It has been a great start to spring with a nice variety of migrating birds and the woods are alive with the sounds and sights of nature. We will be hosting one of the events in the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds, a presentation by Carrol Henderson on the “Return of the Peregrine Falcon” followed by a dinner featuring Mapelag’s famous pan fried walleye!
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.
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.