2018-19 Season

We have 29 clubs in our county which have 49 groomers to keep the trails smooth.

Welcome to Marathon County; the largest county in the state. You have the opportunity to ride over 884 miles of scenic Central Wisconsin trails. We hope you will enjoy your snowmobile adventure. Thank you for riding Marathon County trails. We hope to see you again soon.

24-Hour Snow & Trail Conditions: 1-888-575-7669 (Recorded Message Only)

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Update as of Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:45 AM
Trails in All Zones Are Open
Please be alert to trail closures within all Zones.
Closures will be posted below as they are reported by the clubs.

Designated trails are open to ATVs if the
air temperature is 28° F or below.

ZONE 4 WARNING: UNSAFE ICE AND OPEN WATER - Big Eau Pleine Reservoir Aerator in Zone 4 - The Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company will start the aeration system on Friday, February 8th.  The aerator is located at the narrowing of the reservoir adjacent to the Big Eau Pleine County Park.  The aerator creates unsafe ice conditions and open water.  The DNR has installed rope barriers with flagging and reflective signs across the entrance ot the area to warn of the danger.  Warning signs are also posted at the boat landings.  This areator was installed to improve fish survivability during low winter oxygen levels.

Alert #1: Attention snowmobilers in the WESTON AREA, the sidewalk along Camp Phillips Road (County Highway X) is closed to snowmobiles.  There is a continued risk of losing this trail if riders choose to ignore trail signs.  Please follow the designated trail around the disc golf course and encourage your riding companions to do the same.  Without EVERYONE's cooperation this trail will close.  Thank you!

Alert #2: Ride with care, there are reports of many icy areas because of recent rain which increases stopping distances.  This is especially troublesome on some trail corners and curves.

Landowners, thank you for allowing trails on your property !

This Is Your Best Source For Current Trail Information

A new trail map is available at:

Park Adminstrative Office, 212 River Drive, Suite #2, Wausau

Wausau DNR Service Center, 5301 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau

Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau, 219 Jefferson St., Wausau

Many map advertisers representing local businesses.

TRAIL CONDITION REPORT: Updated Friday, February 15, 2019

Trail Status
 Zone 1 OPEN to Snowmobiles and ATVs on designated trails only
 Zone 2 OPEN to Snowmobiles and ATVs on designated trails only
 Zone 3 OPEN to Snowmobiles and ATVs on designated trails only
 Zone 4 OPEN to Snowmobiles and ATVs on designated trails only
 Zone 5 OPEN to Snowmobiles and ATVs on designated trails only

 

Recent Measurable Snow Falls:

0.4 to 0.7 inch on Thursday, November 29, 2018
0.1 to 0.3 inch on Friday, November 30, 2018
0.5 to 2.6 inches on Saturday, December 1, 2018
0.4 to 2.2 inches on Sunday, December 2, 2018
0.8 to 1.3 inches on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
2.6 to 2.8 inches on Wednesday, December 26, 2018
0.29 to 0.34 inch of RAIN on Wednesday, December 26, 2018
0.64 to 0.81 inch of RAIN on Thursday, December 27, 2018
0.1 to 0.3 inch on Sunday, December 30, 2018
1.0 to 1.4 inches on Monday, January 7, 2019
0.60 to 1.37 inches of RAIN on Monday, January 7, 2019
0.2 to 0.3 inch on Thursday, January 17, 2019
0.2 to 0.4 inch on Monday, January 21, 2019
1.1 to 1.5 inches on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
0.2 to 1.1 inches on Thursday, January 24, 2019
2.0 to 3.0 inches on Monday, January 28, 2019
1.2 to 3.2 inches on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
0.15 to 0.62 inches of RAIN on Monday, February 4, 2019
5.7 to 5.9 inches on Tuesday, February 5, 2019
0.3 to 0.8 inch on Wednesday, February 6, 2019
5.0 to 6.5 inches on Thursday, February 7, 2019
2.8 to 5.9 inches on Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, 2019
11.2 to 15.7 inches on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
0.2 to 0.8 inch on Friday, February 15, 2019

17.0 to 25.0 inches: the range of Total Snow Depths in Marathon County (National Weather Service report as of 9:02 AM, Friday, February 15, 2019)


Marathon County has some of the best trails in Wisconsin, the landowners and snowmobile club's make it happen!

