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 capping off a great mountain bike weekend. 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.
Mountain Biking at Maplelag
Posted Monday, August 25, 2014
NW MN has started a High School mountain bike team, led by Maplelag teamer Anne Ellefson. First practice was at Maplelag. August 25th, 2014.
Full mountain bike report and riding details on the bike trail report page.
Information on the Laddies Loppet mountain bike stage race weekend over Labor day weekend.
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.
Weddings at Maplelag
Posted Monday, July 21, 2014
Fall wedding in the back bowl at Maplelag. October 1st, 2012.
Contact us at email@example.com for more information on weddings at Maplelag. Weddding photos on the wedding album page.
Posted Sunday, July 20, 2014
Mark and Pam Redlinger enjoying the snowy conditions on Sukkerbusk, January 31st, 2010.
Thanks to everyone who has made new reservations this week for the upcoming winter season! Book a new reservation by July 26th, 2014 for last season pricing! Look for deposit letters the end of this month for those with existing reservations.
After a cool start to July, hot and humid conditions this week have us thinking of days like above!
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.
Posted Monday, May 19, 2014
Marsh marigolds in a local slough. May 18th, 2014.
A few more wild flowers popping out over the weekend after warmer temps.
Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014
Anna and Kira Reoh planting trees at Maplelag. May 14th, 2014.
Anna and Kira planted around 1500 trees on the Maplelag property this week, adding to the 600 or so we will be planting ourselves this spring. All part of the forest management program at Maplelag. Since Maplelag first started, we have planted around a half million trees!!
Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Pair of blue jays enjoying the morning sun. May 14th, 2014.
The Maplelag bird feeders have seen a nice variety of birds this week. A few photos on the trail report page.
Posted Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Blood root flowers emerging from the forest floor. May 6th, 2014.
Signs of spring are slowly emerging from the forest floor with early spring flowers like the bloodroots.
Dollars for Scholars
Posted Friday, May 2, 2014
Detroit Lakes Nordic skier Zach Foltz climbing suicide hill during the Section 8 Nordic ski championships. Februray 4th, 2014.
Congratulations to Zach on winning the $500 scholarship from Maplelag through the Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars. Monday we will be announcing another scholarship opportunity for high school Nordic seniors.
Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014
Resident bald eagle taking in the scene on the shores of Little Sugarbush on a rainy day. April 24th, 2014.
Wind and rain the past 24 hours has moved a lot of the ice off the lake and won’t be long until the lake is completely ice free. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Saturday, April 12, 2014
Trumpeter swans enjoying water from the recent snow melt in a nearby field. April 11th, 2014.
After nearly becoming extinct, the trumpeter swan story has been a huge success in our area and a treat to have nearly 100 around Maplelag cruising and passing over the local waters. Swan photos on Little Sugarbush on our Facebook page.
Speaking of “birds”, the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds has opened registration. Maplelag will be hosting one of the events, featuring its famous pan fried walleye meal!
Maple Syrup Season
Posted Sunday, April 6, 2014
Sap dripping from a branch turning to a icicle, April 23rd, 2013.
We no longer “sugar” at Maplelag but many locals in the area collect sap to be boiled down for maple syrup. We serve pure maple syrup at Maplelag with our syrup coming from the Kroll’s Zuckerwald in Long Prairie, MN. Check out the trail report page for a few photos of collecting sap at Maplelag in the early years.
Click here to read a nice article about Kroll’s operation.
Floating on the Crust
Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2014
With a dusting of new snow on top of the crust, the crust cruising around Maplelag this week has been fantastic. March 25th, 2014.
Posted Thursday, March 20, 2014
Fresh snow and fresh grooming refreshing the trails nicely. January 14th, 2014.
Thanks to everyone who voted in the WCCO poll for best trails! No new snow this past week but the base is holding on strong thanks to cooler temps.
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