Trail Report

The trails are open. A chilly start to February with temps below 0 in the morning but warming up nicely with light wind and sunshine making for nice winter days. Today we will be working on the Section course for Tuesday’s race.

A nice weekend on the trails, busy with ski teams training for Sections on Tuesday, families out skiing and even yoga skiing on the trails. Skiing is fast on hard/icy conditions. Skating is good with positive reports from skiers on Skaters Waltz. It is still very fast but enough structure for edging. The best track skiing right now is on Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes and the groomer’s choice, North Loup. Other tracked trails are being skied on, few more rough/hard spots.

Bottom line, we have snow, we can ski and people are doing great.  As we said before, we appreciate the positive attitude by everyone.  Use caution, walk the hills on the side if you have to and just ski. Snowshoeing is good, nice to see people checking out some new areas this week. Folks skating on the ice rink as well and sledding happening in the back bowl.

Surface conditions are hardpack/icy. Compacted base on trail is 2-4″ and snow depth in the woods is 3-4″. Total snowfall since January 1st is 8″. Around 28km tracked for classic, 15km groomed skate and all other have a packed base or skier made track. A few trails in the AMA area will not be groomed this year. Areas of thin cover and rough. Check the trail report board in the main lodge for the latest trail information.

The trails are open. Trail passes for day skiing for non lodging guests are $15. Ski rental available at $15 a package. During mid week, lunch and day trail pass package available for $25. Call 218-375-4466 or email at maplelag@arvig.net for more information

 

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Last year we were shoveling off the trail just to pass through with the snowmobile. Quite the opposite this year! January 27th, 2015.

 

Members of the MPA Nordic Ski Team ready for a sunny morning on the trails. January 25th, 2015.
Members of the MPA Nordic Ski Team ready for a sunny morning on the trails. January 25th, 2015.

 

Sunrise ski before breakfast. January 25th, 2015.
Sunrise ski before breakfast. January 25th, 2015.

 

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