Category Archives: Ski Trail

Trail Report

Trails are open for day skiing.

Services in the lodge will no longer be available (ski rental, lodging etc.) There is no lodging available for the remainder of the season.

Grooming on select trails and skiing will continue for season pass holders until the snow is completely gone.  There will be no services available in the lodge.  Park the car and Just Ski!   Trail hours for day skiing are 8am to 6pm. Ski at own risk. No evacuation or ski patrol services available now.

Fat Bike trail on Twin Lakes Singletrack is open!  Latest report: Fat Bike Report  Please do not walk or snowshoe on fat bike trail and bike in the mornings to preserve the trail for riding the next morning.

Total snowfall this season at 58″ Snow depth in the woods 4-24″, compacted base where groomed 6-10″.

Winter wonderland conditions, morning March 27th, 2018.
Incredible late March skiing in the morning before warming up and softening. March 27th, 2018.
Late afternoon groom on Skaters Waltz, March 26th, 2018.
Late afternoon groom on Skaters Waltz, March 26th, 2018.
Late afternoon groom on Skaters Waltz, March 26th, 2018.
Morning grooming on Skaters Waltz after first 2″ of snow. March 26th, 2018.
Fresh snow on Skaters Waltz, March 26th, 2018.
Snowy pines in the skinny field, March 26th, 2018.
Thick snow! March 26th, 2018.
Snowy on single green trail, March 26th, 2018.
Fun afternoon ski on North Loup, March 25th, 2018.
Sukkerbusk, mid afternoon March 24th, 2018. Tracks stayed hard and faster bit longer today until sun softened the snow. Nice spring skiing!
Morning grooming on North Loup, March 24th, 2018.
Morning grooming on North Loup, March 24th, 2018.
Crust skiing on Bullhead lake. Lots of fun adventure to be had when everything freezes down. March 23rd, 2018.
Jonell on Sap Run, late afternoon March 22nd, 2018.

