Trail Report

A relatively wet weekend with 1.5″ of precipitation falling Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The rain was welcomed as it got very dry after the snow melted off. Wind, very low humidity facilitating the drying process. The woods are starting to come to life more and more each day with wildflowers and buds on the trees and saplings.

The snow has all melted and ice is off Little Sugarbush lake next to Maplelag. The water tables have been restored thanks to the snowfall this season just under 100″. Waterfowl active as ever including loons that are happy to have a ice free lake. 

The mountain bike trails are open for ridingClick here for latest update. Maplelag trails are closed to all motorized use and horses. We continue with trail tuning as we constantly work on the trails for the next ski season and maintain 25 miles of mountain bike trail. 

We had a great run of skiing in April, officially skiing on April 23rd capping off a fantastic ski season of 153 skiable days starting the third week of November. Was great seeing so many people out enjoying the special late season conditions. Thanks to everyone who supported us this season and the trails. The fire on October 10th was a devastating event for us and the long ski season helped keep us active, restore and gain clarity as we recover from the tragedy last fall. 

Total snowfall this season at 96″ which ranks in top 5 of total snowfall in one season at Maplelag.

First buds, May 7th, 2023.
Ice free Little Sugarbush a rare calm night this spring, May 4th, 2023.
Another night with aurora borealis! We’ve been blessed with many nights of northern lights this past winter and spring, May 5th, 2023.
Clearing deadfall off the ski trail, May 4th, 2023. All the wood we use for the sauna stove by the lake. 
Lake scene on Little Sugarbush early afternoon, May 2nd, 2023. Ice should be off by end of day May 3rd!
Pond near Mother Hen ski trail, May 2nd, 2023. The water levels are at normal levels after being restored from this years snowfall. 
Hepatica flowers blooming in full force on the forest floor, May 2nd, 2023.
Mountain bike singletrack, May 2nd, 2023. Mountain bike trails are now open. 
Pair of swans in a pond near Rootin Tootin ski trail, May 1st, 2023.
Moss coming back to life on Skaters Waltz ski trail, May 1st, 2023.
Ice melt being expedited this week with strong winds during the day, May 1st, 2023.
Just a few patches of snow is all that remains from this past winter, April 30th, 2023.
Twin Lakes crossing, April 30th, 2023. After a very dry fall, water levels in the area ponds and sloughs are back to normal after a healthy snow season.
First wild flowers emerging from the forest floor, April 30th, 2023.
Bullhead Bootleg singletrack, April 30th, 2023. The entire trail system is open. We are clearing on the entire system and working on signage these weeks. 
One last ski, April 23rd, 2023.
We’ve been blessed with many nights of northern lights this past winter and spring, April 28th, 2023.
Aurora Borealis over the Brant cabin, April 28th, 2023.We’ve been blessed with many nights of northern lights this past winter and spring, 
Nature scene, April 23rd, 2023.
Snow chimes! April 23rd, 2023. Branch was submerged in in pond, ice formed than branch related pulling up chunks of ice! 
Taking in the fresh snow, April 21st, 2023.
Setting track through the Skinny Field, April 21st, 2023.