone HS120D Drone

10th Ozone Generator 10,000 mg/h Air Purifier           11th - 20th $25.00 TPSC Pitstop Gift Certificate





12/30/19:

Trails Update:

Langlade CountyTrails are currently CLOSED.
It is about 30* and we have about 4” of new wet, heavy snow. Still snowing as if this post.

With the temps being on the warmer side it is going tough grooming and the snow won’t go thru the drags.

Therefore, CURRENT MEMBERS of Tombstone Pickerel Sno Club and CURRENT MEMBERS of Elcho Snow Devils are once again looking for volunteers to pack down trails with their sleds either tonight Mon. Dec. 30
or tomorrow, Tues Dec. 31, 2019

When we ask this we need it to be width of the trail, NOT just follow the leader in the same track.
Stay on your side of the trail and then ride it back.
IF there is debris on the trail, please pick it up and get it all the way off the trail.

Let’s get these trails packed down so when it gets colder the trails freeze down.

Interested?

MEMBERS of TPSC can contact
Jacquie at 262-210-4400

MEMBERS of Elcho Snow Devils can contact
Brian at 847-354-8675

We need to know who is out there in the event you are stopped by law enforcement.

Re-opening of trails is undetermined at this time.

Thank you!

12/27/19: Due to warm temps, deteriorating trail conditions and the forecast of heavy rain this weekend
                Effective 12:01 AM on Saturday Dec. 28, 2019  
ALL LANGLADE County Trails will be CLOSED. 
                We will post here & on our Facebook Page when the weather conditions improves for our sport and  
                when trails will reopen.





12/21/19: Both Forest & Langlade County Snowmobile Trails are now OPEN!

In Langlade County there are EXCEPTIONS::
Intersection 49 - 58 Elcho Area
Intersection 62 - 77. Summit Lake to Pearson...
Intersection 63 - 68 Jack Lake Area
Intersection 101B - 98 Lily Area
Pickerel to Northwoods

ATV’s allowed AFTER 12/31/19
ATV’s NOT allowed when temp is above 28*
UTV’s are NOT allowed.

Stay on marked trails. Stumps are everywhere.

Please pitch in and stop to pick up branches etc. as there is debris on trails from cleanup.

Please use extreme caution as there is a lot of logging going on in the entire area.
Area od logging may be rough with little snow cover.

Lake travel not recommended as wet heavy snow on thin ice, heard lakes are slushy

TPSC Raffle Tickets are now available at our Pitstops, $10.00 each
Please patronize our Pitstops as they support our sport

Adam's Mobile Marine Service (Sled Repair)
Burgt's Last Resort (Serving Food)
Country Inn Bar & Grill (Serving Food)

Deb's Northern Firelite Lodge (Serving Food)
Final Lap (Serving Food)
Fischer's Sunset View Resort - Post Lake - (Serving Food)

Junior's Saloon
Lil Hummers Wolfs Den & Campground (Serving Food)
Lotters BP (Gas and Convenience Store)

Mole Lake BP Gas Station, 
Mole Lake Casino, Lodge & Conference Center
Motor Sports Marine AKA: MSM (Sled Rental, Parts and Repairs)

Mueller's East Shore Resort
Mueller's Pine Grove Resort (Pizza Available)
Northwoods Inn & Shell (Gas & Serving Food)
Quig's Maplewood Golf Course
 
Schroeders Auto Sales
Schuh's Sportsmen's Lodge (Food Available)
Spencer's Country Store (Gas and Convenience Store)

Trailside Inn/Longshots Tavern (Food & Year Round Lodging)
Twin Oaks Resort - Post Lake (Pizza Available)

Walleye Lodge Bar & Grill (Serving Food)
Weber's Post Lake Inn - Post Lake (Serving Food)
Wolff's River Inn - Post Lake - (Serving Food)



10/28/19:
As many of you know TPSC trails sustained a lot of wind damage from the July 19 storm. The dedication of quite a few members, board members, officers and some pitstop owners were out clearing an opening trails after the storm.
These efforts lasted for many many weeks & countless hours were spent.

Then on our trail workday in September we had a record breaking 82 members come out to help with tractors, chainsaws & skid steers! THANK YOU to everyone that helped in this enormo...us cleanup effort.

Now, we are asking for your help again to get trails all signed because without the signing, trails will NOT be open..
A lot of signing is done, but we could use your help in a few areas.

Another area that needs to be cleared & signed is by Trailside Inn particularly between Pickerel Creek Rd & Pickerel Lake. Again, if trail isn’t cleared & signed it will not be open.

If you are able to help sign trails & or can help with clearing, please give Steve a call at 715-484-8917 after 6pm
Do not just go on these trails, with hunting going on we need to make arrangements with our landowners.

“ United We Trail, Divided We Fail"
:

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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