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Mountain Bike Trail Report

Trails are open. Dry/tacky conditions. We have missed the rain this week other than a few small showers but the deck remains mostly tacky thanks to thick canopy above the forest floor. Excellent riding conditions, just a few areas overgrown but no issue. Just ride. Bootleg top pick, in best condition ever. Hudson’s Hula of Twin Lakes loop also riding great.

The woods have filled out thanks to warm temps and are thick and lush making for beautiful early summer scenes. Many wildflowers along the side of the trail as well.

Hudson’t Hula and the rest of Bullhead Bootleg blown out this week. Last week we blew out select segments of trail and cleared all the blow downs from wind earlier in the week. We will continue blowing out additional trail now the woods has “greened” up. The entire course was blown out earlier this spring.

We are working on three new trail loops called “Bjorg’s Stump”, “SukkerWest” and “North Loup Gnar”. We have made great progress thanks to ideal working conditions. We should have the first two loops fully completed to ride by the end of this week. Next week we will begin working on “North Loup Gnar”

The lodge is closed and no services are available. Park in the far parking lot where blue recycling dumpsters are located and ride. Porta bathroom available. Trails are closed to horses and motorized equipment.

Trailhead starts near the flagpole in the middle of the cabins for the inner loop. Twin Lakes singletrack loop can be accessed from the driveway. Bootleg singletrack loop is accessed to the east from Hiway 34. Look for orange Maplelag tape at entrance and ride the loop clockwise for Bootleg. For all other trails, look for red signs and white signs for Citizen (beginner) and Sport/Comp/Expert (intermediate/advanced) options.

There is no trail fee at this time but allowing folks to donate to offset trail maintenance costs and property taxes by purchasing a summer pass on our website. The Maplelag trails are self funded on private property and do not receive any grants or outside funding.

Thick canopy on Bootleg trail, June 4th, 2020. The loop is really buffed out now and riding great!
Mowing on Suicide Hill, ski trail segment of bike course. All ski trail segments mowed today, June 4th, 2020.
Hudson’s Hula segment on the Twin Lakes singletrack after blowing out,, June 3rd, 2020.
Ski trail segment, June 3rd, 2020. The woods are very green!
Rolling on the ski trail, May 29th, 2020.
Navigating Twin Lakes garden…..in reverse direction! May 29th, 2020.
Nature scene along the singletrack on Bente’s Bump singletrack, May 29th, 2020.
Be on the look for wild flowers exploding in the woods. May 29th, 2020.
Deep lush woods singletrack, warm temps and rain bring the forest to life! May 27th, 2020.
Rolling on the mossy ski trails, May 25th, 2020.
Navigating the singletrack, May 25th, 2020.
Navigating the singletrack, May 25th, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack, May 25th, 2020.
Flora exploding in recent days as seen on Twin Lakes singletrack, May 23rd, 2020.
Rolling down ski trail start of course, May 23rd, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack lakeside, May 23rd, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack, May 22nd, 2020.
Checking out new trail “Bjorg’s Stump”, May 21st, 2020.
Ferns emerging from the forest floor on “Fern Gully” segment on Bootleg singletrack, May 20th, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack, May 20th, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack, May 20th, 2020.
New singletrack “Bjorg’s Stump”, May 20th, 2020.
Spring flowers along a creek crossing on Bootleg trail, May 17th, 2020.
Optional line rock feature on new Bjorg’s Stump singletrack, May 17th, 2020.
Spring scene along the bike trail, May 17th, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack, May 13th, 2020. The main loop of Twin Lakes blown free of leaves in the afternoon.
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, May 12th, 2020.
Hudson’s Hula segment, Twin Lakes singletrack, May 12th, 2020.
Mossy edges, May 12th, 2020.
Testing out new trail “Bjorg’s Stump”, May 10th, 2020.
Navigating rock garden on new “Moorhead” singletrack, May 10th, 2020.
Berm action on new trail “Bjorg’s Stump”. May 10th, 2020.
Snowy singletrack ride, May 9th, 2020.
Testing berm on new trail build “Bjorg’s Stump”, May 5th, 2020.
Rolling through Twin Lakes rock garden, May 3rd, 2020.
Early evening lakeside, April 29th, 2020.
Steve navigating rock garden on new “Moorehead” singletrack, April 29th, 2020. Steve helped build some of the original singletrack the first year of mountain biking at Maplelag back in 1990. Still riding strong 30 years later!
Wayne rolling through, April 29th, 2020.
Jacob and Tyler out on trail, April 26th, 2020.
Working on new trail “Bjorg’s Stump”. April 27 2020. This new 1.25 mile loop will branch of the existing original singletrack on the main loop and will also be accessed off the gravel road “Goat Ranch Rd.”. We hope to complete the trail and open for riding by late May.
Berm tuning on Bootleg loop, April 27th, 2020.
Bridge on Bootleg, April 26th, 2020.
Mossy ski trail on inner loop, April 25th, 2020.
Berm action on Bootleg loop, April 25th, 2020.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg loop, April 25th, 2020.
Tuning berms on Bootleg loop, April 24th, 2020.
Dirt season opener! Twin Lakes lakeside, April 23rd, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack loop, April 23rd, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack, April 23rd, 2020.
Bridge segment, inner loop, April 23rd, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack, April 23rd, 2020.
Rock garden on new “Moorhead” singletrack loop. April 23rd, 2020. This new loop is marked off the existing inner loop with “Sport/Comp/Expert” sign.
Twin Lakes lakeside, April 23rd, 2020.
Clearing leaves off the singletrack, April 20th, 2020.


