Ski Trail Report

Happy New Years Eve! Trails open. Couldn’t ask for better conditions for the last day of 2022. Very picturesque winter scenes with thick frost and snow covered trees. Skiing being reported as “Heavenly”. Dusting of new snow the past 24 hours. Groomers choice today for classic is Island Lake. All skate trails skiing nice, extension loops get top choice for skating.

Trails groomed for classic and open include Sap Run, Mother Hen, JibFly, Loon Return, Sukkerbusk, Mother North Star, Rootin Tootin, North Loup, Island Lake, Wavy Gravy and Twin Lakes. For skating Skaters Waltz, the extension loops, Single Green, Kristin’s Cutoff and North Loup.

Roy’s Run, Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead are snow covered, no grooming and open for bushwhacking. Next week we will work on Roy’s Run, packing and tracking.

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.
Loon Return tracking, December 27th, 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.