Cancelled-North Star Conference Nordic Ski Meet

January 28, 2019
10:00 amto3:00 pm

Due to forecasted inclement weather, the meet has been cancelled. Looking to reschedule for a later date.

Varsity and JV skiers will be using Sukkerbusk west to Twin lakes than return back on Sukkerbusk west to start. JR High will be Skaters Waltz minus Kamikaze Hill segment.

10:30AM – Coaches Meeting in the lodge.

11AM – Varsity Boys
11:30AM – Varsity Girls
12:00PM – JV Boys
12:30PM – JV Girls
1:00PM – JH Boys
1:30PM – JH Girls
2PM – Awards

Trail Report

Good to very good ski conditions. Grooming on most of the trail system this week.  With colder temps the deck is a bit more firm/hard.  Classic tracks in great condition and holding shape nicely.

Skiing has been very nice and reports from skiers have been good.  Wind with storm two weeks ago bringing down a lot of leaves and frost bringing down some twigs but grooming cleaning up the tracks. Great weekend of skiing on tap.

Fun day for the 25th annual DL Invite and using Sap Run, Mother North Star and Skaters Waltz. Nice job to all the skiers. Click here for photos and results.

Plenty of deep compacted base to work with grooming  (5-8″, snow depth 10-16″) to provide good skiing conditions. 15km of skating options, 55km of tracked options. Adventure trails (Bullhead and Lucky’s Loype) with challenging conditions currently, use caution across the board!

 Ski rentals available for overnight guests. Day pass for non overnight guests is $20 and can be purchased online.

Total snowfall since November 1st around 26″  Total snowfall since October 1st around 34″. October snow melted off but currently the packed base on ski trails snowfall is 6-8″.  Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

FAT BIKE (3.8″ tire width or wider please) trail on Twin Lakes singletrack open and riding well. Latest report click here. 

Tracks on Sukkerbusk holding out well, January 20th, 2019.
Morning grooming on Skaters Waltz, January 20th, 2019. All skate trails including Suicide Hill groomed in the morning.
Full moon rising over the woods, January 20th, 2019. Another great night of moonlit skiing!
Full moon rising over the woods, January 20th, 2019.
Sukkebusk striding, January 19th, 2019.
Downhill cruising, Bootleg extension, January 19th, 2019.
Grooming on Lucky’s Loype, January 18th, 2019.
Setting new track on Sukkerbusk, January 18th, 2019.
Frosty conditions at end of Sap Run and start of Sukkerbusk. January 16th, 2019. Reminder Sap Run is a one way trail, skied counter clockwise.
Trailhead at sunrise, January 16th, 2019.
Sunrise over Sap Run, January 16th, 2019.
Sunrise over Skaters Waltz, January 16th, 2019.
Frosty trees on Mother North Star, January 16th, 2019.
Frosty scene between Twin Lakes on Wavy Gravy trail, January 15th, 2019.
Frosty scene north end of Bullhead lake, January 15th, 2019.
Mother North Star trail, January 15th, 2019.
Setting track on north end of Bullhead lake trail, January 14th, 2019.
Bootleg extension of Bullhead lake now groomed with set track, January 14th, 2019.
Frosty scene on Bullhead lake, January 14th, 2019.
AMA segment of Bullhead lake trail, January 14th, 2019. Skier made track, from skiers this winter. Uneven surface but skiable and part of the adventure ski!
North end of Bullhead lake crossing, January 14th, 2019. Bushwhack mode or walk across. Makes for fun adventure!
Kamikaze hill on Suicide hill at dusk. Daily grooming keeping the deck fresh. January 11th, 2019.
New track cut on Roy’s Run, January 11th, 2019. Lot of leaves down in spots but careful grooming to set a new clean track as much as possible. January 11th, 2019.
New track on Roy’s Run, January 11th, 2019.
New track on Roy’s Run, January 11th, 2019.
New track cut on Island Lake trail, January 11th, 2019.
Start of Girls Varsity, 25th DL Invite Nordic Ski Race. January 10th, 2019.
Mother North Star after a morning of racing. MNS is great shape, one of the groomer’s choices. January 10th, 2019.
Skate deck on Skaters Waltz in fantastic shape and skiing very nice. January 10th, 2019.
Skiers heading down the trail, DL Invite, January 10th, 2019.
Sun dogs over the Lag! January 9th, 2019.
Twin Lakes in great shape and skiing nice after grooming past few days. January 9th, 2019.
Cleaning and setting new track on Twin Lakes, January 9th, 2019.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz, January 9th, 2019. All skate trails groomed today and will be groomed again on Friday morning.
Sunset while setting track on Mother North Star. January 9th, 2019. Part of the DL Invite course. Tracks in fantastic condition!
Sunset on a gorgeous day, January 9th, 2019.
Sticking flicks off Skaters Waltz at dusk, January 8th, 2019.
Denny clipping face slappers on Sap Run! Thanks again Denny! January 9th, 2019.
Skate grooming, January 9th, 2019.
Conditioning snow and setting new track on Sukkerbusk, January 8th, 2019.
Conditioning snow and setting new track on Twin Lakes, January 8th, 2019.
Skiers on on Twin Lakes. Blustery day today but trails busy with skiers. Nice job! January 8th, 2019.
Testing section of trail Pisten Bully groomed earlier in day, January 7th, 2018.
Skaters Waltz connector through soccer field, groomed earlier in day and super skiing where groomed. January 7th, 2018.
Sap Run at dusk, January 7th, 2018. Fast glazed tracks with leaf matter from wind but still some softness underneath which will be tapped into when grooming.

