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Apres ski Maplelag.

 

Winter scene near the lodge

 

Snow falling in front of the lodge Sunday morning
Snowy scene around the Finish Log and Sava Sauna cabins

 

Peder Arneson enjoying fresh cut track on Rootin Tootin trail, November 30th, 2018.
Scandinavian Smorgasbord

Frosty scene from the west tower

 

Striding on Sukkerbusk!

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Bootleg extension fresh tracked Thursday. Awesome skiing on Friday!
East end of Bullhead
Second pass with the Ginzu groomer on North Loup trail as it passes Rutherford slough
Setting track on JibFly
Start area after fresh grooming Thursday morning.
Trail access at the switchyard. Skiers only please!

JibFly
On way to the western trails
Frosty scene from the west tower
Start of North Loup. Great to see the sun and fresh snow! Beautiful!

Panoramic view from Maplelag parking lot

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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