Setting new track on North Loup, March 22nd, 2018.
Setting new double track on Sukkerbusk, March 22nd, 2018.
Combing out Suicide Hill, March 22nd, 2018.
Fantastic skate conditions for March 20th!
Track on North Loup about as good as it gets for March 20th. Should be great skiing in the morning Wednesday once it cools overnight again.
Grooming skate lane on North Loup after track set on first pass. March 20th, 2018.
Grooming skate lane on North Loup by Dry Lake after track set on first pass. March 20th, 2018.
Setting one new track on Sukkerbusk. Other track groomed Sunday and should ski nicely with fresh snow on top. Second track corn snow blended with new snow. March 20th, 2018.
Grooming Skaters Waltz. March 20th, 2018.
Moorhead Nordic coach Tom Dooher on Roy’s Run, morning March 18th, 2018.
Moorhead Nordic coach Tom Dooher on North Loup, morning March 18th, 2018.
Setting new track on one side of Sap Run at dusk, March 17th, 2018.
Setting new track on one side of Sukkerbusk at dusk, opposite of yesterday, March 17th,
Grooming on Skaters Waltz at dusk, March 17th,
Sukkerbusk, late afternoon March 16th, 2018.
Jonell striding on Sukkerbusk late afternoon, March 16th, 2018.
Skaters Waltz late afternoon, March 16th, 2018.Structure holding well on most segments after yesterday’s grooming. Groomed Friday evening as well.
Setting new track on Sukkerbusk late afternoon, March 16th, 2018. Top classic trails to ski include Sukkerbusk on the east side, North Loup and Roy’s Run.
Grooming skaters waltz at dusk, March 15th, 2018.
Grooming North Loup at dusk, March 15th, 2018.
Grooming North Loup at dusk, March 15th, 2018.
Twin Lakes ski trail, morning March 15th, 2018. Fast and glazed but great skiing with “skin” or fish scaled skis. Softening as day passed.
Start of Roy’s Run ski trail, morning March 15th, 2018. Fast and glazed but great skiing with “skin” or fish scaled skis. Softening as day passed.
Skaters Waltz fast and firm in the morning. March 15th, 2018. Scheduled for grooming this late afternoon.
Glazed tracks on Sukkerbusk but track well defined for most of trail and great spring skiing. March 15th, 2018.
Pair of trumpeter swans flying over the trails, March 15th, 2018. Trumpeter swans returned to nearby open water and can be seen and heard flying above the trails.
Fantastic fat biking conditions, morning March 15th, 2018. Velcro like surface on majority of trail.
Fisher tracks crossing Skaters Waltz, March 15th, 2018.
Roy’s Run at noon. March 14th, 2018
Start of Roy’s Run, March 14th, 2018. Great spring skiing in the morning before slowing down in the afternoon.
North Loup top pick for spring skiing. March 14th, 2018. Track holding out well skate lane a bit softer than Skaters Waltz. Skate lane scheduled for grooming Thursday late afternoon.
Fantastic skating on Skaters Waltz morning March 14th, 2018. Groomed the previous evening. Next grooming planned evening of the 15th.
Season pass holders enjoying the nice late season skiing on North Loup, March 14th, 2018.
Maplelag team member Denny Barry no stranger to the fun skiing to be had during springlike conditions. Denny logs many days late season. March 13th, 2018.
Grooming skaters waltz late afternoon, March 13th, 2018.
Grooming skaters waltz late afternoon, March 13th, 2018.
Climbing the Single Green trail, March 12th, 2018. Fantastic skate skiing conditions this morning.
Incredible late afternoon classic skiing conditions. Roy’s Run, March 11th, 2018.
Skaters Waltz late afternoon. March 11th, 2018. Groomed both mornings Saturday and Sunday. Should be great skate ski conditions in the mornings Monday-Wednesday.
Fresh track set on Roy’s Run, March 11th, 2018. Great seeing all the skiers out enjoying Roy’s today!
Combing Suicide Hill as part of skate trail grooming on Skaters Waltz. March 11th, 2018.
Singletrack set on Twin Lakes this morning, March 10th, 2018.
Jonell skiing through the Skinny Field on Sukkebusk trail, March 7th, 2018. Cold dry snow, warm beautiful sunshine!
Sukkerbusk, March 7th, 2018.
Setting track on Sukkebusk, March 6th, 2018.
North Loup groomed groomed skate and classic, March 6th, 2018.
Snowy scene in middle of Skinny Field, Lucky’s Loype ski trail. March 6th, 2018.
Skaters Waltz combing, March 6th, 2018.
Combing skate lane on North Loup. Track also set this morning. March 6th, 2018.
North Loup after fresh grooming, March 6th, 2018.
Grooming JibFly, March 6th, 2018.
Snowy scene on Sukkebusk after another packing run. Tracks set later, March 6th, 2018. Although it was very windy on Monday’s storm, the snow remained on the lower half of the forest providing some incredible winter scenes in the snow pockets.
Snowy scene on JibFly after packing, March 6th, 2018. Tracks to be set later this morning.
Bushwhacking through the square field, dusk March 5th, 2018.
Setting track on Sap Run, March 5th, 2018. Tracks will be set again Tuesday and Wednesday.
Afternoon grooming on Skaters Waltz during snow storm, March 5th, 2018.
Afternoon grooming on North Loup during snow storm, March 5th, 2018.
Afternoon grooming on Sukkerbusk during snow storm, March 5th, 2018.
Out for a morning ski! Fast in the morning but slowing down as the day passed. March 4th, 2018.
Afternoon skate ski on Skaters Waltz extension, March 4th, 2018.
Setting new track on Sukkerbusk, March 4th, 2018.
Renovating Skaters Waltz, March 4th, 2018.
Renovating Suicide Hill, March 4th, 2018.
Setting new track on Sukkerbusk, March 4th, 2018.
North facing section of JibFly still over 2 feet of snow. March 3rd, 2018.
JibFly, March 3rd, 2018. Fast in the early to mid morning than slowing down as the day warmed.
Mother North Star, March 3rd, 2018. Fast in the early to mid morning than slowing down as the day warmed.
North Loup late morning, March 3rd, 2018. Great skiing for both skate and classic. Fast in the early to mid morning than slowing down as the day warmed.
Jens climbing Single Green trail, March 2nd, 2018.
Making the turn at bottom of Suicide Hill, March 2nd, 2018.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz extension, March 2nd, 2018. Should be great skiing in the morning Saturday!
Frosty scene on Mother North Star trail, freshly groomed this morning. March 1st, 2018.
Frosty scene off the side of Mother North Star trail, March 1st, 2018.
Frosty scene on Mother North Star trail, freshly groomed this morning. March 1st, 2018.
Frosty scene off the side of Mother North Star trail, March 1st, 2018.
Frosty scene on Mother North Star trail, freshly groomed this morning. March 1st, 2018.
Skaters Waltz. Skating is primo in the mornings than late afternoon again. March 1st, 2018.
Skaters Waltz. Skating is primo in the mornings than late afternoon again. March 1st, 2018.
Skaters Waltz at dusk, March 1st, 2018.
South facing areas groomed at dusk on Skaters Waltz, March 1st, 2018.