First Flowers

Posted Friday, April 29, 2016

 

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

Hepatica or “May flowers” blooming in full force this week. April 27th, 2016.

Mountain Biking at Maplelag

Posted Thursday, April 28, 2016

Twin Lakes singletrack. April 28th, 2016. After drying out from Monday's rain, it has been a nice week of riding and looks to be good conditions the next 7-10 days.

Twin Lakes singletrack, April 28th, 2016. After drying out from Monday’s rain, it has been a nice week of riding and looks to be good conditions the next 7-10 days.

Portion of the course is now open for riding. Details on the riding report. 

Fresh Floor

Posted Monday, April 25, 2016

Jonell and Amanda putting the finishing touches on the dining room floor. April 22nd, 2016. All the wood floors seeing new finishing the past week!

Jonell and Amanda putting the finishing touches on the dining room floor. April 22nd, 2016. All the wood floors seeing new finishing the past week!

Weddings at Maplelag

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2016

Outside wedding ceremony at Maplelag. September 2014.

Outside wedding ceremony at Maplelag. September 2014.

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.

Two Birds Photography Photoset

Eye Noticed Photoset from Maplelag

Lunch Box Hallway

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2016

Looking down one side of the famous lunch box hallway at Maplelag.

Thanks to the folks that donated lunch boxes this past year for the lunch box hallway! A few more photos of lunch box hallway on the News page.

Forest Floor

Posted Monday, April 11, 2016

Scarlet elf cup emerging from the forest floor. April 11th, 2016.

Scarlet elf cup emerging from the forest floor. April 11th, 2016.

Very few signs of spring on the forest floor with the wintry start to April. However, there is large crop of scarlet elf cup this year.

In Flight

Posted Monday, April 4, 2016

Trumpeter swan in flight above Little Sugarbush as a group swims near the shoreline. April 4th, 2016.

Trumpeter swan in flight above Little Sugarbush as a group swims near the shoreline. April 4th, 2016.

Maplelag will be hosting one of the events during the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds 2016. The program will feature Maplelag’s famous pan fried walleye meal. The evening will conclude with a presentation by Carrol Henderson, one of the leaders in reviving the formerly extirpated population of Trumpeter Swans in Minnesota and relate the challenges and stories that unfolded during the recovery project. To register,  click on the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds registration page. 

Sunny Spring Skiing

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2016

Heading up Suicide Hill, March 19th, 2016.

Heading up Suicide Hill, March 19th, 2016.

Great morning of spring skiing Saturday morning. Trail report on the trail report page. 

Sap Season

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Beaver activity on the upper shore of Dry Lake. Notice the sap running on this maple tree! March 11th, 2016.

Beaver activity on the upper shore of Dry Lake. Notice the sap running on this maple tree! March 11th, 2016.

The sap and maple syrup season is in full force! We no longer tap trees at Maplelag but still serve pure maple syrup provided by Kroll’s Zuckervald and local producers.

Moosejaw 2016

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2016

Moosejaw!  Saturday night square dance, March 12th, 2016.

Moosejaw! Saturday night square dance, March 12th, 2016.

Another great Moosejaw weekend! Old time music, dance and clogging weekend hosted by the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers. 

13th Annual Indigenous Farming Conference

Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Snapshot from this years Indigenous Farming Conference. March 3-6, 2016.

Snapshot from this years Indigenous Farming Conference. March 3-6, 2016.

March Skiing

Posted Saturday, March 5, 2016

Jack and Ty Christansen enjoying the great March skiing this morning, striding on Mother North Star trail. March 5th, 2016.

Jack and Ty Christansen enjoying the great March skiing on Mother North Star trail. March 5th, 2016.

Great day of skiing! Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Russian Creme

Posted Monday, February 29, 2016

Fresh rapberries on the popular Maplelag dessert Russian creme. 

 

Exploratory Day

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Couldn't of asked for a nicer day for the Perham Middle School Exploratory day. February 24th, 2016.

Couldn’t of asked for a nicer day for the Perham Middle School Exploratory day. February 24th, 2016.

More photos from the day and latest trail report on the trail report page.

Sunrise Grooming

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Setting fresh track on Sukkerbusk at sunrise. February 16th, 2016.

Setting fresh track on Sukkerbusk at sunrise. February 16th, 2016.

Excellent ski conditions. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Sledding Hill

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sledding hill action, February 14th, 2016.

Sledding hill action, February 14th, 2016.

If you finish up a ski around Mother North Star and want to take a run down the sledding hill, go for it!!

Apres Ski Maplelag

Posted Monday, February 15, 2016

Apres ski Maplelag. February 14th, 2016.

