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Maplelag Trails

Sukkebusk striding, January 19th, 2019.

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Maplelag has nearly 70km of trails for skiing, fat biking and snowshoeing in the winter time. In the heart of the season up to 50km groomed for classic skiing, and 15km groomed for skate skiing.  We also groom around 10km of trail for fat biking and have 100 acres of terrain to explore snowshoeing along with designated trails. We also have access to at least 10km of trail for bushwhacking.  Ski rentals and ski lessons available for overnight guests.  Skates available for the ice skating rink and sleds available for the sledding hill at no charge for overnight guests. Ice fishing is byo equipment but we do have two portable fish houses available. Day passes are available for day skiing if not staying at the resort. Lunch and day ski package will be available Midweek after New Years.

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Trail Report

Excellent ski conditions. Morning grooming on Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz.  Snow held out great during warm temps on Friday. Temp below 32 on Saturday and gradually falling throughout the day to the teens.  Friday night/Saturday early morning we set new track on all the western trails, Sukkerbusk and Sap Run. We also groomed the skate trails and Suicide Hill. Grooming during the transition period of temperature we pulled up cold drier snow, keeping the trails fresh. Might be a few areas glazed on other classic tracks not groomed the past 24 hours otherwise great skiing.

16″ of snow past 8 days.  Grooming on 60km of trail this week setting all new track on the recently groomed classic trails and all skate trails groomed 2-3 times.

63km of trail groomed recently groomed. 53km groomed with classic tracks, 15km groomed for freestyle. Bullhead not groomed but has been skied in with a skier made track and fun adventure skiing to mix it up from the groomed trails and part of the 70km of skiing options at Maplelag. (Watch out for downed tree on AMA segment)  Lucky’s Loype groomed (outside of the AMA segments) North Loup now groomed for both skate and classic.

 Ski rentals available for overnight guests. Day pass for non overnight guests is $20 and can be purchased online.

Total snowfall since November 1st around 26″ Total snowfall since October 1st around 33″. October snow melted off but currently the packed base on ski trails snowfall is 5-8″.  Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

 The Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for winter riding/fat biking once again this season. Groomed three times this season, most recent grooming December 23rd. Click here for latest report and information.

Twin Lakes trail at dusk. Snow holding out great today. January 3rd, 2018.
Crossing at Twin Lakes, January 3rd, 2018.
Skaters Waltz at dusk, January 3rd 2018. Some of the best skate conditions of the year reported today by local skiers.
Cutting new track on Mother North Star, January 2nd, 2018. 15km of new track cut today. Additional resetting on tap for January 3rd.
Skiing through the pines on Lucky’s Loype trail, January 1st, 2018.
Island lake trail after new track set, December 31st, 2018.
Start of Roy’s Run, new track set, December 31st, 2018.
North Loup groomed for both skate and classic today, December 31st, 2018.
Hills of North Loup.
North Loup groomed for both skate and classic today, December 31st, 2018.
Roy’s Run after new track set, December 31st, 2018.
Setting double track on Mother North Star, December 31st, 2018.
Packing on North Loup, December 28th, 2018.
Packing on Skaters Waltz extension, December 28th, 2018.
Packing on Single green, a nice option after going down Suicide Hill. December 28th, 2018.
Ski teams from Minnetonka, St Louis Park, Burnsville, Minneapolis Southwest, St Cloud Cathedral, Mound Park Academy and Moorhead. December 28th, 2018. Thanks for helping pack in the fresh snow and skiing in a nice track on Lucky’s Loype.
Sun dogs over slough near Roy’s Run, December 28th, 2018.
Sun dogs over slough near Roy’s Run, December 28th, 2018.
Setting track on Roy’s Run, December 28th, 2018.
Setting track on North Loup, December 28th, 2018. North Loup now groomed for Skate and Classic.
Roll packing on North Loup, December 27th, 2018.
Chef Deb’s husband Doug helping with packing today. Thanks Doug!! December 27th, 2018.
Rollpacking on Skaters Waltz extension. Best kept secret at Maplelag is the inner loop. Around 1km but beautiful with snow flocked trees. December 27th, 2018.
Tracking on Rooting Tootin, December 27th, 2018. Didn’t take long for the snow to cover the tracks!
Tracking on Rooting Tootin, December 27th, 2018. Didn’t take long for the snow to cover the tracks!
Burnsville Nordic Ski team ready to hit the trails. December 27th, 2018. Thanks for skiing on North Loup before the groomer came! Helped a ton.
Moorhead Nordic ski team out for a headlamp ski before breakfast. December 27th, 2018.
Tracking on Roy’s Run, December 27th, 2018. Nearly 2 feet of snow on the deep point.
Tracking on Roy’s Run, December 27th, 2018.
Evening grooming, December 26th, 2018 as snow was falling.
Christmas day ski on Roy’s Run, December 25th, 2018.
Christmas Eve ski fun! December 24th ,2018.
Christmas Eve ski fun! December 24th ,2018.
Fresh snow! Great conditions on the trails after 3-4″ of new snow the past 48 hours. December 23rd, 2018.
Frosty tunnel on Skaters Waltz extension (inner loop) after grooming December 22nd, 2018.
Fresh snow! Cutting new track on Sukkebusk, December 22nd, 2018.

DL Invite

January 10, 2019
9:00 amto7:00 pm

Lunch will be available for sale for spectators

**The race will be a continuous pursuit, starting with classic style and a quick change to skate at the halfway point of the race. 

