Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. Temperature at Maplelag has been staying below freezing this week and the base of snow we have is holding out well. Reports from people skiing have been good. We plan to keep the trails open through the weekend. With possible warmer temps and sun in the afternoon Saturday and Sunday, best to ski in the mornings, if possible, for better skiing and help us preserve the integrity of the deck. With the thin base it is difficult to groom out ruts if they freeze overnight.

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 Sap Run, Mother North Star, 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 will be open this weekend.

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″.

Late afternoon skate ski, January 26th, 2024. (B.Olson photo)
Frosty scene on Skaters Waltz extension, January 26th 2024. (P.Arneson photo)
Classic skiing on North Loup, January 25th, 2024.
Setting new track on JibFly, January 24th, 2024.
Lunch ski on Skaters Waltz extension, January 24th, 2024.
Evening grooming on Skaters Waltz, January 24th, 2024. Best skiing will be before noon in the mornings! 
Tracking back to the caboose! January 23rd, 2024. The cabooses have good availability midweek the remainder of the winter season.
Combing out the skate deck on North Loup at dusk, January 23rd, 2024. Please ski the main loop of North Loup clockwise to maintain the integrity of the track. 
Building up the base on Mother North Star, January 23rd, 2024. The deer have been active along the trail where acorns are present. 
Resetting track on lower part of Sap Run after shoveling, January 23rd, 2024.
Evening groom on Skaters Waltz, January 23rd, 2024.
Evening trail work on Skaters Waltz, January 22nd, 2024.
Sunday skiers, January 21st, 2024.