Mountain Biking at Maplelag

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015

Paul Schommer riding on the mountain bike trails. May 23rd, 2015.

Paul Schommer riding on the mountain bike trails near Twin Lakes. May 23rd, 2015.

 

The mtb trails are open! 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!

 

Sugarbush Swimmers

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pair of trumpeter swans sharing the waters of Little Sugarbush with a loon and a beaver in the far background. May 21st, 2015.

Pair of trumpeter swans sharing the waters of Little Sugarbush with a loon and a beaver in the far background. May 21st, 2015.

Marsh Marigolds

Posted Monday, May 18, 2015

 

Marsh marigolds blooming in recent days in the areas sloughs. Hanging on in this cold weather! May 18th, 2015.

Marsh marigolds blooming in recent days in the areas sloughs. Hanging on in this cold weather! May 18th, 2015.

Bottomless Cookie Jars

Posted Thursday, May 14, 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! 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!

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.

25th Anniversary Laddies Loppet

Posted Saturday, May 2, 2015

Start of one of the Comp class races. Laddies Loppet 2014. (skinnyski.com photo)

Race start, Laddies Loppet 2014. (skinnyski.com photo)

Laddies Loppet is a mountain bike race 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!

Click here for registration. Password is maplelag.

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

 

Tree Planters

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kira and Anna planting trees near Twin Lakes this week. April 28th, 2015.

Kira and Anna Reoh planting trees near Twin Lakes this week. April 28th, 2015.

It has been a great week for tree planting as we planted over 2000 seedlings this spring. We will continue planting trees the next few weeks.

Weddings at Maplelag

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015

Early fall wedding ceremony at Maplelag on shores of Little Sugarbush lake.

Early fall wedding ceremony at Maplelag on shores of Little Sugarbush lake.

Contact us at maplelag@arvig.net for more information on weddings at Maplelag.  Weddding photos on the wedding album page.

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.

Little Sugarbush Lake

Posted Monday, April 13, 2015

Ice coverage on Little Sugarbush, Saturday April 11th. Still 95% covered as of Monday morning.

Ice coverage on Little Sugarbush, Saturday April 11th. A few days later, ice was off making April 14th the official ice out date for 2015.

Maplelag sits on east shore of Little Sugarbush lake. During months the lake is free of ice, we have canoes available to use at no charge. It is a good fishing lake and great for jumping in to after the sauna!

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. 

Striding Twin Lakes

Posted Sunday, February 22, 2015

Striding on Twin Lakes trail. February 21st, 2015.

Striding on Twin Lakes trail. February 21st, 2015.

Great classic skiing this weekend with some of the best tracks of the year. 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!

Loppet Nordic

Posted Sunday, February 15, 2015

Members of the Loppet Nordic Racing group bundled up nicely and ready for a morning on the trails. February 14th, 2015.

Members of the Loppet Nordic Racing group bundled up nicely and ready for a morning on the trails. February 14th, 2015.

Nordic Legend

Posted Thursday, February 5, 2015

Minnesota Nordic Legend Norm Oakvik on the Maplelag trails, March 15th, 2008.

Minnesota Nordic Legend Norm Oakvik enjoying the double track on the Maplelag trails, March 15th, 2008.

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Norm Oakvik this week. Norm helped designed some of the first trails at Maplelag and was heavily  involved with the development and promotion of skiing in Minnesota. 

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. 

Training Camp

Posted Monday, December 22, 2014

Members of the St Paul Highland Park and Cooper Nordic Ski teams. December 21st, 2014.

Members of the St Paul Highland Park and Cooper Nordic Ski teams. December 21st, 2014.

More photos from the training camp and trail report on the trail report page. 

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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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