Trail Report

Warm and sunny days with off and on wind is drying up the trails nicely. We hope to open the trails for mountain biking in a week or so. Ice went off Little Sugarbush lake Saturday April 6th. Welcomed rain the past five days has been nice to take off the dryness. Scattered showers Tuesday and Wednesday at .12″. Around 1/2″ of rain combined Monday and Sunday. 

Once the trails dry up, we will begin working on the mountain bike trails before we transition to ski trail work and tree planting. We will have a big season of tree planting this year. Summer ski trail work will include fixing rutted areas, working on drainage and removing rocks and filling in low spots. 

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!

East side of Little Sugarbush Lake, April 11th, 2024.

Ice free since April 6th, 2024.
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.