Checking out a fresh blown section of singletrack, April 20th, 2020.
Lakeside singletrack, April 20th, 2020.
Frozen singletrack with dusting of snow on top, April 13th, 2020.
Rock solid rock garden on new “Moorhead” singletrack, April 13th, 2020.
Frozen hard deck making early dirt riding possible, Bootleg singletrack April 12th, 2020.
Bridge crossing Bootleg singletrack, April 12th, 2020.
Frozen hard deck making early dirt riding possible, Bootleg singletrack April 12th, 2020.
Frozen singletrack ride, April 10th, 2020.
Last winter ride of the year? Dusting of snow on top of frozen deck making for one more ride, April 9th, 2020.
Testing out a wooden berm that will be added to new trail built last fall, April 2nd, 2020.
Thanks Keith for building! April 1st, 2020.

Trail Report

Cooler and fresh weather in place Friday after and hot and warm start to the week. Light rain on Tuesday welcomed as it has been very dry. The woods have really come to life the past week with warmer temps exploding the forest floor and leaves coming to full circle on the trees. Many wildflowers coming out last week as well. With the grass growing fast on the ski trails, we have started mowing select trails and continue clearing deadfall etc.

The ice went off on Little Sugarbush Lake, lake Maplelag is next to, April 25th. Even with cooler weather, the sounds and sights of spring are exploding with waterfowl, wild flowers and migratory birds. Even though we are closed due to “COVID” we have been busy clearing deadfall off the trails and cutting firewood for the wood burning stoves, planting trees and also working on the mountain bike trails. For latest updates on the mountain bike trail conditions, click here. Trails are closed to horse and motorized travel.

We enjoyed the last of the snow skiing the entire Twin Lakes loop on April 7th for the last official ski of the year.

We will continue to update the trails page with photos and text as we transition to spring and summer.

First mowing on Sukkerbusk ski trail, June 5th, 2020.
First mowing on Suicide Hill, June 4th, 2020.
Mossy singletrack, June 3rd, 2020.
Record “crop” of yellow slippers this year, May 29th, 2020.
Swamp scene near Rootin Tootin ski trail, May 29th, 2020.
Wild Columbine flowers blooming this week, May 27th, 2020.
Sunset at Sugarbush creek at Twin Lakes crossing, May 28th, 2020.
Sap Run ski trail, May 27th, 2020. Woods have really come to life with recent warm weather. In the next week or so we will begin mowing the trails!
Lush and green on the mountain bike singletrack, May 27th, 2020.
Feeders very busy this week with hundreds of gold finches, May 20th, 2020.
Wildflowers (marsh marigolds) along the side of the trail, May 17th, 2020.
Spring scene along the trail. Trees starting to fill out more and more each day, May 17th, 2020.
Loons on Little Sugarbush! The lake is always very active in the spring with the sounds of loons, and a few more this year. May 3rd, 2020.
Moon rising through a poplar stand, May 3rd, 2020. The poplar trees are the first to bud and recent warm temps have brought the first buds out.
Wildflowers have exploded with warmer temps this week, April 30th, 2020.
All the ponds and sloughs are now free of ice, April 30th, 2020.
Hauling out another load of oak deadfall for sauna firewood, April 28th, 2020.
Planting potted pines, April 28th, 2020.
Planting potted pines, April 28th, 2020.
Evening paddle board on available open water, April 24th, 2020.
Season opener dirt ride on the mountain bike course, April 23rd, 2020.
Berm action on new Bootleg singletrack near Bullhead lake on Maplelag property, April 23rd, 2020.
Scene from south side of south Twin Lake, still half covered in ice. April 23rd, 2020.
First spring flowers emerging from the forest floor, April 21st, 2020.

