4-5″ of new snow Sunday evening/Monday morning. We packed and combed on the entire trail system Monday and set track on about 15km of trail. We will be grooming daily this week, setting most of the track on Thursday. The new snow on top of the existing base from last week making for excellent early season conditions!
5″ of new snow overnight. Grooming planned middle of the week.
A great weekend of riding. Good seeing folks out. The groomed trails rode nice, few soft spots from early season but overall great early season conditions.
We finished up our fall new trail building before Thanksgiving, working on a new 1.5 mile loop that we will complete in the spring. The new loop branches off the original loop on the east side on Maplelag property.
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!
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.
Happy Thanksgiving! A very thin dusting of snow on the trails. Cold weather continuing to set frost deep into the cleared trails which is key before the snow flies. It won’t take much snow to have skiable conditions on the cleared trails. Once there is enough snow to start packing, we will begin grooming. We will open for the ski season on December 12th.
We had a good week clearing on the western trails this week after working on North Loup last week. Lots of deadfall from October storms we are finally getting to on the outer trails. With the ground being frozen we are able to access wet areas that are now frozen. Even with warmer temps lately, the ground is frozen on the cleared ski trails and there is 4-6″ of ice on the lakes.
A fun weekend on the trails, in the woods and on the lake! Great seeing everyone enjoying the beautiful weather over the weekend hiking, running, fat biking, skating and finishing off the day taking the plunge!