November 25th Fire Update

The past week has been significant as we were able to open the trails on November 18th after a week of daily snowfall that resulted in nearly a foot of snow. Subsequent grooming and probably the most track set we’ve had going into Thanksgiving made for one of the best early seasons ever. It’s been great seeing everyone out on the trails and appreciate all the season passes that have been purchased. This past week we also started going through the remains of the fire that destroyed the main lodge on October 10th, 2022.

Brant cabin at dusk, November 22nd, 2022.

Starting this weekend, November 26th, we will have the Brant cabin for a warming area for day us. There are bathrooms, a living area with table to have snacks and the bedroom on the main level can be used for changing in addition to the bathrooms. Limited parking across from the Brant is available with immediate trail access. There is also parking in the first parking lot with porta potties.

Grooming at dusk renovating the deck on Skaters Waltz, November 25th, 2022.

Despite consecutive days of above freezing temps, the trails have remained open. Best skiing conditions found on Sukkerbusk for classic skiing and Skaters Waltz for skate skiing. Full and daily trail reports on the trail report page.

Sorting through the debris, salvaging lumber that was harvested on the Maplelag property. November 23rd, 2022.

This past week we started cleaning up the lodge site after the fire on October 10th, 2022. One of the builders of the lodge along with his crew, is sorting through the rubble, pulling out any lumber and timbers that did not burn that we had in inventory and also discovering a few signs that are salvageable.

Sign pulled out from the debris. We’ve pulled out handful of signs so far.
Timbers and planks pulled from the debris to be used for future projects.

We hope to clear all the debris before the New Year. Once we clear the site, we anticipate better vision for the future.