Clearing out mountain bike singletrack, April 21st, 2020. The mountain bike trails are now open for riding.
Little Sugarbush Lake still ice covered, April 18th, 2020.
Fingerling swimming above the ice in the melted water, April 18th, 2020.
Cutting deadfall for firewood, April 17th, 2020.
Sunset over Bullhead Lake, April 11th, 2020.
Spring scene near JibFly slough, April 9th, 2020. Still ice on many of the ponds and sloughs.
Scene at Twin Lakes crossing, April 9th, 2020.
One last lake ski, April 9th, 2020. Still a foot of solid ice on the lake.
Patches of snow on the Twin Lakes ski trail, April 10th, 2020.
Moss first sign of spring on ski trail, April 10th, 2020.
Little Sugarbush lake, lake Maplelag is next to still ice covered, April 10th, 2020.
Rings around the sun! April 10th, 2020.
Riding on the frozen singletrack, April 9th, 2020. Riding has been possible in the mornings when frozen. Frost should be out and trails open for dirt riding later in April.
Full “pink” moon, April 8th, 2020.
Enjoying the last of the snow on Twin Lakes trail, April 7th, 2020.

Bike Trail Report

Trails are now closed for the season. Thanks everyone for making it a great year of fat biking. Shout out to Ben Olson and Keith Moors for helping with the grooming this year and use of the of the SnowDog groomer.

Trails will open for mountain biking once the snow melts and the frost is out. At this point looks to be the third week of April. Even with warmer temps, please do not ride the trails to prevent trail damage. We will be building new trails this spring and adding trail features to trail built last fall which we are working on now.

Testing wooden berm to be placed on new trail built last fall, April 1st, 2020.
Keith ready to assemble the wooden berm built this past week, April 1st, 2020.
Still areas with snow coverage on the mountain bike trails, April 1st, 2020.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg singletrack, March 24th, 2020. Water is starting to flow on the creeks more and more each day. Still 1-2 feet of snow in the woods.
Skaters Waltz ski trail, morning March 24th, 2020. Ski trails have been rolling good when freezing the night before.
Hudson’s Hula loop on Twin Lakes singletrack, March 23rd, 2020.
Great crust riding on Wavy Gravy ski trail in between Twin Lakes, March 21st, 2020.
Crust riding on Island Lake, March 22nd, 2020.
North Star extension singletrack, March 20th, 2020.
Berm action on Bullhead bootleg loop, March 20th, 2020.
Scenic view off Bullhead Bootleg loop, March 20th, 2020.
Morning ride, March 17th, 2020.
Dusting of new snow on top of rock solid base, March 17th, 2020.
Last downhill on Twin Lakes, March 17th, 2020.
Ski trails continue to roll fast on firm base, March 17th, 2020.
Great riding on area lakes, March 17th, 2020.
Late season riding remains excellent on the singletrack loops, March 14th, 2020.
Ski trails riding like paved trails, February 14th, 2020.
Crust riding on area lakes, March 14th, 2020.
Great crust riding on local forest roads, March 14th, 2020.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack, March 9th, 2020. Awesome late season conditions!
Skaters Waltz, March 9th, 2020. The ski trails are rolling fast! Like pavement! Please ride outside of warm temps to keep the deck rut free.Temps look good all week and weekend for good riding in the mornings and late afternoon/early evening.
Great riding Saturday morning, March 7th, 2020. (Wenzel photo)

