Great Guests

Posted Monday, March 23, 2015

Guests enjoying a home cooked meal in the dining room, January 26th, 2013.

We are very fortunate at Maplelag to have such a loyal customer base and we appreciate every one’s visit. Thanks to everyone who came to Maplelag this past season making it another great year! Snow season recap on the trail report page.

 

MooseJaw 2015

Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Saturday night band for Moosejaw 2015. March 15th, 2015.

Saturday night band for Moosejaw 2015. March 15th, 2015.

Muppets take over Moosejaw was the them for this years event. More information on the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers and Moosejaw, click here.

Spring Swans

Posted Friday, March 13, 2015

Pair of trumpeter swans on Little Sugarbush lake, March 12th, 2015.

Pair of trumpeter swans on Little Sugarbush lake, March 12th, 2015.

The swans have returned to the immediate area in search of more open water after the warm weather that moved in this week.

Warm weather this week has all but melted the trails and are now closed until more snow or until it dries out and and will be open for mountain biking and hiking. Latest trail report.

Down the Hill

Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Heading down a hill on North Loup. March 11th, 2015.

Heading down a hill on North Loup. March 11th, 2015.

It has been a very warm week and the snow is melting fast but we were able to ski all the way around North Loup Wednesday morning. Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Spring Skiing

Posted Monday, March 9, 2015

Jack enjoying spring skiing conditions on Roy's Run. March 8th, 2015.

Jack enjoying spring skiing conditions on Roy’s Run late Sunday afternoon.  March 8th, 2015.

A great weekend of skiing with mid winter conditions to start transitioning to spring skiing over the weekend. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Bottomless Cookie Jars

Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The coffee bar at Maplelag featuring the famous five bottomless cookie jars. Available 24 hours a day!

Chef Deb and the kitchen staff make all the cookies from scratch. During the season we serve 10’s of thousands of cookies, all part of the Maplelag package! All meals are prepared from scratch using fresh and as many local ingredients as possible. We are able to accommodate all dietary needs with advance notice. Food is something we take very serious at Maplelag!

Active Living Field Trip

Posted Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Roosevelt 4th graders having fun on the trail as part of the active living field trip. March 3rd, 2015.

Roosevelt 4th graders having fun on the trail as part of the active living field trip. March 3rd, 2015.

More photos from the day and latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Smiling Through

Posted Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Craig Stolen all smiles after the morning ski under beautiful early March conditions. March 2nd, 2015.

Craig Stolen all smiles after the morning ski under beautiful early March conditions. March 2nd, 2015.

Fresh snow Tuesday morning! Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Sunday Skiers

Posted Monday, March 2, 2015

John Hanson and John Struchyinski ready to hit the trails for a Sunday ski. March 1st, 2015.

John Hanson and John Struchyinski ready to hit the trails for a Sunday ski. March 1st, 2015.

Great skiing on the trails. This is the last week for special midweek pricing on lodging! Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Upside Down

Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

Local pileated woodpecker working the angles for best feeding position possible. We have sighted over a half dozen pileated around Maplelag. February 26th, 2015.

Local pileated woodpecker working the angles for best feeding position possible. We have sighted over a half dozen pileated around Maplelag this season. February 26th, 2015.

Elan Vital Ski Club

Posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Members of the Elan Vital ski club enjoying the crisp day and fresh grooming on the trails. February 24th, 2015.

Members of the Elan Vital ski club enjoying the crisp day and fresh grooming on the trails. February 24th, 2015.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Northwest Nordic

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Members of the Northwest Nordic Ski club (Chicago) blazing trail on Lucky's Loype through the skinny field. February 23rd, 2015.

Members of the Northwest Nordic Ski club (Chicago) blazing trail on Lucky’s Loype through the skinny field. February 23rd, 2015.

Great skiing, fantastic conditions! Latest trail report on the trail report page.  Just a few more weeks we will be open for lodging, contact us for end of and first time specials.

Striding Twin Lakes

Posted Sunday, February 22, 2015

Striding on Twin Lakes trail. February 21st, 2015.

Striding on Twin Lakes trail. February 21st, 2015.

Great classic skiing this weekend with some of the best tracks of the year. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Pulling the Pulk

Posted Saturday, February 21, 2015

Froehlich family ski with the pulk. February 20th, 2015.

Froehlich family ski with the pulk. February 20th, 2015.

Great weekend of skiing on tap! Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Pisten Bully Grooming

Posted Friday, February 20, 2015

Pisten Bully grooming on Rootin Tootin ski trail. February 19th, 2015.

Pisten Bully grooming on Rootin Tootin ski trail. February 19th, 2015.

“Pisten Bully” is the name of the snow cat groomer we used on the Maplelag trails to groom when the base gets deep and hard enough to support the larger equipment. We groomed select trails yesterday with the PB and will be using it more the rest of the season. Dusting of new snow last night. Latest trail report on the trail report page.

 

Just Ski

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bob and Susan Moore ready for the afternoon ski. February 17th, 2015.

Bob and Susan Moore ready for the afternoon ski. February 17th, 2015.

It has been a chilly week but nothing that has stopped us from grooming or skiing the excellent snow conditions. Just Ski! Latest trail report on the trail report page.