2019 DL Invite Photos Boys and Girls Varsity

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Trail Report

Excellent ski conditions. Morning grooming on Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz.  Snow held out great during warm temps on Friday. Temp below 32 on Saturday and gradually falling throughout the day to the teens.  Friday night/Saturday early morning we set new track on all the western trails, Sukkerbusk and Sap Run. We also groomed the skate trails and Suicide Hill. Grooming during the transition period of temperature we pulled up cold drier snow, keeping the trails fresh. Might be a few areas glazed on other classic tracks not groomed the past 24 hours otherwise great skiing.

16″ of snow past 8 days.  Grooming on 60km of trail this week setting all new track on the recently groomed classic trails and all skate trails groomed 2-3 times.

63km of trail groomed recently groomed. 53km groomed with classic tracks, 15km groomed for freestyle. Bullhead not groomed but has been skied in with a skier made track and fun adventure skiing to mix it up from the groomed trails and part of the 70km of skiing options at Maplelag. (Watch out for downed tree on AMA segment)  Lucky’s Loype groomed (outside of the AMA segments) North Loup now groomed for both skate and classic.

 Ski rentals available for overnight guests. Day pass for non overnight guests is $20 and can be purchased online.

Total snowfall since November 1st around 26″ Total snowfall since October 1st around 33″. October snow melted off but currently the packed base on ski trails snowfall is 5-8″.  Please no walking or hiking on ski or bike trails.

 The Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for winter riding/fat biking once again this season. Groomed three times this season, most recent grooming December 23rd. Click here for latest report and information.

Twin Lakes trail at dusk. Snow holding out great today. January 3rd, 2018.
Crossing at Twin Lakes, January 3rd, 2018.
Skaters Waltz at dusk, January 3rd 2018. Some of the best skate conditions of the year reported today by local skiers.
Cutting new track on Mother North Star, January 2nd, 2018. 15km of new track cut today. Additional resetting on tap for January 3rd.
Skiing through the pines on Lucky’s Loype trail, January 1st, 2018.
Island lake trail after new track set, December 31st, 2018.
Start of Roy’s Run, new track set, December 31st, 2018.
North Loup groomed for both skate and classic today, December 31st, 2018.
Hills of North Loup.
North Loup groomed for both skate and classic today, December 31st, 2018.
Roy’s Run after new track set, December 31st, 2018.
Setting double track on Mother North Star, December 31st, 2018.
Packing on North Loup, December 28th, 2018.
Packing on Skaters Waltz extension, December 28th, 2018.
Packing on Single green, a nice option after going down Suicide Hill. December 28th, 2018.
Ski teams from Minnetonka, St Louis Park, Burnsville, Minneapolis Southwest, St Cloud Cathedral, Mound Park Academy and Moorhead. December 28th, 2018. Thanks for helping pack in the fresh snow and skiing in a nice track on Lucky’s Loype.
Sun dogs over slough near Roy’s Run, December 28th, 2018.
Sun dogs over slough near Roy’s Run, December 28th, 2018.
Setting track on Roy’s Run, December 28th, 2018.
Setting track on North Loup, December 28th, 2018. North Loup now groomed for Skate and Classic.
Roll packing on North Loup, December 27th, 2018.
Chef Deb’s husband Doug helping with packing today. Thanks Doug!! December 27th, 2018.
Rollpacking on Skaters Waltz extension. Best kept secret at Maplelag is the inner loop. Around 1km but beautiful with snow flocked trees. December 27th, 2018.
Tracking on Rooting Tootin, December 27th, 2018. Didn’t take long for the snow to cover the tracks!
Tracking on Rooting Tootin, December 27th, 2018. Didn’t take long for the snow to cover the tracks!
Burnsville Nordic Ski team ready to hit the trails. December 27th, 2018. Thanks for skiing on North Loup before the groomer came! Helped a ton.
Moorhead Nordic ski team out for a headlamp ski before breakfast. December 27th, 2018.
Tracking on Roy’s Run, December 27th, 2018. Nearly 2 feet of snow on the deep point.
Tracking on Roy’s Run, December 27th, 2018.
Evening grooming, December 26th, 2018 as snow was falling.
Christmas day ski on Roy’s Run, December 25th, 2018.
Christmas Eve ski fun! December 24th ,2018.
Christmas Eve ski fun! December 24th ,2018.
Fresh snow! Great conditions on the trails after 3-4″ of new snow the past 48 hours. December 23rd, 2018.
Frosty tunnel on Skaters Waltz extension (inner loop) after grooming December 22nd, 2018.
Fresh snow! Cutting new track on Sukkebusk, December 22nd, 2018.

DL Invite

January 10, 2019
9:00 amto7:00 pm

Lunch will be available for sale for spectators

**The race will be a continuous pursuit, starting with classic style and a quick change to skate at the halfway point of the race. 

**The skiers may have assistance in the change over process. 

**If skiers use the same set of skis for both the classic and skate race, the skier must step completely out of the ski binding in the ski transition area before they will be allowed to continue the next leg of the race.

Each leg of the race will be roughly 4.5 km in length.

***Varsity skiers will ski the pursuit format (limit 10 per school) Wave Start depending on numbers

***Jr. Varsity skiers will ski only a 5 km Freestyle race.  Mass Start

***Jr. High skiers will ski a 3-4 km Freestyle race.  Mass Start

10:00am Coaches meeting

10:30am Boys Varsity

11:30am Girls Varsity

12:30pm Boys JV

1:00pm Girls JV

1:45pm Boys JH

2:15pm Girls JH