Bridge crossing, Bootleg singletrack, March 5th, 2020.
Drifted area on Bootleg singletrack, March 5th, 2020.
Fresh snow on the singletrack, March 3rd, 2020.
Fresh tracks on fresh snow! March 3rd, 2020.
Late afternoon ride on Twin Lakes singletrack, March 2nd, 2020.
Afternoon riding, Bootleg Singletrack, February 25th, 2020.
Through the trees on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 25th, 2020.
Fantastic riding Sunday morning on a great deck, February 23rd, 2020.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg loop, February 23rd, 2020.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack, late afternoon February 22nd, 2020. Thanks everyone for staying off the trail in the afternoon. This will make for better riding on Sunday morning!
Great conditions on Bootleg singletrack, February 21st, 2020.
Skate trails riding great, remain open to fat bikes, February 20th, 2020.
Silky smooth surface on top of solid deck, Bootleg singletrack, February 18th, 2020.
Bridge crossing, Bootleg singletrack, February 18th, 2020.
North Star extension after fresh grooming today. Connector segment between ski trails to link Bootleg and Twin Lakes singletrack, February 17th, 2020.
Grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 17th, 2020.
Evening ride, Twin Lakes lakeside, February 15th, 2020.
Sunset ride, Twin Lakes singletrack, February 15th, 2020.
Late afternoon grooming on Bootleg singletrack, February 14th, 2020.
Sunset ride on Bootleg singletrack, February 11th, 2020.
Lake riding on Little Sugarbush lake, February 11th, 2020. Good riding on snowmobile tracks.
Fantastic riding conditions on the singletrack, February 7th, 2020.
More signs on the course to help riders navigate the loops, February 7th, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack, February 7th, 2020.
Firm solid deck on the skate trails, more obvious where to ride with fat bike groomer track, February 7th, 2020.
Incredible riding, February 5th, 2020.
Rolling on Skaters Waltz, February 5th, 2020. All 15km of skate trails open for fat biking.
Deck on fat bike trails in excellent condition, February 3rd, 2020.
Grooming on Bootleg loop, February 2nd, 2020.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg loop, February 2nd, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack, February 1st, 2020.
Portion of the fat bike loop goes on Mother North Star trail, ride in between tracks please. February 1st, 2020.
Skate ski trail riding. Freshly groomed the night before! February 1st,
Riding on Bootleg trail, January 31st, 2020.
Riding on Bootleg trail bridge crossing,, January 31st, 2020.
Evening groom on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 30th, 2020.
Rolling on Bootleg singletrack, January 28th, 2020.
Rolling on Bootleg singletrack, January 28th, 2020.
New fat bike trail signs are out to help riders navigate trail options on the groomed riding options, January 29th, 2020.
Buried bridge! Riding on Bootleg singletrack, January 26th, 2020. Still a few soft areas but rideable and on tap for more grooming this week.
Grooming on Bootleg loop, January 26th, 2020. We hope to open Bootleg this week for fat biking.
Afternoon ride, January 24th, 2020. A bit soft in spots but overall nice riding on the Twin Lakes singletrack.
Twin Lakes singletrack after fresh grooming, January 19th, 2020.
Snow getting deep in the woods! January 19th, 2020.
Fresh grooming on Suicide Hill connector to Bullhead Lake, January 16th, 2020.
Grooming connector on Bullhead lake. January 16th, 2020.
Afternoon groom on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 15th, 2020. Thanks Keith!
Fresh groomed singletrack, January 15th, 2020.
Evening ride, firm deck good riding. January 15th, 2020.
Late afternoon groom on the Twin Lakes singletrack, January 14th, 2020.
Sunset ride, rock solid deck great riding. January 12th, 2020.
Grooming new segment of trail of North Star ski trail, January 12th, 2020. Once groomed out proper, will be used as connector on the full loop.
Riding on Bullhead Lake, January 12th, 2020. Top water has now frozen over. We will be grooming on the Bootleg loop this week and the lake can be used as a connector from the ski trail to the Bootleg loop.
Twin Lakes singletrack freshly groomed, January 10th, 2020.
Solid deck and great riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 7th, 2020.
Ski trail riding, January 7th, 2020. Ski trails Skaters Waltz and Mother North Star closed to riding Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday but open again on Friday and on through the weekend.
Megan and Hunter out for a ride, January 6th, 2019.
Sunset ride on the fat bike trail, Twin Lakes singletrack, January 5th, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, January 5th, 2020.
Morning grooming, January 5th, 2020.
Tight section to groom, January 5th, 2020.
Ski trail segment of Fat Bike loop, January 5th, 2020.
Touch up grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020.
Downhill segment on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020.
Beautiful sunset lakeside Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020.
Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020. A few soft spots but good riding considering all the recent snow. Important to run low tire pressure.
Twin Lakes singletrack, January 4th, 2020.
Ready to hit the trail for some packing and grooming! January 2nd, 2020.
Grooming on Twin Lakes bridge segment, January 1st, 2020.
Bootleg singletrack, December 27th, 2019.
Suicide Hill used to access Bullhead lake and the connector to Bootleg loop. December 27th, 2019.
Connector on Bullhead Lake, December 27th, 2019. Watch for a few slush areas that have frozen over.
Fresh grooming on both Bootleg and Twin Lakes singletrack, December 26th, 2019. Thanks Ben for grooming!
Having fun on Bootleg! December 23rd, 2019.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg, December 23rd, 2019.
Ski trail riding on Skaters Waltz to connect from Bootleg to Twin Lakes, December 23rd, 2019.
Entering the connector on Bullhead after a ride on Bootleg singletrack, December 21st, 2019. (Arneson photo)
Enjoying the conditions! December 21st, 2019 (Wenzel photo)
Multi use segment, thanks for keeping to the side at Twin Lakes crossing, December 21st, 2019.
Fresh grooming on the Twin lakes singletrack, December 19th, 2019.