We have rooms available for the the last few weekends of the ski season. Check availability online for cabin openings and contact us for first time and last minute specials.

Skating Rink

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hockey action on the ice rink, February 18th, 2015.

Hockey action on the ice rink, February 18th, 2015.

The ice rink is in very good condition. Nice to finally have a good pile of snow on the edge!

Tracking Through

Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Eli Sagor family finishing up the morning ski, passing by one of the cabooses. February 16th, 2015.

Eli Sagor family finishing up the morning ski, passing by one of the cabooses. February 16th, 2015.

 

We are enjoying fantastic ski conditions with over 5″ of fresh snow the past 5 days. Latest trail report on the trail report page.  We have availability all remaining weekends and midweek.  Check availability online and contact us for reservations for end of season and first time specials.

 

Loppet Nordic

Posted Sunday, February 15, 2015

Members of the Loppet Nordic Racing group bundled up nicely and ready for a morning on the trails. February 14th, 2015.

Members of the Loppet Nordic Racing group bundled up nicely and ready for a morning on the trails. February 14th, 2015.

Snow Formations

Posted Saturday, February 14, 2015

Interesting snow formation on the side of Island Lake trail. February 13th, 2015.

Interesting snow formation on the side of Island Lake trail. February 13th, 2015.

At Maplelag we love snow and all the great things associated with it.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Family Ski

Posted Monday, February 9, 2015

Terstriep family out for a morning ski before Sunday Smorgasbord. February 8th, 2015.

Terstriep family out for a morning ski before Sunday Smorgasbord. February 8th, 2015.

A nice weekend of skiing. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Pegging Winter

Posted Sunday, February 8, 2015

"WinterPeggers" finishing up a run around North Loup. February 7th, 2015.

“WinterPeggers” (group of friends from Winnipeg, CAN)  finishing up a run around North Loup. February 7th, 2015.

A great Saturday at Maplelag!   Select photos from the day on the trail report page. 

Fun with Friends

Posted Friday, February 6, 2015

Kris and friends heading out for the morning ski on Sukkerbusk. February 6th, 2015.

Kris and friends heading out for the morning ski on Sukkerbusk. February 6th, 2015.

Great day of skiing on Friday kicking off a nice weekend!  Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Nordic Legend

Posted Thursday, February 5, 2015

Minnesota Nordic Legend Norm Oakvik on the Maplelag trails, March 15th, 2008.

Minnesota Nordic Legend Norm Oakvik enjoying the double track on the Maplelag trails, March 15th, 2008.

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Norm Oakvik this week. Norm helped designed some of the first trails at Maplelag and was heavily  involved with the development and promotion of skiing in Minnesota. 

Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships

Posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Berit Ramstad-Skoyles leading the front group up Suicide Hill during the pursuit race, Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships. February 3rd, 2015.

Detroit Lakes skier Berit Ramstad-Skoyles leading the front group up Suicide Hill during the girls pursuit race in Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships en route to a second place finish. February 3rd, 2015.

A great day for the Section 8 Nord Champs at Maplelag. Photos posted later on our Facebook page. Results posted on skinnyski.com

Trail report on the trail report page.

 

Family Time

Posted Monday, February 2, 2015

Scott Sundby family always waving the flag nicely. Thanks for donating the green pull sled for future Maplelag families to use on the trails. February 1st, 2015.

Scott Sundby family always waving the flag nicely. Thanks for donating the green pull sled for future Maplelag families to use on the trails! February 1st, 2015.

Ski and Be Yoga Retreat

Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ski and Be Yoga retreat participants doing ski yoga on the trails. January 31st, 2015.

Ski and Be Yoga retreat participants doing ski yoga on the trails. January 31st, 2015.

A great weekend on the trails. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Ski Day

Posted Thursday, January 29, 2015

Members of the Bemidji girls Nordic ski team at the trailhead. January 29th, 2015.

Members of the Bemidji girls Nordic ski team at the trailhead. January 29th, 2015.

Sunny Sunday

Posted Sunday, January 25, 2015

Members of the MPA Nordic Ski Team ready for a sunny morning on the trails. January 25th, 2015.

Members of the MPA Nordic Ski Team ready for a sunny morning on the trails. January 25th, 2015.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Klister Sisters

Posted Friday, January 23, 2015

Klister Sister crew out for a morning ski on Sukkerbusk. It would basically take no snow for the sisters and their followers not to go skiing.

Klister Sister crew out for a morning ski on Sukkerbusk. January 23rd 2015. It would basically take no snow for the sisters and their followers not to go skiing.

 

We had a glazing last night that made skiing fast in the morning but grooming on select trails and warming temps making for a fantastic day on the trails. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

 

Recent Highlights

Maplelag — A destination cross country ski resort: overnight accommodations, American Plan, home cooked meals served family style, 64 km of Pisten Bully groomed trails.

“People rarely come to Maplelag only once, and now I understand why” — Pamela Hill Nettleton, Minnesota Monthly “Maplelag lures its customers with a simple combination: great food, good skiing, camaraderie, and lots of fun” — Will Goddard, Cross Country Skier Magazine “In the winter, there is no place like Maplelag” Beth Gauper, MidwestWeekends.Com

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