All posts by Jay Richards

Trail Report

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Recent cold temps setting frost in nicely and all the area lakes, ponds and sloughs are frozen and “making” good ice.  Light dusting of snow on the trails right now. We are off to a great start and the trails are ready for more snow!   Thanks to the Moorhead Nordic Ski team for coming out to help clear on the trails this past Saturday.

We had just enough snow for the first grooming of the year on the early season loop the beginning of November. We had a few people out skiing  but need 3-4″ of new snow before we can officially open the trails for skiing.  We will be working on the trails as we can clearing small branches and any deadfall after recent winds. Think Snow!!

The Twin Lakes singletrack loop is now open for fat biking/winter riding. Click here for trail report.

End of Sukkerbusk ski trail, November 22nd, 2017.
Riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 22nd, 2017. Twin Lakes open for early winter riding when frozen.
Members of the Moorhead Nordic ski team after a morning of clearing on the trails. Thanks Moorhead Nordic! November 18th, 2017.
Sap Run ski trail frosty and frozen. Ready for snow! November 16th, 2017.
Intersection of Sukkerbusk and Mother North Star Ski trails, November 14th, 2017.
Back bowl mid day, November 13th, 2017.
Sneaking in one more early season ski, Sukkerbusk November 13th, 2017.
Bullhead lake. Solid 4-5″ of ice. November 13th, 2017.
Bottom of Suicide Hill, mid day November 13th, 2017.
Sukkerbusk, November 13th, 2017.

Fat Bike Report

The Twin Lakes singeltrack is now open for fat biking/winter riding. Cold weather is setting up the trails hard. Light dusting of snow on top of the track right now. Please limit riding to when temp is below freezing as the track will become greasy on any warmer days.

Like last year, the Twin Lakes singletrack trail will be open again this winter for fat biking/winter riding.  We are planning on grooming the main loop again as we did last year. Big thanks to Ben Olson for taking on this roll. Think Snow!!

Riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 22nd, 2017. Twin Lakes open for early winter riding when frozen.
Riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 22nd, 2017. Twin Lakes open for early winter riding when frozen.
Rolling on the Twin Lakes singletrack, frozen down hard! November 16th, 2017.
Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.  Big thanks to Ben for taking on the role of grooming Twin Lakes for fat biking this year.
Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.

 

Ben Olson heading out to pack fat bike trail. Thanks Ben!
Ben Olson heading with the fat bike groomer, December 21st, 2016.
Great riding! December 29th, 2016.
Great conditions on the Twin Lakes singletrack after fresh grooming. December 29th, 2016.

Bottomless Cookie Jars

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 winter 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!