Please remember that this website is NOT updated every day and is updated when there are significant changes in trail conditions to report. This website is your BEST source for current Marathon County trail condition information. Check this site for any further updates.For more information, please contact the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Departmentat 715-261-1550.

55 MPH is the night time speed limit everywhere in Wisconsin.

ATV riders are reminded to check a current map to see if the trails they want to use are open to ATV’s.  IMPORTANT - ATVs are prohibited on any winter trail when the air temperature is above 28 degrees F.  The Mountain-Bay Trail is closed to ATVs at all times.

Please remember that the trail system would not be there without the cooperation of landowners, leaving a designated trail and/or snowmobiling on someone’s property without permission is TRESPASSING.

Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV's):  All Marathon snowmobile trails are closed to UTV’s.  UTV’s are not all-terrain vehicles and do not meet the statutory definition for an ATV.


Motorized Recreation Administrator: Jon S. Daniels  212 River Drive, Suite 2 Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5476 (715) 261-1550

 

Marathon County Snowmobile Council Officers

Board of Directors

  • Brian Bessette Sr.
  • Lawrence Hable
  • Tom Tekippe
  • Chad Kaufman
  • Mike Henrichs
  • Jon Rauen
  • Stacey Chilson

Council President: Don Aanonsen

Council Vice-President: Dave Bedroske

Council Secretary/Treasurer: Tess Barkow

AWSC Director: Wayde Kreager

AWSC Representative: Dave Bedroske

An invitation from the Marathon County Snowmobile Clubs: "Help make a difference - join a club."

Name (links are to website or facebook) Phone
A & H Sno-Mobilers 715-370-8625
Athens Sno-Pak (facebook) 715-257-7124
Birnamwood Trail Riders 715-551-1530
Eau Pleine Riders (website) 715-370-2961
Elderon Sno-Angels (website) 715-846-4377
Emmet Sno-Drifters 715-693-3613
Frankfort Freedom Riders (facebook) 715-897-4455
Glandon Snow Barons (website) 715-571-0923
Green Valley (facebook) 715-571-7855
Hamburg Rainbow Riders 715-409-9139
Hatley (facebook) 715-201-8349
K K Riders 715-551-2228
Kelly Snowshoes (website) 715-551-4377
Krecji City Cruisers (facebook) 715-815-0587
Little Rose Riders (facebook) 715-506-0954
Midnight Riders (facebook) 715-206-0011
Nutterville SnowNuts (website) 715-551-3632
Peplin Unlimited 715-359-8435
Pike Lake Wilderness Unlimited 715-571-3522
Poniatowski Dare Devils (facebook) 715-432-4137
Rib Knights  (website) 715-675-6780
Rib Riders (facebook)Rib Riders (website) 715-571-1265
Rothschild Urbanaires 715-470-0084
Rozellville Wilderness Riders 715-384-9681
Shantytown 715-345-2656
Spencer Swamp Stompers 715-581-0390
Stratford Sno-Runners 715-389-1525
Trailmates (website) 715-571-9768
Wisconsin Valley Sno-Jets (website) 715-573-3240
Wisconsin Valley Sno-Jets (facebook) 715-573-3240

 

 

Maintenance Forms

Click on the below link to go to the DNR website for fillable grooming and non-grooming forms.  Once at the DNR website (it will say "ATV Trail Aids" at the top, click on the "Reimbursement" tab.  You will now see links to 2 grooming forms and 2 non-grooming forms.  Pick the format that works best with your computer; either a fillable PDF or an Excel spreadsheet version XLSX.

Completed ATV grooming and non-grooming forms may be emailed to Jodi Luebbe

Link to DNR website for the front side of both grooming and non-grooming forms: