Trail Report

Trails are open. Great “spring skiing” conditions this week. Generally 10-12 is the “sweet spot” skiing. Outside of this time frame, fast and icy before 10, slower and damp/slushy after 12pm. Things can change quick one way or another. Also skiing before early afternoon, especially on the skate trails, helps preserve the snow and prolong the snow. We plan to have the trails open through the weekend. There will be areas of thin cover and a few small bare spots etc. but with caution, carry a good attitude and there is some great skiing to be had for a few more days.

This afternoon we reset tracks on Twin Lakes, beginner loop of JibFly, Loon Return and Sap Run. We also cleaned up the Kamikaze hill segment on Skaters Waltz and groomed a skate lane on Sap Run connector to bypass Kamikaze. Yesterday we reset new track on Sap Run, Sukkerbusk and Mother North Star. We also groomed Skaters Waltz, the extension and put the skate lane back in North Loup. We will groom in the afternoon once again Friday afternoon than no more grooming planned after that. Grooming late afternoon allows the track to set up a bit more overnight and ensure longer transition skiing the next day.

Great day Tuesday hosting the Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships! Beautiful spring skiing day. Warming temps made for tougher conditions for the racers, snow and base held out great other than a few small exposed areas. Nice job to everyone who competed.

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 1-6″.

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.

Sunset grooming on Sap Run, March 4th, 2021. Twin Lakes, Loon Return and bypass loop of JibFly groomed this evening.
Covering thin area on downhill connector to western trails, March 4th, 2021. Few more thin areas on western trails. Full coverage on Twin Lakes all the way through, use caution on downhills.
Awesome spring skiing conditions on North Loup, both skate and classic, March 4th, 2021. Critical to get out early!
Skaters Waltz, late morning March 4th, 2021.
Mother North Star, March 4th, 2021. Few more thin spots on the south facing areas of Mother North Star but linking good segments of trail with other good segments can make for really nice skiing 930-11.
Crust skiing on Bullhead lake, March 4th, 2021. Access Bullhead lake bottom of Suicide Hill. Phenomenal skiing mid morning.
Suicide Hill, March 4th, 2021. Suicide Hill benefits from being exposed to the north. Snow is in great shape and provides nice access to Bullhead lake below.
Spring skiing! Striding on JibFly, March 3rd, 2021.
Resetting track on Mother North Star, March 3rd, 2021.
Sunset grooming, March 3rd, 2021. Spring skiing season we groom in the afternoons so the integrity of the track remains longer during the transition period the next day.
Skaters Waltz after grooming at dusk, March 3rd, 2021. Skating will be fast and icy early but mid morning until early afternoon very fun!
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Start of one of the “pod” races for Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships, March 2nd, 2021.
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Congrat to boys Section 8 champ, Logan Jensen. March 2nd, 2021.
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Congrats to girls Section 8 champ, Lilian Schaeffer. March 2nd, 2021.
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Girls racing action, March 2nd, 2021.
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Boys racing action, March 2nd, 2021.