Recently we completed phase 1 of the debris removal and clean up from the fire on October 10th, 2022 that destroyed the main lodge at Maplelag. Thanks to all of the large excavating crew members. We were very fortunate to have had such good weather which allowed us to get to this point. We also want to thank the crews for their flexibility so we could host the ski meets this ski season. In the spring/summer we will continue with phase 2 of the clean up.
On Monday October 10th a fire broke out in the main lodge at Maplelag resulting in a total loss of the lodge. Thankfully no one was hurt and we are all safe at Maplelag. We are at a loss for words and completely devastated.
We want to thank all the fire departments that came and their valiant efforts to keep things in control to prevent further damage to the outlying cabins, as well as all the emergency personnel that assisted and monitored the situation days after.
We are touched by local acts of kindness, messages and heartfelt words and offers of financial support. Please keep us in your prayers as we move forward and follow the next steps for Maplelag.
The December 15th update features highlights from a visit to the Concordia Language Villages main site in Bemidji, MN, early season Nordic ski meet and pure maple syrup!