Trail Report

More typical spring weather in place after a mixed bag of weather on the weekend. We enjoyed a very small window to ski on Saturday after snow squalls on Friday. We have also had wind this week that brought down a few deadfall we have been clearing off the trails. Total precipitation last week around a half inch of rain. 

Slowly more signs of spring. A few wildflowers popping up other wild plants popping up from the forest floor. Ice went off Little Sugarbush lake Saturday April 6th. True to form, the loons returned the same day and combined with other waterfowl the lake is busy with activity and one of the more special times of the year on the lake.

Mountain bike trails now open. (click here for updates)

We are now able to be on the trails clearing deadfall and have begun working on the mountain bike trails before we transition to heavier 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. 

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! 

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!

Saturday skiing Friday’s snow! April 20th, 2024
Saturday skiing Friday’s snow! April 20th, 2024
Along the side of Mother North Star ski trail, April 19th, 2024.
Dusting of snow on the trails after off and on snow squalls Friday April 19th, 2024.
Fresh tracks in the fresh snow, April 19th, 2024.
Wind blown deadfall on the trails after recent wind, April 18th, 2024.
Signs of spring along the singletrack, April 17th, 2024.
Twin Lakes crossing early evening April 17th, 2024.
Appreciating the calm morning on Little Sugarbush, April 15th, 2024.
Stacked rocks along Roy’s Run ski trail and North Loup Gnar singletrack! April 14th, 2024.
East side of Little Sugarbush lake, April 11th, 2024.
Sukkerbusk ski trail, April 11th, 2024.
Ski trail segment of bike course, April 11th, 2024.