Weddings at Maplelag

Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015

Outside wedding ceremony at Maplelag, August 29th, 2015.

Outside wedding ceremony at Maplelag, August 29th, 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.

Winter Reservations

Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015

Margit and Eric Johnson finishing up the afternoon ski.  Check out the reflection on Eric's tip!

Margit and Eric Johnson enjoying a perfect March day. March 6th, 2013.

Thanks for everyone that has confirmed their reservation for the upcoming winter.  Please CONTACT us by phone or email if you did not receive your reservation letter for the upcoming season.

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

Mountain Biking at Maplelag

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Riders ready for a evening of mountain biking! August 26th, 2015.

Riders ready for a evening of mountain biking! August 26th, 2015.

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!

 

25th Anniversary Laddies Loppet

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Elson family enjoying a game of cards in between racing during Laddies Loppet 2013.

Elson family enjoying a game of cards in between racing during Laddies Loppet 2013.

 

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!

In addition to the cross country racing on Saturday and Sunday mornings, short track Sunday afternoon, we’ve added some fun events for the weekend including free stand up paddle board yoga sessions, vintage jersey contest, caricature drawings, live music and bonfire Sunday night! Contact us to make lodging or camping reservations.

Click here for registration. Password is maplelag. Registration extended to September 2nd.

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

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

Fall Color at Maplelag

Posted Sunday, August 23, 2015

Start of Sukkerbusk ski trail. September 24th, 2013.

Start of Sukkerbusk ski trail. September 24th, 2013.

With the woods and forest lush as we have ever seen in recent years, we are expecting a fantastic autumn of fall color. The typical peak around Maplelag is the third week of September. Be sure to check out the webcams as we transition to fall!

Calm Evening

Posted Sunday, August 9, 2015

Calm evening on Little Sugarbush, lake Maplelag sits next to. August 9th, 2015.

Calm evening in front of the main lodge, August 9th, 2015.

Acorn Down

Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015

One of the many acorns falling in recent days. August 5th, 2015.

One of the many acorns falling in recent days. August 5th, 2015.

The early acorns that have fallen down, facilitated by a recent wind and hail event, have been quite numerous this year. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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.

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!

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. 

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. 

 

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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