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November 15th Update

It continues to be very busy at Maplelag as we work on construction projects and prepare the trails for the upcoming winter season. click here for daily trail report November has been an interesting month, weather wise, with winter to start the month followed by warmer temperatures then snow again followed by yet warmer weather this week. Pretty typical of Novembers of Maplelag which can vary. We did get out to groom a little the first snowfall and enjoyed a few days of special early season skiing.

Fresh cordurouy after early November grooming. Most of the trails we can open on just 3″ of snow with detailed off season preparation.

We had the store open last Saturday and want to thank everyone that came out. We will have the store open on a more regular basis once we open for the ski season. Hours will be posted on our social media handles and the store website page located here.

Jonell has the store stocked nicely and continues to add as we prepare for the winter months to come.

Progress continues on various projects as we have mentioned in previous updates. We have also been very busy on the trails with one more fall grooming push, focusing on the outer trails and touching up the inner ones. Overall the trails are looking great for winter and ready for snow.

Fall trail grooming on Roy’s Run. Ready for snow!!

Last week we finished the upgrades in the Red Caboose and getting very close on the Six Swedes cabin. We are now working on the Orange caboose and on phase 3 on the Candy Store cabin. Once we complete these projects, we will begin phase 2 on the Lapland cabin.

Interior view of the new full kitchen in the Six Swedes cabin.

Photos of the Red Caboose can be found here and the Six Swedes cabin can be found here. As we put the finishing touches on these projects, we will update the content with more photos as well. For those interested in making reservations or any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Cozy Red Caboose with some of the new upgrades featured.

Maplelag Store

Fresh snow surrounding the Brant Cabin, site of the new store. October 31st, 2023.

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.

Mountain Bike Trail Report

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.

Dropping into the lakeside singletrack, October 23rd, 2023.
Lakeside Bulhada Lake Bootleg singletrack, October 21st, 2023.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg singletrack, October 21st, 2023.
Custom belt buckles for riders who complete two LagChiladas in one ride! 
Late season dirt! October 20th, 2023.