Warming temps and pleasant conditions. Little bit of light silky snow falling Monday evening should be a nice refresh for the classic trails and smooth skate ski on Tuesday. Today we worked on Skaters Waltz shoveling snow on some thin areas.
A great weekend of skiing. Nice seeing everyone out, thanks for sharing ski experiences on Skinnyski.com and we appreciate the season pass purchases this late into the season…. but hopeful the season will run late! Saturday we hosted a short notice High School ski race and was awesome to have the energy of the kids on the trails again. A scattering of organic forest matter from strong winds Saturday night otherwise the coverage is good and skiing rated fair to good early season skiing conditions. Better coverage on the inner and northern part of the trail system.
We have been grooming daily on 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) Last week 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. Store is open on the weekends, usually in the afternoon.
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.
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″.