Clear and cool today. 5″ of new snow past 24 hours, nearly a foot of new snow this week and over 2 feet of snow the past 10 days. The fine grained snow and cold temps making for slower skiing. We are holding off on additional grooming after packing a little this morning with forecasted wind and the need to work on equipment. We hope to track on the inner trails and maintain Skaters Waltz packed and combed for skating for the weekend. Monday the 26th we will work on the same 40km of trail listed below to have in best condition possible the last week of 2022.
Branches and small trees continue to fall across the trail due to snow load even after grooming and clearing, use little extra caution on the downhills and watch out for the “face slappers”!
Classic only trails recently groomed include Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Sukkerbusk, Mother North Star, Rootin Tootin and Twin Lakes. We have set only one track, setting best line to avoid over hanging branches etc. For skate, we packed out all the skate trails Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, Single Green, Kristin’s Cutoff and North Loup. Expect soft conditions skating other than Skaters Waltz which is set up with firm deck but slower surface. Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trail have been packed, lot of overhanging branches. Our intentions are to pack and track Wavy Gravy, Island Lake and most of Roy’s Run once we get caught up on the other trails and clear the deadfall and release snow off the over hanging branches.
Has been a nice start to the ski season with good early season conditions. Great seeing so many people out so far this year, thanks for purchase of day and season passes.
Total snowfall this season at 36″. Compacted base on trail 5-10″.
Winter operating plans include to operate for day skiing on the the ski, snowshoe and fat bike trails. Trails will be open every day there is skiable snow including all Holidays and weekends. There is no ski rental at Maplelag. MN Tru North in Perham MN is offering ski rental 218-346-5253
Similar to the COVID season, there will be no services available. Parking in the far lot with portable bathrooms. No lodging or meal service. The Brant cabin available as a warming area with restrooms and sitting area and tables. There are no ski rentals available.
Ski trail season passes can be purchased on our website. (scroll down to bottom of page) Purchasing season pass helps with operating and maintenance costs to prepare the trails, equipment repairs to the grooming equipment and property taxes. Thank you.