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Ski Trail Report

Trails open Excellent snow and ski conditions. Little bit of wind this morning from the south, bringing in some snow! Chance of snow this afternoon with 2″ expected. A few leaves in the tracks in spots, more a cosmetic nuance more than anything and not altering the skiing.

Grooming update: The entire trail system was groomed Wednesday and Thursday. We plan to groom select trails this afternoon and evening and much of the trail system, if over a half inch of new snow, Saturday morning.

Trails are open for day use. Day and season passes can be purchased here. Please note due to COVID protocols, there are no lodge services for day use. This includes no ski rental or access to coffee bar. Parking in far lot near blue recycling bins where porta potties are located.Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate as safe as possible and remain open. There are no dogs or pets allowed.

Fat Bike trails open. Click here for report

Classic skiing on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Rootin Tootin, Twin Lakes, Mother North Star, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake trail North Loup and Roy’s Run. Please no skating on the classic trails. Bullhead/Bootleg has now been tracked on the Bootleg extension and return. Lucky’s Loype is adventure skiing, no grooming on the AMA segments, non AMA segments on tap for grooming next week.

Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, North Loup, Suicide Hill, Single Green and Kristin’s Kutoff designated trails groomed for skating.

All trails are one way except Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz. Skiing correct direction, especially in early season, helps us maintain the integrity of the base. Thank you!

Trails are open for day skiing for non lodging guests. Lodge is closed to day use.

Day and season passes can be purchased here.

Snowshoe trails are open and packed.

Snowfall past 24 hours: 1-2″

Snowfall past 7 days: 4″

Snowfall to date: 57″

Compacted base on trail: 6-9″

Snow depth in woods: 16-38″

Day and season passes can be purchased here.

NO services in the lodge at this time or ski rental available for day skiing. Parking in far lot near porta bathrooms and recycling bins. Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate as safe as possible and remain open.

Fresh crisp tracks on Roy’s Run, January 20th, 2022. Look for porcupine on Roy’s about 1/3rd of the way in!
Skaters Waltz freshly groomed, January 20th, 2022.
Sun dog action in the start area, January 19th, 2022.
Cutting new double track on Sukkerbusk, January 19th, 2022.
Morning skiers, January 19th, 2022
Afternoon skiers, January 19th, 2022
Sap Run grooming, January 19th, 2022.
Skaters Waltz grooming, January 19th, 2022.
What a little bit of light snow and wind will do! January 19th, 2022.

Fat Bike Trail Report

Trails open. Very good to excellent riding conditions on the most recent groomed loop (inner loop segments and Twin Lakes loop) Base is firm with a thin dusting of snow on top, now rider packed, and rolling the best of the season. We have been able to run a little bit more tire pressure which makes for a little faster riding. If you are sinking in or having trouble riding hills, try letting a bit air out.

Grooming update: Most recent grooming Tuesday the 18th. The inner loop, SukkerWest and Twin Lakes loop most recently groomed for around 18km of riding options. Fat Bike trails have been groomed 7-9 times this season. We hope to groom Bootleg loop soon!

Signs marking the route for the inner loops are in place and ultimately direct the course for the “FatLagChilada”. Twin lakes and SukkerWest singletrack can be accessed from the driveway. To access the start to access Bootleg, head to the start of Skaters Waltz to the right. We have groomed on the far right side of Suicide Hill for uphill travel. Access to Bootleg has been groomed on the lake. Use trails at own risk and assume all responsibility. Skaters Waltz is open for fat biking when conditions are firm. SukkerWest is recommended trail for beginner riders. Trail difficulty on outer loops is intermediate to advanced.

Trail passes help offset grooming and maintenance costs. Trails have already been groomed multiple times this year. Thank you.

Sun dog over Twin Lakes singletrack, January 19th, 2022.
Twin Lakes singletrack, January 19th,2022.
North Star singletrack, January 18th, 2022.
Twin Lakes singletrack, January 17th, 2022.
Sunset over Twin Lakes, January 17th, 2022.
Late afternoon ride on the fat bike trail, January 15th, 2022. Fun conditions with the dusting on top of the groomed base!

Ski Trail Report

Trails open Spectacular day on tap. Cold start to the day but calm conditions with brilliant sunshine and warming up fast making for a great day on the trails. These are days we live for!! Personally we feel these days are warmer and better skiing than the “warmer” days with a southeast damp wind and cloudy conditions. Good job everyone getting out yesterday. Invigorating day with beautiful winter scenes.

Grooming update: We groomed most of the trail system yesterday and will complete the remainder of the system (Island/Wavy/and Bullhead) today.

Trails are open for day use. Day and season passes can be purchased here. Please note due to COVID protocols, there are no lodge services for day use. This includes no ski rental or access to coffee bar. Parking in far lot near blue recycling bins where porta potties are located.Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate as safe as possible and remain open. There are no dogs or pets allowed.

