The new Maplelag store, located in the Brant Cabin, will be open on a more regular basis once the trails open for the winter season and we welcome overnight guests in the renovated/remodeled cabins. Store items are not currently available online but we plan to have an online store in the future and also plan to have other events associated with the store opening this winter season. Stay tuned! A couple photos of the store items on the News page.
First official ski of the season on groomed trail after this weeks snow, October 31st, 2023.
Maplelag current conditions including data from the new Maplelag weather station can be found on the Weather page.
Pre Season Groom
First grooming of the year on a segment of Skaters Waltz, October 31st, 2023.
A solid 3″ of snow Monday night on top of a frozen surface was enough to get the early season grooming equipment out for a test run. We enjoyed a couple days of skiing before closing until the MN firearm season is over and winter weather returns!
Mountain bike trails are open. Damp/wet conditions with drizzle this afternoon. We plan to keep the trails open until November 1st as planned. With colder temps moving in and possible freezing, best riding will be in the morning or mid/late afternoon. We continue work on the trails blowing off leaves. Most of the inner trails cleared this week and Hudson’s Hula as well to the west.
Nice job to all the riders that completed the LagChilada challenge over the weekend.
Dirt riding season will be open until November 1st than open for winter season Thanksgiving weekend.
The singletrack segments are signed by name and courses are generally marked for the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series with Citizen, Sport, Comp and Expert. Any singletrack that is not marked where it crosses ski trail, continue straight on the singletrack. Reference our map or TrailForks or Strava for guidance.
The Lagchilada challenge is in place which is a ride consisting of the entire mountain bike trail system. It is marked with both black signs and pink signs. Use the Strava app or guidance.
A good intermediate loop to ride is the Sport Loop and Bullhead Bootleg to the east. A good beginner loop to ride is the Citizen loop as well as the loops “Feeling Lucky” and “Sukkerwest”. North Loup Gnar on the north side is a slow tech skills trail.
Always be aware for changing conditions and assume all responsibility riding. The Maplelag course is generally described as a classic or natural trail which is rideable shortly after any rain events as the rain is absorbed and drains off naturally.
Trail users are welcome to use the Brant cabin for a changing area and there are also bathrooms. Season passes available on our gift shop page.