Ski Trail Report

Trails are open for skiing and fat biking. Impressive morning low this morning at -15 on the western flanks of the trail system. Sun out, no wind and temperature making for a nice mid winter day of skiing….in late March! Has been quite the run of end of season skiing this year.

Another quick hitting system Tuesday morning with 2-3″ of new snow. Tuesday afternoon we groomed on the 25km of trail we have been grooming the past few weeks.With cold and dry conditions, mid winter skiing in place. Today we will be touching up on most of the 25km of trail.

With cooler temps in place, should be very nice late season skiing through the week.Good seeing everyone out enjoying the special late season conditions! Thanks to the Twin Cities skiers that have trekked north.

25km of trail open and groomed. 10km skate, 15km classic. This time of year be prepared for changing conditions, especially on the south facing slopes if sunny and unexpected icy/crusty spots.

Grooming plans: We will continue grooming on 25km of trail, touching up as needed until at least the first weekend of April. 

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 and North Loup. 

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. Wovlves, 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 78″. 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)

Cutting fresh ski tracks on Twin lakes ski trail, March 29th, 2023.
….and fresh tracks on Twin Lakes! March 29th, 2023. Tracks went across both lakes, north to the woods and to sloughs to the north.
Dr. Bob getting first crack on the fresh corduroy, March 28th, 2023.
Setting double track on Sukerbusk, March 28th, 2023.
Skaters grooming, March 28th, 2023.
North Loup continues to be groomed for both skate and classic, March 28th, 2023. Skate lane will be widened on the 29th. 
Monday skiers, March 27th, 2023. Great seeing first timers to Maplelag enjoying the late season skiing. 
Grooming connector on Bullhead to the lakes, March 27th, 2023.
Cattails on edge of Bullhead lake, March 27th, 2023. Deep snow covering all the marshy spots. Great crust skiing on the lake! 
Afternoon ski on Sukkebusk, March 26th, 2023.
Saturday evening groom, March 25th, 2023.
Sunshine and smiles! Friday skiing. March 24th, 2023.