Opening of snowmobile trails postponed - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Opening of snowmobile trails postponed


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Local snowmobile trails were supposed to open Sunday morning. But there's not enough snow on the ground.

Area snowmobile clubs require at least six inches of snow on the trails before they're operational.

Because temperatures were considerably higher Friday and Saturday, the snow began to melt, said Nancy Olson, La Crosse County Director of the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs.

The snowmobiling season can run anywhere between Dec. 1 to March 31.

This year it was pushed back to at least Dec. 16 because of the gun deer hunt, Olson said.

Clubs try to have the trails open by Christmas.

"I'm disappointed too," Olson said. "But I also know how important it is to keep a solid base. And one day of fun isn't worth destroying what we have gotten together so far."

Some snowmobile trails are set to open Monday at 8 a.m.

To see which ones are open, call the 24-hour Trail Condition Hot Line at (608) 782-4500.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at