Trails are open. Great “spring skiing” conditions this week. The sweet spot of the transition, where snow starts to soften up and not be so icy has been 9am-11am. Outside of this time frame, fast and icy before 9am, slower and damp/slushy after 12pm.
The sun and warmth has taken its toll on the snowpack but we plan to have the trails open through the weekend. Saturday will be the best day, Sunday looks iffy right now to be open safely. Sunday would be desperation skiing for one last ski. There will be areas of thin cover, especially in the start areas, better once you get in the woods. Also a few small bare spots etc. but with caution, carry a good attitude and there is some great skiing to be had for Saturday. Use extreme caution on the downhills.
Friday afternoon we groomed on Sukkerbusk and North Loup setting new track and also combed out Skaters Waltz. Recommended trails to ski include Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup and (Sap Run with caution, first half thin and a bit rough, second half better). Skaters Waltz best for skating.
Thursday 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. Wednesday 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.