Category Archives: Ski Trail

Trail Report

Trails are drying out nicely. Dry air, warmer temps including frost free nights helping with the thaw process. Little Sugarbush should be ice free later this week.

Still enough snow for one more ski on Friday the 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 biking update: Latest report click here.

Total snowfall since November 1st around 95″  Total snowfall since October 1st around 101″.  Opening day for the ski season on November 12th after skiing a few days in October and grooming in October. 7 months of skiing!  Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

First wild flower of the season popping up along the singletrack, April 23rd, 2019.
Keith dropping in for the first dirt ride of the year, April 23rd, 2019. The east side loop now open for the season under early season conditions.
Clearing singletrack, April 22nd, 2019. Ideal drying conditions has  allowed us to work on the mountain bike trail. Getting very close to having portion of the trail open!
East side of Skaters Waltz,April 19th, 2019.
Top of Suicide Hill, April 19th, 2019.
Bottom of Suicide Hill, April 19th, 2019.
East side of Skaters Waltz,April 19th, 2019.
Flooded water at start of JibFly, April 19th, 2019.
Few ponds open water now. April 19th, 2019.
JibFly at dusk, April 19th, 2019.
Little Sugarbush lake, lake Maplelag is next to, still 95% covered in ice. April 19th, 2019.
Start of Sap Run ski trail, April 14th, 2019.
Denny and Aaron out for a morning ski. April 10th, 2019.
One more ski! Just Ski! April 10th, 2019.
Skirting across a thin area, April 10th, 2019.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz, April 9th, 2019.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz, April 9th, 2019.
Sapsicle. April 9th, 2019.
Grooming on Suicide HIll, April 9th, 2019.
Skaters Waltz early evening, April 7th, 2019.
North Loup early evening, April 7th, 2019.
Spring skiers! Glenn and Knute heading out to Twin Lakes for a late season ski, April 6th, 2019.
Nice section of trail on JibFly, April 5th, 2019.
Single green with plenty of coverage, April 5th, 2019.
Nice section of Skaters Waltz, April 5th, 2019. A few thin areas on the west side otherwise nice wet corn snow skiing. (Best to avoid the Kamikaze segment and use Poki Loki as a connector)
JibFly ski trail, April 5th, 2019.
North Loup, April 5th, 2019. 95% of North Loup with very good coverage. Always the last trail to lose snow.
Mary on JibFly, heading down the hill! April 3rd, 2019.

Mary on JibFly! Great morning on the trails. April 3rd, 2019.
Fantastic skate skiing, morning April 3rd, 2019.
Great crust skiing on North Loup, April 3rd, 2019.
Cutting new track on Rootin Tootin at dusk, April 2nd, 2019.
Snowy morning on Sukkerbusk, (S.Schumacher photo) April 2nd, 2019.
Rootin Tootin with a fresh dusting of snow, April 2nd, 2019.
Cutting new track on Sap Run, April 1st, 2019.
Combing skate lane on North Loup, April 1st, 2019.
Combing Skaters Waltz, April 1st, 2019.
North Loup, April 1st, 2019.
Fresh tracks! April 1st, 2019.
Sunset spring ski on Sap Run, March 31st, 2019.
Sunset spring ski on Sap Run, March 31st, 2019.
Striding on Sukkerbusk, March 29th, 2019.
Still some track definition on Sap Run, March 29th, 2019.
Feeder to Skaters Waltz with lots of snow, March 29th, 2019.
Setting new track on Sap Run, March 29th, 2019.
Grooming kamikaze hill section on Skaters Waltz, March 29th, 2019.
Peder A climbing Single Green trail, March 22nd, 2019. The Thursday evening groomed trails skiing fast until 11am or so.
Cruising on Skaters Waltz extension, March 22nd, 2019. Trails not recently groomed are best crust skiing from sunrise to 11am.
Crust skiing on Dry Lake off North Loup, March 22nd, 2019. The lakes and ponds great from sunrise to 1pm.
Twin Lakes ski trail, March 22nd, 2019. Still track definition from grooming last week. Still some great spring skiing to be had. Best in the morning.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz at dusk, March 21st, 2019.
Cutting new track on Sap Run, March 21st, 2019.
Cutting new track on Sukkebusk, March 21st, 2019.
Peder A. enjoying a spring ski, March 16th, 2019.
Heading down Eagle View, March 16th, 2019.
Spring skate skiing, March 15th, 2019.
Jonell enjoying the spring conditions on JibFly, March 15th, 2019.
Setting track on Twin Lakes, March 15th, 2019. All the classic trails groomed today singletrack except the two way segments.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz, March 15th, 2019.
Setting track on Sukkerbusk, March 15th, 2019.
Area ponds and sloughs should be some great crust skiing the next few weeks provided it freezes hard at night. March 15th, 2019.
Grooming Mother North Star for fat biking, March 15th, 2019.
Skiing in dusting of new snow, March 14th, 2019.
Late season ski fun with chef Deb! March 11th, 2019.
Afternoon ski on Sukkerbusk, March 11th, 2019.
Sunset grooming on Poki Loki, March 11th, 2019.
Skied in track on Mother North Star, March 11th, 2019.
Chef Deb out for a ski after last day in the kitchen for the winter season. March 11th, 2019.
Top of Suicide Hill, March 10th, 2019.
JibFly, March 10th, 2019.
Turning on Suicide Hill, March 10th, 2019.
Skiing through the skinny field, March 9th, 2019. Great winter scenes with all the fresh snow!
Grooming Saturday afternoon, March 9th, 2019. Didn’t take long for the grooming to get covered up!
Great groomed classic skiing today, March 7th, 2019.
Snow getting deep! March 7th, 2019.
Even though not recently groomed, nice skiing on Lucky’s Loype. March 7th, 2019.
Even though not recently groomed, nice skiing on Lucky’s Loype. March 7th, 2019.
Twin Lakes ski trail, March 6th, 2019. Single tracked for the weekend.
Grooming on North Loup, March 6th, 2019.
Combing North Loup for skating and fat biking, March 5th, 2019.
Combing Skaters Waltz for skating, March 5th, 2019.
Cutting new double track on Sukkerbusk, March 5th, 2019.
Fresh snow on North Loup before grooming, March 5th, 2019.
Grooming for skate and fat biking on North Loup, March 4th, 2019.
Setting double track on Sap Run, March 4th, 2019. Dusting of snow with areas of wind blown after grooming. Grooming on tap for more classic trails Wednesday and Thursday.
Lucky’s Loype March 3rd, 2019.
Wavy Gravy with 2-3″ new snow on top of recent grooming. March 2nd, 2019.
Twin Lakes February 28th, 2019. Double tracked until the main loop than single tracked on main loop.
Dr Bob finishing up a recovery skate ski, February 28th, 2019. Congrats Bob on the second place finish in the 70-74 age category at the Birkie 50km skate race. Bob put a lot of hours on the Maplelag trails this season.
Grooming Skaters Waltz, February 27th, 2019.
Grooming North Loup for skate and fat biking, February 27th, 2019.
Coating of gliss on the trail, February 27th, 2019.
Paulo and GiGi heading out. February 27th, 2019.
Skaters Waltz at dusk. Firm deck but slow snow with cold temps. February 27th, 2019.
Start of Twin Lakes filled in with snow after blizzard like conditions. February 24th, 2019. Trails not recently groomed will be good skiing with variable snow cover conditions.