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Trail Report

A fantastic Presidents weekend of skiing! Thanks everyone who came to Maplelag and patronized the trails. Clear with intense sunshine on Saturday with cool temps after a morning low of -24. Tracks were firm and snappy. Sunday saw fresh snow with over 2″ of new. The new snow was groomed in throughout the entire day, some trails 2-3 times with most of the trail system being groomed. Balmy temps on Monday but below freezing capping off  a full plate of great skiing over the holiday weekend.

Tuesday cooling back down and snow drying out after clear skies early and upper teens for temps. Grooming on select classic trails this morning.

Trails that have been groomed and open with tracks set: Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sap Run, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, North side of Bullhead lake trail and the Bootleg extension, Roy’s Run and JibFly.  Skaters Waltz, the extension and North Loup groomed for skating. Please no skating on trails other than Skaters Waltz, North Loup and the extension of Skaters. North Loup also has a track set. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease and management on AMA property.

Total snowfall since December 15th=33″, compacted base on trail 7-10″. Snow depth in the woods 18-30″. Total snowfall since December 1st, 39″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 41″. We had a warm spell that melted most of the snow from November 20th and December 1st other than the north facing areas. First grooming of the season on November 20th after 2″ of snowfall. We have been skiing daily and only missed a few days of grooming since December 15th.

The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. Lunch available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.

February 15th Trail Report Photos

Janelle Jurek testing out one of the new Maplelag fat bikes

Janelle Jurek testing out one of the new Maplelag fat bikes

First time skiers at Maplelag enjoying the frosty morning

First time skiers at Maplelag enjoying the frosty morning

Presidents weekend Variety show MC Fred from Kentucky testing out the new fat bikes.

Presidents weekend Variety show MC Fred from Kentucky testing out the new fat bikes.

February 14th Trail Report Photos

Groming on Skaters Waltz. Groomed in the morning than at dusk setting up a super deck for Monday

Groming on Skaters Waltz. Groomed in the morning than at dusk setting up a super deck for Monday

Clearing way for the grooming. It's been fun seeing all the families at Maplelag and their kids grow up. Especially neat to see the friendships made from meeting at Maplelag and extend to the trails!

Clearing way for the grooming. It's been fun seeing all the families at Maplelag and their kids grow up. Especially neat to see the friendships made from meeting at Maplelag and extend to the trails!

Grooming on Wavy Gravy trail as it passes through Twin Lakes. Plenty of snow now through here.

Grooming on Wavy Gravy trail as it passes through Twin Lakes. Plenty of snow now through here.

Packing, grooming and tracking on Wavy Gravy

Packing, grooming and tracking on Wavy Gravy

Setting new double track on Twin Lakes Sunday morning

Setting new double track on Twin Lakes Sunday morning

Fresh grooming awaiting Six Swedes skiers skis after Sunday's Smogasbord. Every lodging at Maplelag you can ski right from the door.

Fresh grooming awaiting Six Swedes skiers skis after Sunday's Smogasbord. Every lodging at Maplelag you can ski right from the door.

If you finish up a ski around Mother North Star and want to take a run down the sledding hill, go for it!!

If you finish up a ski around Mother North Star and want to take a run down the sledding hill, go for it!!

Apres ski Maplelag.

Apres ski Maplelag.

February 12th Trail Report Photos

Sukkerbusk ski trail. New track cut both Thursday and Friday mornings.

Sukkerbusk ski trail. New track cut both Thursday and Friday mornings.

Striding on Sukkerbusk!

Striding on Sukkerbusk!

Bootleg extension fresh tracked Thursday. Awesome skiing on Friday!

Bootleg extension fresh tracked Thursday. Awesome skiing on Friday!

Top of Suicide Hill

Top of Suicide Hill

Skaters Waltz. Skating bit slower with colder temps and fresh snow but the deck is firm and solid

Skaters Waltz. Skating bit slower with colder temps and fresh snow but the deck is firm and solid

North side of Bullhead near Loon Dance Ranch

North side of Bullhead near Loon Dance Ranch

 

Bootleg extension Friday morning

Bootleg extension Friday morning

East end of Bullhead

East end of Bullhead

 

Skinny field on Sukkerbusk

Skinny field on Sukkerbusk

Roy's Run after fresh track cut. February 11th, 2016
Roy’s Run after fresh track cut. February 11th, 2016

February 10th Trail Photos

Monte's Movers enjoying the beautiful day

Monte's Movers enjoying the beautiful day

Snowy tamarack trees on north end of Bullhead lake

Snowy tamarack trees on north end of Bullhead lake

 

Fresh track on Bootleg extension. Winter fairyland.

