Trail Report

A quick morning snow shower this morning after colder weather moving in overnight. Chance of more snow later today, up to an inch possible. We will continue working on the trails right up until the snow that sticks for the season comes. We try to have a few trails open for skiing by Thanksgiving, weather permitting. Bike trails will open for fat biking/winter riding later this month once the ground is consistently frozen.

Trails are now closed with MN firearm season in place. In respect of local landowners and guest safety, we close the trails on Maplelag property. 

A wintery start to November with 3″ of snow one week ago. Snow falling on top of frozen ground and was enough reason for an early season groom! We enjoyed a couple days of early season skiing and good to see a few other people out! After the deer hunting season, we will plan to open the trails again around Thanksgiving time….hopefully for skiing and fat biking!

Maplelag current conditions including data from the new Maplelag weather station can be found on the Weather page.

Season passes can be purchased on the products page. 

Late afternoon snow shower on “Eira”, November 9th, 2023.
One more clearing on “Eira”, part of the new name for “Suicide Hill”. November 9th, 2023. Since the spring we have made over 30 mowings/clearings on this segment to have it as smooth and clean as possible for the early season snow and grooming.
Load of “deadfall” wood cleared off the ski trail, November 9th, 2023.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, November 8th, 2023. Snow from last week has melted off and ready for the next round! 
Thinning and clearing in the “skinny field”, November 8th, 2023.
Skaters Waltz ski trail cleared and ready for snow, November 8th, 2023.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, November 2nd, 2023.
Sap Run ski trail, November 2nd, 2023.
Clearing deadfall from Rootin Tootin, November 2nd, 2023.
Early season skiing on fresh groomed! October 31st, 2023.
Thanks to cold temps and frozen ground, some of the best October skiing ever at Maplelag. October 31st, 2023.
Halloween moon ski! October 31st, 2023.
Not quite a full moon but enough clearing to let the light of the moon shine through for a special Halloween ski, October 31st, 2023.
Grooming fresh snow on “Eira” hill, October 31st, 2023.
First grooming of the year on a segment of Skaters Waltz, October 31st, 2023.
Grooming fresh snow on “Eira” hill, October 31st, 2023.
Frosty morning scene on north Twin Lake, October 29th, 2023.
Scene in the “skinny field” October 29th, 2023.
First snowfall of the year, October 27th, 2023. 
Dusting of snow, Loon Return ski trail, October 27th, 2023.
Clearing deadfall on Rootin Tootin trail, October 27th, 2023.
Aspen leaf clearing on singletrack and ski trail! October 26th, 2023.
Trail clearing on Wavy Gravy, October 23rd, 2023.
Clearing leaves on North Loup, October 23rd, 2023.
Mossy segment on Sap Run ski trail, October 22nd, 2023.
Poplar trees displaying brilliant yellow this year, October 22nd, 2023.
Spectacular late fall color at Twin Lakes crossing, October 19th, 2023.
Cleared ski trail, October 20th, 2023.
Beautiful morning at Maplelag! October 20th, 2023.
Morning scene at Tamarack junction, October 20th, 2023.
Sunset on another beautiful fall afternoon, October 19th, 2023.
Fall grooming on Sukkerbusk trail, October 18th, 2023.
Tamarack trees displaying their autumn gold, October 18th, 2023.
Another beautiful fall evening, October 16th, 2023. Poplar trees “popping” this week with color.