Trail Report

Trails are now closed. Warm and sunny days this week combined with off and on wind is drying up the trails nicely. We hope to open the trails for mountain biking in a few weeks.

We logged a final ski on April 1st (no fooling!) after a fun Easter week and weekend of skiing on a late season snow storm before warm temps deteriorated the snow to a point the trails are now closed for the season. It was great seeing a handful of folks out to enjoy the late season treat of snow. It will be at least a few weeks, even with warmer temps forecasted, until we can open again for mountain biking. (click here for updates)

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, the end of February and early March with low snow and frozen ground it 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!

Little Sugarbush lake (lake next to Maplelag) still 70% ice covered, April 4th, 2024.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, April 4th, 2024.
Most ponds and sloughs have opened up, April 4th, 2024.
One last ski on last weeks snow, April 1st, 2024.
Following the snow, April 1st, 2024.
Sunny Easter skiing, March 31st, 2024.
Skiing on Sukkerbusk, March 31st, 2024.
First ski for grand daughter Eira! March 30th, 2024.

Saturday morning skate ski, March 30th, 2024.

Evening grooming Friday March 29th, 2024.
Friday skiing on the groomed loop, March 29th, 2024.
Grooming at sunset, March 28th, 2024.
Thursday morning skiing, March 28th, 2024.
Thursday morning skiing, March 28th, 2024.
Enjoying a rare late March classic ski on fresh dry cold snow, March 27th, 2024.
Enjoying a rare late March classic ski on fresh dry cold snow, March 27th, 2024.
Early evening groom, March 27th, 2024.
Combing out skate lane on Sukkerbusk segment that is also part of the 5km loop we have been grooming, March 27th, 2024.
Rollpacking dusting of snow overnight first in the morning before using the Ginzu groomer, March 27th, 2024.
One of the many thousand of planted pines at Maplelag after last nights dusting. March 27th, 2024.
Heading out for a afternoon groom with the Ginzu groomer, March 25th, 2024.
Combing with Ginzu groomer on Skaters Waltz, March 25th, 2024.
Magical moonlight ski, March 25th, 2024.
Rollpacking new snow through the Switchyard, March 24th, 2024.