Ski Trail Report

Great weekend of skiing on tap after daily grooming and a few light dustings of snow this week. This morning we will have a low key HS race from 10am to 11am on Skaters Waltz. All trails open all day! No reason not to ski.

We have been grooming daily and all 64km of trail. Currently we have 34km of trail tracked for classic and 15km open for skating. All other trails are open for 15km of no track classic skiing. 4km of bushwhacking/adventure skiing with a skier made track (Lucky’s Loype) Thursday we packed Bootleg extension loop using Bullhead lake as an access point. Once we get a few more inches to track Bootleg, we will track a loop around the lake. Currently the lake is tracked across the lake. 

Tracks are set on Sap Run, JibFly, Sukkerbusk, Mother Hen, Poki Loki, Loon Return, Rootin Tootin, Wavy Gravy, 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 only. Top choices for classic skiing are Rootin Tootin and North Loup. 

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. 

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. 

Please no walking on the ski or fat bike trails. Snowshoe trails are open but snowshoeing possible anywhere except the ski trails. 

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″.

Cutting second track on Mother North Star, January 19th, 2024.
Ginzu blades cutting high spots on Skaters Waltz and combing after, January 19th, 2024.
Bullhead/Bootleg packed with snowmobile, January 18th, 2024. Open for no track classic skiing.
Sunset striding on Sukkerbusk, January 18th, 2024.
Groomed trail across Bullhead lake to access Bootleg extension, January 18th, 2024. An inch or so of new snow we will track on land and also a loop around the lake!
North Loup skiers, January 17th, 2024. The track is in good shape considering the base depth and skate lane skiing good as well Groomer’s choice! 
Setting track on Wavy Gravy, January 17th, 2024. Base is a bit thinner on the west side of the trail system. Easy to step out of tracks if need be.
Packing and combing on Island Lake trail, January 17th, 2024. Open for no track classic skiing. 
Mac’s Mess, January 17th, 2024. Not groomed but skier made track. More rough on east side but skiable throughout. Cross country skiing! 
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.