By Raymond Neupert/South Metro Observer

MARATHON COUNTY – Thanks to the recent snowfall and colder temperatures, some of Marathon County’s snowmobile trails are open again.

Jon Daniels with the county’s parks department announced that a number of trails in Zones 1, 2 and 5 will reopen Wednesday afternoon.

In a press release, Daniels stated that riders do need to check the county’s website in order to see exactly which trails are open, and warns people that the trails are in good to poor condition.

“Riders should expect varying late season trail conditions with bare spots, ice, slush and areas of standing water,” the release states.

For trail conditions and open routes, call the Parks Department 24-hour trail conditions helpline at 1-888-575-7669 or check the website at