Trail Report

Nice day of skiing, felt more like early January than the first day of March! March sunshine in full force making for a beautiful day. A dusting of snow overnight. New snow slowed the skiing down after faster conditions over the weekend. Today we groomed the trails used for the Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships which will be held tomorrow, Tuesday March 2nd, 2021. The first part of Sukkerbusk (to the right), Sap Run, Mother North Star and Skaters Waltz will be closed for the races tomorrow, March 2nd. If you come day skiing tomorrow, please use Sukkerbusk to the left to access the west trails and northern trails. Thank you!

Trails are open for day use. All day and season passes for non overnight guests must be purchased online through the website. (click here) We are closed for the season for lodging and meal packages.

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.

Lotvola Cup is Back! Click here for more details. (We are working on updating the participant list)

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. No lodging or meals available for the remainder of the skiing season.

Double tracked Trails: include Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, JibFly, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, and Mother Hen.

Singletrack classic skiing includes 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 25″. Total snowfall on season 39″ (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.

Setting track on Mother North Star as part of the Section 8 classic course, March 1st, 2021.
Setting track on Mother North Star as part of the Section 8 classic course, March 1st, 2021.
Grooming on Skaters Waltz for the Section race tomorrow. Pulling up older transformed snow and mixing with the new snow from last night. When temp warms up tomorrow, the surface will slow down with the new dry snow in the mix but the deck and base is rock solid like concrete.
Ready for the racers! March 1st, 2021.
Dusting of light snow on top of the trails this morning, March 1st, 2021. New snow will slow down the skiing big time. Conditions will be slower until the next melt freeze cycle. We will have the trails open for as long as possible. Spring ski conditions, fast in the morning, slower mid morning than faster again at dusk. We will groom trails with the best coverage as long as we can.