Category Archives: Ski Trail

Trail Report

The trails are open for skiing!! Good early season conditions other than being a bit bumpy. (typical of early season). Recommended skiing on the groomed loop we have been grooming daily since last Wednesday. The loop starts on Sukkerbusk to the right and heads out towards the skinny field.  Take a right at the end of skinny field than follow Rootin Tootin to Skaters Waltz. Skaters Waltz back to Sap Run than to Sukkerbusk at start. The loop can be skied both directions. Suicide Hill branches off this loop and is groomed and open for skiing as well. Follow the grooming,  cones at the turns and intersections to stay on the loop.  Other trails are open but use caution if venturing out. Un marked obstacles exist, ski at own risk.

No tracks set but open for skate and no track classic skiing on the early season loop. To preserve the snow on other trails, please do not skate on trails outside of Skaters Waltz and the early season loop.  Thin base, “rock ski”  conditions but for early November, nice skiing, especially on the groomed loop.  We will pack a few more trails this week including Twin Lakes, JibFly the entire Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz.  Cold temps good to start setting frost in the ground before additional snow.

Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

Warmer weather on Wednesday and Thursday, trails will be closed in the afternoons to preserve the snow and base. 

There is no lodging available or  guest services in the lodge at this time, no ski rental but trails open for skiing. Trail pass on donation basis for early season. Ski at own risk! Ski rental will be available mid December.

The Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for winter riding/fat biking once again this season. Click here for latest report and information.

We had a great fall of trail work clearing deadfall and blowing leaves off the trails right up until the snow today.

Think Snow!

Packing out practice area at start of JibFly. North facing area should hold out just fine with any warm weather. November 13th, 2018.
Checking out base on Sukkerbusk, no track classic skiing, November 13th, 2018.
Roll packing on Twin Lakes at eagle nest, November 13th,2018.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Open for fat biking! November 13th, 2018. (please no hiking/walking on bike trail or ski trails. Thanks!)
Denny Barry enjoying the early season conditions. November 12th, 2018.
Start of Sap Run ski trail, November 12th, 2018.
Sukkerbusk, November 12th, 2018.
Heading out for late afternoon groom/packing on the entire loops of JibFly, Sukkerbusk and entire Skaters Waltz. November 12th, 2018.
Sunday night grooming during another flurry of snow showers. November 11th, 2018.
Little Sugarbush (lake Maplelag shores) frozen over, November 10th, 2018.
Packing/grooming on JibFly before next round of snow. November 10th, 2018.
Grooming Friday morning after another dusting last night. November 9th, 2018.
Grooming Friday morning after another dusting last night. November 9th, 2018.
Rocks level to trail still not frozen and melting snow. One thing to watch out for early season skiing. November 9th, 2018.
Deck starting to firm up on early season loop. November 8th, 2018.
Deck starting to firm up on early season loop. November 8th, 2018.
Bear tracks at Twin Lakes crossing! November 8th, 2018.
Lakes and ponds starting to freeze over. South Twin Lake, November 8th, 2018.
Deck starting to firm up on early season loop. Skinny Field, November 8th, 2018.
View of Bullhead lake. Edges starting to freeze on calm areas. November 8th, 2018.
Grooming early season loop in skinny field, November 8th, 2018.
Grooming on Suicide Hill, November 8th, 2018.
Night ski on  checking out new solar lighting. We are planning to have a 1km loop lit for this upcoming season. November 8th, 2018.
Grooming early season loop, November 7th, 2018.
Measured snowfall in 24 hour period as of 12pm November 7th, 2018. Less snow accumulating on the trails with warm ground melting a inch or so.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, November 6th, 2018.
Coating of snow around the Coop cabin. November 6th, 2018.
JibFly ski trail with dusting of new snow. November 6th, 2018.
Deadfall cleared, cut and blocked off the ski trail. Firewood for the sauna and cabins with wood stoves. November 6th, 2018.
Slough near Mother North Star ski trail. November 6th, 2018.
Loon Return ski trail, November 6th, 2018.

 

Fall grooming on Skaters Waltz, October 23rd, 2018.
Trail tuning on Sukkerbusk, October 18th, 2018.
Tamarack trees in peak fall color. Only coniferous tree to lose its needles! October 18th, 2018.
Eagle view on Twin Lakes trail. October 17th, 2018.
Clearing deadfall, Sukkerbusk ski trail in the skinny field. October 17th, 2018.
Sukkerbusk ski trail cleared! October 17th, 2018.
Great to see the sun and blue sky….and a touch of snow! Fall and winter scene. October 15th, 2018.

Checking out the grooming! October 11th, 2018.
Skiing through the skinny field, first ski of the year October 5th, 2018.
First grooming of the year, Suicide Hill October 11th, 2018.