Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Tracks reset on Sap Run and Sukkerbusk at dusk. Today started working on the west trails, tracking Twin Lakes and clearing and packing Wavy Gravy. Plan is to track Wavy by the weekend. We also cleared North Loup and will pack and comb it on Wednesday. (We are considering tracking North Loup for the rest of the week and weekend with skating traffic light). All the inner trails groomed Monday morning, setting track on the classic trails and roll combing Skaters Waltz.

We will be grooming daily this week opening new trail and touching up all trails as needed. Grooming a little bit slower going with the overhanging branches and downed limbs and branches to clear but everything is grooming out nicely and skiing is great, albeit a bit softer. Use a little extra caution on the downhills and watch out for the “face slappers”! 

Classic only trails recently groomed include Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Loon Return, 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 skating we have Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, Single Green, Kristin’s Cutoff and North Loup. Expect soft conditions skating, best trail to skate is Skaters Waltz.

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 38″. 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

(Trail maps posted here)  

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. 

Fat bike trails will be groomed again this year, click here for latest report

Setting fresh track on Twin Lakes, December 27th, 2022.
Twin Lakes, December 27th, 2022.
Loon Return tracking, December 27th, 2022.
The big hill to Bullhead, December 27th, 2022. New name being announced soon!
Setting fresh track on Sap Run, December 26th, 2022.
Setting fresh track on Mother North Star, December 26th, 2022.
Breaking trail through Double Green trail, December 24th, 2022.
Skinny field on Sukkerbusk, December 24th, 2022.
Winter scene through the square filed, December 24th, 2022.
Skiing on JibFly, December 22nd, 2022.
Nice to see the sun today! December 22nd, 2022.
Repair work on the snowmobiles, December 22nd, 2022.
Heading for a snowy ski! December 21st, 2022.
Late afternoon skate, December 20th, 2022.
Sunset skate, December 20th, 2022.