Sukkerbusk Striders

Posted Friday, February 12, 2016

Striding on Sukkerbusk!

Maeve leading Grandma Maryann and Grandpa Bob down Sukkerbusk. February 12th, 2016.

Spectacular skiing conditions. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Monte’s Movers

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bob Montebello out on Twin Lakes with a few of his his group "Monte's Movers". Few of the trail grooming

Bob Montebello out on Twin Lakes with a few of his group “Monte’s Movers”. Trail grooming crew for the Bemidji area trails. February 10th, 2016.

Excellent skiing conditions. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Trail Grooming

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Second pass with the Ginzu groomer on North Loup trail as it passes Rutherford slough. February 9th, 2016.

Second pass with the Ginzu groomer on North Loup trail as it passes Rutherford slough. February 9th, 2016.

Incredible winter scenes in the woods today when the sun came out. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Maplelag Lodging

Posted Saturday, February 6, 2016

Trail access at the switchyard. February 4th, 2016.

Trail access at the switchyard. February 4th, 2016.

Cabooses at Maplelag one of the many unique lodging accommodations.  We have lodging openings every night the remainder of the ski season. Contact us for specials on last minute, first time, Presidents/Valentines and Canadian at Par reservations.  Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Capsule from Sections. February 2nd, 2016.

Capsule from Sections. February 2nd, 2016.

An exciting day for the Section 8 ski race at Maplelag. Super fun event with perfect weather as 13 girls and 14 boys teams from northwest and central Minnesota competed for the chance to go to the state meet. We always enjoy hosting these events and the Section race has a bit more energy feel with state berths on the line. Great job to all the skiers and congrats to the teams and individuals that qualified for the state meet. Big thanks to all the support staff, officials and volunteers for making it a great day. Coverage on skinnyski.com More photos on the event page.   Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Skating on the Rink

Posted Monday, February 1, 2016

Skating on the rink over the weekend. The ice is in great shape despite a couple days above freezing. January 31st, 2016.

Skating on the rink over the weekend. The ice is in good shape despite a couple days above freezing. January 31st, 2016.

Note: The inner trails will be closed today for the Section 8 races on Tuesday. More information and Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Norwegian Pancakes

Posted Saturday, January 30, 2016

Norwegian Pancakes served every Saturday morning during the winter featuring imported lingonberries, sour cream, pure maple syrup and farm sausage.

Norwegian Pancakes served every Saturday morning during the winter and most fall and spring weekends. This popular meal features imported lingonberries, sour cream, pure maple syrup and farm sausage along with home made 7 grain hot cereal.

All meals are home cooked, prepared from scratch. We use only fresh and as many local ingredients as possible, and serve the meals family style. We are able to accommodate all dietary needs with advance notice. Food is something we take very serious at Maplelag!

Sap Run Sunset

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sunset at the end of Sap Run ski trail. January 27th, 2016.

Sunset at the end of Sap Run ski trail. January 27th, 2016.

A period of warm weather today but the snow and trails are holding out great. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Saturday Striding

Posted Monday, January 25, 2016

Knut Ronnevik striding on Roy's Run Saturday morning, January 23rd, 2016.

Knut Ronnevik striding on Roy’s Run Saturday morning, January 23rd, 2016.

Great ski conditions! Latest trail report on the trail report page.  We have openings the remainder of the ski season and offer special pricing for first time guests and last minute reservations. Contact us for details.

Bemidji Pursuits

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2016

Skiers lined up for the classic pursuit, January 22nd, 2015.

Skiers heading out for the classic pursuit, January 22nd, 2015.

A beautiful day for the Bemidji Pursuits HS Nordic ski race. Results and more photos on the event page. 

Fantastic Frost

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2016

Incredible frosty conditions on Wednesday January 20th, 2016.

Incredible frosty conditions on Wednesday January 20th, 2016.

More frost photos and latest trail report on the trail report page.

Ice Skating

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2016

The rink is ready for ice skating! Various sizes of skates available in the warming house to use at no charge. January 19th, 2016.

The rink near the switchyard is ready for ice skating! Various sizes of skates available in the warming house to use at no charge. January 19th, 2016.

Scandinavian Smorgasbord

Posted Monday, January 18, 2016

Maplelag's famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord.  January 17th, 2016.

Maplelag’s famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord. January 17th, 2016.

The Smog is a long time tradition of Maplelag featuring the Norwegian wedding cake kransekake, home made bread and muffins, fresh fruits, imported block cheeses and other Scandinavian traditional favorites. Served every Sunday during the winter season.

Sunny Striding

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2016

Peder Arneson en route to the western trails. January 15th, 2016

Peder Arneson en route to the western trails. January 15th, 2016

Mid winter skiing conditions. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

17th Annual DL Invite Ski Meet

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2016

Start of the boys varsity continuous pursuit race. DL Invite. January 14th, 2016.

