Ski Trail Report

Beautiful frosty day on tap with sunshine. Just a few flakes of snow overnight. Select trails are open for skiing after a couple inches of dense snow Friday evening/Saturday morning and daily grooming. 

Early season conditions, watch for rough spots, areas of thin cover and unmarked obstacles but skiable on select trails. Recommended skiing on Sukkerbusk for no track classic skiing and Skaters Waltz for skating. To bypass the long hills on Skaters Waltz which have a rough spot on the long hill to Bullhead bay, use the end of Sap Run as a connector to make a loop of Skaters Waltz. The other trails groomed need a bit more snow before open to skiing but is good to pack and level the existing snow before it begins to dry out and settle. Please do not skate on trails packed for classic. Skating on Skaters Waltz only. 

Trails are closed to hiking at this time to preserve the base. Fat biking allowed on side of Skaters Waltz to access singletrack as part of the “FatLagChilada” course.

Sunday we packed on the western trails and Monday we cleared and packed on the northern trails. All the trail have now been packed. No further grooming until more snow. We are hauling snow to rough spots on the start area and Skaters Waltz the remainder of the week and grooming out those areas.

Fat bike trails are open. Latest bike trail report. 

Trail passes can be purchased on the products page.

Maplelag current conditions including data from the new Maplelag weather station can be found on the Weather page. Total snowfall since November 1st at 8″. Current snow depth is 2-4″.

Packing on the north trails, North Loup and Roy’s Run. Not open for skiing (or other modes of travel) until more snow. January 8th, 2024.
Roll packing on Skaters Waltz extension, January 8th, 2024.
Transporting snow to rough spot on Skaters Waltz, January 8th, 2024.
Packing and combing on Loon Return, January 7th, 2024.
Twin Lakes ski trail, January 7th, 2024.
Island Lake trail, January 7th, 2024. Snow is a little thinner on the outer western trails but leveling and packing what is there will better prepare for the next snows.
Frosty scene in between Twin Lakes, January 7th, 2024.
Deadfall to clear on Wavy Gravy, January 7th, 2024.
Sunset over the Goat Ranch rd and Maplelag entrance, January 7th, 2024.
Sunshine, fresh snow and grooming! Great way to start off Sunday. January 7th, 2024.
Evening groom, January 6th, 2024.
Enjoying the fresh and snow and grooming on Skaters Waltz, January 6th, 2023. Early season conditions, watch for rough spots and areas of thin cover. 
Roll packing on Sukkerbusk, January 6th, 2024.
Combing the big hill down to Bullhead lake, January 6th, 2024.
Grooming through the start area, January 6th, 2024.
Grooming fresh snow Friday evening, January 5th, 2024.
Holy Family Nordic ski team skiing on the lake, January 4th, 2024.
Classic skiing drills on the lake, Holy Family Nordic January 3rd, 2024. Just enough snow to ski on the edge! We measured 9″ of ice 1.2/2024.
Snow squall!! January 3rd, 2024.
Holy Family Nordic ski team out on the trails for a pole bounding workout, January 2nd, 2024.
Frosty scene at the trail head, January 1st, 2024.
Sunshine on Sap Run, January 1st, 2024.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, January 1st, 2024. We combed out a small loop after the most recent snowfall but obviously need more snow….bring it on! 
New Years Eve ski on the lake! December 31st, 2023. The edges have enough snow (not pictured) for easy classic skiing. 
Plunge after sauna under the “cold” moon, December 28th, 2023.
We have been stoking the sauna every day there are guests staying at Maplelag.