Category Archives: Ski Trail

Trail Report

Great start to ski camp! Trails holding up great to skiers on the trails and the lake providing very fun conditions for ski games and technique work.

2″ of new snow past 24 hours. Most recent grooming on Skaters Waltz, Sukkerbusk, Sap Run, JibFly and Twin Lakes. Track set on Sap Run and Sukkerbusk Friday evening. Track set on start of Twin Lakes but need about 1″ more snow to set all the way through. Skier made track on side, still nice skiing. Thursday we groomed on the inner trails and also cleared and packed on Island Lake and Wavy Gravy trails. No track set but open for classic skiing with no track.

25km of groomed trail now open for skiing. Skaters Waltz open for skating and Sukkerbusk and Sap Run  track set. All other trails open for no track classic skiing. Be advised there are areas of  thin cover in the start area and open but in the woods skiing is to very good to fair for early season. Recommended trails to ski include Sukkebusk and Skaters Waltz.

In total we have packed on 55 of 65km of trail.  Snow depth in the woods 3-6″, compacted base where groomed 2-4″.  Multiple dustings of light snow this week bringing season snowfall total to 9″ (since November 1st) Trails not groomed (Roys’ Run, Bullhead) providing a bushwhacking type experience. Use extra caution if skiing these trails until groomed.  At Maplelag the trails are maintained in such a manner that they are skiable on less snow. Even though our snow totals might be lower, we can provide good skiing on less snow.

The Twin Lakes singletrack open for fat biking again this year.

Fat Bike Trail Report

First track setting of the season on Sukkerbusk. Track also set on Sap Run  early morning December 16th, 2017. Thin areas, easy to avoid by stepping out of track. and skiing on flat area to side. 
St Paul Highland Park ski team ready to hit the trails. December 15th, 2017.

Classic skiing on Sukkerbusk. December 15th, 2017.

Lined up for ski games! December 15th, 2017.
Spectacular sunrise over Sap Run as seen from the webcam, December 15th, 2017.
Roll combing the dusting of new snow from last night on Skaters Waltz, December 15th, 2017.
Packing on Island Lake trail. Crusty base. Use caution skiing on Wavy Gravy or Island Lake trail. Tracks will be set after 2-3″ of snow. December 14th, 2017.
Late afternoon skiers! December 14th, 2017.
Maplelag team member Denny Barry out for a early season ski today. December 13th, 2017.
Great skiing on the lake! Fast and fun! December 13th, 2017.
Southern faced segment with good coverage on Skaters Waltz, December 13th, 2017.
Skaters Waltz with good coverage throughout. Firm base with added moisture this week. December 13th, 2017.
Night ride on fresh grooming. December 13th, 2017. Latest Fat Bike grooming trail report.
Building up the base on a downhill on Skaters Waltz, December 12th, 2017.
Lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack after fresh grooming for fat biking. Thanks  Ben Olson!  December 12th, 2017.
Checking out Sap Run trail at dusk, December 11th, 2017.
Grooming on Twin Lakes trail, top of Eagles View. December 11th, 2017.
Grooming through the Skinny field, pressing new snow from last night. December 11th, 2017.