With most of the big snows staying down south again this winter, we did luck out with a few nice inches of fresh snow this week. The fresh snow is just in time, as starting Friday in Eagle River we have our 46thannual World Championship Snowmobile Derby. We will then have a three-day vintage racing. With the World Championship Snowmobile Derby Jan. 15-18.
This Friday we start racing under the lights, the best night time racing on snowmobiles. They put on a great firework show, also have snow cross and motorcycles that race on the ice. It is a blast! The crew at the Derby do an awesome job getting everything ready for this big event in the north woods.
The Derby is a major boost to our economy in the winter and for the year. We have folks coming from as far away as New York, Maine, Vermont, Oregon and Washington! It is a great time to visit the north woods. We have so much to offer folks in the north woods, it is truly a winter wonderland. You can down hill ski, cross county ski, ice fishing is great this time of year, and snow shoeing too. If outdoors in the winter is not your cup of tea, we have many local stores offering many unique items that you will not find any place else. All so we have many Casinos in the area, and they do a great job at offering great shows, and good food.
The snowmobile trails should be in good condition with the new snow, and our groomers will be working extra hard to keep them safe and for great riding.
The ice condition are perfect! People that I have spoke with are having no problems getting on to the ice. I was out on Friday on our “fishing hole,” and all slush was gone. Fishing is still good at night for walleye, and now the pan fish are starting to bite good. Check out one of our many bait stores for the fishing report and what bait is working the best. We still have our new bait laws in effect. Please help us stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).
I made a big mistake! There is racing under the lights tonight, but not the “big” Friday Night Thunder Show. I misunderstood the racing schedule.
This weekend at the Derby track, starts out with the vintage racing, that I got right. Next weekend will be the start of the Championship racing, with the famous Friday Night Thunder.
I am very upset I made this mistake. I just started this kind of blogging, and I needed to make sure of the facts that I wrote. I take this at a lesson learned.