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!

Bear Pass

Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2015

View from top of Bear Pass looking towards Bullhead lake. February 17th, 2015.

View from top of Bear Pass looking from Loon Dance Ranch towards Bullhead lake. February 17th, 2015.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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. 

Fresh Tracks

Posted Friday, February 13, 2015

Sap Run in great shape after fresh track setting. February 12th, 2015.

Sap Run in great shape after fresh track setting. February 12th, 2015.

Great skiing on the trails!  Grooming and trail report on the trail report page. 

 

 

Rooms Available

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Norwegian Log cabin surrounded in frost, January 13th, 2011.

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.

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. 

Frosted Fun

Posted Friday, January 23, 2015

Skiers enjoying the frosty morning. January 22nd, 2015.

Skiers enjoying the beautiful frosty morning. January 22nd, 2015.

One of the best days of the year on the trails Thursday with beautiful frosty conditions.  Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Frosted Swamp

Posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Frosty conditions on Wednesday covering everything with a layer of white. January 21st, 2015.

Frosty conditions. January 21st, 2015.

 

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Al on Sukkerbusk

Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Al Porter on Sukkerbusk, January 18th, 2015.

Al Porter on Sukkerbusk, January 18th, 2015.

North Star Ski Touring Club member Al Porter had an active MLK weekend at Maplelag, snowshoeing and skiing including a complete trip around Sukkerbusk. As mentioned in previous post, Al is one month short of his 90th birthday! Al inspires us all!

 

Nordic For Fun

Posted Monday, January 19, 2015

Mound-Westonka and Benilde St Margaret Nordic ski teams enjoying the incredible day with a afternoon game of ski soccer. January 18th, 2015.

Mound-Westonka and Benilde St Margaret Nordic ski teams enjoying the incredible beautiful day with a afternoon game of ski soccer. January 18th, 2015.

Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Snowshoe Al

Posted Saturday, January 17, 2015

One month short of his 90th birthday, Al Porter out on the snowshoe trail enjoying the fresh snow today. January 17th, 2015.

One month short of his 90th birthday, North Star Ski Touring Club member Al Porter out on the snowshoe trail enjoying the fresh snow today. January 17th, 2015.

Latest trail report on the trail report page.

DL Invite Nordic Ski Meet

Posted Thursday, January 15, 2015

Start of Boys Varsity ski race, DL Invitational Nordic Ski meet. January 15th, 2015.

Start of Boys Varsity ski race, DL Invitational Nordic Ski meet. January 15th, 2015.

More photos posted on our Facebook page. 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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