Ski and Yoga Retreat

November 10, 2017
5:00 pm
February 9, 2018 5:00 pmtoFebruary 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Previous Yoga retreat participants doing ski yoga
Previous Yoga retreat participants doing ski yoga

Vinyasa and yin yoga daily, XC skiing & snowshoeing (rentals & trail access included),  steam, sauna house, 3 daily delicious home cooked meals, unlimited homemade cookies & hot chocolate/coffee, full resort access to amenities inside & outside, bonfires, massage (extra), accommodations and fun!

Contact Melissa Schoeller via email mjschoeller@icloud.com to reserve space and for more information.

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Trail Report

Winter weather in place. Coldest temps of the season today with early morning low well below zero! Warming during the night but still well below normal. Cold temps are welcomed at Maplelag to help freeze down the ground and prepare for snows to come.

We packed and combed out the new snow that fell on Wednesday night on the early season loop  we have been grooming the past week. Frosty morning  Wednesday with trees covered beautifully in white. Cold temps freezing over Little Sugarbush lake the morning of November 6th. Frost setting down in the ground with this cooler weather and key component for next snowfalls and preparing the trails for skiing.

The dustings of snow last week provided just enough to pack out a early season loop and we were able to get out for a ski a few times to enjoy the snow! The trails will be closed to the public during deer hunting season which runs November 4th-12th.  The trails will be open again the weekend of November 17th.  Total snowfall this season has been around 5″ with 1-3″ currently on the ground/in the woods. The mountain bike trails are closed for the season but will open again the weekend of November 17th (weather permitting)  for fat biking/winter riding.

Roll combing Skaters Waltz, November 9th, 2017.
Roll combing Skaters Waltz, November 9th, 2017.
Roll combing Suicide Hill, November 9th, 2017.
Roll combing Suicide Hill, November 9th, 2017.
Combing dusting of new snow on Suicide Hill, November 9th, 2017.
Combing dusting of new snow on Suicide Hill, November 9th, 2017.

 

Snow covered pines. November 9th, 2017.
Snow covered pines. November 9th, 2017.
North end of bullhead lake in swamp area. November, 9th, 2017.
North end of bullhead lake in swamp area. November, 9th, 2017.

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Cattail with touch of new snow dusting. November 9th, 2017.
Cattail with touch of new snow dusting. November 9th, 2017.

Bottom of Suicide Hill, November 8th, 2017.

Early season skiing on Suicide Hill, November 8th, 2017.
Early season skiing on Suicide Hill, November 8th, 2017.
Frosty morning over frozen Little Sugarbush Lake, November 7th, 2017.
Frosty morning over frozen Little Sugarbush Lake, November 7th, 2017.
Winter scene on the shore of Little Sugarbush, November 7thg, 2017.
Winter scene on the shore of Little Sugarbush, November 7thg, 2017.
Frosty scene at start of Sap Run and Lucky's Loype. November 7th, 2017.
Frosty scene at start of Sap Run and Lucky’s Loype. November 7th, 2017.
Frosty scene looking toward Finish Log and Sava Sauna cabins. November 7th, 2017.
Frosty scene looking toward Finish Log and Sava Sauna cabins. November 7th, 2017.
Sun lighting up the frosty trees at start of Sap Run ski trail as seen from the Sap Run webcam. November 7th, 2017.
Sun lighting up the frosty trees at start of Sap Run ski trail as seen from the Sap Run webcam. November 7th, 2017.
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Little Sugarbush freezing over November 6th, 2017.
Little Sugarbush freezing over November 6th, 2017.
Little Sugarbush freezing over November 6th, 2017.
Bottom of Suicide Hill still hanging on to some coverage late afternoon, November 4th, 2017.
Bottom of Suicide Hill still hanging on to some coverage, November 5th, 2017.
Nest of a snowbird! November 5th, 2017.
Nest of a snowbird! November 5th, 2017.
Eagle View, Twin Lakes ski trail, November 5th, 2017.
Eagle View, Twin Lakes ski trail, November 5th, 2017.
Recent snow great for checking out all the tracks in the woods. November 5th, 2017.
Recent snow great for checking out all the tracks in the woods. November 5th, 2017.

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Beavers busy near Bullhead lake, November 5th, 2017.
Beavers busy near Bullhead lake, November 5th, 2017.
Skate skiing up Suicide hill, November 3rd, 2017. Suicide Hill has the best coverage on the trail system right now and made for nice up and down skiing this morning, especially for November 3rd!
Skate skiing up Suicide hill, November 3rd, 2017. Suicide Hill has the best coverage on the trail system right now and made for nice up and down skiing this morning, especially for November 3rd!
Early season skiing. November 2nd, 2017.
Early season skiing. November 2nd, 2017.
Bear track on the ski trail! November 2nd, 2017.
Bear track on the ski trail! November 2nd, 2017.

 

Grooming through the skinny field, November 1st, 2017.
Grooming through the skinny field, November 1st, 2017.
Grooming through the skinny field, November 1st, 2017.
Grooming through the skinny field, November 1st, 2017.
Suicide Hill, November 1st, 2017.
Suicide Hill, November 1st, 2017.

