Ski Trail Report

Broken record weather in place. Thankfully we continue to freeze down hard at nights keeping the solid frost bed in place. Still early December, weather can change quick and patiently waiting for the trails to be blanketed in white. Fall trail work has the trails in some of the best condition going into the winter and won’t take much to have skiing.

Coldest temperature of the season recorded on Tuesday morning when thermometer checked in at -2. The recent run of cold weather has set good frost into the ground which is great before the snow comes. The area lakes have frozen over and there is a solid 5-7″ of ice. Currently the trails are covered with a thin coating of 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.

Season passes can be purchased on the products page. 

It’s been a fantastic final push for working on the trails. 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.

Twin Lakes ski trail, November 30th, 2023.
Trail work on the farthest part of the trail system on Roy’s Run ski trail, November 30th, 2023.
Looking down towards Bullhead lake, November 30th, 2023.
Intersection of Skaters Waltz and Lucky’s Loype, November 30th, 2023.
Great skating on the lake, November 28th, 2023. Ice was measuring 5-6″ in depth. 
Recent cold weather good for starting the flooding on the ice rink at Maplelag, November 28th, 2023. We will have the ice rink available for overnight guests and a handful of skate available to use. 
“Frost Flowers” on Little Sugarbush, November 28th, 2023. Cold night and moisture seeping to the surface create this beautiful scene.
Just like snowflakes, no two frost flower is alike! 
Fresh dusting of snow on Skaters Waltz, November 26th, 2023.
Sunset reflection on frozen south twin lake, November 25th, 2023.
Ermine sighting on the bike track! November 25th, 2023. 
We always see lots of tracks but rare to see in person….what a treat!
Bullhead lake frozen over, November 25th, 2023.
Booteg creek freezing down, November 25th, 2023. This stream was source of a “bootleg” operation back in the early early years of the area.
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.