Bottomless Cookie Jars
Posted Wednesday, October 29, 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!
Weddings at Maplelag
Posted Sunday, October 26, 2014
Angie and Adam lifting the rings from the “kransekake” wedding cake. October 26th, 2014.
The lifting of the rings from the kransekake, Norwegian wedding cake, is a traditional practice for the newlyweds at Maplelag on Sunday mornings during the huge Scandinavian Smorgasbord! Contact us at email@example.com for more information on weddings at Maplelag. Weddding photos on the wedding album page.
Fresh Snow Fresh Tracks
Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014
Margit and Eric Johnson enjoying fresh snow and fresh tracks. March 6th, 2013.
Mountain Biking at Maplelag
Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Mike Hess enjoying beautiful late fall conditions. October 21st, 2014.
The mountain bike course is open with great late fall conditions. There is no charge to ride on the trails the remainder of the riding season.
Full mountain bike report and riding details on the bike trail report page.
Knitting at Maplelag
Posted Monday, October 20, 2014
Prairie Yarns knitting retreat in the library area of the lodge. October 19th, 2014.
Snowshoeing at Maplelag
Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014
Matthews family on the snowshoe trail. January 4th, 2012,
Maplelag has designated snowshoe trails for snowshoeing and snowshoeing is also allowed anywhere except for the groomed ski trails!
Check availability online and contact us to make a reservation for the upcoming winter season! Thanks to everyone who has already confirmed!
Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Poplar and tamarack trees hitting their peak this week. October 15th, 2014.
Incredible fall weather this week as the poplar and tamarack trees are in their peak of fall color. Even though the days have been warm, we have had frost the past 6 days, cooling down the soil nicely as we continue to prepare for the winter months.
We hit our peak of fall colors around September 23rd at Maplelag but there is some still great autumn scenes deep in the woods on the ski trails and the swamps and sloughs with tamaracks are most colorful.
More photos on the trail report page.
Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hubbard ski club ready for a day of skiing and snowshoeing. January 25th, 2011.
Maplelag is a great place for ski clubs to meet. We have special group pricing during the Midweek and unique packages. Contact us for more information.
Posted Friday, October 3, 2014
Bluejay surrounded by fall color. October 2nd, 2014.
Cold front moving through today bringing a big time change in the weather. Temps in the lower 30′s and our first flakes of snow!! Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Maplelag guests enjoying the beautiful fall morning on Little Sugarbush. September 28th, 2014.
The leaves have been coming down quick since our peak of fall color last week but still some patches of nice autumn scenes in the woods. Fall color photos and trail report on the trail report page.
Scrapbooking at Maplelag
Posted Monday, September 29, 2014
Scapbooking in one of the lower level meeting rooms. September 28th, 2014.
Weekend scrapbooking photos on the event page.
September 2013 scrapbooking photos on the event page.
Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Fallen maple leaf with a touch of frost. September 16th, 2014.
The fall color around Maplelag is becoming more colorful each day with still a nice background of greens. At Maplelag we feel this is the best time of year to take in the change of seasons. Be sure to check back for early fall color photos later this week and watch live on the webcam on the trail report page!
Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Sunset over Little Sugarbush, August 31st, 2014.
The month of September always provides some of the best sunrises and sunsets of the year as we were reminded this past weekend. Couple more photos on the trail report page.
Laddies Loppet 2014
Posted Monday, September 1, 2014
Start of one of the Comp class races. Laddies Loppet 2014. (skinnyski.com photo)
Despite rain falling early Sunday morning, another great day for the Laddies Loppet stage race capping off a great mountain bike weekend. Nearly 500 racers over the three races. Click here for Sunday coverage and click here for Saturday coverage on skinnyski.com
Click here for more information and a list of all our sponsors who help make this happen.
Ride for Cookies
Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014
Doesn’t get much better, riding with your friends and having a cookie from one of the five bottomless cookie jars afterwards! Laddies Lopppet August 29th, 2014.
Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Fog rolling off the lake Monday morning, thanks to temps in the lower 40′s. August 26th, 2014.
Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014
Sunrise over the skinny field, January 26th, 2014.
Thanks to everyone who has confirmed their winter reservation for the 2014-15 season! Check availability online and contact us to confirm or make a reservation.
Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Nice crop of water lilies on the edge of Little Sugarbush this year. August 4th, 2014.
Posted Monday, August 4, 2014
Members of the Minneapolis South Nordic Ski team all smiles on the trail. January 4th, 2014.
The Nordic Ski camp weekends are starting to fill at Maplelag. Contact us for more information on bringing a ski team to Maplelag!
Posted Friday, August 1, 2014
Interesting mushroom growing on the side of JibFly ski trail.
Sen Lin Hu-Concordia Language Villages Chinese Village
Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014
Authentic Chinese dragon boat on the waters of Little Sugarbush, lake Maplelag is located on.
During the months of June, July and August, we are host to the Concordia Language Villages, hosting the Chinese camp. More information on the Concordia Language Villages.
Twin Lakes Sunset
Posted Thursday, July 3, 2014
Sunset from the top of “Pete’s Porkie” on south end of Twin Lakes. July 2nd, 2014.
Latest trail and mountain bike reports, click here.
Posted Saturday, June 28, 2014
A wide variety of mushrooms, moss and lichens in the woods from the wet spring. June 27th, 2014.
Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Smooth Wild Rose
Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Great crop of wild rose flowers this year along Twin Lakes ski trail. June 25th, 2014.
Trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Monday, June 23, 2014
Posted Friday, June 20, 2014
Snapping turtle taking a double risk taking the time to lay eggs on the driveway.
Posted Friday, June 13, 2014
Sill morning on Little Sugarbush, June 13th 2014.
Posted Thursday, May 29, 2014
First yellow slippers of the year. May 29th, 2014.
Warm temps the past week has brought to life the forest floor with the first yellow slippers coming out today. Amazing change in the woods from 10 days ago where it looked more like mid April to now looking like mid June!
Posted Saturday, May 24, 2014
Passing rain shower over Maplelag lit up by the setting sun to the west. May 23rd, 2014.
Couple more photos from last night’s beautiful sunset on the trail report page.
Deep Woods Nesting
Posted Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Hen mallard nesting deep in the woods off Loon return ski trail. May 20th, 2014.
We stumbled across this nest by accident while working in the woods and keeping an eye out for the ducklings to emerge any day.
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