Fresh track on Bootleg extension. Winter fairyland.

 

Working through a drift on Island Lake trail

Working through a drift on Island Lake trail

Fast tracks on Twin Lakes trail

Fast tracks on Twin Lakes trail

February 9th Trail Report Photos

Breaking up and leveling a drift on Twin Lakes trail. Nice size drifts off the lakes and sloughs.

Breaking up and leveling a drift on Twin Lakes trail. Nice size drifts off the lakes and sloughs.

Fresh beaver track from slough to pond across the trail

Fresh beaver track from slough to pond across the trail

Setting fresh track on Twin Lakes

Setting fresh track on Twin Lakes

Setting track on JibFly

Setting track on JibFly

Breaking up a drift and leveling on JibFly

Breaking up a drift and leveling on JibFly

Panoramic view on Rootin Tootin. Awesome winter scenes in the woods right now

Panoramic view on Rootin Tootin. Awesome winter scenes in the woods right now

Heading back to the start area

Heading back to the start area

Skaters waltz after another pass

Skaters waltz after another pass

 

 

Packing and combing on North Loup! After a few passes, the branches slowly making way back to normal state.

Packing and combing on North Loup! After a few passes, the branches slowly making way back to normal state.

Incredible scenes on North Loup once the sun came out

Incredible scenes on North Loup once the sun came out

Second pass with the Ginzu groomer on North Loup trail as it passes Rutherford slough

Second pass with the Ginzu groomer on North Loup trail as it passes Rutherford slough

Packing on Roy's Run. Track to be set Wednesday

Packing on Roy's Run. Track to be set Wednesday

Group of deer on Skaters extension. The deer have been out like crazy snacking on the overhanging branches on all the ski trails. Another reason to let the branches be in their natural state.

Group of deer on Skaters extension. The deer have been out like crazy snacking on the overhanging branches on all the ski trails. Another reason to let the branches be in their natural state.

Rootin Tootin with grooming today

Rootin Tootin with grooming today

Skaters Waltz groomed again today

Skaters Waltz groomed again today

Working through a area of deep snow on Roy's Run

Working through a area of deep snow on Roy's Run

February 8th Trail Report Photos

Rollpacking on Skaters Waltz Monday morning. Even with the wind branches still loaded with snow in some areas

Rollpacking on Skaters Waltz Monday morning. Even with the wind branches still loaded with snow in some areas

Skaters extension

Skaters extension

Working through big drift on Twin Lakes trail near Pete's Porkie

Working through big drift on Twin Lakes trail near Pete's Porkie

 

Return from Twin Lakes

Return from Twin Lakes

Brief moment of sunshine coming through on JibFly

Brief moment of sunshine coming through on JibFly

 

Wave to Jerry. Thanks for coming over to help pack today!

Wave to Jerry. Thanks for coming over to help pack today!

Working through a drift on Mother North Star

Working through a drift on Mother North Star

Rolling through. Later groomed with the Pisten Bully and tracks set.

Rolling through. Later groomed with the Pisten Bully and tracks set.

Winter scene near the lodge

Winter scene near the lodge

Afternoon grooming crew, thanks to a snow day!

Afternoon grooming crew, thanks to a snow day!

Most every piece of grooming equipment used today

Most every piece of grooming equipment used today

Setting track with the Pisten Bully on Sap Run

Setting track with the Pisten Bully on Sap Run

Setting track on Sap Run

Setting track on Sap Run

Late afternoon skier striding through. The wind filled in the tracks quickly in the open areas. We will continue grooming and tracking on through the week.

Late afternoon skier striding through. The wind filled in the tracks quickly in the open areas. We will continue grooming and tracking on through the week.

February 7th Trail Report Photos

With the wind blowing around in the open areas hard to get a accurate measurement but 6-8" blanketting the trails with some pillows of 10-12" in areas.

With the wind blowing around in the open areas hard to get a accurate measurement but 6-8" blanketting the trails with some pillows of 10-12" in areas.

Grooming over a 10" pillow of fresh snow on Sukkerbusk

Grooming over a 10" pillow of fresh snow on Sukkerbusk

Skaters Waltz

Skaters Waltz

Certain pockets there are branches hanging over on the trails. We are not aggressive with our branch cutting as part of our forest management plan so use caution skiing this week!