Groomed connector on Bullhead lake to access Bootleg singletrack,December 19th, 2019. Watch for short icy section.

Night ride! December 20th, 2019. Some of the best riding is at night with the great lighting systems available.
Evening fresh grooming on the Bootleg singletrack, December 18th, 2019.
Ben getting in a night groom, December 18th, 2019. Thanks Ben!!
Fresh snow on top of recent grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 13th, 2019.
Bootleg singletrack, December 11th, 2019. Recently groomed Tuesday evening, December 10th, 2019.
Crossing Bullhead lake, December 11th, 2019. Use as connector to access the Bootleg loop.
Berms on Bootleg! December 11th, 2019.
Volunteer groomer Ben Olson ready to head out for a evening groom on the Twin Lakes and Bootleg loops, December 10th, 2019.
Checking out the fresh grooming on new Bootleg loop, December 6th, 2019.
Bridge section on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 6th, 2019.
Bridge crossing on Bootleg loop, bridges are level, smooth and ride great. December 6th, 2019.
Fat bike grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack. December 5th, 2019.
Grooming across bridge on new Bootleg loop, December 5th, 2019.
Twin Lakes lakeside, December 5th, 2019.
Night ride! December 4th, 2019.
Packing in fresh snow before the next round of snow, December 1st, 2019.
Steve on a bridge crossing, Bootleg loop. November 29th, 2019.
Bootleg singletrack, November 29th, 2019.
Twin Lakes singletrack, November 26th, 2019.
Wayne on a bridge crossing on Bootleg trail, November 23rd. (Arneson photo)
“Petes Porkie” segment, Twin Lakes singletrack. November 21st, 2019.
Skaters Waltz ski trail, November 21st, 2019. Until we start grooming the ski trails, Skaters Waltz and Sukkerbusk open for winter riding.

The trails we will have open this winter will be the Twin lakes singletrack and the new Bootleg loop. We will begin fat bike grooming once there is a base and 4-5″ of snow.

We are planning on grooming the Twin Lakes singletrack again for fat biking and hopefully the new Bootleg loop as well. Like last year, we will have select ski trail segments open later in the winter.

Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great 29th year of mountain biking at Maplelag. We are looking forward to next season with more new trail, hopefully a fat bike race the end of February, a spring race in May and of course the 30th annual Laddies Loppet. Keep the wheels moving!

Ben Olson ready for fat bike grooming, January 24th, 2019. We are excited Ben to have Ben on board for another season of grooming! Thanks Ben!

Trail Report

The trails are now closed for the season.

The snow/sleet that fell Thursday night made for nice skiing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Great late season
conditions the end of March and start of April skiing on a corn snow base.

Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great season. The trails are closed until the frost goes out which looks to be 2-3 weeks. A good indicator is when the ice goes off the lake. As of April 5th, there was still 12-16″ of ice on the lake. The mountain bike trails will open when they dry up. Updates will be posted on the Bike report page.

