Ski Trail Report

Feels and looks more like winter today! Morning low checked in at -12 but late February sunshine and no wind making for a beautiful morning. Around 2″ of new snow the past 24 hours. We packed and groomed around 5km yesterday and groomed it again this morning. Early afternoon we skied on it to check conditions. It was skiable but very very thin base with rough and exposed spots. We will have this loop open for any diehard skiers until 11am Thursday but extreme caution must be used.  

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!

Rollpackign on Sap Run, February 28th, 2024.
Ginzu grooming on Sukerbusk, part of the 5km loop, February 28th, 2024. Sunshine always makes things look better!
Testing out the grooming, February 28th, 2024. A better section of trail very skiable. Other spots rough with exposed dirt and grass tough going.
Sun dogs over Little Sugarbush, February 27th, 2024.
North Twin Lake, February 24th, 2024.
Grooming fresh snow on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024.
Cutting deadfall off the ski trail, February 27th, 2024.
Getting a early start on firewood for the sauna, February 27th, 2024.