Ski Trail Report

A dusting of snow early Sunday morning has now melted off except on the north facing segments that remained covered with a ice/crust base. Looks to be quite warm today before a system moves with with chances of snow. Hard to believe 24 hours from now it could be 30 degrees colder and snowing! We are prepared to groom if any snowfall over 2″. Although the forecast looks warmer later in the week, we would focus on 5km of trail to try and have a few days skiing at least.

The trails are now closed until snow and colder weather returns.Looking at the forecast, it doesn’t look promising. However we continue to keep optimistic that things can change quick this time of year. If we do receive enough snow to groom and conditions are right with temperatures and frozen ground, we will groom and try to open the trails for skiing. In El Niño years of past, sometimes our snowiest months have been March and April! 

The Fat Bike trail remains open in the mornings provided it freezes hard at night to be able to ride on frozen ground. The frost is still set in so when it warms up, it gets very muddy.  Latest update on the Fat Bike Trail Report.

Although this year was one of the lowest snow years to date on record, it was an opportunity to learn more about grooming, preparing the trails for winter and being prepared for future low snow years. For as long as we have been grooming, every year is different and what makes it interesting and enjoyable! 

Thank you to everyone that has visited us this past year from the overnight guests to the day users. We appreciate it very much! 

We will continue to update daily as we enjoy sharing what is happening on the trails, weather and nature. 

On a side note, this winter with low snow and frozen ground has been favorable for cutting deadfall and windblown trees from storms and wind. Most of the woods we use for the wood fire stoves and campfires at Maplelag but bigger logs that have are not rotten we use for shelving, tables and other projects!

Wavy Gravy trail late afternoon, February 25th, 2024.
Morning scene from the Sap Run webcam after a very light dusting of snow this morning, February 25th, 2024.

Cutting up blow downs for firewood and future projects in the cabins and lodges! February 20th, 2024.

Enjoying one more ski on Presidents day, February 19th, 2024.
Skaters Waltz segment on the loop we groomed most recently, February 19th, 2024.
Ribbon of white….Just Ski! February 19th, 2024.