A collection of news stories from Maplelag…
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A collection of news stories from Maplelag…
Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014 by Jay Richards
Matthews family on the snowshoe trail. January 4th, 2012,
Maplelag has designated snowshoe trails for snowshoeing and snowshoeing is also allowed anywhere except for the groomed ski trails!
Check availability online and contact us to make a reservation for the upcoming winter season! Thanks to everyone who has already confirmed!
Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by Jay Richards
Poplar and tamarack trees hitting their peak this week. October 15th, 2014.
Incredible fall weather this week as the poplar and tamarack trees are in their peak of fall color. Even though the days have been warm, we have had frost the past 6 days, cooling down the soil nicely as we continue to prepare for [...]
Posted Friday, October 3, 2014 by Jay Richards
Bluejay surrounded by fall color. October 2nd, 2014.
Cold front moving through today bringing a big time change in the weather. Temps in the lower 30′s and our first flakes of snow!! Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Monday, September 29, 2014 by Jay Richards
Scapbooking in one of the lower level meeting rooms. September 28th, 2014.
Weekend scrapbooking photos on the event page.
September 2013 scrapbooking photos on the event page.
Posted Saturday, September 6, 2014 by Jay Richards
With cooler nights, the leaves have slowly started to change color. A handful of leaves already making their way to the ground. September 5th, 2014.
Latest trail report on the trail report page. Watch the change in color on the Maplelag webcam.
Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Laddies Loppet is a mountain bike stage 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 years dates are August 30st and 31st, 2014. Saturday’s racing includes a time trial & short track, and Sunday’s [...]Read the full article »
Posted Friday, June 20, 2014 by Jay Richards
Snapping turtle taking a double risk taking the time to lay eggs on the driveway.
Posted Friday, June 13, 2014 by Jay Richards
Sill morning on Little Sugarbush, June 13th 2014.
Posted Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Jay Richards
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 by Jay Richards
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.
Posted Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Jay Richards
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 Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Jay Richards
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 [...]
Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by Jay Richards
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 by Jay Richards
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.
Posted Friday, May 2, 2014 by Jay Richards
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 Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Jay Richards
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 [...]Read the full article »
Posted Sunday, April 6, 2014 by Jay Richards
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 [...]
Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Jay Richards
Sunrise over Roy’s slough. March 13th, 2014.
Beautiful week of spring like weather. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Sunday, March 9, 2014 by Jay Richards
One of the fun things about MooseJaw are all the little jams going on throughout the lodge. March 8th, 2014.
MooseJaw is an annual event at Maplelag featuring old tyme music, dance, clogging and workshops. Hosted by the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers!
Posted Friday, March 7, 2014 by Jay Richards
March sun filtering through the clouds near eagles nest on north end of Little Sugarbush. March 5th, 2014.
Fantastic March skiing on tap this weekend. Mid winter conditions Saturday and Sunday morning before getting softer and slower on Sunday afternoon. This is the last weekend we are open! Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Jay Richards
Judy and Sarah Florell enjoying the beautiful day and fresh snow on Mother North Star, March 4th, 2014.
Fantastic early March conditions. This is the last week and weekend we will be open at Maplelag! Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Monday, March 3, 2014 by Jay Richards
Skating on the ice rink, March 2nd, 2014.
It has been a great season on the ice rink with cold temps keeping the ice in good condition.
Posted Friday, February 28, 2014 by Jay Richards
Pisten Bully grooming with the front end renovator on Sap Run trail, February 27th, 2014.
Trails groomed after the wind on Wednesday shaping up nicely. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Jay Richards
Sunrise over Maplelag on a frosty morning.
With the colder winter this season, we haven’t had as many frosty mornings as other winters. We still have been treated to some great sunrises and sunsets however!
Posted Friday, February 21, 2014 by Jay Richards
Beaver walking down the ski trail with a fresh cut sapling. Photo taken by Ron Refsnider, February 19th, 2014.
Click on the photo for a larger view and read Ron’s encounter report on the trail report page.
Posted Monday, February 17, 2014 by Jay Richards
Dylan, Adam and Berit on the trails early. Nicely done to these three who skied the entire trail system today! February 17th, 2014.
One of the best President’s days of skiing in recent years. 3″ of fresh snow early morning giving way to bright sunshine and deep blue skies. Latest trail report on the trail report [...]
Posted Friday, February 14, 2014 by Jay Richards
Plenty of deep snow in the woods for snowshoeing on and off the beaten path. February 14th, 2014.
With the snowpack getting deeper and deeper, there are a lot more animal tracks on the ski trails. Few photos including a up close and personal picture of one such critter on the trail report page.
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 by Jay Richards
Ken Goodridge leading the Coles after a morning ski around Twin Lakes trail. February 10th, 2014.
Add Winnipeg to the top of the list of areas that has experienced one of the coldest winters on record this year. But to these hearty folks visiting from north of the border, -15 felt quite warm this morning after [...]
Posted Friday, February 7, 2014 by Jay Richards
New Nordic ski bench at Maplelag, custom built with retired Nordic skis. Made by Maplelag’s mechanic and welder, Arne Kiehl. February 6th, 2014.
Daily grooming continues…latest trail report on the trail report page.
Posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by Jay Richards
Classic pursuit racing action during the Section 8 Nordic Ski championships at Maplelag. February 4th, 2014.
A great day for the Section 8 races despite the chilly temps. More photos from the day on the event page. Results and coverage from other sectional races on skinnyski.com