Trails are open. Brilliant sunshine and nice riding despite cooler temps. A dusting of fluff after rider packed on Saturday during 3-4″ of snow. Epic Saturday on the fat bike trails. Fast and firm riding than snow moved in and slowed things down but great conditions nonetheless. Around 3-4″ of new fluff snow. The entire 25km loop was groomed Wednesday and last Friday, packing the recent new snow on the previously groomed base. We will most likely groom this new snow on Monday or Tuesday but riding conditions will remain good with the solid base.
For best riding experience, run lower tire pressure and widest tires possible. (please no mountain bikes) If you are making ruts, you need to lower your tire pressure. It will also make the riding easier and more fun! Please no hiking or snowshoeing on Fat Bike trails. Maplelag is one of the few tracks in the country that have fat bike exclusive use providing a smooth and level deck.
Grooming update: Entire 25km loop is open and groomed. Most recent grooming Friday 1/15 and Wednesday, 1/13 on the entire loop. Trail open to tires 3.5″ and wider. Run low tire pressure (4-6 psi) until the deck hardens up. Please no mountain bikes. We will groom again before the weekend if necessary.
To access the bootleg loop, take Skaters Waltz ski trail, riding on the side than take Suicide Hill singletrack to bottom of Suicide Hill to access the Bootleg loop. Back up Suicide Hill on Skaters Waltz and follow grooming and look for eventual signage to complete the loop. Twin Lakes can be accessed from the driveway. Sukkerwest singletrack is accessed at end of the driveway and is a great beginner or starter loop.
Thanks Ben Olson for the volunteer grooming and use of the snowdog groomer!