Ski Trail Report

Trails Open Dusting of light snow overnight and coolest temps of the week today as a cold front pushes through. Fantastic conditions and a deep base of snow for early March. Entering a special time of year of skiing…..spring skiing! With the deep base of snow on the trails, some great spring skiing on tap this month.

Strong sun and temps near 32 softened up a few areas Monday than glazed over but a big base of snow to work with and pull up drier snow. Temps cooler on Tuesday (mid 20’s) and looks to be cooler remainder of the week making for fantastic skiing. 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 resetting track on Roy’s Run, Rootin Tootin, Twin Lakes, JibFly and Loon Return. Skaters Waltz and extension to be groomed. Bullhead, Island and Wavy Gravy Lake trails groomed Tuesday. We set a track on Bullhead lake for more skier friendly access to Bullhead/Bootleg (see photos below) We will continue daily grooming this week to keep conditions as best as possible. 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.

Day and season passes can be purchased here.

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.

Cutting track back to back days on return of Bullhead lake trail, March 1st, 2022.
Cutting new track on Mother North Star, March 1st, 2022. MNS remains singletrack for fun best line skiing!
Ginzu groomer in action mixing the snow, pulling up drier snow to keep conditions good! March 1st, 2022.
Setting track across Bullhead lake to access the Bootleg loop, March 1st, 2022. To access this groomed segment, ski down Suicide Hill to Bullhead lake than follow grooming to north end.
North end Bullhead lake that leads to the ski trail, March 1st, 2022.
Setting new track on Sap Run, March 1st, 2022.
Setting track on north end of Bullhead, February 28th, 2022.
Deep snow on north end of Bullhead Lake, February 28th, 2022.
Combing out skate trail “Single Green”, February 28th, 2022.
Big time drifting and lots of snow on start of Bootleg extension ski trail, February 28th, 2022.
Dusk ski on Sukkerbusk, February 27th, 2022.