Ski Trail Report

Another cold night with solid freezing temps. Trails are open today but we ask folks to be off around noon today with warmer temps possible so we can preserve the base. Busy day on the trails Monday and nice to see everyone out. We will be working on the Kamikaze hill segment again this morning transporting snow.

Trails open on early season conditions. We have around 10km of trail roll packed and combed for early season skiing. No tracks set, freestyle skiing. Watch for thin areas, rough spots, bumpiness organic forest matter, etc. With that said, there is some ok skiing to be had with caution and early season conditions can be helpful in building skill sets such as balance!

Trails groomed include Sukkerbusk, Skaters Waltz, the “easy” loop on JibFly and Suicide Hill. The best segments are closer to the lodge. Sap Run also groomed but strictly for the last segment to be used to connect Skaters Waltz and bypass the Kamkaze hill segment. The kamikaze hill segment has some rough spots and recommended to avoid for beginner skiers. Skating on Skaters Waltz and no track classic skiing on Sukkerbusk and easy loop JibFly.

Fat bike trails open (Click here on trail report). Lodging for the winter season operations will begin the December 17th weekend. There is no lodging available for winter operations before. Day and season passes can be purchased here.

NO services in the lodge at this time. Park in far parking lot where recycling and porta potties are located.

Forest Lake HS skiers cranking out laps on Skaters Waltz, November 22nd, 2021.
Making use of available snow at Maplelag to transport to the trail! November 22nd, 2021.
North facing roofs providing good snow.
Building up high use/exposed areas on Skaters Waltz, November 22nd, 2021. We do not make snow or have plans to do so. It does not fit our sustainable models. Instead we use the available sources and make the most of it!
Sunday skiers, November 21st, 2021.
Late afternoon ski on Sukkerbusk, November 21st, 2021.
Sunset on Sukkerbusk, November 21st, 2021.
Sap Run at sunset, November 21st, 2021. Same angle as the trail cam.
Getting early season km’s in, November 20th, 2021. (Craig Stolen photo)
Moorhead Nordic Ski team on the trails Saturday morning for some early season training, November 20th, 2021. (Dan Dooher photo)
Saturday fun in the sun! (Ben Olson photo) November 20th, 2021.