Posted Monday, March 10, 2014
Crust cruising on Little Sugarbush lake with Hudson. March 10th, 2014.
Some of the best skiing of the year is off the beaten path with “crust skiing”. With multiple melt/freeze cycles and a good base of snow, skiing can be possible anywhere with the right timing! Just ski! We are closed for the season! Thanks to everyone who came to Maplelag this past year making it a great season! Trail status on the trail report page.
Posted Sunday, March 9, 2014
One of the fun things about MooseJaw are all the little jams going on throughout the lodge. March 8th, 2014.
MooseJaw is an annual event at Maplelag featuring old tyme music, dance, clogging and workshops. Hosted by the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers!
Posted Friday, March 7, 2014
March sun filtering through the clouds near eagles nest on north end of Little Sugarbush. March 5th, 2014.
Fantastic March skiing on tap this weekend. Mid winter conditions Saturday and Sunday morning before getting softer and slower on Sunday afternoon. This is the last weekend we are open! Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Mother on North Star
Posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Judy and Sarah Florell enjoying the beautiful day and fresh snow on Mother North Star, March 4th, 2014.
Fantastic early March conditions. This is the last week and weekend we will be open at Maplelag! Latest trail report on the trail report page.
On the Rink
Posted Monday, March 3, 2014
Skating on the ice rink, March 2nd, 2014.
It has been a great season on the ice rink with cold temps keeping the ice in good condition.
Posted Friday, February 28, 2014
Pisten Bully grooming with the front end renovator on Sap Run trail, February 27th, 2014.
Trails groomed after the wind on Wednesday shaping up nicely. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Thursday, February 27, 2014
A batch of Deb’s fresh baked bagels. Becoming a big hit for Friday’s lunch!
Sunrise Over Maplelag
Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sunrise over Maplelag on a frosty morning.
With the colder winter this season, we haven’t had as many frosty mornings as other winters. We still have been treated to some great sunrises and sunsets however!
Posted Friday, February 21, 2014
Beaver walking down the ski trail with a fresh cut sapling. Photo taken by Ron Refsnider, February 19th, 2014.
Click on the photo for a larger view and read Ron’s encounter report on the trail report page.
Posted Thursday, February 20, 2014
Beautiful February sunshine shining over a frosted Kohlepp’s slough. February 19th, 2014.
All the Trails
Posted Monday, February 17, 2014
Dylan, Adam and Berit on the trails early. Nicely done to these three who skied the entire trail system today! February 17th, 2014.
One of the best President’s days of skiing in recent years. 3″ of fresh snow early morning giving way to bright sunshine and deep blue skies. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Friday, February 14, 2014
Plenty of deep snow in the woods for snowshoeing on and off the beaten path. February 14th, 2014.
With the snowpack getting deeper and deeper, there are a lot more animal tracks on the ski trails. Few photos including a up close and personal picture of one such critter on the trail report page.
Nordic Fox Ski Club
Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Members of the Nordic Fox ski club enjoying the beautiful day. February 12th, 2014.
Dusting of new snow and fresh grooming. Latest trail report on the trail report page
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014
Ken Goodridge leading the Coles after a morning ski around Twin Lakes trail. February 10th, 2014.
Add Winnipeg to the top of the list of areas that has experienced one of the coldest winters on record this year. But to these hearty folks visiting from north of the border, -15 felt quite warm this morning after skiing in -30 temps frequently this season. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Sunday, February 9, 2014
Lappland cabin crew finishing up a morning ski. February 8th, 2014.
Great day of skiing on Saturday. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Nordic Ski Bench
Posted Friday, February 7, 2014
New Nordic ski bench at Maplelag, custom built with retired Nordic skis. Made by Maplelag’s mechanic and welder, Arne Kiehl. February 6th, 2014.
Daily grooming continues…latest trail report on the trail report page.
Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships
Posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Classic pursuit racing action during the Section 8 Nordic Ski championships at Maplelag. February 4th, 2014.
A great day for the Section 8 races despite the chilly temps. More photos from the day on the event page. Results and coverage from other sectional races on skinnyski.com
Posted Sunday, February 2, 2014
Jack, Kyle, Ellie and Joe trying skate skiing for the first time. February 2nd, 2014.
Latest trail report on the trail report page including information on the Sectional Ski meet on Tuesday.
Posted Saturday, February 1, 2014
Porcupine high up on a basswood tree having lunch. February 1st, 2014.
There are a half dozen porcupines throughout the Maplelag trail system. Typically they are easy to locate with the mess they make below!
Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014
Norwegian Pancakes served every Saturday morning during the winter and most fall and spring weekends, featuring imported lingonberries, sour cream, pure maple syrup and farm sausage along with home made 7 grain hot cereal.
Posted Monday, January 27, 2014
Krissy and Seth Bierstefelt out on Twin Lakes trail Monday morning, January 27th, 2014.
Back in the deep freeze on Monday but nothing colder than we haven’t seen already and with sunshine and no wind, a great day to just ski! Trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Sunday, January 26, 2014
Sun dogs over Maplelag as seen from the Twin Lakes crossing near the eagles nest, January 25th, 2014.
Beautiful sun dog action on Saturday morning in between recent snowfalls. Another 3″ Saturday night. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Friday, January 24, 2014
Surly family out for a afternoon ski on JibFly as the groomer passes by on Rootin Tootin setting new track. January 23rd, 2014.
Another 2″ of fresh snow early Friday morning. Grooming and trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tracks from a skier breaking trail on Twin Lakes as fog lingers above the lake. January 20th, 2014.
There are lots of areas to explore off the groomed trails and good to see more people doing such this season. 2″ of fresh snow with stormy conditions on Wednesday. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Sunday, January 19, 2014
Winter wonderland skiing conditions after 6″ of fresh snow early Saturday morning. January 18th, 2014.
Great skiing for MLK weekend after fresh snow in the early morning hours Saturday morning. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Friday, January 17, 2014
Busting up drifts with the Pisten Bully on JibFly ski trail, January 17th, 2014.
Big drifts from snow blowing off the lakes and sloughs on the trails after yesterday’s wind but the Pisten Bully plowing though with no problem and setting nice tracks. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Bottomless Cookie Jars
Posted Friday, January 17, 2014
The coffee bar at Maplelag featuring the famous five bottomless cookie jars. Available 24 hours a day!
Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Fresh snow and fresh grooming refreshing the trails nicely today. January 14th, 2014.
Around 3″ of new snow early this morning. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Monday, January 13, 2014
One hallway of the many unique and unusual signs at Maplelag. More added the past few months! November 18th, 2013.
Check out the recent WCCO feature on the signs at Maplelag!
Posted Friday, January 10, 2014
Sun setting over Mac’s Mess, January 10th, 2014.
Good track set through Mac’s Mess now. Great weekend of skiing on tap. Latest trail report.
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