A repeat of yesterday, a cold day with temp having a hard time getting above -20 but folks out skiing all day. Taking short loops and outings. Sunshine, no wind in the woods and low dew point helping take off the edge and making for another great day on the trails. We will be open through the cold weather and people will be out skiing. The wind is generally a non factor at Maplelag and don’t pay attention to windchill when winds are light and factors such as the dew point make more of a difference in how it “feels”. Dress proper, take shorter runs and no reason not to ski and enjoy great conditions! Wind forecasted to be light which helps big time and we are protected in the forest as well.
Ski conditions rated very good to excellent for early season. Around 11″ of new snow the past 8 days.
11″ of new snow past 8 days. Total snowfall this season at 21″ Snow depth in the woods 6-12″, compacted base where groomed 3-6″.
Day skiing is allowed by purchasing a trail pass. Pass can be purchased online. Ski rental available at $15 per day. Snowshoes and fat bikes also available for rent. If not staying at the resort, it is best to contact us during busy times (Dec.26-Jan10 and weekends) for availability.
Even though our snow totals might be lower, we can provide good skiing on less snow. We spend every day possible in the spring, summer and fall clearing key trails to be able to open on low snow. We groom the first snowfalls even if not skiable after, to prepare the base for future snowfalls and earlier skiing on less snow. We take pride and use decades of experience when grooming and preparing the trails for skiing to have them in the best condition possible “whatever the weather”.
The Twin Lakes singletrack open for fat biking again this year and has been groomed multiple times. Please no fat biking or walking on the ski trails or fat bike trails. There is also snowshoeing available, on trails and anywhere not on the ski trails.
It’s a bit rough on the north end of Roy’s Run but take skis off and walk through. Is it worth it for skiing the rest of the 10km loop when starting at Maplelag and return? Yes. Dusting of snow after grooming helping out with coverage, just and inch or two will greatly improve in this area.
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