Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. We have been grooming daily on some portion of the trail system. Great conditions with lots of snow. Higher humidity and mild temps has the snow skiing silky smooth. A few more sticks than usual after last weeks storm and wind events but nothing to prevent great skiing. We are constantly clearing and cleaning to have the best conditions possible.

Today we set a track on Wavy Gravy including passing through “Mac’s Mess” might be a bit of top water in a few spots from all the snow pushing in the bog area that forces water to seep up. Should freeze down tonight and be good rest of week in to the weekend. We also reset the track on Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Twin Lakes, Mother North Star and Rootin Tootin. Skate trails combed today as well. Tracks reset on Sap Run and Sukkerbusk at dusk Tuesday.

We also cleared North Loup and packed and combed today. We will set a track on the flats and downhills before the weekend.

Classic only trails recently groomed include Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Loon Return, Sukkerbusk, Mother North Star, Rootin Tootin, Wavy Gravy 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

Pisten Bully in action setting double track on Sap Run and Mother Hen today, December 28th, 2022.
Setting track on Wavy Gravy, December 28th, 2022. We were able to get through “Macs Mess” in good shape. A little top water should freeze down tonight.
Skate grooming on Single green trail, December 28th, 2022.
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.