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Kamp Kace

February 21, 2020 3:00 amtoFebruary 23, 2020 11:00 pm

Each winter, survivors ages 16-22 meet for a weekend of fun, friends, and cookies at the Maplelag resort in Callaway, MN. It’s here, at this unique location, that campers experience a much colder side of the outdoors. Supervised by KACE nurses and volunteers, the campers are encouraged to try ice skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and sledding. This year, as a special treat, our campers tried their hand at ice fishing as well. The best part of the outdoor activities is that the giant 30-person hot tub is waiting to warm you up.

It’s not all snow and cold though. Cozy couches, beautiful fireplaces, and unlimited homemade cookies encourage hours of conversation. During the retreat the campers all come together around a keynote speaker to discuss such topics as the affects of chemotherapy on your body, overcoming obstacles, life after cancer, and transitioning from being a “kid-with-cancer” into life as a healthy adult.

Meals are all served family style and the food is AMAZING. On the final night, Maplelag hosts a resort wide talent show and of course the Kamp KACE crew always has to perform a few camp songs.

26th DL Invite Ski Meet

January 9, 2020
10:00 amto4:00 pm

One of the longest running HS Nordic ski races in the country featuring a continuous pursuit for varsity on Skaters Waltz for skate and Sap Run and Mother North Star for classic. The skate course will be the same as the Section course, utilizing Suicide Hill by going down than up on Single Green. JV classic on Varsity classic course and JR race on modified Skaters Waltz. Trails used for racing will be closed Wednesday afternoon for grooming and on race day. All other 55km of trail open for day skiers.

Lunch will be available for sale for spectators, provided for bus drivers, coaches and media personnel. All sales proceed the Maplelag High School Skiing scholarship program.

**The race will be a continuous pursuit, starting with classic style and a quick change to skate at the halfway point of the race.  

**The skiers may have assistance in the change over process.  

**If skiers use the same set of skis for both the classic and skate race, the skier must step completely out of the ski binding in the ski transition area before they will be allowed to continue the next leg of the race. 

Each leg of the race will be roughly 4.5 km in length.

***Varsity skiers will ski the pursuit format (limit 10 per school) Wave Start depending on numbers

***Jr. Varsity skiers will ski only a Classic race.  Mass Start

***Jr. High skiers will ski a Skate race.  Mass Start

10:00am Coaches meeting

10:30am Boys Varsity 

11:30am Girls Varsity

12:30pm Boys JV

1:00pm Girls JV

1:45pm Boys JH

2:15pm Girls JH

Trail Report

Outdoor Public Webcams

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.

The trails are open, purchase day pass online. There are no services in the main lodge. Park and ski! We will open fully for the ski season on December 13th.

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.

The Twin Lakes and Bootleg mountain bike singletrack open for winter riding. Click here for trail report.

Testing the tracks on Sukkerbusk, excellent early season skiing on this trail. December 4th, 2019.
Great early season classic skiing on Twin Lakes. Other than a couple thin areas, fantastic skiing. December 4th, 2019.
Winter scene at Twin Lakes crossing, December 4th, 2019.
Skaters Waltz in excellent early season condition, December 4th, 2019.
Fat bike grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 5th, 2019. Both Twin Lakes and the new Bootleg loop groomed for fat biking.
Grooming across bridge on Bootleg singletrack, December 5th, 2019.
The new Mother Hen is now groomed and open with a track set. Beginner trail 1.3km. December 4th, 2019.
Night ride on the fat bike trail, December 4th, 2019. Grooming planned Thursday evening!
Fresh cut double tracks on Sukkerbusk, December 3rd, 2019.
Cutting track on Twin Lakes, December 3rd, 2019.
Combing out Suicide Hill, December 3rd, 2019.
Grooming around Roy’s field on Skaters Waltz extension, December 3rd, 2019.

Grooming on Single Green, December 3rd, 2019.

Sunset ski on Skaters Waltz, December 3rd, 2019. Great early season conditions!
Packing and combing on Skaters Waltz, December 1st, 2019.

Grooming through the skinny field, December 1st, 2019.

Beautiful day to groom, December 1st, 2019.

Sunset ski on Skaters Waltz, December 1st, 2019. Great early season conditions.
Heading out for evening group. November 30th, 2019.