Trail Report

Crisp, cool with brilliant sunshine on Tuesday. Big time drop in the weather as strong winds ushered in a cold front early Monday morning with temps in the single digits the past few mornings. Very light dusting of snow coming with the cold front that has helped improve the skiing after cooling down from Saturday’s warm weather. Best reports coming from Twin Lakes, North Loup.

There is still good coverage on the trails and trails are skiable, albeit a bit icy. Little bit of new snow helping take off the edge. The ski season is winding down and grooming only on select trails at this stage of the ski season, focusing more on the skate trails. There is still some great skiing to be had, especially when it warms up again and we have true spring skiing conditions. The crust conditions are also excellent and tons of fun skiing to be had off the groomed trails.

Trails that have been recently 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=34″, compacted base on trail 3-8″. Snow depth in the woods 4-16″. Total snowfall since December 1st, 40″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 42″. 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.

 

 

Light dusting of new snow skied on the tracks on Sukkerbusk. February 29th, 2016.
Light dusting of new snow skied on the somewhat defined tracks on Sukkerbusk. February 29th, 2016.
Twin Lakes ski trail late afternoon Saturday. Still holding on to solid coverage.
Twin Lakes ski trail late afternoon Saturday. Still holding on to solid coverage. February 27th, 2016.
Southern exposed hill leading down to western trails. Hanging on strong after sunshine and warm temps all day
Southern exposed hill leading down to western trails. Hanging on strong after sunshine and warm temps all day. February 27th, 2016.

 

February 26th Trail Report Photos

Sukkerbusk ski trail mid morning Friday

Sukkerbusk ski trail mid morning Friday

Sap Run

Sap Run

Singletrack trail with dusting of new on top. Use caution on the hills!

Singletrack trail with dusting of new on top. Use caution on the hills!

Skaters Waltz mid morning Friday. Firm, solid deck with dusting of snow on tap. Will be groomed Friday evening if weather permits.

Skaters Waltz mid morning Friday. Firm, solid deck with dusting of snow on tap. Will be groomed Friday evening if weather permits.

Start of Rootin Tootin trail

Start of Rootin Tootin trail

Skaters waltz. Plenty of snow on the trails!

Skaters waltz. Plenty of snow on the trails!

February 25th Trail Report Photos

North Loup Thursday afternoon. Light dusting of snow on top from snowfall today.

North Loup Thursday afternoon. Light dusting of snow on top from snowfall today.

Sukkerbusk Thursday afternoon.

Sukkerbusk Thursday afternoon.

Twin Lakes Thursday afternoon

Twin Lakes Thursday afternoon

February 24th Trail Photos

Marty Nagel transitioning from a adventure in the woods to the lake with the new HOK ski from Altai. We will be a Try center for next season, having a a variety of skis available to rent.

Marty Nagel transitioning from a adventure in the woods to the lake with the new HOK ski from Altai. We will be a Try center for next season, having a a variety of skis available to rent.

Members of the Perham Middle school in from a run during exploratory day.

Members of the Perham Middle school in from a run during exploratory day.

Denny Barry giving instruction before the next group heads out.

Denny Barry giving instruction before the next group heads out.

 

Sledding hill action!

Sledding hill action!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice skate rink action

Ice skate rink action

 

A great day exploring nature!

A great day exploring nature!

February 21st Trail Report Photos

Tricky grooming Saturday morning with wet granulated snow underneath the frozen crust. A few passes to smooth out proper.

Tricky grooming Saturday morning with wet granulated snow underneath the frozen crust. A few passes to smooth out proper.

Saturday morning skiers!

Saturday morning skiers!

Ed D'Avignon family after a Saturday morning ski lesson

Ed D'Avignon family after a Saturday morning ski lesson

February 19th Trail Report Photos

Burgraff family ready to hit the trails Friday morning. Great example of Maplelag's #justski mindset. As long as there is snow on the trails, the skiing is good.

Burgraff family ready to hit the trails Friday morning. Great example of Maplelag's #justski mindset. As long as there is snow on the trails, the skiing is good.

Early morning skate Friday morning. Soft ice with a few puddles but once cools down should be good to go again.

Early morning skate Friday morning. Soft ice with a few puddles but once cools down should be good to go again.

Sukkerbusk ski trail Friday afternoon

Sukkerbusk ski trail Friday afternoon

Skaters Waltz Friday afternoon

Skaters Waltz Friday afternoon

"Chubby Monkeys" ski group skiing through the skinny field Friday afternoon

"Chubby Monkeys" ski group skiing through the skinny field Friday afternoon