2017-18 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)

AWSC "Trail Pass" Video
DNR Trail Pass Info

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Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 10:00AM
All Marathon County Trails Remain CLOSED For The Season
This Includes The Mountain-Bay Trail

Landowners, thank you for allowing trails on your property !
Riders, we look forward to you visiting Marathon County next season !

This Is Your Best Source For Current Trail Information

The 2017 trail map has been printed and is available at: the Park Department Office, 212 River Drive, Wausau; the Wausau DNR Service Center, 5301 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau; the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau, 219 Jefferson St., Wausau; and many map advertisers representing local businesses.

WARNING: UNSAFE ICE AND OPEN WATER - Big Eau Pleine Reservoir Aerator Is Now Operating
The Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company began running the aeration system in the Eau Pleine Reservoir on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  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 entrances to the area to warn of the danger.  Warning signs are also posted at the boat landings.  This aerator was installed to improve fish survivability during low winter oxygen levels.

TRAIL CONDITION REPORT: Updated Monday, March 12, 2018

Trail Status
 Zone 1 CLOSED
 Zone 2 CLOSED
 Zone 3 CLOSED
 Zone 4 CLOSED
 Zone 5 CLOSED


Recent Measurable Snow Falls:

0.6 to 1.9 inches on Saturday, December 9, 2017
0.1 to 1.2 inches on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
1.0 to 3.0 inches on Thursday, December 14, 2017
0.3 to 1.9 inches on Friday, December 15, 2017
0.6 to 1.0 inch on Saturday, December 16, 2017
0.5 to 1.0 inch on Thursday, December 21, 2017
0.4 to 0.9 inch on Friday, December 29, 2017
0.2 to 0.6 inch on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
0.03 to 0.1 inch of RAIN on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
0.2 to 0.3 inch of RAIN on Thursday, January 11, 2018
0.2 to 1.0 inch on Thursday, January 11, 2018
1.3 to 2.6 inches on Sunday, January 14, 2018
1.2 to 2.1 inches on Monday, January 15, 2018
0.42 to 0.64 inch of RAIN on Monday, January 22, 2018
3.8 to 4.6 inches on Monday, January 22, 2018
2.2 to 2.7 inches on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
3.6 to 3.9 inches on Saturday, February 3, 2018
0.1 to 0.4 inch on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
0.1 to 0.4 inch on Thursday, February 8, 2018
0.8 to 1.4 inches on Saturday, February 17, 2018
0.1 to 0.2 inch of RAIN on Monday, February 19, 2018
0.4 to 0.5 inch on Monday, February 19, 2018
0.21 to 0.34 inch of RAIN on Friday, February 23, 2018
0.2 to 1.7 inches on Friday, February 23, 2018
1.5 to 5.0 inches on Sunday, February 25, 2018
0.04 to 0.12 inch of RAIN on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
1.4 to 4.5 inches on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

2 to 8 inches: the range of Total Snow Depths in Marathon County (National Weather Service report as of Friday, March 9, 2018)

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
  • 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 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) 715-897-2294
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) 715-897-0629
Midnight Riders (facebook) 715-654-5302
Nutterville SnowNuts (website) 715-551-3632
Peplin Unlimited 715-359-8435
Pike Lake Wilderness Unlimited 715-571-3522
Poniatowski Dare Devils (facebook) 715-574-7298
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 715-551-2406
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: