Ski Trail Report

A good hard freeze overnight and not as warm today which helped keep the base and coverage we have status quo. We had another nice morning and early afternoon of spring like skiing and good to see a few other folks out. Trails will remain open for the weekend. Saturday will be best from 10am-2pm. Sunday should be possible to, expect thinning conditions if temps in mid 40’s again Saturday. Trails recommended to ski are the 5km of trail we have been grooming the past few days that consists of the east side of Sukkerbusk and Skaters Waltz. Sap Run can be used as connector to make a loop. Skiing allowed both directions, skate and no track classic. We will be shoveling and transporting snow to the thin areas this afternoon and grooming at dusk. We are not able to set new track.

Skiing possible on other trails but not groomed or patrolled and ski at own risk, use extreme caution. Some spots have good coverage, other areas are bare ground. If you need to walk, please do so on the very side of the trail. With all that said, with a open mind, and adventure spirit and using caution there is some fun spring skiing to be had.

Fat bike trails will be open in the morning Saturday and Sunday 2/3 and 2/4. 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 1-3″ and compacted base on trails is 0-2″.

Afternoon skier on Sukkebusk as we patched up a thin area, February 2nd, 2024.
One more day of harvesting snow to the trail, February 2nd, 2024. After today we will no longer be hauling snow to the trail with the continued warm forecast.
Start of North Loup, February 2nd, 2024. North Loup has good coverage 80% of the trail. There are some bare spots to take skis off and walk through but a opportunity for the adventurous.
Sukkerbusk, February 2nd, 2024. Most of Sukkerbusk has adequate coverage for thin cover spring skiing. Start area is in rough shape, free of snow but once in woods better. No tracks on east side.
Start of western trails, February 2nd, 2024. The downhill to the western trails we recommend to walk. There are some skiable segments but only for the adventure at heart skier.
Bare section on Wavy Gravy, February 2nd, 2024.
Great crust skiing in the mornings on the area lakes and ponds along the ski trails. February 2nd, 2024.
Morning skate ski on a better section of Skaters Waltz, February 1st, 2024.
Straightway on east side of Sukkerbusk late morning, February 1st, 2024.
Heading out for evening groom and trail patching, February 1st, 2024.
Sunset grooming on Skaters Waltz, February 1st, 2024.
Early evening scene, February 1st, 2024.
Transporting another load to Skaters Waltz, January 31st, 2024.
Evening groom under a beautiful sunset, January 30th, 2024.
Harvesting snow to Skaters Waltz, January 24th, 2024.
Morning spring ski in January! January 29th, 2024.
Shoveling snow on Sap Run, January 29th, 2024.
Shoveling snow at the start area, January 29th, 2024.
Moorhead Nordic ski team after a great morning of training on the trails, January 27th, 2024.