EAGLE RIVER — There are many pristine X-C ski and snowshoe trails in the Eagle River area.
The trails are among the best in the Midwest. The trails are groomed for both skating and classic-style-cross-country skiing. We rate the current ski trail conditions (on a scale of 1 to 5, 1=poor to 5=excellent). Current
There is about three feet of snow on the ground in the Eagle River area. The Three Eagle trail and Afterglow Lake Resort are in excellent shape with a level skate skiing deck and full depth classic tracks.
Anvil National Recreation trail should be freshly groomed. If not, expect skied in tracks that may be a bit sloppy. The Anvil trail system is more suited to the classic technique as not all the trails are wide enough for good skating.
The Nordmarka trails will not be groomed due to snowmobile problems, so expect a few inches of fresh snow on top of the fairly well packed base. Another note, please stay between the sticks as that will signify the packed surface.
Eagle River area snowshoers will find trekking opportunities on both trails and miles upon miles of logging roads. Fresh snow has blanketed Eagle River's snowshoe trails. The deep Eagle River area snowbase provides a very good opportunity for snowshoeing There may be some rough layers on the snow, especially in open areas. With little wind and more fresh snow it's a beautiful time to be out on the trails just as long as you dress warmly for both comfort and safety.