A snowy week with over 8″ of new snow, 2-3″ since most recent grooming on Tuesday evening. Riding will be slower going until grooming next week.
If riding this weekend, run very low tire pressure for best riding experience and deck consideration.
The trails we will have open this winter will be the Twin lakes singletrack and the new Bootleg loop. We will begin fat bike grooming once there is a base and 4-5″ of snow.
We are planning on grooming the Twin Lakes singletrack again for fat biking and hopefully the new Bootleg loop as well. Like last year, we will have select ski trail segments open later in the winter.
Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great 29th year of mountain biking at Maplelag. We are looking forward to next season with more new trail, hopefully a fat bike race the end of February, a spring race in May and of course the 30th annual Laddies Loppet. Keep the wheels moving!
A cooler day on Saturday but a great day of skiing with sunshine and light wind. 2″ of new snow Friday and a full day of grooming on the entire trail system. Some of the the outer trails being tracked for the first time this year. Around 45-50km of trail tracked separately and 15km groomed skate only for the weekend. Check board in lodge for what trails are tracked. All skate trails re-groomed Friday evening and select classic trails touched up Saturday morning.
First part of Bullhead lake trail is adventure skiing (no grooming) still a bit rough with possible slush spots on second marsh crossing on Bullhead.
A snowy week with 10″ of new snow. Total snow depth in the woods 14-16″. Total snowfall on the season at 18″.
Trails are taking shape nicely with daily grooming after 8-9″ of snow last weekend. We started packing select trails Saturday night and have been packing and grooming daily since.
Tracks have been set on Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Mother Hen, Poki Loki, Mother North Star, JibFly and Twin Lakes. Skating open on Skaters Waltz, North Loup, Single Green, Suicide Hill and Skaters Extension trails. Groomed/combed for no track classic skiing on Roy’s Run, Island Lake, Wavy Gravy, and Rootin Tootin. Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead Bootleg trails skiable but recommended to ski after more snow. Good to excellent early season conditions. A few bumpy spots and a few thin areas but overall great skiing for early December. We will continue packing and grooming on the entire trail system the rest of the week.
With high water tables, there are a few low areas with flowing water that we have managed. Use caution on JibFly low area and Sukkerbusk on the one low area in between the road crossings.Bullhead trail best to wait to ski until colder weather.
We had a good final weeks clearing on the western trails and North Loup. Lots of deadfall from October storms we were able to finally clear.