Start of the boys varsity continuous pursuit race. DL Invite. January 14th, 2016.

Couldn’t of asked for a nicer day for this year’s Detroit Lakes Invitational Nordic ski meet. Pleasant temps and 5″ of fresh snow falling during the day. Around 6″ of new snow the past 24 hours! Latest trail report on the trail report page.  Photos from the race, click here. 

Subzero Smiles

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2016

All smiles in the sub zero and sunshine! January 12th, 2016.

All smiles in the sub zero temps and sunshine! January 12th, 2016.

We are enjoying the cool temps which is keeping the snow fresh and crisp and making for great ski conditions. Trail report on the trail report page. 

Bottomless Cookie Jars

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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 and the philosophy of making everyone feel like at home! 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!

Winter Trails Day

Posted Monday, January 11, 2016

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Members of the North Country Trail Association ready for a forest trek in sub zero temps during Winter Trails Day. January 9th, 2016.

Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Frosty Morning

Posted Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Frosty morning view as seen from the west tower. January 4th, 2016.

Frosty morning view as seen from the west tower. January 4th, 2016.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Team Ski

Posted Monday, January 4, 2016

Skiers from Minnetonka, Minneapolis South and Visitation ready for a spirited morning ski. January 3rd, 2016.

Skiers from Minnetonka, Minneapolis South and Visitation ready for a spirited morning ski. January 3rd, 2016.

Couldn’t ask for better conditions to start off the New Year. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Family Ski

Posted Sunday, January 3, 2016

Members of the Watson family enjoying the beautiful day on Sukkerbusk. January 2nd, 2016.

Members of the Watson family enjoying the beautiful day on Sukkerbusk. January 2nd, 2016.

Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Mother Daughter Ski

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2015

Malene and Alyssa enjoying the fresh snow on Sukkerbusk. December 30th, 2015.

Maelene and Alyssa enjoying the fresh snow on Sukkerbusk. December 30th, 2015.

2″ of fresh snow making for very nice skiing the end of 2015. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Deb’s Bagels

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Chef Deb preparing a fresh batch of home made bagels. December 25th, 2015.

Chef Deb preparing a fresh batch of home made bagels. December 25th, 2015.

Throwback to last Thursday when Deb served her home made bagels. One of the midweeks perks outside the Holiday season is usually fresh bagels Friday morning. Deb’s bagels ranked as some of the best in the country!

Sunset Striding

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2015

Striding at dusk on Rootin Tootin. December 26th, 2015.

Striding at dusk on Rootin Tootin. December 26th, 2015.

Dusting of new snow allowed us to set track on a few more sections of trail yesterday. Trail report on the trail report page. 

Family Ski

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tomlinson family ready to head out for a family Christmas day ski. December 25th, 2015

Tomlinson family ready to head out for a family Christmas day ski. December 25th, 2015

Trail and weather report on the trail report page. 

Fresh Fluff

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2015

Beautiful winter scenes Christmas eve day after 2" of fluff snow. December 24th, 2015.

Fresh fluffy snow on a group of high bush cranberries. December 24th, 2015.

 

Ski Camp

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ski teams from Mound Westonka, St Paul Highland Park, Cooper and Champlain Park together for group photo at end of first Nordic Ski Camp at Maplelag. December 21st, 2015.

Ski teams from Mound Westonka, St Paul Highland Park, Cooper and Champlain Park together for group photo at end of first Nordic Ski Camp at Maplelag. December 21st, 2015.

More photos from this weekends High School Nordic ski camp and trail report on  the trail report page. 

Weddings at Maplelag

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2015

Gabe and Sara lifting the rings from the Kransekake.  December 13th, 2015.

Gabe and Sara lifting the rings from the Kransekake. December 13th, 2015.

Wedding photos archive on the wedding album page.

Contact us at maplelag@arvig.net for more information on weddings at Maplelag. Select weekends remain available for 2016.

Studio A blog post on a wedding at Maplelag. 

Kris Kandel Blog post on a wedding at Maplelag.

Two Birds Photography Photoset

Eye Noticed Photoset from Maplelag

Afternoon Ski

Posted Thursday, December 3, 2015

Don Camp enjoying early season conditions and a beautiful afternoon. December 2nd, 2015

Don Camp enjoying early season conditions and a beautiful afternoon. December 2nd, 2015

We are enjoying beautiful early season conditions after 5″ of snow on Monday followed by two days of grooming. Great day of skiing on tap today! Latest trail report including information on available skiing the next few days on the trail report page. 

Stained Glass Windows

Posted Monday, November 30, 2015

Photo collage of select stained glass windows as captured and created by guest Megan Williams.

Photo collage of select antique stained glass windows at Maplelag as captured and created by guest Megan Williams.

There are over 250 antique stained glass windows at Maplelag in the main lodge and cabins. 

 

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. Three generations family owned and operated.

“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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