Ski Trail Report

Trails are open for skiing and fat biking. We have been grooming daily this week on 25km of trail. We were back out this morning touching up the skate trails and resetting track on a few classic trails. Incredible conditions for late March. The past few days have been mid winter skiing but with March sunshine and longer days….a special end of season.

Another quick hitting system Tuesday morning with 2-3″ of new snow. With cold and dry conditions, mid winter skiing in place. 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. We will plan to be open Easter week and weekend, weather permitting but with the base we have, we are confident spring conditions will persist through the middle of March.

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)

Combing out Skaters Waltz, March 30th, 2023.
Grooming from Bullhead lake, March 30th, 2023. Take the big hill straight down!
Cutting new track on Sukkerbusk late afternoon, March 30th, 2023.
Combing out the skate lane on North Loup, March 30th, 2023.
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.