Trail Report

Beautiful fall weather in place. Leaves starting to change more and more each day. Cooler weather back in place with a touch of frost Thursday morning.

We have been mowing select ski trails and continue clearing deadfall etc. Overall a wet summer with around 16″ of rain the past 7-8 weeks.

Even though we are closed due to “COVID” we have been busy mowing on the ski trails preparing for the winter, clearing deadfall off the trails and cutting firewood for the wood burning stoves, planting trees and also working on the mountain bike trails. For latest updates on the mountain bike trail conditions, click here. Trails are closed to horse and motorized travel.

We will continue to update the trails page with photos with updates as we transition from fall and prepare for winter.

Fall color in the switchyard, September 16th, 2020.
Fall color in the switchyard, September 16th, 2020.
Mother North Star ski trail, September 16th, 2020.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, September 16th, 2020.
Fall scene near Skaters Waltz extension ski trail, September 15th, 2020.
Maplelag driveway, September 15th, 2020.
Fall scene at Twin Lakes crossing. Good crop of high bush cranberries this year. September 14th, 2020.
Maplelag driveway, September 14th, 2020.
Fall color near the start of North Loup ski trail, September 13th, 2020.
Mossy rocks in creek near Bullhead Bootleg, September 13th, 2020.
Early evening scene from the woods, September 1st, 2020.
Aspen leaf with early signs of fall, August 30th, 2020. (Zavoral photo)
Mushroom growth on oak tree, August 30th, 2002. (Zavoral photo)
First maple leafs changing color, August 26th, 2020. We should have fantastic fall color this season the next 4-6 weeks.
Late summer scene over North Star slough, August 21st, 2020.
Early signs of fall on the ski trails, August 22nd, 2020.
Beautiful afternoon capture by Barry Buhr out riding Saturday afternoon, August 22nd, 2020.
Summer sunset over Little Sugarbush, August 22nd, 2020.
Many mushrooms popping up everywhere with all the moisture this summer, August 21st, 2020.
Sugarbush sunset, August 21st, 2020.
Split wood for the old sauna, August 17th, 2020.
Load of blocks cleared from the ski trail to be split for sauna firewood, August 17th, 2020.
Summer grooming on Twin Lakes crossing, July 22nd, 2020.
Lush carpet on Skaters Waltz, July 24th, 2020.
Tall grass on Skaters Waltz extension, July 22nd, 2020.
Hints of fall on maple tree near Skaters Waltz, July 22nd, 2020.
Lush conditions at end of Twin Lakes trail, July 22nd, 2020.
Another mowing on Suicide Hill, July 21st, 2020. We’ve been mowing regularly on the key trails throughout the summer.
Calm waters on Little Sugarbush looking towards the main lodge, July 14th, 2020.
Sunset over Little Sugarbush, July 16th, 2020.
New mountain bike trail work, July 16th, 2020. Nice work Keith!
Summer seen along Mother North Star trail, July 12th, 2020.
Calm waters on Little Sugarbush lake, July 12th, 2020.
Mossy carpet on Sap Run ski trail, July 9th, 2020.
Black Eyed Susan at bottom of Suicide Hill, July 9th, 2020.
Deer along waterway at Sugar Creek, July 9th, 2020.
Moss covered basswood trees, July 9th, 2020.
Lush conditions on the bike trail, July 5th, 2020.
Sunset on Little Sugarbush, July 5th, 2020.
Summer scene from north Twin Lakes, June 23rd, 2020.
Lush conditions on the singletrack, June 23rd, 2020.
Summer grooming on the ski trail at Sugar Creek crossing, June 23rd, 2020.
Maple “gnarly” near Rootin Tootin ski trail, June 22nd, 2020.
First mowing on Sukkerbusk ski trail, June 5th, 2020.
First mowing on Suicide Hill, June 4th, 2020.
Mossy singletrack, June 3rd, 2020.
Record “crop” of yellow slippers this year, May 29th, 2020.
Swamp scene near Rootin Tootin ski trail, May 29th, 2020.
Wild Columbine flowers blooming this week, May 27th, 2020.
Sunset at Sugarbush creek at Twin Lakes crossing, May 28th, 2020.
Sap Run ski trail, May 27th, 2020. Woods have really come to life with recent warm weather. In the next week or so we will begin mowing the trails!
Lush and green on the mountain bike singletrack, May 27th, 2020.
Feeders very busy this week with hundreds of gold finches, May 20th, 2020.
Wildflowers (marsh marigolds) along the side of the trail, May 17th, 2020.
Spring scene along the trail. Trees starting to fill out more and more each day, May 17th, 2020.
Loons on Little Sugarbush! The lake is always very active in the spring with the sounds of loons, and a few more this year. May 3rd, 2020.
Moon rising through a poplar stand, May 3rd, 2020. The poplar trees are the first to bud and recent warm temps have brought the first buds out.
Wildflowers have exploded with warmer temps this week, April 30th, 2020.
All the ponds and sloughs are now free of ice, April 30th, 2020.
Hauling out another load of oak deadfall for sauna firewood, April 28th, 2020.
Planting potted pines, April 28th, 2020.
Planting potted pines, April 28th, 2020.
Evening paddle board on available open water, April 24th, 2020.
Season opener dirt ride on the mountain bike course, April 23rd, 2020.
Berm action on new Bootleg singletrack near Bullhead lake on Maplelag property, April 23rd, 2020.
Scene from south side of south Twin Lake, still half covered in ice. April 23rd, 2020.
First spring flowers emerging from the forest floor, April 21st, 2020.

Clearing out mountain bike singletrack, April 21st, 2020. The mountain bike trails are now open for riding.
Little Sugarbush Lake still ice covered, April 18th, 2020.
Fingerling swimming above the ice in the melted water, April 18th, 2020.
Cutting deadfall for firewood, April 17th, 2020.
Sunset over Bullhead Lake, April 11th, 2020.
Spring scene near JibFly slough, April 9th, 2020. Still ice on many of the ponds and sloughs.
Scene at Twin Lakes crossing, April 9th, 2020.
One last lake ski, April 9th, 2020. Still a foot of solid ice on the lake.
Patches of snow on the Twin Lakes ski trail, April 10th, 2020.
Moss first sign of spring on ski trail, April 10th, 2020.
Little Sugarbush lake, lake Maplelag is next to still ice covered, April 10th, 2020.
Rings around the sun! April 10th, 2020.
Riding on the frozen singletrack, April 9th, 2020. Riding has been possible in the mornings when frozen. Frost should be out and trails open for dirt riding later in April.
Full “pink” moon, April 8th, 2020.
Enjoying the last of the snow on Twin Lakes trail, April 7th, 2020.