Morning ski on Skaters Waltz enjoying last of the snow, April 5th, 2020.
Lake skiing, April 5th, 2020.
Saturday morning ski, April 4th, 2020.
Roll packing on Skaters Waltz, April 3rd, 2020.
Nice section of skiing on Skaters Waltz, April 3rd, 2020.
Skiable segment on Skaters Waltz providing late season skiing, April 2nd, 2020.
Swath of ice/corn snow base on Skaters Waltz, April 2nd, 2020.
No foolin’, April grooming on Skaters Waltz, April 1st, 2020. Second consecutive year of seven consecutive calendar months of grooming.
Good coverage for nice late season skiing on north facing segments on Skater extension loops, March 31st, 2020.
Beautiful mid mid morning family ski, March 30th, 2020.
“Bjorg’s Stump”, Rootin Tootin trail, March 30th, 2020.
Gliding down “Bente’s Bump”, March 30th, 2020.
Fantastic spring skiing on Skaters Waltz late morning, March 30th, 2020.
Early afternoon skate ski on Skaters Waltz, March 29th, 2020.
Early evening grooming on Skaters Waltz, March 29th, 2020.
Renovating and setting new track on Rootin Tootin early evening, March 29th, 2020.
Family ski on North Loup, March 28th, 2020.
Striding Sukkerbusk, March 28th, 2020.
Heading down on hill on North Loup, March, 28th, 2020.
Early evening grooming on Skaters Waltz, March 27th, 2002. Fast and icy like in the morning than softening and getting slower in afternoon. Should be ideal between 9:30-11:30am.
Grooming Skaters Waltz, March 27th, 2020. Still good coverage on 95% of the trail. Watch for one bare spot on Kamikaze Hill.
Setting new track on Sap Run, early evening, March 27th, 2020. Most likely the last track setting of the season. Couple small bare spots in the first 100 meters. Tracks will freeze down and be icy in am, than softening as day passes.
North Loup mid morning, March 26th, 2020. North Loup in great condition for both skate and classic. Fast in morning if freezing, softening as day passes.
Skaters Waltz, mid morning March 26th, 2020.
Roy’s Run, March 26th, 2020. Still
Family spring ski on JibFly, March 26th, 2020.
Great morning of crust skiing, March 26th, 2020.
Afternoon ski on Mother North Star trail enjoying spring corn snow skiing, March 24th, 2020.
Twin Lakes ski trail late morning, March 23rd, 2020. Track skied in after fresh snow on Sunday.
Sukkerbusk ski trail late morning, March 23rd, 2020.
Skaters Waltz, March 23rd 2020.
Mother North Star with Sunday’s snow on top, March 23rd, 2020.
Morning ski on Bullhead lake trail, March 23rd, 2020.
Grooming and setting new track on Sukkerbusk, March 22nd, 2020.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz, March 22nd, 2020.
Fresh snow scene on Lucky’s Loype, March 22nd, 2020.
Having fun on the fast tracks on North Loup! March 20th, 2020.
North Loup good condition for skate and classic, March 20th, 2020.
Setting new track on Sukkebusk, March 19th, 2020.

