Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Very picturesque morning with frost and snow covered trees. Welcomed cooler temps today helping tighten up the snow and deck. We have been grooming daily on some portion of the trail system. Great conditions with lots of snow. Snow skiing silky smooth albeit a bit soft. 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. 

Classic only trails recently groomed include Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Loon Return, Sukkerbusk, Mother North Star, Rootin Tootin, North Loup, Island Lake, 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

Frosty skiers greeting skiers today, December 30th, 2022.
Combing out the skate lane on North Loup, December 30th, 2022. North Loup keeps getting better after more grooming.
Combing out the skate lane on Skaters Waltz, December 30th, 2022.
Front end renovator on the Pisten Bully mixing all the recent snow types to provide some fun skiing tracks, December 30th, 2022. Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Poki Loki, Mother Hen have been Pisten Bully groomed. Next week we plan to PB groom JibFly and Mother North Star as well.
Frosty tunnel on Sap Run, December 30th, 2022.
Striding through Mac’s Mess on Island Lake trail, December 30th, 2022. Island Lake trail is groomer’s choice! One of the best skiing classic trails right now.
Finishing up a run on North Loup, December 30th, 2022. Track on North Loup skiing well and reports from skaters skating have been good as well.
Tracking Island Lake trail the first time this year, December 29th, 2022.
“Mac’s Mess”. Both Island and Wavy Gravy trails pass through here. Top water has frozen down and skiable all way through! December 28th, 2022.
North Loup groomed with both track and skate deck, December 28th, 2022.
Keith coming in from a fat bike groom.
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.