Certain pockets there are branches hanging over on the trails. We are not aggressive with our branch cutting as part of our forest management plan so use caution skiing this week!

 

 

Didn't take long for tracks to fill in today! Everything is completely covered and will take a good day to get everything groomed proper.

Didn't take long for tracks to fill in today! Everything is completely covered and will take a good day to get everything groomed proper.

 

Trail Report

A great day of skiing on tap. Grooming on most of the trail system this morning after a dusting of snow yesterday morning. We groomed the new snow in to the skate trails (Skaters Waltz, Single Green Hill, Suicide Hill, and extension) and North Loup which is groomed for skate and classic again. We also set new tracks on Sukkerbusk.  Having the transformed snow as a base to mix with new snow makes for ideal grooming and skiing and responds to any warm weather more favorably.  Conditions are excellent at Maplelag! There is no reason not to ski so come out and just ski!

Trails that have been groomed and open with tracks set: Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sap Run, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Roy’s Run and JibFly. Skaters Waltz, the extension groomed for skating. Please no skating on trails other than Skaters Waltz, and the extension of Skaters. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease and management on AMA property.

Total snowfall since December 15th=23″, compacted base on trail 4-7″. Snow depth in the woods 12-16″. Overall the trails have very good coverage, a few rough spots on the marsh/lake crossings to use caution, especially on the north end of Bullhead trail when accessing the Bootleg extension on Maplelag property. Total snowfall since December 1st, 29″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 31″. We had a warm spell that melted most of the snow from November 20th and December 1st other than the north facing areas. First grooming of the season on November 20th after 2″ of snowfall.

The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. Lunch available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.

February 4th Trail Report Photos

Start area after fresh grooming Thursday morning.

Start area after fresh grooming Thursday morning.

Trail access at the switchyard. Skiers only please!

Trail access at the switchyard. Skiers only please!

North Loup groomed skate and classic/track Thursday morning

North Loup groomed skate and classic/track Thursday morning

Coming around the bend near Rutherford's slough on North Loup

Coming around the bend near Rutherford's slough on North Loup

Suicide Hill groomed late yesterday, again this morning after the new snow

Suicide Hill groomed late yesterday, again this morning after the new snow

Kamikaze hill in great shape on Skaters Waltz

Kamikaze hill in great shape on Skaters Waltz

Fresh track cut on Sukkerbusk

Fresh track cut on Sukkerbusk

 

 

Trail Report

Spring like conditions today. Didn’t get as warm as forecasted but we did have a short period of light rain for about 30 minutes followed by a very light dusting of snow early Friday evening. Folks skiing all day and reports ranged from good to excellent. Just ski. Bit fast for some folks, for the groom guy, conditions were perfect. Skate deck firm and solid with just enough loose on top. Classic tracks fast but with crown/no wax skis good skiing. Tough waxing unless using klister. With the cooler weather trending we groomed a bit more than planned. We will be back out in the early morning grooming, assuming it cools down as forecasted,pulling up drier snow. Trails planned to groom include a new track on Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, JibFly, Skaters Waltz, the extension of Skaters Waltz and Suicide Hill. Trails groomed Saturday morning will be best skiing early than as it warms up the other trails groomed Thursday or the side  of the trail not groomed Saturday morning will be better skiing in the afternoon, assuming the forecast is correct. Check board in lodge for latest updates.

Note: The inner trails will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, February 1st and 2nd for the Section ski races. The western trails and the northern trails will be open. Reduced trail fee for these two days.

Trails that have been groomed and open with tracks set: Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sap Run, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Roy’s Run and JibFly. Skaters Waltz, the extension groomed for skating. Please no skating on trails other than Skaters Waltz, and the extension of Skaters. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease and management on AMA property.

Total snowfall since December 15th=22″, compacted base on trail 4-6″. Snow depth in the woods 8-16″. Overall the trails have very good coverage, a few rough spots on the marsh/lake crossings to use caution, especially on the north end of Bullhead trail when accessing the Bootleg extension on Maplelag property. Total snowfall since December 1st, 28″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 30″. We had a warm spell that melted most of the snow from November 20th and December 1st other than the north facing areas. First grooming of the season on November 20th after 2″ of snowfall.

Current conditions at Maplelag from the Weather Underground Personal Weather Station: Note, the wind speeds are generally a bit lighter than what other sites will report. The Maplelag station more accurate to conditions in our wooded environment.

The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. After January 3rd, lunch will be available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.