 

Island lake frozen over 75%, November 1st, 2017.
Island lake frozen over 75%, November 1st, 2017.

Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails are now closed for the season.  Although there will be riding opportunities the next few weeks, especially now with a dusting of snow and frozen ground,  we close the trails in respect to the area hunters for deer hunting season.The Twin Lakes singletrack trail will open again hopefully the weekend of November 17th for winter season/riding.

Great weekend of riding and racing for the Laddies Loppet. Thanks to everyone that came.   Saturday cross country racing for Laddies Loppet. (click here for coverage on Skinnyski)   Sunday Short Track (click here for coverage on skinnyski.com)

Click here for trail map. Trail starts just past the flag pole, head towards skaters waltz ski trail for the beginner loop (Citizen/TT), advanced loop (sport/comp/expert) starts near start of Sap Run and Lucky’s Loype ski trails. Singletrack sections can be bypassed on the east side.  To access Twin Lakes loop, take either the east side or main loop and follow red signs or head down the driveway and look for orange cones just past the gate and red signs indicating the start of Twin Lakes singletrack.

The trails can be described as classic, old school singletrack. Some sections are very technical with roots and rocks and a great test of skills! The Twin Lakes loop is recommended first for first time visitors to Maplelag with mountain bike experience. For first time riders, the Citizen loop is recommended.

Season pass is $10. Park in far parking lot, click in and enjoy!Maplelag maintains, builds, manages and funds the trails privately but we are happy to share the trail. We appreciate season pass purchases to keep the trails maintained and build new for others to enjoy.  We have been working on new trail on Maplelag property on the Bullhead loop this summer and hope to have completed by the end of fall and open for riding next spring.

Any questions on riding or conditions, email Jay at jrichard@arvig.net or text 218-849-7669. We typically will have the trails open all the time unless we receive excessive rainfall.  The natural singletrack at Maplelag dries and weathers quickly and can be ridden hours after any rain event.

Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack for a early winter ride before trail close. November 2nd, 2017.
Snow started to cover up the forest floor late afternoon, October 26th, 2017.
Snow started to cover up the forest floor late afternoon, October 26th, 2017.
Rock garden in reverse. Twin Lakes singletrack, October 26th, 2017.
Rock garden in reverse. Twin Lakes singletrack, October 26th, 2017. Great to end the dirt season.
Hudson's Hula trail segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 22nd, 2017.
Hudson’s Hula trail segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 22nd, 2017.
Pete's Porkie singletrack segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 20th, 2017.
Pete’s Porkie singletrack segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 20th, 2017.

 

Riding Pete's Porkie opposite direction. Fun to mix it up! October 20th, 2017.
Riding Pete’s Porkie opposite direction. Fun to mix it up! October 20th, 2017.
Last downhill segment on Twin Lakes singletrack, October 19th, 2017.
Last downhill segment on Twin Lakes singletrack, October 19th, 2017.
Clearing leaves on Twin Lakes singletrack, October 18th, 2017.
Clearing leaves on Twin Lakes singletrack, October 18th, 2017.
Cleared track! October 18th, 2017.
Cleared track! October 18th, 2017.
Rolling along Twin Lakes. October 17th, 2017.
Rolling along Twin Lakes. October 17th, 2017.
 Twin Lakes rock garden leaf covered. Use caution! October 12th, 2017.
Twin Lakes rock garden leaf covered. Use caution! October 12th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack, October 12th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack, October 12th, 2017.
Golden tunnel on the mountain bike course. October 8th, 2017.
Golden tunnel on the mountain bike course. October 8th, 2017.
Hudson's Hula segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 7th, 2017.
Hudson’s Hula segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. October 7th, 2017.
Section of Twin Lakes singletrack after leaf blowing, October 6th, 2017.
Section of Twin Lakes singletrack after leaf blowing, October 6th, 2017.
Fresh blown singletrack. October 6th, 2017.
Fresh blown singletrack. October 6th, 2017.
Group of riders heading out on fat bikes Tuesday morning, October 3rd, 2017.
Group of riders heading out on fat bikes Tuesday morning, October 3rd, 2017. Fat bikes good option for leafy trails!

 

View of Twin Lakes from "Pete's Porkie" singletrack segment. October 2nd, 2017.
View of Twin Lakes from “Pete’s Porkie” singletrack segment. October 2nd, 2017.
Leafy singletrack, October 2nd, 2017.
Leafy singletrack, October 2nd, 2017.
Fall riding, September 28th, 2017.
Fall riding, September 28th, 2017.

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Sukkerbusk ski trail, part of bike course. September 20th, 2017.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, part of bike course. September 20th, 2017.

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Leaf bed on the singletrack. Solid deck underneath. September 17th, 2017.
Leaf bed on the singletrack. Solid deck underneath. September 17th, 2017.

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 Twin Lakes singletrack, September 9th, 2017.
Twin Lakes singletrack, September 9th, 2017.

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