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Fat Bike Trail Report

Trails are open. Twin Lakes and SukkerWest singletrack loops groomed on Tuesday January 31st. Excellent riding conditions on the recently groomed. We will be grooming the Bullhead Bootleg and inner segments before the weekend. Should be a great remainder of the week and weekend of riding! 

The entire FatLagChilada loop consists of Skaters Waltz starting to the right, the main singletrack loops Bullhead Bootleg, Twin Lakes and Sukkerwest. We also have groomed select segments in between to make the “FatLagChilada” loop. The above loops can be ridden separately. To access the inner loops, go to the start of Skaters Waltz and veer right. There are orange signs from that point and at key intersections where to turn to make the full loop. Please only ride on the designated areas for fat biking.

The Maplelag driveway is a good feeder to access Sukkerwest, Bjorps across from Sukkerwest which leads into North Star and crosses the road again to Twin Lakes.

With the hardpack conditions on the ski trails, the skate loops Skaters Waltz, the extension loops and North Loup are open for riding making for around 35km of groomed riding options.

Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, February 1st, 2023.
Sunset on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 1st, 2023.
Great conditions on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 1st, 2023.
Sukkerwest singletrack, February 1st, 2023.

Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Very thin dusting of snow overnight. Excellent conditions, might be a bit slower today with the dusting slowing down the glide. Today we will complete grooming of the entire trail system once the wind settles down this morning. Yesterday all the skate trails we renovated and combed and select classic trails were reset. Should be a great rest of the week and weekend of skiing! 

A great day for the North Star Conference ski meet  on Tuesday. Crisp conditions but sun was shining. light winds and great snow. Congrats to all the skiers on job well done. 

Lot of animals on the move and tons of tracks everywhere, especially on the inner trails. Eagles, grouse, porcupines, fox and pileated woodpeckers some of the wildlife sighted….keep your eyes open! 

Trails groomed for classic and open include Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Loon Return, Sukkerbusk, Mother North Star, Rootin Tootin, North Loup, Roy’s Run, Island Lake, Wavy Gravy and Twin Lakes. For skating Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, Single Green, Kristin’s Cutoff and North Loup.

Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead trail are snow covered, no grooming and open for bushwhacking. We have packed a loop on Bullhead lake and set a track on the perimeter for classic. 

Has been a incredible ski season so far. Great seeing so many people out this year, thanks for purchase of day and season passes. 

Total snowfall this season at 45″. Compacted base on trail 6-11″. 

Trails will be open every day there is skiable snow including all Holidays and weekends. There is no ski rental at Maplelag. MN Tru North in Perham MN is offering ski rental 218-346-5253

(Trail maps posted here)  

There are now services available Parking in the far lot with portable bathrooms. No lodging or meal service. The Brant cabin available as a warming area with restrooms and sitting area and tables, parking available across from Brant cabin as well. There are no ski rentals available.

Ski trail season passes can be purchased on our website. (scroll down to bottom of page) Purchasing season pass helps with operating and maintenance costs to prepare the trails, equipment repairs to the grooming equipment and property taxes. Thank you. 

Fat bike trails are groomed and open, click here for latest report

Renovating and cutting new track on Sap Run, February 1st, 2023.
Finishing up the skate trail grooming, February 1st, 2023.
Renovating with the Pisten Bully and Ginzu groomers, February 1st, 2023.
Skiers in the North Star conference meet, January 31st, 2023.
Awards ceremony North Star Conference meet, January 31st, 2023. Congrats to all the skiers on job well done.

Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Excellent conditions. Today we will resume a complete regroom of the entire trail system. We will have most of the trail system freshly groomed by Wednesday afternoon and completed by Thursday noon.Should be a great rest of the week and weekend of skiing!

A great day for the North Star Conference ski meet  on Tuesday. Crisp conditions but sun was shining. light winds and great snow. Congrats to all the skiers on job well done.

Lot of animals on the move and tons of tracks everywhere, especially on the inner trails. Eagles, grouse, porcupines, fox and pileated woodpeckers some of the wildlife sighted….keep your eyes open! 

Trails groomed for classic and open include Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Loon Return, Sukkerbusk, Mother North Star, Rootin Tootin, North Loup, Roy’s Run, Island Lake, Wavy Gravy and Twin Lakes. For skating Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, Single Green, Kristin’s Cutoff and North Loup.

Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead trail are snow covered, no grooming and open for bushwhacking. We have packed a loop on Bullhead lake and set a track on the perimeter for classic. 

Has been a incredible ski season so far. Great seeing so many people out this year, thanks for purchase of day and season passes. 

Total snowfall this season at 45″. Compacted base on trail 6-11″. 

Trails will be open every day there is skiable snow including all Holidays and weekends. There is no ski rental at Maplelag. MN Tru North in Perham MN is offering ski rental 218-346-5253

(Trail maps posted here)  

There are now services available Parking in the far lot with portable bathrooms. No lodging or meal service. The Brant cabin available as a warming area with restrooms and sitting area and tables, parking available across from Brant cabin as well. There are no ski rentals available.

Ski trail season passes can be purchased on our website. (scroll down to bottom of page) Purchasing season pass helps with operating and maintenance costs to prepare the trails, equipment repairs to the grooming equipment and property taxes. Thank you. 

Fat bike trails are groomed and open, click here for latest report

Skiers in the North Star conference meet, January 31st, 2023.
Awards ceremony North Star Conference meet, January 31st, 2023. Congrats to all the skiers on job well done.
Cutting new track on Mother North Star, January 30th, 2023. (Part of North Star conference course)
Cutting track on Sap Run, January 30th, 2023.

Fat Bike Trail Report

Trails are open. Twin Lakes and SukkerWest singletrack loops groomed on Tuesday January 31st. Good to very good riding conditions. Today we will be grooming the Bullhead Bootleg and inner segments. Should be a great remainder of the week and weekend of riding!

The entire FatLagChilada loop consists of Skaters Waltz starting to the right, the main singletrack loops Bullhead Bootleg, Twin Lakes and Sukkerwest. We also have groomed select segments in between to make the “FatLagChilada” loop. The above loops can be ridden separately. To access the inner loops, go to the start of Skaters Waltz and veer right. There are orange signs from that point and at key intersections where to turn to make the full loop. Please only ride on the designated areas for fat biking.

The Maplelag driveway is a good feeder to access Sukkerwest, Bjorps across from Sukkerwest which leads into North Star and crosses the road again to Twin Lakes.

With the hardpack conditions on the ski trails, the skate loops Skaters Waltz, the extension loops and North Loup are open for riding making for around 35km of groomed riding options.

Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Today we will be hosting the North Star Conference ski meet on Sap Run, Mother North Star and a short section of Sukkerbusk on the start points. All other trails are open in the afternoon. Grooming yesterday on today’s courses.

2″ of snow Thursday evening. Grooming Friday on all the inner trails and a new track set on Twin Lakes to the west and North Loup to the north. Wednesday and Thursday we will regroom the entire trail system.

Lot of animals on the move and tons of tracks everywhere, especially on the inner trails. Eagles, grouse, porcupines, fox and pileated woodpeckers some of the wildlife sighted….keep your eyes open! 

Trails groomed for classic and open include Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Loon Return, Sukkerbusk, Mother North Star, Rootin Tootin, North Loup, Roy’s Run, Island Lake, Wavy Gravy and Twin Lakes. For skating Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, Single Green, Kristin’s Cutoff and North Loup.

Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead trail are snow covered, no grooming and open for bushwhacking. We have packed a loop on Bullhead lake and set a track on the perimeter for classic. 

Has been a incredible ski season so far. Great seeing so many people out this year, thanks for purchase of day and season passes. 

Total snowfall this season at 45″. Compacted base on trail 6-11″. 

Trails will be open every day there is skiable snow including all Holidays and weekends. There is no ski rental at Maplelag. MN Tru North in Perham MN is offering ski rental 218-346-5253

(Trail maps posted here)  

There are now services available Parking in the far lot with portable bathrooms. No lodging or meal service. The Brant cabin available as a warming area with restrooms and sitting area and tables, parking available across from Brant cabin as well. There are no ski rentals available.

Ski trail season passes can be purchased on our website. (scroll down to bottom of page) Purchasing season pass helps with operating and maintenance costs to prepare the trails, equipment repairs to the grooming equipment and property taxes. Thank you. 

Fat bike trails are groomed and open, click here for latest report

Cutting new track on Mother North Star, January 30th, 2023. (Part of North Star conference course)
Cutting track on Sap Run, January 30th, 2023.