Another beautiful winter day on tap. Light dusting of snow today. The trails are in great shape and ski conditions are excellent. Touch up grooming planned on most of the system Thursday and Friday mornings. Overall tracks are in fantastic shape and skate deck on Skaters Waltz and the extension solid with adequate texture. Skaters Waltz groomed Wednesday afternoon. A few small areas of organic forest matter, typical this time of year with the intense sunshine and slow transition of seasons and a reminder we live in the deep woods.
We are very grateful for everyone that came this past President’s weekend and proud of everyone who was out skiing. A positive mindset, good attitude and proper clothing, skiing in these temps no problem. It is a different sensation to complete a successful ski in this weather and a unique feeling of accomplishment. We learned many things from this weekend moving forward for next season as far as reservations, deposits and cold weather management.
With a lower snow year, there are tracks and signs of wildlife everywhere. A few more porcupines visible from the trails. The local fox has been sighted by skiers which is neat to hear after seeing it on the trails cams the past month. It has been sighted near the end of Mother North Star trail. Porcupines have been sighted off Mother North Star and Roy’s Run trails, about 1/3rd the way in on both trails. Lots of other tracks including deer, wolf, coyote, pine marten, fox, and beaver to name a few. Also look for the new and active eagle nest at the start of Island Lake trail. You can also see the nest at the top of “eagle view” at the top of the last downhill on Twin Lakes trail. Many birds also to keep an eye for including the swooping pileated woodpecker.
Trails are open for day use. All day and season passes for non overnight guests must be purchased online through the website. (click here)
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.
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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.
Trails groomed for double track include Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, JibFly, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, and Mother Hen.
Trails groomed for singletrack classic skiing include 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, trace. Snowfall past 29 days around 22″. Total snowfall on season 34″ (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.