Ski Trail Report

Trails open and skiing very nice. Rime frost falling from the trees the past few days making for a sugary silky surface to glide upon over a firm base. We have been grooming daily on some portion of the trails. Thursday we set JibFly and Mother Hen with double tracks and reset Twin Lakes singletrack. Yesterday we tracked Roy’s Run after spending the past few days clearing deadfall and pushing back overhanging branches. Groomer’s choice is Roy’s Run for classic. Today we will touch up the skate trails and a few other classic trails but overall everything is looking fantastic and should be a dandy weekend of skiing. 

Great day Tuesday for the JV/JR High race. Nice job to all the skiers. 

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

Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead trail are snow covered, no grooming and open for bushwhacking. We have packed a loop on Bullhead lake and will be setting a track on the perimeter for classic. 

Has been a nice start to the ski season with excellent conditions. Great seeing so many people out this year, thanks for purchase of day and season passes. 

Total snowfall this season at 38″. Compacted base on trail 5-10″. 

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)  

There are now 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, parking available across from Brant cabin as well. 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 new double track on Sukkerbusk, January 6th, 2023.
Frosty segment on Roy’s Run, January 5th, 2023.
Roy’s Run, January 5th, 2023.
Erasing and renovating the singletrack on JibFly, January 5th, 2023.
JibFly now set with double track, January 5th, 2023.
Setting double track on JibFly, January 5th, 2023.
Rootin Tootin trail, January 5th, 2023.
Full moon rising over Rootin Tootin slough, January 5th, 2023.
Moonlight ski, January 5th, 2023.
Incredible light from the full moon. January 5th, 2023.
A quick moment of afterglow hitting the frosty tree tops, January 4th, 2023.
Setting track on Roy’s Run, January 4th, 2023.
Roy’s Run, January 4th, 2023.
Combing patch on Bullhead lake, January 4th, 2022. We are grooming a path across to access the fat bike trails but made a loop on the north end (not tracked) for a option to ski on the lake after the big hill.
Shoreline frost, Bullhead lake, January 4th, 2023.
Warming up before the races, 
Start of girls JV races, ski meet January 3rd, 2023.
Start of boys JV races, January 3rd, 2023.
Sap Run trail, January 3rd, 2023. Sap Run is groomer’s choice! 
Setting new double track on Sukkerbusk, January 2nd, 2023.
Grooming the big hill down to Bullhead Lake, January 2nd, 2023.
Resertting singletrack on JibFly, January 2nd, 2023.
Setting double track with the Pisten Bully on Mother North Star, January 2nd, 2023.
Frosted tamarack trees along Mother North Star trail, January 1st, 2023.
Skaters Waltz extension, January 1st, 2023.
Heading out for a New Years Eve ski, December 31st, 2022.
Frosted high bush cranberries, December 31st, 2022.