The trails are open for skiing. Around an inch of new snow past 48 hours improving the conditions. The base is rock solid between 2-4″ and a dusting of snow on top.
We combed all the inner trail and set a shallow track all the way around Sukkerbusk and few other segments on other trails Tuesday. Although the track is washed out in spots, the positive from the tracksetting was the base is rock hard and didn’t press to the ground . Just an inch or two of new snow on top of the current base will allow us to set track on trails like JibFly, Sukkerbusk, and Twin Lakes. With fresh snow, please do not skate on trails besides Skaters Waltz and North Loup. Good reports from skiers this week. Thanks for the reports.
Heads up for a few thin areas if venturing out but with a good attitude some great early season skiing to be had on about 25km of groomed trail at this time. No tracks set on than the shallow one on Sukkerbusk. Classic skiing doable on flat deck. No guest services in lodge. Ski rentals, lunch with day pass, lodging and other services will begin mid December but the trails are open for day skiing only. Free will offering to use trails. Thanks and Just Ski! With no recent significant snowfall, scattered leaves and other forest organic matter on ski trail deck but nothing to prevent a good ski. Thanks Denny for helping clip brush last week!
Recommended skiing on the “early season loop”. 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 cone markings at intersections. Other trails are open and have been skiing on them but use caution if venturing out. Un marked obstacles exist, ski at own risk including oak leaves in some spots. If venturing off the early season loop, suggested to ski on Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, JibFly for classic skiing and North Loup and Skater Waltz for skating.
Total snowfall since November 1st around 8″ Total snowfall since October 1st around 16″. October snow melted off but currently the base from November snowfall 1-3″. 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.
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 rentals and other services will be available mid December.