Trail Report

Dry and pleasant weather in place after a cooler weekend. We have been receiving adequate moisture this early summer so far keeping the woods lush and green and grass growing normal. Wildflowers have been abundant this year and fun to see the different ones each week.

We have been busy on the trails this spring and early summer clearing deadfall and cutting firewood and working on the mountain bike trails. We have begun mowing on the ski trails and will continue up until the snow flies. Wildlife active and on the move! 

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.

Tamarack trees in between Twin Lakes, June 6th, 2023.
Mini lily pads on South Twin Lake, June 6th, 2023.
Clearing on ski trail which serves as part of the bike course, June 3rd, 2023.
Rootin Tootin ski trail, June 3rd, 2023.
Bullhead lake at the start of Bullhead Lake trail, June 3rd, 2023.
Summer grooming, May 30th, 2023.
Rare morning of calm waters, May 31st, 2023.
Yellow slipper wild flowers blooming in full force, May 31st, 2023.
Lakeside of lodge site, May 26th, 2023.
Birch top hung up near Sukkerbusk ski trail over singletrack, May 25th, 2023.
Cut in blocks and ready to split for sauna firewood! 
Ferns exploding on the ski trails this week, May 25th, 2023.
Bumper crop of marsh marigolds, May 21st, 2023.
Wild violet flowers also abundant this year, May 21st, 2023.
Tamarack trees sprouting in slough along Mother North Star trail, May 18th, 2023.
Ski trail crossing to Twin Lakes, May 13th, 2023. Rain staying east of us over the weekend. 
Bloodroot flowers blooming today, May 11th, 2023.
Turtles on the move this week with warmer temps, May 11th, 2023.