January 28th Trail Report Photos

Grooming on Wavy Gravy Thursday morning

Grooming on Wavy Gravy Thursday morning

Pileated woodpecker doing nice job keeping wood shavings off the trail thank you very much!

Pileated woodpecker doing nice job keeping wood shavings off the trail thank you very much!

Fresh track on Island Lake trail

Fresh track on Island Lake trail

Heading down Eagle view on Twin Lakes trail

Heading down Eagle view on Twin Lakes trail

Setting new track on Roy's Run

Setting new track on Roy's Run

 

Great afternoon skiing on the fresh groomed

Great afternoon skiing on the fresh groomed

Sukkerbusk late afternoon

Sukkerbusk late afternoon

 

Roy's Run

Roy's Run

Sukkerbusk

Sukkerbusk

Loon Return

Loon Return

January 27th Trail Report Photos

Bemidji Nordic Ski team heading out for a training session during light snow

Bemidji Nordic Ski team heading out for a training session during light snow

Heading down the trail

Heading down the trail

Maplelag staffers Juan and Helen after a freshly made snowman!

Maplelag staffers Juan and Helen after a freshly made snowman!

Rick and Linden heading out for a afternoon ski.

Rick and Linden heading out for a afternoon ski.

Flicking sticks off the trail after windy conditions Wednesday

Flicking sticks off the trail after windy conditions Wednesday

Sunset on Sap Run

Sunset on Sap Run

Light changing fast!

Light changing fast!

 

 

January 24th Trail Report Photos

Mound Park Academy skiers ready to hit the trails Saturday morning

Mound Park Academy skiers ready to hit the trails Saturday morning

Helen ready to lead another group out for ski lessons! Helen will be with us for two more weeks for ski instruction

Helen ready to lead another group out for ski lessons! Helen will be with us for two more weeks for ski instruction

Minneapolis Washburn skier passing in between Twin Lakes on Wavy Gravy trail

Minneapolis Washburn skier passing in between Twin Lakes on Wavy Gravy trail

The "trail" between Twin Lakes which serves access for both Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails not groomed this year but skiable throughout and always a neat nature setting in the middle. Just ski!

The "trail" between Twin Lakes which serves access for both Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails not groomed this year but skiable throughout and always a neat nature setting in the middle. Just ski!

Members of the Bismarck crew on Wavy Gravy

Members of the Bismarck crew on Wavy Gravy

Members of the Minneapolis Washburn ski team on Twin Lakes

Members of the Minneapolis Washburn ski team on Twin Lakes

Greg and Paivi after a trip around North Loup Saturday morning

Greg and Paivi after a trip around North Loup Saturday morning

Knut Ronnevik on Roy's Run Saturday morning

Knut Ronnevik on Roy's Run Saturday morning

Trail Report

Trails freezing down well last night after mid teens for lows. Mix of sun and clouds this morning, beautiful morning of skiing on tap. Trails are a bit faster but should slow down just a bit with warming temps. Grooming on Skaters waltz and the extension this morning.

Turned out to be a great day on the trails yesterday! The cold temps today made for faster skiing after Wednesday’s warm up but the trails groomed  (Roy’s Run, Sukkerbusk, Island Lake and Wavy Gravy) were very nice skiing, excellent reports and good reports from the other trails. Looks to warm up on the weekend but that will soften the snow and slow things down. The snow has transformed so the stickiness factor is pretty much eliminated. The coverage is good, should be a nice weekend of skiing! We will be grooming if weather allows only to improve the current conditions, rated good to excellent.

Trails that have been groomed and open with tracks set: Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sap Run, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Roy’s Run and JibFly. Skaters Waltz, the extension groomed for skating. Please no skating on trails other than Skaters Waltz, and the extension of Skaters. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease and management on AMA property.

Total snowfall since December 15th=22″, compacted base on trail 4-7″. Snow depth in the woods 12-16″. Overall the trails have very good coverage, a few rough spots on the marsh/lake crossings to use caution, especially on the north end of Bullhead trail when accessing the Bootleg extension on Maplelag property. Total snowfall since December 1st, 28″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 30″. We had a warm spell that melted most of the snow from November 20th and December 1st other than the north facing areas. First grooming of the season on November 20th after 2″ of snowfall.

Current conditions at Maplelag from the Weather Underground Personal Weather Station: Note, the wind speeds are generally a bit lighter than what other sites will report. The Maplelag station more accurate to conditions in our wooded environment.

The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. After January 3rd, lunch will be available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.

