Ski Trail Report

Trails Open Another gorgeous day on tap with brilliant sunshine. Cooler temps moving back in setting up yesterday’s grooming nicely. Incredible skiing for early March! Everything is skiing fantastic after a break in the snowfall and a chance to work the snow and groom it out proper. Still a light dusting silky snow on top of Tuesday’s grooming on many trails. Overall fantastic conditions and with a deep base of snow for early March, some great spring skiing on tap this month.

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 JibFly and Rootin Tootin. Twin Lakes, JibFly, North Loup, Roy’s Run and Loon Return groomed Wednesday with new tracks. Skaters Waltz and extension also 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).

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 new double track on Twin Lakes, March 2nd, 2022.
Skaters Waltz grooming, March 2nd, 2022. Some of the best skate conditions of the season!
Crossing between Twin Lakes on Island lake trail, March 2nd, 2022.
Wavy Gravy with coating of silky fluff waiting to be skied on! March 2nd, 2022.
Infamous snag tree on the north end of Bullhead lake trail, March 2nd, 2022.
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.