Snowmobile Trail Reports 2018-19 Archives

Trails Closed

March 25, 2019

Trail Report

Monday March 25 2019

Conditions: Closed


All Iron County, WI snowmobile trails are closed. ATV/UTV Trails will open on a trail by trail basis after spring thawing conditions recede. Full opening expected to be Mid-May.

Let’s Ride…

February 27, 2019

Over two feet of snow fast fallen in the last week in the Mercer area. Extended forecast shows the next 10 days to be prime riding in Iron County. Based on the conditions we are seeing right now we expect to go all the way through the end of March. Now is the time to plan one last trip up North for some premium trail riding. Rooms are available this weekend reserve yours today 715.476.2440

Trails are Great…

February 19, 2019

Trail Report

February 19, 2019

Conditions Good to Very Good

Trails are in Excellent shape right now, lots of snow cover and a solid base. With this much show conditions do change quickly with a heavy traffic load. Several hundred sled ride by and the moguls start to form. We are working hard to stay on top of grooming, but a freshly groomed trail is the best you will find all year. Cold temps have continued this week and we are watching possible snow accumulations on Wednesday and Saturday this week. Now is the time to ride! This weekend we have two of my favorite musicians, Friday it is David Walters and Saturday Kyle Mertz, music starts at 9pm

It is snowing…

February 12, 2019
Trail Report
Conditions Good to Excellent
Received 4″ of snow already this week and another 4-8 being forecasted in the next 24 hours (yes, it is snowing right now). Trails are in excellent condition, groomers have been out day and night trying to keep up with the snow and the traffic. We expect another great weekend of riding with a lot of traffic. The base we have combined with the extended forecast should get us riding into March. This is the best the trails have been all year. Ride Safe and Enjoy! This weekend the Great Northern has Dave Steffen Band on Friday and In the Groove Band on Saturday, another fun weekend to be in Mercer at the Great Northern Hotel and Wolf’s Den Bar & Grill. 

Best of the Season…

February 8, 2019

Another 6″ of snow yesterday gives us 10″ in the last couple days. This is the best condition the trails have been in all year and based on the forecast this snow with our base is going to carry us into March with great riding! Now is the time to get in your big trip! This weekend we have DJ Justin Pitlik on Friday night and the Allen Brothers Band on Saturday. Come out and enjoy the party.

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5070 N Hwy 51
Mercer, WI 54547

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Wedding Fun in the Northwoods

Loved the Great Northerner. My cousin got married in the back and the staff was awesome and making the stay personal. Bar was a lot of fun and breakfast did the trick. Would recommend 2nd floor for vehicle noise.

We had to stay here due to sell outs further north but were not disappointed. The rooms were big and clean. The hotel has a beautiful sitting area with Wi fi. Our room was not updated but it appears that they are in the process of doing so. The hotel is right on the ATV/Snowmobile Trail.

"A Very Nice Stay"

Good price, very large, nice room. I would stay here again. The area has lots to see and do. This facility has everything needed for large or small groups. The staff was friendly and professional. We enjoyed our stay and have nothing bad to say about this place. I recommend it.