January 28th Trail Report Photos

Grooming on Wavy Gravy Thursday morning

Grooming on Wavy Gravy Thursday morning

Pileated woodpecker doing nice job keeping wood shavings off the trail thank you very much!

Pileated woodpecker doing nice job keeping wood shavings off the trail thank you very much!

Fresh track on Island Lake trail

Fresh track on Island Lake trail

Heading down Eagle view on Twin Lakes trail

Heading down Eagle view on Twin Lakes trail

Setting new track on Roy's Run

Setting new track on Roy's Run

 

Great afternoon skiing on the fresh groomed

Great afternoon skiing on the fresh groomed

Sukkerbusk late afternoon

Sukkerbusk late afternoon

 

Roy's Run

Roy's Run

Sukkerbusk

Sukkerbusk

Loon Return

Loon Return

January 27th Trail Report Photos

Bemidji Nordic Ski team heading out for a training session during light snow

Bemidji Nordic Ski team heading out for a training session during light snow

Heading down the trail

Heading down the trail

Maplelag staffers Juan and Helen after a freshly made snowman!

Maplelag staffers Juan and Helen after a freshly made snowman!

Rick and Linden heading out for a afternoon ski.

Rick and Linden heading out for a afternoon ski.

Flicking sticks off the trail after windy conditions Wednesday

Flicking sticks off the trail after windy conditions Wednesday

Sunset on Sap Run

Sunset on Sap Run

Light changing fast!

Light changing fast!

 

 

January 24th Trail Report Photos

Mound Park Academy skiers ready to hit the trails Saturday morning

Mound Park Academy skiers ready to hit the trails Saturday morning

Helen ready to lead another group out for ski lessons! Helen will be with us for two more weeks for ski instruction

Helen ready to lead another group out for ski lessons! Helen will be with us for two more weeks for ski instruction

Minneapolis Washburn skier passing in between Twin Lakes on Wavy Gravy trail

Minneapolis Washburn skier passing in between Twin Lakes on Wavy Gravy trail

The "trail" between Twin Lakes which serves access for both Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails not groomed this year but skiable throughout and always a neat nature setting in the middle. Just ski!

The "trail" between Twin Lakes which serves access for both Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails not groomed this year but skiable throughout and always a neat nature setting in the middle. Just ski!

Members of the Bismarck crew on Wavy Gravy

Members of the Bismarck crew on Wavy Gravy

Members of the Minneapolis Washburn ski team on Twin Lakes

Members of the Minneapolis Washburn ski team on Twin Lakes

Greg and Paivi after a trip around North Loup Saturday morning

Greg and Paivi after a trip around North Loup Saturday morning

Knut Ronnevik on Roy's Run Saturday morning

Knut Ronnevik on Roy's Run Saturday morning

 

Trail Report

Light snow falling early Sunday morning. Mild temps below freezing, great day of skiing on tap! Mid winter ski conditions! Great skiing this week with moderate temps. Frost snow falling on the most recent groom with a few snow showers sprinkled on top making for special skiing. Conditions couldn’t be much better and now is the time to come to Maplelag if you haven’t made winter plans!

Wednesday saw grooming on all the double track trails. Tuesday we set track on Roy’s Run for the first time this year and the entire loop groomed up nicely. Just a very short section at the north end with one small rough area. Grooming on Wavy Gravy and Island Lake on Thursday. Skaters Waltz and the extension groomed Thursday as well and Skaters Waltz groomed Friday evening. Touch up grooming Saturday morning.

Trails that have been groomed and open with tracks set: Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sap Run, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Roy’s Run and JibFly. Skaters Waltz, the extension groomed for skating. Please no skating on trails other than Skaters Waltz, and the extension of Skaters. Trails open with skier made track include  Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease on AMA property.

Total snowfall since December 15th=21″, compacted base on trail 4-7″. Snow depth in the woods 12-16″. Overall the trails have very good coverage, a few rough spots on the marsh/lake crossings to use caution, especially on Bullhead trail. Total snowfall since December 1st, 27″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 29″. We had a warm spell that melted most of the snow from November 20th and December 1st other than the north facing areas. First grooming of the season on November 20th after 2″ of snowfall.

The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. After January 3rd, lunch will be available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.

January 21st Trail Report Photos

Jeanne and Mark ready to hit the trails proper

Jeanne and Mark ready to hit the trails proper

Grooming Skaters Extension

Grooming Skaters Extension

Robert and Maryann heading out for a afternoon ski

Robert and Maryann heading out for a afternoon ski

Beth and Collin on Sukkerbusk

Beth and Collin on Sukkerbusk

John and Mary on Sukkerbusk

John and Mary on Sukkerbusk

Island lake trail as it passed by the west side of south twin lake!

