Ski Trail Report

Trails are open for skiing and we are still grooming on 20km of trail.

Another fun day on the trails! Great seeing everyone out and the smiling faces enjoying the special late season conditions. Morning low temperatures down to the mid teens setting up last nights grooming nicely. Just a few flakes of snow this morning. Overcast and sub freezing temps until mid afternoon keeping the snow fresh. Trails groomed up nice this evening and should be a very nice morning of skiing Saturday. This evening we reset one track on Sap Run and Sukkerbusk and renovated and combed out the skate lanes on Skaters Waltz and North Loup. We did not reset the track on North Loup but the track was in great shape and should be good for Saturday classic skiers. With freezing temps tonight the trails might be a bit faster in the morning until softening and slowing down as the day passes. Just Ski!

This time of year after the we tend to groom later in the day or evening so the track can set up a bit harder and make for better glide longer into the morning. Weather and conditions this time of year can change rapidly, use a little extra caution on the south facing areas and hills but otherwise some great late season skiing to be had!

Trails will continue to be open through Monday April 10th at sunset.  We are grooming on 20km of trail consisting of Sap Run, Sukkebusk, North Loup for classic skiing and Skaters Waltz down to Bullhead Lake and back and a skate lane on North Loup for skating.

We will no longer be fat bike grooming this season. We had some great riding conditions over the weekend, Monday and Tuesday before the deep snow covered the trail. Full report here:

9″ new snow past 5 days. Total snowfall this season at 90″. Compacted base on trail 7-18″.  

(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)

Friday fun on North Loup! April 7th, 2023.

Grooming the skate lane on North Loup, April 7th, 2023. Track was not reset but holding definition.

Thumbs up for late season skiing! Having fun on North Loup, April 7th, 2023.
Local skier Carol always one of the first ones and last one of the season to be on the trail. Striding on Sukkebusk, April 7th, 2023.
Skate skiing on North Loup, April 7th, 2023. Add Bob to the list of one of the first and last ones of the season to hit the trail.

Grooming on Skaters Waltz, April 7th, 2023.

Resetting one track on Sap Run, April 7th, 2023. Left track will be a bit faster in the morning right track a bit softer. Left track better action later in the day!

Setting track on North Loup, April 6th, 2023. Skate deck was groomed in the evening again.
Grooming down to Bullhead lake, April 6th, 2023.
Sunshine and smiles! April 6th, 2023.
Thanks for coming up from the metro! 
Striding on North Loup, April 6th, 2023.
Sukkebusk skiing at sunset, April 5th, 2023. Incredible conditions for early April! 
Sunset ski on Sap Run, April 5th, 2023.
Another pass on Sukkerbusk with a short moment of sunshine, April 5th, 2023. Continued snowfall filling in the tracks but we are making multiple passes to stay on top of the snowfall. Once the weather settles down should be great skiing. Get out early for best conditions!
Skate trail grooming, April 5th, 2023.
Setting track on Sukkerbusk, April 4th, 2023.
Skate grooming on Skaters Waltz, April 4th, 2023. Skaters saw at least 8 passes today!
Sunday skiers, April 2nd, 2023.
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!
Birch mushrooms, April 1st, 2023.
Late afternoon striding on Sukkerbusk, March 31st, 2023.
Skating through the Switchyard, March 31st, 2023.
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.