Trail Report

Incredible late summer weather continuing into September. Other than a light rain shower last Friday morning resulting in 1/4th inch of rain, dry conditions in place. Couldn’t of asked for better weather for the annual Laddies Loppet mountain bike race over Labor Day weekend. Thanks everyone that came to the event! 

It has been busy summer on the ski and mountain bike trails mowing/brushing and constantly clearing deadfall and cutting/splitting firewood. We will continue working on the trails up until the snow flies! A few storms and wind events this summer bringing down the usual amount of trees, no structural damage to any buildings.

Consistent rainfall this summer keeping the grounds and woods lush and green. A few signs of fall emerging in the forest including a handful of trees starting to change and acorns starting to fall to the ground as well as other seeds. The next few months some of our favorite months outside the winter season. Overall, the summer has been slightly above precipitation with average temperatures at Maplelag making for great conditions for trail work.

Mountain bike trails are open, weather permitting. Click on the mountain bike report for latest conditions. Trails are closed to horses and motorized use.

Touch of fall color around the lodge, September 8th, 2022.
Final awards ceremony on Sunday, September 4th. Incredible weather for the Laddies Loppet mountain bike race weekend!
Sukkerbusk ski trail, August 30th, 2022.
Another unique mushroom along the trail, August 30th, 2022.
First signs of fall present on the forest floor, August 28th, 2022.
Mountain bike Singletrack, August 28th, 2022.
Mountain bike Singletrack, August 28th, 2022.
Members of the local HS MTB team “NW Wolves” out for a practice ride, August 22nd, 2022.
Forest floor staying vibrant with the wide variety of mushrooms sprouting the past few weeks. August 20th, 2022.
Today’s explosion of mushrooms, August 19th, 2022. Has been incredible summer of lichens, moss and mushrooms thanks to consistent moisture this summer. 
Abundant milkweed in Roy’s field off of Skaters Waltz extension, August 17th, 2022.
More wild mushrooms popping up along the ski trails the past few days, August 7th, 2022.
Sunset on Little Sugarbush, August 7th, 2022.
Another beautiful summer sunset, August 2nd, 2022.
Mowing the big hill on Bullhead lake trail, July 21st, 2022.
Leafy carpet on Skaters Waltz, July 21st, 2022.
Summer grooming on Sukkerbusk ski trail, July 15th, 2022.
Basswoods blooming this week and bees arriving almost instantly, July 13th, 2022.
Water lilies blooming on Little Sugarbush this week, July 13th, 2022.