Afternoon ski on Mother North Star, March 19th, 2020. Thin dusting of transformed snow on top of well defined tracks…great skiing!
Grooming skate lane on Skaters Waltz, March 19th, 2020.
Suicide Hill groomed multiple times today, March 19th, 2020.
Shoveling snow on Kamikaze Hill on Skaters Waltz, March 19th, 2020. Only major thin area. If you are not comfortable skiing down without snowplowing, please ski up the hill (clockwise)
Nice skiing Wednesday morning on north end of Bullhead lake trail, March 18th, 2020.
Intersection of Sap Run and Mother North Star at dusk, March 17th, 2020.
Great skating on Skaters Waltz late afternoon, March 17th, 2020.
Striding on Mother North Star at dusk, March 16th, 2020. Dusting of new snow on top of well defined and rock solid tracks.
Checking on the fresh groomed skate deck, March 16th, 2020.
Carving turns in the fresh dusting of snow, Suicide Hill March 16th, 2020.
Pressing new track on Sap Run, March 16th, 2020. Other tracks have dusting of snow on top and will not be reset until Wednesday.
Renovating/combing on Skaters Waltz, March 16th, 2020. Both Skaters Waltz and North Loup groomed today. As temps fall, deck should set up nice. If skied on, might be ruts on south facing. Just Ski.
Sunday skaters! March 15th, 2020.
Sunset ski on Mother North Star, March 14th, 2020.
Skaters Waltz, March 14th, 2020.
Crust skiing on the edge of Little Sugarbush Lake, March 13th, 2020. Fun skiing on the lakes with a perfect crust.
Transition from Twin Lakes to Island lake ski trail. Lots of fun options for late season skiing! March 13th, 2020.
Setting new track on Mother North Star, March 12th, 2020.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz, March 12th, 2020.
Nice skiing on JibFly late afternoon, March 12th, 2020.
Sukkerbusk, March 11th, 2020. Tracks holding out great!
Skate grooming on Single Green, March 11th, 2020.
Great crust skiing on area lakes, March 10th, 2020.
Crust skiing, March 10th, 2020. Some of our favorite conditions of the year!!
North Loup skiing fast the past few days and Wednesday morning, should soften this afternoon. March 11th, 2020. Track holding out good. Recommended trail to ski for both skate and classic end of season.
Doug enjoying the fast spring conditions on Skaters Waltz, March 9th, 2020.
Fast frozen corn snow on Sap Run! March 9th, 2020.
Start of Twin Lakes trail, March 9th, 2020. Tracks on Twin Lakes and North Loup (groomed Friday and Saturday) not as defined as last nights track grooming but still enough definition for good spring skiing when it warms up again during the transition periods.
Setting new track on JibFly, March 8th, 2020.
Night ski! March 8th, 2020.
North Loup morning March 7th, 2020. Great skate and classic skiing in the morning.
Nice skiing on Twin Lakes Friday morning, March 6th, 2020.
Lots of tracks on top of the snowpack, March 6th, 2020.
Setting new track on North Loup at dusk, March 6th, 2020. Skate lane also freshly groomed.
Grooming skate lane on Skaters Waltz, March 6th, 2020.
Setting track on JibFly, March 5th, 2020.
New snow on top of tracks on Mother North Star trail, March 5th, 2020.
Grooming Skaters Waltz, March 5th, 2020.
Checking the tracks on Sap Run, March 5th, 2020.
Moon rising over the trees, once which occupied by a porcupine! March 5th, 2020.
Setting new track on Twin Lakes, March 5th, 2020.
Sunset skate ski, March 5th, 2020.
Sunset ski on Sap Run, March 4th, 2020.
Sunset ski off Sukkerbusk, March 4th, 2020.
Skater Lane on North Loup, classic track on side skier packed after most recent tracksetting and new snow. March 4th, 2020.
Skaters Waltz, March 4th, 2020. Nice skate skiing in the morning when the snow still cold and dry.
Lots of deer moving on and off the trails, March 4th, 2020.
Grooming under the moonlight on Suicide Hill, March 3rd, 2020.
Fresh snow falling in front of the lodge, Tuesday March 3rd, 2020.
Resetting tracks on Sukkerbusk, mixing new snow with old transformed snow deep in the base. March 3rd, 2020.
Terry and Denny enjoying the fresh snow. Just ski. March 3rd, 2020.
Skaters Waltz extension, March 3rd, 2020. We will be grooming on Skaters Waltz and North Loup skate lanes for another few weeks but no longer be grooming on Skaters Extension. Nevertheless, there is still some good skiing to be had on extension with proper timing etc.
Grooming Kamikaze hill on Skaters Waltz, March 3d, 2020.
Sukkerbusk ski trail before grooming. March 3rd, 2020. Trails not freshly groomed will have new snow on top, will be slower skiing when temps warm up and sun comes back out.
Suicide Hill, March 3rd, 2020. Will be groomed in the evening.
Afternoon ski on JibFly, a recent light dusting of snow making for very nice skiing. March 2nd, 2020.
Heading down first hill on Sap Run, March 2nd, 2020.
Skate trail heading out to Skaters Waltz via the soccer field. Skate trails are level and smooth. Bit harder to get edge in mornings but overall great late season skiing. March 2nd, 2020.

Trail Report

Trails and lodge services closed until March 2nd. There is over a foot of base and should have some nice spring skiing in March. We will continue to maintain select trails until we close for good on the season March 16th. Any questions, please text Jay at 218-849-7669.