Trail Report

The big storm in Minnesota on Saturday stayed south of Maplelag with just a few flakes falling early before clearing off late afternoon and temps falling to 0. Despite the cold temps, a beautiful day for the first day of high school Nordic ski camp. (Photos on the event page) The trails are in great shape and pretty much in mid winter conditions!   60 of 64km packed/tracked/combed. 4-6″ compacted base. 40km tracked classic only, 15km groomed skate only.   We are grooming Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Rootin Tootin, JibFly, Mother North Star and Lucky’s Loype for classic and Skaters Waltz/ extension, Kristin’s Kutoff, Single and Double green, Suicide Hill and North Loup for skating.
The entire trail system is open except for the east side (4km) of Bullhead lake trail. The east side is closed until colder weather, which will freeze the thin ice areas.   Roy’s Run groomed early and 75% is in good condition with soft track, fresh snow on top/skier packed and other 25% is rough. We could not groom the entire loop because of water issues but still have a full complete loop using bootleg trail and forest access roads.  A nice start to the season with 22″ of snow this season, so far.  The trails are open for day skiing and the current fee is $10 to use the trails until December 20th the fee will go to $15