Trails are open. Heavy rain overnight has the course wet and damp but dry weather now in place Tuesday morning. Riding should be good later this afternoon and evening.
We have been busy on the trails the past few weeks clearing some of the overgrown areas, building bridge in low spot, working on new trail and mowing the ski trail segments.
The trail is closed during rain event but usually an hour or two is all it takes to have good riding conditions again with the nature of the trails at Maplelag being classic old style singletrack.
We cleared out the entire mountain bike course over a course of 7-10 days after the snow melted. Few leaves blowing back in after clearing otherwise the deck is in good shape. We also opened up two segments that were closed the last two years (Fargo segment and Jakes’s Snake (AMA segments remain closed)) and have now transitioned to working on new trail near Bullhead lake on the Maplelag property.
Click here for trail map. Trail starts at the Skaters Waltz ski trail. All main intersections are now marked and signs at the key intersections for beginner (citizen) or advanced (sport/comp/expert). Please park in far parking lot next to blue dumpsters. There are no services available in the lodge at this time. Park and ride!
Summer pass can be purchased online, good for whole season. (There is no charge for Maplelag team members). The Maplelag trails are self supported with no grants or outside assistance. Trail pass revenue helps offset trail maintenance and property taxes. Thank you.
Twin Lakes singletrack, June 13th, 2019.
Rainy pattern in place with around an inch of rain the past three days. Drying out Tuesday morning and looks like summer like weather to move in the rest of the week.
We started mowing on the ski trails this month in addition to the other trail work. Although we’ve had rain off and on the past few weeks, has been plenty dry in between the rain for woods work.
Other trail work includes cleaning deadfall along the side of the trails and cutting firewood for next season for the wood burning stoves at Maplelag. We also planted nearly a 1000 trees earlier this spring and continue to plant potted pines.
We have also been working on the existing mountain bike singletrack clearing and removing deadfall and have resumed new trail build on Maplelag property near Bullhead lake. We will also be making new tweaks to select ski trails including Mother Hen and Double green for new beginner loops for next season.
Little Sugarbush, lake Maplelag is next to, went ice free Thursday April 25th.
Final ski of the year on Friday, April 19th before warm weather moved in melting off all the snow.
Thanks to everyone that came to Maplelag this past season!! A great year with seven months of grooming and skiing!
Mountain bike trails are now open: Latest report click here.
Total snowfall this past season from November 1st at 96″ Total snowfall from October 1st at 102″. Opening day for the ski season on November 12th after skiing a few days in October and grooming in October. Last day of skiing on April 19th, 2019.