Ski Trail Report

Trails are open.Awesome seeing so many people out this past weekend. Another beautiful late March day on tap. Snow is in great shape and grooming from Saturday morning holding out nicely. Might be a bit more action on the south facing areas this morning on the tracks before the sun does its thing later morning. Today we renovated and set new structure on Skaters Waltz and groomed out the skate lane on North Loup which is now groomed for both skate and classic this week in to the weekend.

Looks like we should have very good to excellent late season skiing the rest of this week with possible more new snow on Wednesday. Early graph forecast calling up to 7″. (The NWS graph has been the most reliable weather tool we have found)

We have been grooming around 25km of trail for end of season skiing. We will continue grooming the same trails listed below until this weekend for sure and weather permitting, the first weekend of April.

Please park across from the Brant for parking. We have not plowed out the far lot after the most recent snow.

Trails groomed for classic include Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, JibFly, Twin Lakes and the side of North Loup.

Trails to be groomed for skate include Skaters Waltz. North Loup will be groomed skate starting next week.  Since temps look favorable for continued good classic skiing through the weekend, we will continue grooming North Loup classic only.

As we transition to spring skiing be aware of possible variable conditions mid day if sunny or temps near or above freezing this time of year. Waxing can make for much better ski experience, even if you have no wax skis the fish scale zone will work much better if a paste wax is applied to this area to keep the dry base from attracting the moisture in the snow and icing or sticking on the bottom.

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!  

Fat bike trails are open, click here for latest report

Total snowfall this season at 72″. Compacted base on trail 9-14″.  

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. 

Trail passes can be purchased on our website. (scroll down to bottom of page) 

Freshening up the skate deck on Skaters Waltz, March 20th, 2023.
Resetting track on certain segments on North Loup, March 23rd, 2023. Skate deck also groomed out. A few uneven spots, another groom planned tomorrow and should level out.
Finishing up the morning groom, March 18th, 2023.
Grooming Sap Run under the solar lights, March 18th, 2023.
Afternoon skier on Sukkerbusk, March 17th, 2023.
Peder back out for more late season skiing, March 17th, 2023.