Winter Reservations

Posted Monday, July 27, 2015

Skiers heading out to the trails! January 4th, 2013.

Skiers heading out to the trails! January 4th, 2013.

 

The lovely winter season may seem far away to most, however, we are ALWAYS looking ahead to this upcoming season with reservations letters being sent out this week. Look for them in the mail the next few days! Please CONTACT us by phone or email if you do not receive yours by next week.

To make a new reservation check availability online and simply contact us. 

Mountain Biking at Maplelag

Posted Friday, July 24, 2015

Ben Olson out on the course, Friday July 24th, 2015.

Ben Olson out on the course, Friday July 24th, 2015.

 

The mtb trails are open! Full Mountain bike trail report and information on riding at Maplelag click here.

Information on the 25th anniversary mountain bike race at Maplelag, Laddies Loppet, held over Labor day weekend. Click here for registration.  Pass is maplelag

Maplelag has a mountain bike team with over 30 riders. Contact Jay  via Maplelag email if you are interested in being part of the team!

 

Singletrack Classic

Posted Monday, July 20, 2015

Fresh grooming on Lucky's Loype ski trail, January 5th, 2013.

Fresh grooming on Lucky’s Loype singletrack classic ski trail, January 5th, 2013.

Maplelag has 70km to ski and snowshoe trails, 20km which is groomed “singletrack classic”.

We are always thinking of winter at Maplelag! It has been a busy summer preparing the ski trails for the winter, mowing and clearing deadfall. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Weddings at Maplelag

Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2015

 

Wedding ceremony at Maplelag, early fall 2015.

Wedding ceremony at Maplelag, early fall 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 including the weekend of June 11-12, 2016.

Studio A blog post on a wedding at Maplelag. 

Kris Kandel Blog post on a wedding at Maplelag.

Bottomless Cookie Jars

Posted Friday, July 10, 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 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!

25th Anniversary Laddies Loppet

Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Youth racing, Laddies Loppet 2014.

Youth racing, Laddies Loppet 2014.

Laddies Loppet is a mountain bike event we hold every Labor Day weekend at Maplelag. We have been hosting the event since 1990, making it one of the oldest mountain bike races in Minnesota! This year’s dates are September 5 & 6, 2015. Laddies Loppet 2015 will be our 25th anniversary!

Contact us to make lodging or camping reservations.

Click here for registration. Password is maplelag.

Click here for updated race information on the 25th Anniversary Laddies Loppet

Click here for latest trail report and photosets from riding this summer

 

Wild Iris

Posted Friday, July 3, 2015

Wild iris flower blooming along the side of Mother North Star ski trail. July 2nd, 2015.

Wild iris flowers blooming along the side of Mother North Star ski trail. July 2nd, 2015.

Wild iris flowers one of the most recent wild flowers popping up around Maplelag and on the trails. With all the recent rain, the woods are very lush and green. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Concordia Language Villages

Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1july1For over 30 years, Maplelag has been involved with the Concordia Language Villages, once again hosting the Chinese village this summer. We are proud to be a part of this fantastic language immersion program. Click here for more information on Concordia Language Villages. 

Pink Slippers

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pink ladyslippers blooming this week.

Pink ladyslippers blooming in full force the last week. Some areas in the roadside ditches are like we have never seen before!

 

Summer Sunset

Posted Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer solstice sunset. June, 20 2015.

Summer solstice sunset. June, 20 2015.

We hope everyone has been enjoying the long summer days!

Red Head Visitor

Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Red Headed woodpecker making a visit to the Maplelag grounds this week. May 11th, 2015.

Red Headed woodpecker making a visit to the Maplelag woods this week. May 11th, 2015.

First Flowers

Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

Hepatica or "May flowers" blooming in full force this week. April 17th, 2015.

Hepatica or “May flowers” blooming in full force this week. April 17th, 2015.

Winter Season

Posted Monday, March 30, 2015

 

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

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. 

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!

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 (90 years young) had an active MLK weekend at Maplelag, snowshoeing and skiing including a complete trip around Sukkerbusk. Al inspires us all!

 

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.

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.

New Years Day Ski

Posted Thursday, January 1, 2015

Members of the Knudson family ready for a New Years day ski. January 1st, 2015.

Members of the Knudson family ready for a New Years day ski after fresh snow earlier in the morning. January 1st, 2015.

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.

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. 

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

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.

 

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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