Ski Trail Report

Trails are open. A great day on the trails. Beautiful frost highlighted by the late morning and afternoon sun. Great to see so many people out on the trails today. It did get warm and soften in the afternoon but should freeze hard tonight. With that said, expect some iciness before it softens again. We are grooming on the skate lane on Skaters Waltz and North Loup this evening. Looking at the forecast, we will plan to have the trails closed next week in effort to save the base we have with warmer weather moving in.

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″.

Moorhead Nordic ski team after a great morning of training on the trails, January 27th, 2024.
Frosty Sap Run, January 27th, 2024.
Evening groom on the skate trails, January 27th, 2024.
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.