Ski Trail Report

Trails are open for skiing and fat biking. Good to excellent spring conditions in place. Spring conditions consist of faster skiing on crusty/icy snow in the morning than softening as the day progress. Pick your preference to enjoy this special time of year skiing. Typically the best skiing is 10am-2pm and 5pm-7pm.

Last night we groomed Sap Run and Sukkerbusk setting new track and also renovated and combed out Skaters Waltz. Saturday morning all the tracks were reset. Sunday skiing will be faster in the morning before warming softens the deck in the afternoon. 

We have been grooming daily on 25km of trail. 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. 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 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 79″. 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)

Late afternoon skiing on North Loup, April 1st, 2023. Track reset in the morning. Will be crusty in the morning than softening later. Pick your preference and just ski!
Sunset grooming on Sukkerbusk, April 1st, 2023.
Birch mushrooms, April 1st, 2023.
Sunset grooming on Skaters Waltz, April 1st, 2023. Early skating best on Skaters then North Loup will be good for softer skiing afternoon. 
Resetting track on JibFly, April 1st, 2023.
Resetting track on Twin Lakes, April 1st, 2023.
Late afternoon striding on Sukkerbusk, March 31st, 2023.
Skating through the Switchyard, March 31st, 2023.
Fantastic skating on Skaters Waltz for March 31st, 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.
Monday skiers, March 27th, 2023. Great seeing first timers to Maplelag enjoying the late season skiing.
Sunshine and miles for late season skiing! March 25th, 2023.