**The skiers may have assistance in the change over process. 

**If skiers use the same set of skis for both the classic and skate race, the skier must step completely out of the ski binding in the ski transition area before they will be allowed to continue the next leg of the race.

Each leg of the race will be roughly 4.5 km in length.

***Varsity skiers will ski the pursuit format (limit 10 per school) Wave Start depending on numbers

***Jr. Varsity skiers will ski only a 5 km Freestyle race.  Mass Start

***Jr. High skiers will ski a 3-4 km Freestyle race.  Mass Start

10:00am Coaches meeting

10:30am Boys Varsity

11:30am Girls Varsity

12:30pm Boys JV

1:00pm Girls JV

1:45pm Boys JH

2:15pm Girls JH

Trail Report

Trails are open. 3-4″ new snow over the weekend. Recent grooming on 40km of trail, dusting of new snow on top of the grooming. The new snow improving conditions and making for a nice weekend and Christmas of skiing.  Groomer’s choices for classic: Sukkerbusk, JibFly, Twin Lakes and Roy’s Run for classic and Skaters Waltz, Single Green and Suicide Hill for skating.  Wavy Gravy, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star and Island Lake nice skiing as well, just a few minor thin areas to watch for.

50km of trail groomed recently groomed. 35km groomed classic only, 15km groomed skate only. 4km lake loop groomed before snow with track for total of 54km groomed. Early season conditions but with new snow many areas skiing like mid winter. Use caution on the downhills as a few thin/rough/unmarked obstacles exist, especially on the outer trails. Even with new snow, some thin areas are covered and be careful on the downhills.

Double tracks have been placed on Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Poki Loki, JibFly, and Twin Lakes.  Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trail single tracked. No grooming between the marsh area. Best to take skis off and walk through but people have been bushwhacking through as well.  Total km tracked around 35km. Skate lanes recently groomed on Skaters Waltz, North Loup and Skaters Extension as well as Suicide Hill for nearly 15km of groomed skate trail.

 Ski rentals available for overnight guests.

Total snowfall since November 1st around 15″ Total snowfall since October 1st around 23″. October snow melted off but currently the base from November snowfall is 1-4″. The trails at Maplelag are maintained as such that we can have good skiing on less snow and we take pride in managing less snow.

Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

 The Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for winter riding/fat biking once again this season. Groomed three times this season, most recent grooming December 23rd. Click here for latest report and information.

Christmas day ski on Roy’s Run, December 25th, 2018. Most of Roy’s skiing very nice.
Christmas Eve ski fun! December 24th ,2018.
Christmas Eve ski fun! December 24th ,2018.
Snow globe day! Fresh snow all morning accumulating to 3″+. December 23rd, 2018.
Fresh sweatshirt out of the gift shop and enjoying the fresh snow. December 23rd, 2018.
Grooming skate lane on North Loup. All skate lanes groomed this morning. Track reset at end of Roy’s Run. December 23rd, 2018.
Setting new double track on Rootin Tootin. Still some rough spots to watch out for on higher ground. New snow today helping with coverage. December 23rd, 2018.
Cutting new track on Sukkebusk. Most of Sukkerbusk in good shape after refresh of snow. December 22nd, 2018.
Cutting new track on Twin Lakes. A few thin areas here and there otherwise nice classic skiing today. December 22nd, 2018.
Frosty tunnel on Skaters Waltz extension (inner loop) after grooming December 22nd, 2018.
Roy’s Run with dusting of new snow on top of previously full depth track. Just a few rough spots here and there otherwise nice long ski option. December 22nd, 2018.
Skaters Waltz extension, December 22nd, 2018. Two small thin areas in open on north side otherwise very nice skating. Be sure to ski the new inner loop around the pines!
Ready to go!  Start of 5km skate race between Champlain Park, Bemidji and St Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids this morning on Skaters Waltz. December 22nd, 2018.
Start of 5km skate race between Champlain Park, Bemidji and St Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids this morning on Skaters Waltz. December 22nd, 2018.
Skaters Waltz extension, December 22nd, 2018. Two small thin areas in open on north side otherwise very nice skating. Be sure to ski the new inner loop around the pines!
Grooming on North Loup, December 22nd, 2018. Two rough areas on north side otherwise very nice skating.
Champlain Park Nordic Ski team female skiers working on skills on Skaters Waltz, December 21st, 2018.
Champlain Park Nordic Ski Team boys at the top of Suicide Hill, December 21st, 2018.
Drietz family having fun on Sap Run! December 21st, 2018.
Frosty scene at “Mac’s Mess” Wavy Gravy trail, December 20th, 2018.
Frosty scene at Twin Lakes crossing, December 20th, 2018.

MooseJaw>Old Time Music, Dance and Clogging Weekend

March 8, 2019 10:00 amtoMarch 10, 2019 11:00 am

The Wild Goose Chase cloggers began hosting the Moosejaw dance and music weekend 30+ years ago to provide an opportunity to take workshops in old-time music, clogging, square and contra dancing, and other traditional dance forms from national and local musicians, teachers, and artists.

The weekend features evening dances on Friday and Saturday night, workshops during the day on Saturday and Sunday, and lots of jamming all day long. Other highlights include skiing, hot tubbing, a woodburning sauna, and four endless cookie jars.

Homemade midwestern-style food and lodging at the beautiful Maplelag resort are included in the registration cost. The weekend is open to dancers and musicians of any experience level.

Thursday night lodging available. No lodging available Sunday night.