Trails Open Excellent snow and ski conditions! A fantastic weekend of skiing and looks to continue this week with ideal temps. We have been grooming daily after a very snowy period that saw feet of snow and big time drifting. We are closed for the season for lodging/ski packages but the trails will remain open for day skiing until a projected date of April 15th, weather and snow conditions permitting.
Grooming Report Today we will be working on Island Lake and Bullhead Lake trails, packing and hopefully setting a track by the afternoon. Yesterday afternoon we reset the tracks on Sap Run. Early morning we renovated and cut new track on Sap Run and Sukkerbusk. We also renovated and combed out Suicide Hill. Saturday we groomed Mother Hen and touched up the start areas. Friday we combed out the skate lanes and touched up select classic trails (North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Twin Lakes, JibFly, Sukkerbusk and Sap Run). We have been grooming on the majority of the trail system daily. We have been grooming daily since December 26th.
Nature Notes: Wildlife has been active the last few weeks. We have been seeing porcupines along the snowshoe trail and Roy’s Run. We have also seen hawks, owls near JibFly and North Star, fox, deer of course, pileated woodpeckers and tons of tracks. Eagle sighted this week near Twin Lakes return at eagle view.
Fat Bike trails open. Click here for report
Trails are open for day use. Day and season passes can be purchased here. Please note due to COVID protocols, there are no lodge services for day use for day skiers. This includes no ski rental or access to coffee bar. Parking in far lot near blue recycling bins where porta potties are located.Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate as safe as possible and remain open. There are no dogs or pets allowed.
Groomed classic skiing on Sukkerbusk, Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Rootin Tootin, Twin Lakes, Mother North Star, Wavy Gravy, North Loup and Roy’s Run. Please no skating on the classic trails. Lucky’s Loype is adventure skiing (no grooming). Island Lake and Bullhead trail not groomed since most recent snow but skiable with some big drifts to navigate!
Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, Suicide Hill, Single Green and Kristin’s Kutoff designated trails groomed for skating. North Loup classic only at the time being but will be groomed for skating again for March skiing.
All trails are one way except Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz. Skiing correct direction, especially in early season, helps us maintain the integrity of the base. Thank you!
Trails are open for day skiing for non lodging guests. Lodge is closed to day use.
Snowshoe trails are open and packed.
Snowfall past 24 hours: 0″
Snowfall past 7 days: 6″ Snowfall to date: 90″
Compacted base on trail: 12-29″ Snow depth in woods: 18-49″
NO services in the lodge at this time or ski rental available for day skiing. Parking in far lot near porta bathrooms and recycling bins. Please respect this policy so Maplelag can operate as safe as possible and remain open.