Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. A quiet weekend on the trails with cold temps keeping folks away but ones that did go out reported nice skiing and conditions are beautiful. Today we reset the tracks for the courses for the North Star Conference race on Tuesday that will be held in the afternoon on Sap Run, Mother North Star and a short section of Sukkerbusk on the start points. All other trails are open in the afternoon.

2″ of snow Thursday evening. Grooming Friday on all the inner trails and a new track set on Twin Lakes to the west and North Loup to the north. Tracksetting occurred in the afternoon once the wind settled down but might be a few small areas where drifted. 

Lot of animals on the move and tons of tracks everywhere, especially on the inner trails. Eagles, grouse, porcupines, fox and pileated woodpeckers some of the wildlife sighted….keep your eyes open! 

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 set a track on the perimeter for classic. 

Has been a incredible ski season so far. Great seeing so many people out this year, thanks for purchase of day and season passes. 

Total snowfall this season at 45″. Compacted base on trail 6-11″. 

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 are groomed and open, click here for latest report

Cutting new track on Mother North Star, January 30th, 2023. (Part of North Star conference course)
Cutting track on Sap Run, January 30th, 2023.
Cutting fresh double track on Mother North Star, January 27th, 2023.
Section skate course groomed today, January 27th, 2023. Skate trails to the north groomed on Thursday with 2″ fresh snow on top.
Setting track on Rootin Tootin, January 27th, 2023.
Cutting new track on North Loup, January 27th, 2023. Skate lane groomed on Thursday the 26th, dusting of new snow on top.