In the fall of 2022, the Sno-Eagles received a Ski-Doo Snow P.A.S.S grant award in the amount of $5,000.  The grant required matching funds of the same amount.  Pinno Buildings generously provided the grant match.

Grant initiatives were to focus on building a stronger snowmobile community.  Our projects focused on trail development, enhancing trail accessibility, and promoting safety.

We did extensive trail development and improvement on Trail 1, Trail 10, Trail 70/17, Trail 13 North, and developed a new trail off Adams Road which became part of Trail 13.

Work consisted of removing trees and stumps, stump grinding, widening trails, and extensive trail brushing and signage.  We contracted with local contractors and rental facilities to remove the trees and stumps and grade the trail surface.  Our volunteers played a major role in this extensive project.

In addition to the trail work, other projects supported by the grant included:

  • Production of the Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance Snowmobile Safety Video which can be found on our website Trail Report page and at the following link:
  • Live streaming of all membership meetings via Facebook
  • Promotion of youth snowmobiling through the Miss Sno-Eagle program
  • Conducting the annual WDNR-sponsored Snowmobile Safety Class
  • Conducting training classes for all groomer operators
  • Providing training on proper signage procedure for all brushing crew members
  • Ride Right trail signs

We are grateful to Ski-Doo and Pinno Buildings and thank them for their support in helping us build a stronger snowmobile community in the Eagle River area.