Ski Trail Report

Trails are open for skiing. Brilliant sunshine to start the day before clouding over with a little bit of light snow. This morning we tracked more trail with Loon Return and Rootin Tooting being tracked. We also tried to set track on Roy’s Run but need a bit more snow. We did pack and comb and is open for no track classic skiing with good coverage mostly throughout. Currently we have 23km of trail tracked for classic only and 15km open for skating only. All other trails are packed and open for no track classic skiing. Tuesday we tracked Twin Lakes and North Loop. North Loup now groomed for skate and classic.

Tracks are set on Sap Run, JibFly, Sukkerbusk, Mother Hen, Poki Loki, Loon Return, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Twin Lakes and North Loup. Please do not skate on trails packed for classic. Skating on Skaters Waltz and the extension loops and North Loup

The outer trails are packed but no track set. Skier made track on Roy’s Run and Lucky’s Loype. This week we hope to set additional track on the western trails and possibly Roy’s Run. We also plan to pack out Bullhead Bootleg loop, using the lake crossing for a new option to access Bootleg and bypass the marshy areas. 

Early season conditions, the base is still thin watch for rough spots, areas of thin cover and unmarked obstacles but very skiable and reports from the skiers have been good. Steady dustings the past week continues to improve the conditions. Trees are frosted nicely and lots of tracks in the woods making for a great outings in the woods.  

The Brant cabin is open as a warming house. The main lounge area has a Kuerig for hot chocolate/coffe/tea and there are simple snacks available to purchase on honor system. The store will be open Saturday, January 20th from 11am to 1pm.

Fat bike trails are open and groomed. Latest fat 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 12″. Current snow depth is 3-5″ and compacted base on trails is 2-3″.

Tracking Loon Return, January 17th, 2024.
Rootin Tooting at sunrise after fresh tracking, January 17th, 2024.
Packing and combing Roy’s Run, January 17th, 2024. We haven’t packed Roy’s like the other trails so we were not able to set a track we were happy with. It did level and comb out nice with the current snow depth we have. Just an inch or two of snow and we can set track.
Start of Roy’s Run and North Loup, January 17th, 2024. Although there is a track at the start, it only runs to the bottom of the hill. North Loup groomed skate and classic and currently the recommendation is to classic/stride North Loup. Skaters, be sure to hop in the track on the downhills!
Setting track on North Loup, January 16th, 2024. North Loup groomed for both skate and classic.
Setting track on Twin Lakes, January 16th, 2024.
Combing the inner loop of Skater Waltz extension, January 16th, 2024.
Resetting double track on Sap Run, January 16th, 2024.
Sunset on Twin Lakes trail, January 16th, 2024.
Sunset off Twin Lakes trail, January 16th, 2024.
Sun dogs over Sukkerbusk, January 15th, 2024. (Cheryl Lawther photo)
Sunday smiles on Sukkerbusk! January 14th, 2024.
Cutting track on Mother North Start, January 14th, 2024.
Sunday skiing! January 24th, 2024.
The beauty of snow. January 14th, 2024.
Successful outing on the northern trails. Thanks Rob for skiing in a track on Roy’s Run! North Loup packed and combed, January 13th, 2024.
Frosty day on the trails, January 13th, 2024.
Family fun on the trails! January 13th, 2024.
Bushwhacked track on Double green trail, January 13th, 2024.
Afternoon skiers on Sukkebusk, January 12th, 2024.
Morning skiers on Sap Run, January 12th, 2024.
Tons of tracks everywhere with the low snow cover, January 11th, 2024.
First proper sun dog on the season, January 11th, 2024.
Frosty snowy tamarack trees, January 10th, 2024.