Trail Report

Very much winter feels with temps down to the single digits overnight. Just need snow to compliment! The cold weather good for setting frost into the ground. Currently the trails are damp and moisture laden which is favorable for the first snowfalls. Having dry frozen ground will see the ground sucking the moisture from the snow.

 Bike trails  are now open for fat biking/winter riding. Please note the signage and tap for the “dirt” season is removed but the main singletrack sections are signed.

It’s been a fantastic final push for working on the trails including the start of this week. We have been working on the outer trails most recently, finishing Island Lake trail, Roy’s Run and Bullhead Bootleg extension last week. After not being able to clear the Bullhead Bootleg extension, in recent years, we are are excited to groom it again this year. Overall the trails are looking great and ready for freezing temps and the real snow to come! It doesn’t take much to open the trails, usually 3-4″ of dense snow and a grooming or two and select trails are skiable.

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! Snow returned on November 9th with 1″ falling.

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. 

Frozen surface making for ridable conditions, November 24th, 2023. Bike trails are now open for fat biking/winter riding.
Last minute clearing on Lucky’s Loype trail, November 22nd, 2023. We plan to groom the non AMA segments of Lucky’s this year.
Impressive work on a white oak tree by the beavers residing on Bullhead lake, November 22nd, 2023.
Sunrise over Sap Run ski trail, November 22nd, 2023.
Last minute brushing on “Bjorp’s Stump”, Rootin Tootin trail, November 21st, 2023.
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Mary helping out with deadfall clearing, November 19th, 2023.

Sunshine on Skaters Waltz! November 18th, 2023.
South Twin Lake frozen over, November 18th, 2023.
North end of Bullhead lake trail, November 18th, 2023.
Porcupine on side of Skaters extension trail, November 18th, 2023.
Fall grooming on north end of Bullhead lake trail, November 15th, 2023.
Bootleg extension, November 15th, 2023. It’s been a few years since we’ve been on the east side of the trail system for fall trail grooming and we are excited to groom over here again this winter. 
Clearing deadfall on Bootleg extension, November 15th, 2023.
Even though we are seeing highs near 50 this week, the nights have been cold and with calm conditions half the lake glazing over with ice in the morning, November 15th, 2023.
Finishing up on the northern trails, November 14th, 2023.
Northern point of Roy’s Run, November 14th, 2023. Due to high water in previous years, we haven’t been able to prepare this segment like this year. Overall the trail should open up earlier after today’s tuning. 
Fall grooming on Island Lake trail, November 13th, 2023.
Skaters Waltz ready for snow as a few patches remain from last weeks snow. November 13th, 2023.
End of Sap Run ski trail as it leads into the sledding hill area, November 12th, 2023.