Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Great day of skiing Saturday. Pretty much textbook “spring ski conditions” with faster skiing in the morning that softening just enough mid afternoon on the sun kissed areas before glazing over again. Doesn’t look to be quite as warm today so trails will remain a bit faster all day but still some great skiing to be had. The snow and grooming holding out great. Saturday evening we groomed Skaters Waltz, Sap Run and touched up the more used areas on Sukkerbusk. 

We groomed on the entire trail system Thursday and Friday, renovating and tenderizing the snow. Trails are skiing well considering the melt freeze cycle.. Always use a little extra caution on the hills and be aware of shaded areas and sun exposed areas for changing conditions. 

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)  

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. 

Late afternoon ski on JibFly, February 11th, 2023. Snow and grooming holding out great on JibFly. Outside of the sun touched areas, really nice skiing. 
Great tracks on the protected areas, JibFly, February 11th, 2023.
Resetting track on Sap Run at dusk, February 11th, 2023. Please no skating on Sap Run now that the Section courses are no longer marked.
Touching up the big hill, February 11th, 2023. 
Cutting new track in between Twin Lakes on Wavy Gravy and Island Lake trails, February 10th, 2023.
Cutting new track on Loon Return, February 10th, 2023. Fat bike path on the left!
Eagle nest at end of Twin Lake/start of Island Lake trail is active! 
Little nest near Wavy Gravy trail….not active! 
Cutting new track on Island Lake trail, February 10th, 2023. 
Renovating and resetting track on Roy’s Run, February 10th, 2023. Roy’s groomed out nice and should be very good skiing on the weekend, especially Saturday morning. 
Cutting new track on North Loup, February 10th, 2023. Both skate lane and classic track will provide nice skiing this weekend. 
Cutting new track on JibFly, February 10th, 2023. Took a few extra passes on JiBfly with section course using this trail but after multiple grooming passes should be nice skiing for the weekend. 
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.