Canadian Week

Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Garth and Dotz Ward pulling their little one in the pulk. January 27th, 2015.

Garth and Dotz Ward from Manitoba pulling their daughter Anna in the pulk. January 27th, 2015.

We love having Canadians visit us at Maplelag! With the majority of our guests coming from Canada to start the week, we designated this week Canadian week. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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.

Skating Skaters Waltz

Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Matt Moser out on Skaters Waltz enjoying the beautiful morning. January 14th, 2015.

Matt Moser out on Skaters Waltz enjoying the beautiful morning. January 14th, 2015.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Information on the DL Invitational meet.

Rochester Nordic Ski Team

Posted Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Rochester Nordic Ski team together one last time before heading back home. January 11th, 2015.

Rochester Nordic Ski team together one last time before heading back home. January 11th, 2015. Thanks for your visit!

Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Information on the DL Invitational Ski Meet tomorrow.

Up the Hill

Posted Sunday, January 11, 2015

Rochester Nordic Ski Team on Skaters Waltz for morning time trial. January 10th, 2015.

Rochester Nordic Ski Team on Skaters Waltz for morning time trial. January 10th, 2015.

Beautiful day on Saturday and nice skiing. Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Classic Skiing

Posted Saturday, January 10, 2015

Double track classic action. January 10th, 2015.

Double track classic action. January 10th, 2015.

Thursday’s snow and grooming allowed us to set about 9km of track. Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Ski Camp

Posted Monday, January 5, 2015

Minnetonka and Minneapolis South Nordic ski teams on a chilly morning. January 4th, 2015.

Minnetonka and Minneapolis South Nordic ski teams on a chilly morning. January 4th, 2015.

Ski teams from Minnetonka, Minneapolis South and Visitation at Maplelag this past weekend for a ski/training camp. Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Variety Show

Posted Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The McBean Choral Society performing a Maplelag version of "Let it Snow" at the variety show. December 30th, 2014.

The McBean Choral Society performing a Maplelag version of “Let it Snow” at the variety show. December 30th, 2014.

Another amazing magical variety show last night. Nice job to everyone who contributed!!

Game Time

Posted Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Members of the Pratt family enjoying some game time in the dining room. December 29th, 2014.

Members of the Pratt family enjoying some game time in the dining room. December 29th, 2014.

On the Edge

Posted Sunday, December 28, 2014

Double pole skiing on the edge of the lake. December 27th, 2014.

Double pole skiing on the edge of Little Sugarbush lake. December 27th, 2014.

With caution, it is possible to double pole on the lake. The south end edge had the best coverage when checking out conditions yesterday afternoon. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Kick Sledding

Posted Saturday, December 27, 2014

Members of the Johnson family enjoying winter on Little Sugarbush via kick sled! December 26th, 2014.

Members of the Johnson family enjoying winter on Little Sugarbush via kick sled! December 26th, 2014.

Maplelag has three kick sleds from Norway which has been one of the many activities for winter adventure as we wait for more snow to ski. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Family Skate

Posted Friday, December 26, 2014

D'Allessandro family on the ice skating rink for a family skate. December 25th, 2014.

D’Allessandro family on the ice skating rink for a family skate. December 25th, 2014.

Skating on the ice rink and lake have been popular activities in addition to hiking and biking on the trails as we wait for more snow.  Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Happy Holidays

Posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays from Maplelag!!

Happy Holidays from Maplelag!!

Fat Biking at Maplelag

Posted Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Matt and Cole Johnson riding Twin Lakes single track with fat bikes. December 23rd, 2014.

Matt and Cole Johnson riding Twin Lakes single track with fat bikes. December 23rd, 2014.

We will have select trails open for fat biking at Maplelag this winter. Full details and latest fat bike report on the Fat bike Trail report page.

Training Camp

Posted Monday, December 22, 2014

Members of the St Paul Highland Park and Cooper Nordic Ski teams. December 21st, 2014.

Members of the St Paul Highland Park and Cooper Nordic Ski teams. December 21st, 2014.

More photos from the training camp and trail report on the trail report page. 

St Paul Highland Park Photo Set

High School Nordic Ski Racing

Posted Friday, December 19, 2014

Maplelag's Jack Richards racing at the Grand Rapids Invite at Mt Itasca. December 18th, 2014

Maplelag’s Jack Richards racing at the Grand Rapids Invite at Mt Itasca. December 18th, 2014

Maplelag is proud to be a supporter of the growing and expanding high school Nordic ski racing in Minnesota. We provide scholarships and donations for many teams in Minnesota. We were disappointed to have to cancel last weekends ski camp but appreciate the teams coming this weekend and look forward to all the ski teams coming the remainder of the season.

We caught the action at the Grand Rapids Invite yesterday and  photos and results are posted on skinnyski.com 

Bottomless Cookie Jars

Posted Sunday, December 14, 2014

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!

Early Season Skiing

Posted Thursday, December 11, 2014

stevan Gombocz enjoying the frosty morning on the trails. December 10th, 2014.

Istevan Gombocz enjoying the frosty morning on the trails. December 10th, 2014.

 

Latest trail report on early season skiing on the trail report page. 

Check availability online for openings for this upcoming winter season and contact us to make a reservation! Deposits can be made online.

Click here to purchase gift certificates.

Frosty Crossing

Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Frosty morning on the trails. Twin Lakes crossing, December 9th, 2014.

Frosty morning on the trails. Twin Lakes crossing, December 9th, 2014.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Check availability online for openings for this upcoming winter season and contact us to make a reservation! Deposits can be made online.

Click here to purchase gift certificates.

Saturday Skier

Posted Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tom Dwyer out for a early morning Saturday ski en route to Suicide Hill. December 6th, 2014.

Tom Dooher out for a early morning Saturday ski en route to Suicide Hill. December 6th, 2014.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. November 27th, 2014.

Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends in the Maplelag dining room. November 27th, 2014.

Thanks to all our family, friends and Maplelag guests who support and help make Maplelag a wonderful place! We appreciate all of you!

 

Weddings at Maplelag

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014

Kate and Alex wedding ceremony. November 22nd, 2014.

Kate and Alex wedding ceremony. November 22nd, 2014.

Contact us at maplelag@arvig.net for more information on weddings at Maplelag.  Weddding photos on the wedding album page.

Ready to Ski

Posted Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ready to hit the trails! November 22nd, 2014.

Ready to hit the trails! November 22nd, 2014.

Good to see folks on the trails yesterday enjoying the early season skiing. We did get warm yesterday but the trails are holding on to some coverage and we froze down last night keeping the base intact. 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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