Island lake trail as it passed by the west side of south twin lake!

Group of tamarack trees on west side of north twin lake.

Group of tamarack trees on west side of north twin lake.

Twin Lakes crossing. Another incredible frosty day.

Twin Lakes crossing. Another incredible frosty day.

Frosty birch tree

Frosty birch tree

Night grooming

Night grooming

January 20th Trail Report Photos

 

Frosty day!

Frosty day!

Canadian guests JoAnne and Harvey enjoying the frost and fresh snow.

Canadian guests JoAnne and Harvey enjoying the frost and fresh snow.

Setting fresh double track on North Loup. The feedback has been to keep NL double tracked.

Setting fresh double track on North Loup. The feedback has been to keep NL double tracked.

Rootin Tootin

Rootin Tootin

Every tiny little branch and stem coated in frost today

Every tiny little branch and stem coated in frost today

 

 

Twin Lakes crossing. The low areas near the sloughs and ponds coated heavy.

Twin Lakes crossing. The low areas near the sloughs and ponds coated heavy.

 

 

 

 

Paul Johnson enjoying a late afternoon ski on Skaters Waltz. On tap for grooming Thursday morning.

Paul Johnson enjoying a late afternoon ski on Skaters Waltz. On tap for grooming Thursday morning.

January 19th Trail Report Photos

Morning skate on the ice rink. We finally got the rink ready for ice skating! Various sizes of skates available in the warming house.

Morning skate on the ice rink. We finally got the rink ready for ice skating! Various sizes of skates available in the warming house.

Setting new track on Roy's Run Tuesday morning

Setting new track on Roy's Run Tuesday morning

Area on Roy's Run with the deepest snow back on the trail system, measuring around 15" of snow after Tuesday evening fresh snow.

Area on Roy's Run with the deepest snow back on the trail system, measuring around 15" of snow after Tuesday evening fresh snow.

Detroit Lakes Nordic ski team members enjoying an extended MLK holiday weekend skiing on the trails.

Detroit Lakes Nordic ski team members enjoying an extended MLK holiday weekend skiing on the trails.

Heading out during a trademark "praire clipper" snow event that would drop 2-3" of snow Tuesday late afternoon early evening.

Heading out during a trademark "praire clipper" snow event that would drop 2-3" of snow Tuesday late afternoon early evening.

Snow covered pines in the Square field.

Snow covered pines in the Square field.

January 16th Trail Report Photos

Benilde St Margaret ski team Saturday morning

Benilde St Margaret ski team Saturday morning

Members of the North Star Ski Touring Club out snowshoeing

Members of the North Star Ski Touring Club out snowshoeing

Track set at the start of Lucky's Loype. Middle sections of Lucky's not groomed (AMA parcel)

Track set at the start of Lucky's Loype. Middle sections of Lucky's not groomed (AMA parcel)

Through the pines and protected from the chill!

Through the pines and protected from the chill!

 

Holy Family Catholic Skiers ready for the afternoon ski

Holy Family Catholic Skiers ready for the afternoon ski

January 15th Trail Report Photos

Morning scene at the trail head

Morning scene at the trail head

Fresh tracks on Sukkerbusk

Fresh tracks on Sukkerbusk

Sunrise over slough near Island Lake trail

Sunrise over slough near Island Lake trail

Fresh grooming at Twin lakes crossing

Fresh grooming at Twin lakes crossing

Fresh tracks!

Fresh tracks!

JibFly

JibFly

Smoothing out skaters waltz

Smoothing out skaters waltz

Sukkerbusk

Sukkerbusk

Double track on North Loup. We set tracks with cooler temps on the weekend. Skate lane will return either this weekend or early next week.

Double track on North Loup. We set tracks with cooler temps on the weekend. Skate lane will return either this weekend or early next week.

North Loup

North Loup

Peder ready to hit the trails

Peder ready to hit the trails

Setting new track on Wavy Gravy

Setting new track on Wavy Gravy

Mink tracks at twin lakes crossing

Mink tracks at twin lakes crossing

Return from western trails

Return from western trails

On way to the western trails

On way to the western trails

Eddy Lawther getting a ski in on Rootin Tootin upon arrival

Eddy Lawther getting a ski in on Rootin Tootin upon arrival