Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Tracks and the deck are a bit hardpacked with some icy spots after freezing down from yesterday’s warm weather. Trails groomed/renovated/conditioned today providing some nice skiing. We will be grooming the next few days to have the best conditions possible for the weekend. Looks like a early taste of spring skiing coming up which means tracks and deck will be fast and icy like in the morning than softening in the afternoon with sun and temps in the mid 30’s. These conditions can be some of the best of the year if timed properly. Always use a little extra caution on the hills!

A fantastic two days for the Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships. Incredible weather and racing. Thanks for all those that helped make it a great two days and to all the skiers competing hard. Photos and results posted on

A few areas with scattered organic forest matter otherwise very nice skiing conditions.

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. 

Fat bike trails are open, click here for latest report

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. 

Big hill down to Bullhead Lake after grooming today, February 9th, 2023. All skate trails renovated and combed today.
Renovating snow on Sukkerbusk, February 9th, 2023.
Setting new track on Sukkerbusk, February 9th, 2023.
Ginzu renovating snow on Sap Run, February 9th, 2023.
Lining up the races, Secion 8 Nordic Ski Championships, February 8th, 2023.
Section 8 Girls Championship race.
Boys start Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships.
Boys Section 8 Nordic Ski Chanmpionsip race.
Beautiful day for Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships Day 1, February 7th, 2023.
Mary Skis! Mary completing goal to ski at the age of 80! February 5th, 2023.