The comfort and safety of our staff and guests is of highest priority. A few items of note:
We will be seating people of only the same party or group together. We will space people apart as far as possible. We will use all available space and rooms to keep folks spread out. We have been accommodating larger groups in the side rooms when serving meals upon request. Please keep in mind this takes extra staff. We have difficulty finding enough staff to fill each shift and we appreciate your patience. Takeout meals will be available with advance notice.
We do not have a mask or vaccination requirement. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please do so. Most guests are testing before coming and we appreciate those that are staying back if positive. Each weekend we have 20-30 people that are not able to come. Cancelling because of COVID is beyond our control and we are not able to refund deposits. We can transfer forward to reservations later this season.
At this time, there will be no variety show or dances planned. Select weekends we have live music on Saturday afternoons.
Checking out or making payment online is an option for those not wanting to come to the lodge. We do not have credit cards on file. Let us know ages and if ski rental if doing remote checkout. We invoice via PayPal. You do not need to be on PayPal to use this service.
Takeout meals can be delivered outside the lodge kitchen making it possible to not even come to the lodge at all for those not comfortable doing so.
Day skiing is available to guests not staying at the resort. Protocols will be similar as last year, purchase pass online and parking in the far parking lot. Porta potties in far parking lot for bathroom. NO bathroom use in lodge and there are no lodge services available for day pass users. There is no ski rental available to day skiers. Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate safely and remain open. Ski rental for overnight guests is available and is mostly self serve. Directions in the ski rental shop.
We are continually monitoring our staff and of course, if there is any remote sign of any symptoms we are asking staff to stay home and test. We are doing everything we can to operate safely in a community environment. There is no way we can control everything and everybody and have made the decision to be open and operate knowing there is risk among ourselves, the Maplelag family and staff that are here 6am to midnight, among many guest each day. Any of our visitors must understand and assume there are risks when being out in the public. We always tell people that are not comfortable coming to Maplelag during this pandemic, it is best to stay home. COVID is nothing we can control and have made the decision not to let it control us.
This page will be updated as we move through the season. As always, please reach out with any questions. Thank you and be well.
Couldn’t ask for better conditions to start off the New Year. Latest trail report on the trail report page.
The growth of high school skiing in Minnesota has been nothing short of fantastic. Welcome Moorhead Nordic! We look forward to having you on the trails this winter and thanks for coming our early Saturday morning to help clear trail.
Information on this years retreat can be found here. Register soon, this retreat will fill up quickly!