Fat Bike trails open. Click here for report

Classic skiing on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Rootin Tootin, Twin Lakes, Mother North Star, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake trail North Loup and Roy’s Run. Please no skating on the classic trails. Bullhead/Bootleg has now been tracked on the Bootleg extension and return. Lucky’s Loype is adventure skiing, no grooming on the AMA segments, non AMA segments on tap for grooming next week.

Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, North Loup, Suicide Hill, Single Green and Kristin’s Kutoff designated trails groomed for skating.

All trails are one way except Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz. Skiing correct direction, especially in early season, helps us maintain the integrity of the base. Thank you!

Trails are open for day skiing for non lodging guests. Lodge is closed to day use.

Day and season passes can be purchased here.

Snowshoe trails are open and packed.

Snowfall past 24 hours: 1-2″

Snowfall past 7 days: 4″

Snowfall to date: 57″

Compacted base on trail: 6-9″

Snow depth in woods: 16-38″

Day and season passes can be purchased here.

NO services in the lodge at this time or ski rental available for day skiing. Parking in far lot near porta bathrooms and recycling bins. Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate as safe as possible and remain open.

Sun dog action in the start area, January 19th, 2022.
Cutting new double track on Sukkerbusk, January 19th, 2022.
Morning skiers, January 19th, 2022
Afternoon skiers, January 19th, 2022
Sap Run grooming, January 19th, 2022.
Skaters Waltz grooming, January 19th, 2022.
What a little bit of light snow and wind will do! January 19th, 2022.

Ski Trail Report

Trails open Windblown conditions after strong winds overnight. An inch or two of new snow. Conditions will be bit slower today, and recommended to ski the inner loops.

Grooming update: We will be grooming on the inner loops today and Twin Lakes to the west once the wind settles down a bit more.

Trails are open for day use. Day and season passes can be purchased here. Please note due to COVID protocols, there are no lodge services for day use. This includes no ski rental or access to coffee bar. Parking in far lot near blue recycling bins where porta potties are located.Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate as safe as possible and remain open. There are no dogs or pets allowed.

Fat Bike trails open. Click here for report

Classic skiing on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Rootin Tootin, Twin Lakes, Mother North Star, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake trail North Loup and Roy’s Run. Please no skating on the classic trails. Bullhead/Bootleg has now been tracked on the Bootleg extension and return. Lucky’s Loype is adventure skiing, no grooming on the AMA segments, non AMA segments on tap for grooming next week.

Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, North Loup, Suicide Hill, Single Green and Kristin’s Kutoff designated trails groomed for skating.

All trails are one way except Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz. Skiing correct direction, especially in early season, helps us maintain the integrity of the base. Thank you!

Trails are open for day skiing for non lodging guests. Lodge is closed to day use.

Day and season passes can be purchased here.

Snowshoe trails are open and packed.

Snowfall past 24 hours: 1-2″

Snowfall past 7 days: 4″

Snowfall to date: 57″

Compacted base on trail: 6-9″

Snow depth in woods: 16-38″

Day and season passes can be purchased here.

NO services in the lodge at this time or ski rental available for day skiing. Parking in far lot near porta bathrooms and recycling bins. Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate as safe as possible and remain open.

Roy’s Run classic skiing, January 17th, 2022. Nice skiing, bit soft on the pole plant areas.
MLK morning grooming, January 17th, 2022.
Skating on North Loup, January 16th, 2022. North Loup groomed for skate and classic skiing.
Evening groom on Sap Run under the “Wolf Moon”, January 17th, 2022.

Fat Bike Trail Report

Trails open. Good riding conditions on the most recent groomed loop (inner loop segments andTwin Lakes loop) Base is relatively firm with a thin dusting of snow on top, rider packed. Expect a bit softer conditions on original Twin Lakes but more firm on Hudson’s Hula. For best riding experience roll lower pressure.

Grooming update: Grooming Wednesday on 18km. The inner loop, SukkerWest and Twin Lakes loop most recently groomed. Fat Bike trails have been groomed 5-6 times this season. We hope to groom Bootleg loop soon!

Signs marking the route for the inner loops are in place and ultimately direct the course for the “FatLagChilada”. Twin lakes and SukkerWest singletrack can be accessed from the driveway. To access the start to access Bootleg, head to the start of Skaters Waltz to the right. We have groomed on the far right side of Suicide Hill for uphill travel. Access to Bootleg has been groomed on the lake. Use trails at own risk and assume all responsibility. Skaters Waltz is open for fat biking when conditions are firm. SukkerWest is recommended trail for beginner riders. Trail difficulty on outer loops is intermediate to advanced.

Trail passes help offset grooming and maintenance costs. Trails have already been groomed multiple times this year. Thank you.

Twin Lakes singletrack, January 17th, 2022.
Sunset over Twin Lakes, January 17th, 2022.
Late afternoon ride on the fat bike trail, January 15th, 2022. Fun conditions with the dusting on top of the groomed base!