Very much winter feels with temps down to the single digits the past few nights. Just need snow to compliment! Little Sugarbush lake (lake Maplelag is next to), froze over last night. The cold weather setting good for setting frost into the ground. Currently the trails are damp and moisture laden (frozen) which is favorable for the first snowfalls versus having dry frozen ground will see the ground sucking the moisture from the snow. Bottom line, the trails are in great shape and ready for snow! All we need on some trails is 3″ of moisture laden snow and we can begin grooming and skiing…Think 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.
Mary helping out with deadfall clearing, November 19th, 2023.