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Trail Report

A nice dusting of fresh snow overnight with 3″ of new snow. The first inch or so was wet and damp than last few inches more dry and fluffy. The new snow and cooler temps today (9 degrees at 8am) will make for nice skiing today. With warmer temps expected Thursday and Friday, skiing could get a bit sticky and slower with the new snow. Best skiing will be in mornings for faster and drier snow, afternoon for slower and stickier snow. Grooming on the Section Course and Lotvola Cup course today, roll packing than setting track/structure. (Sap Run, Mother North Star, Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup-Skaters Waltz) More trails to be groomed into the weekend.

Trails are open for day use. All day and season passes for non overnight guests must be purchased online through the website. (click here) We are closed for the season for lodging and meal packages.

Note: Please do not snowshoe or walk on ski or fat bike trails. Thank you! We have designated snowshoe trails for snowshoeing and walking. We take pride in having as “clean” as possible ski and fat bike trails.

Select singletrack loops groomed for fat biking totaling 25km. Report on the Fat Bike trail report.


Lotvola Cup is Back! Click here for more details. (We are working on updating the participant list)

All day and season passes for non overnight guests must be purchased online through the website.(click here) Parking in first parking lot as you enter Maplelag. Click here for trail map. There are no services in the main lodge. No ski rental available at this time. No lodging or meals available for the remainder of the skiing season.

Double tracked Trails: include Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, JibFly, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, and Mother Hen.

Singletrack classic skiing includes Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Bootleg extension/second half of Bullhead lake trail, and Roy’s Run.

Skate trails groomed include Skaters Waltz, Suicide Hill, Single Green, Krisitin’s Kutoff, and Skaters Extension.

Adventure trails: First part of Bullhead and Lucky’s are not machine groomed and are “adventure” ski trails with skier made track. Bootleg extension is now groomed. The north end is has a few rough spots but passable. The first part of Bullhead remains an adventure trail.

Please no snowshoeing or walking on ski and fat bike trails.

Total new snowfall past 24 hours, 3″. Snowfall past 29 days around 25″. Total snowfall on season 39″ (since October 14th) Compacted base on trail 4-8″.

Snowshoe trail is open for snowshoeing. Please no hiking or walking on the ski trails!

First part of Bullhead Lake and Lucky’s Loype that traverse on AMA land not groomed. Use caution as unmarked obstacles etc. may exist.

Please note the lodge will be closed to day skiers as a result of COVID-19 precautions. This includes no ski rental availability. Porta bathrooms in far parking lot. Please help keep Maplelag open by limiting inside use.

Grooming the fresh snow and setting new track on North Loup, February 24th, 2021.
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Sunset grooming on Sap Run, February 22nd, 2021.Tracks will be glazed in the morning but softening as the day passes. Plenty of snow and good skiing to be had with a little extra caution.
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Skaters Waltz late afternoon, February 22nd, 2021.
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Little Falls girls skiers Section Preview meet, February 22nd, 2021.
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Little Falls boys, Section Preview meet, February 22nd, 2021.
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Fergus Falls boys, Section Preview meet, February 22nd, 2021.
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Brainerd boys, Section Preview meet, February 22nd, 2021.
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Moorhead boys, Section Preview meet, February 22nd, 2021.
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Brainerd girls, Section Preview meet, February 22nd, 2021.
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Moorhead girls, Section Preview meet, February 22nd, 2021.
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Grooming at dusk on Mother North Star, February 21st, 2021.
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Nice job Glenn and Knute skiing the Lotvola Cup three times en route to the Birkie Virtual, February 21st, 2021.