Trails are open. Beautiful weekend of riding. Fall riding conditions. Light rain on Monday will have the trails damp until Tuesday afternoon than should be good riding again.
The trails will be open this fall for mountain biking until early November. Some of the best riding of the year on tap the next 4-6 weeks. We will blow leaves off the trail every 7-10 days on most of the course. We are also building new trail near Bullhead lake on Maplelag property.
Awesome weekend of racing for the Laddies Loppet mountain bike weekend. Thanks to everyone who came to the making it another fun weekend!
We completed a new starter loop for the full Laddies Loppet loop which was used in the Expert race but is open for riding to all classes/riders the remainder of the season for daily riding. The new starter loop heads out on Mother North Star ski trail than right on Skaters Waltz ski trail , heading up to Kamikaze hill before picking up singletrack than making way to the lakeside singletrack. Starter loop includes a little bit of new and existing singletrack, doubletrack and singletrack ski trail. The starter loop can be bypassed by heading left on Skaters Waltz. The starter loop is around 2 miles in length. The loop is signed and marked.
The mountain bike trails are open outside of rain/wet conditions. The “nature” of the mountain bike trails at Maplelag allow for quick drying and rideable conditions 6-12 hours after any precip. 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 and for first time or beginner 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 with no outside assistance (grants etc.) 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.
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. Any questions on riding or conditions, email Jay at email@example.com or text 218-849-7669. We typically will have the trails open sooner than expected after wet weather, feel free to contact us for more information.
Twin Lakes singletrack tuned and riding well. August 22nd, 2018.
Beautiful fall weather. The colors are really coming along as we are nearing our peak of fall color on the maple trees. Great time of the year to be in the woods. We have been on the trails almost every day mowing, clearing deadfall/brush and trail tuning. We will continue working on the trails right up until the snow flies!
Lakes busy with loons, swans and other waterfowl. Many swans on Twin Lakes.
Trails are now closed for the season. Warm weather and sunshine beginning of the week has melted out the snow. We had an incredible last week of spring skiing, skiing until April 22nd and logging the last grooming on April 20th. Great seeing everyone out the end of the season to enjoy the special end of year conditions. Thanks everyone that helped make it a memorable season! Check back for updates and spring photos as we transition to spring and summer!
Trails are now closed. The trails will be open again for mountain biking after the snow melts and frost goes out, hopefully early May. Even if the snow is completely gone and temps are in the 60’s, the frost still takes a few extra weeks. Riding on trails when frost is not out will damage the trails. Check back for updates!
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″.
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