Apres ski Maplelag. February 14th, 2016.

Taking the plunge after a day of skiing. This tradition continues at Maplelag since 1973!

Sukkerbusk Striders

Posted Friday, February 12, 2016

Striding on Sukkerbusk!

Maeve leading Grandma Maryann and Grandpa Bob down Sukkerbusk. February 12th, 2016.

Spectacular skiing conditions. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Monte’s Movers

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bob Montebello out on Twin Lakes with a few of his his group "Monte's Movers". Few of the trail grooming

Bob Montebello out on Twin Lakes with a few of his group “Monte’s Movers”. Trail grooming crew for the Bemidji area trails. February 10th, 2016.

Excellent skiing conditions. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Maplelag Lodging

Posted Saturday, February 6, 2016

Trail access at the switchyard. February 4th, 2016.

Trail access at the switchyard. February 4th, 2016.

Cabooses at Maplelag one of the many unique lodging accommodations.  We have lodging openings every night the remainder of the ski season. Contact us for specials on last minute, first time, Presidents/Valentines and Canadian at Par reservations.  Latest trail report on the trail report page.

Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Capsule from Sections. February 2nd, 2016.

Capsule from Sections. February 2nd, 2016.

An exciting day for the Section 8 ski race at Maplelag. Super fun event with perfect weather as 13 girls and 14 boys teams from northwest and central Minnesota competed for the chance to go to the state meet. We always enjoy hosting these events and the Section race has a bit more energy feel with state berths on the line. Great job to all the skiers and congrats to the teams and individuals that qualified for the state meet. Big thanks to all the support staff, officials and volunteers for making it a great day. Coverage on skinnyski.com More photos on the event page.   Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Skating on the Rink

Posted Monday, February 1, 2016

Skating on the rink over the weekend. The ice is in great shape despite a couple days above freezing. January 31st, 2016.

Skating on the rink over the weekend. The ice is in good shape despite a couple days above freezing. January 31st, 2016.

Note: The inner trails will be closed today for the Section 8 races on Tuesday. More information and Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

Norwegian Pancakes

Posted Saturday, January 30, 2016

Norwegian Pancakes served every Saturday morning during the winter featuring imported lingonberries, sour cream, pure maple syrup and farm sausage.

Norwegian Pancakes served every Saturday morning during the winter and most fall and spring weekends. This popular meal features imported lingonberries, sour cream, pure maple syrup and farm sausage along with home made 7 grain hot cereal.

All meals are home cooked, prepared from scratch. We use only fresh and as many local ingredients as possible, and serve the meals family style. We are able to accommodate all dietary needs with advance notice. Food is something we take very serious at Maplelag!

Bemidji Pursuits

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2016

Skiers lined up for the classic pursuit, January 22nd, 2015.

Skiers heading out for the classic pursuit, January 22nd, 2015.

A beautiful day for the Bemidji Pursuits HS Nordic ski race. Results and more photos on the event page. 

Fantastic Frost

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2016

Incredible frosty conditions on Wednesday January 20th, 2016.

Incredible frosty conditions on Wednesday January 20th, 2016.

More frost photos and latest trail report on the trail report page.

Ice Skating

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2016

The rink is ready for ice skating! Various sizes of skates available in the warming house to use at no charge. January 19th, 2016.

The rink near the switchyard is ready for ice skating! Various sizes of skates available in the warming house to use at no charge. January 19th, 2016.

Scandinavian Smorgasbord

Posted Monday, January 18, 2016

Maplelag's famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord.  January 17th, 2016.

Maplelag’s famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord. January 17th, 2016.

The Smog is a long time tradition of Maplelag featuring the Norwegian wedding cake kransekake, home made bread and muffins, fresh fruits, imported block cheeses and other Scandinavian traditional favorites. Served every Sunday during the winter season.

Sunny Striding

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2016

Peder Arneson en route to the western trails. January 15th, 2016

Peder Arneson en route to the western trails. January 15th, 2016

Mid winter skiing conditions. Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

17th Annual DL Invite Ski Meet

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2016

Start of the boys varsity continuous pursuit race. DL Invite. January 14th, 2016.

Start of the boys varsity continuous pursuit race. DL Invite. January 14th, 2016.

Couldn’t of asked for a nicer day for this year’s Detroit Lakes Invitational Nordic ski meet. Pleasant temps and 5″ of fresh snow falling during the day. Around 6″ of new snow the past 24 hours! Latest trail report on the trail report page.  Photos from the race, click here. 

Bottomless Cookie Jars

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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!

 

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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