First Flowers

Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015

May flowers blooming this week. April 14th, 2015

May flowers blooming this week. April 14th, 2015

 

Mountain Biking at Maplelag

Posted Monday, April 13, 2015

 

Greg Ames out for a morning ride. April 13th, 2015.

Greg Ames out for a morning ride. April 13th, 2015.

Mountain bike trails are now open as of April 8th, 2015. Mountain bike trail report and information on riding at Maplelag.

Preliminary information on the 25th anniversary mountain bike race at Maplelag, Laddies Loppet, held over Labor day weekend.

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!

 

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. Still 95% covered as of Monday morning but should be ice free by the end of the week!

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.

 

Weddings at Maplelag

Posted Monday, March 30, 2015

Fall wedding ceremony in the back bowl at Maplelag.

Fall wedding ceremony in the back bowl at Maplelag.

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

Two Jays

Posted Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pair of blue jays enjoying the morning sun. May 14th, 2014.

Pair of blue jays enjoying the morning sun as we slowly transition to spring.

 

MooseJaw 2015

Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Saturday night band for Moosejaw 2015. March 15th, 2015.

Saturday night band for Moosejaw 2015. March 15th, 2015.

Muppets take over Moosejaw was the them for this years event. More information on the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers and Moosejaw, click here.

Spring Swans

Posted Friday, March 13, 2015

Pair of trumpeter swans on Little Sugarbush lake, March 12th, 2015.

Pair of trumpeter swans on Little Sugarbush lake, March 12th, 2015.

The swans have returned to the immediate area in search of more open water after the warm weather that moved in this week.

Warm weather this week has all but melted the trails and are now closed until more snow or until it dries out and and will be open for mountain biking and hiking. Latest trail report.

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. 

Bottomless Cookie Jars

Posted Wednesday, March 4, 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!

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.

Fun with Friends

Posted Friday, February 6, 2015

Kris and friends heading out for the morning ski on Sukkerbusk. February 6th, 2015.

Kris and friends heading out for the morning ski on Sukkerbusk. February 6th, 2015.

Great day of skiing on Friday kicking off a nice weekend!  Latest trail report on the trail report page. 

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. 

Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships

Posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Berit Ramstad-Skoyles leading the front group up Suicide Hill during the pursuit race, Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships. February 3rd, 2015.

Detroit Lakes skier Berit Ramstad-Skoyles leading the front group up Suicide Hill during the girls pursuit race in Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships en route to a second place finish. February 3rd, 2015.

A great day for the Section 8 Nord Champs at Maplelag. Photos posted later on our Facebook page. Results posted on skinnyski.com

Trail report on the trail report page.

 

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!

 

Nordic For Fun

Posted Monday, January 19, 2015

Mound-Westonka and Benilde St Margaret Nordic ski teams enjoying the incredible day with a afternoon game of ski soccer. January 18th, 2015.

Mound-Westonka and Benilde St Margaret Nordic ski teams enjoying the incredible beautiful day with a afternoon game of ski soccer. January 18th, 2015.

Latest trail report on the trail report page.

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.

Up the Hill

Posted Sunday, January 11, 2015

Rochester Nordic Ski Team on Skaters Waltz for morning time trial. January 10th, 2015.

Rochester Nordic Ski Team on Skaters Waltz for morning time trial. January 10th, 2015.

Beautiful day on Saturday and nice skiing. Latest trail report on the trail report page.

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. 

 

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.

“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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