Trail Report

Colder day on Wednesday with temps in the lower 20’s. Sunshine out in full force and the dusting of snow yesterday making for nice skiing today. We have had no “thaw” at Maplelag and the trails are holding out great. Grooming on Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, double green and Suicide Hill Tuesday morning. Skiers on the trails this week enjoying the beautiful weather and reports all good.  A good chance of snow Thursday night on through  the weekend. Just 2-3″ will make for really nice skiing with the base we have. Until then, skiing has been good with the snow we have.

A great weekend of skiing. Members of the Breck Nordic, Visitation and Rochester Area Ski teams at Maplelag for training camps and weekend and day skiers hitting the trails. Skiing has reported better than expected with the snow we have and the weather has been ideal to be on the trails.  We also have a loop on the lake groomed for skate and classic which is around 3.2km. It has been very popular for all the guests and a nice option for all skiers whether for learning or cooling down from a long ski.  The past 2 weeks have seen a lot of skier traffic but the trails are holding out amazingly well considering the lower snow year. We have been shoveling and grooming almost daily to keep conditions skiable.  The trails groomed with tracks are shallow and thin but skiable throughout. Twin Lakes, Sukkerbusk and JibFly in the best condition for groomed track skiing (double tracked) and skaters waltz best condition for skate skiing. Skaters extension  getting better with continued dustings and grooming. A few more grassy spots but nothing to stop from having a great ski!  Mother Hen and Sap Run have one track set on the side and the rest of the deck is packed for open classic and good for no track classic skiing.  Rootin Tootin packed with no track set but fine for classic skiing. Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Roy’s Run, Mother North Star,Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead are not packed but skied in with a skier made track and providing fun adventurous type skiing.  A check of the trails Monday found Island lake and Roy’s Run nice for a skier made track, much better than expected. North Loup has been groomed for skating but a bit more rough. Yes, we could use more snow but the snow we have is skiing nicely and with a few adjustments, good times to be had on the trails.


Thanks to everyone who has come to Maplelag so far this season with a “just ski” attitude and no whining!

Please no skating on trails besides those designated for skating. Please no walking on the ski trails. There are areas of thin cover and other unmarked obstacles on all the trails.  The ice is thick on the lake for skating with  10-12″ being reported and we have a nice area cleared off by the fire pit.  The rink on the ground is open for skating and we also have a large area cleared off on the lake. The sledding hill is open and the plunge hole is cut and open! Winter is on!


Smoothing out the deck on Rootin Tootin trail, January 8th, 2013.