Light snow Monday morning to start off the week after a great weekend of skiing. Thanks to all the skiers who patronized the trails and Maplelag! Just under an inch of new snow so far this morning with another inch possible by end of the day. The new snow another nice refresh. Grooming select trails this morning. The temps look great and any temps above 32 this week will not affect the fantastic skiing.
We will be a bit conservative with the snow this week to condition the snow Friday night and Saturday morning after any potential changes in conditions. There is a nice base of snow to work with with a variety of snow types to maintain excellent skiing. There is no reason not to ski as conditions are the best of the year and now is the time to come to Maplelag if you haven’t made winter plans! With that said, waxing is critical to have the best experience possible. With so many developments in waxing, as long as there is snow, some great skiing to be had. If you have “no-wax” skis, the still need to be waxed including the fish scales area which prevent sticking. If this sounds complicated, no worries, we can make sure your skis are running well when you come to Maplelag with a quick fix.
Trails that have been groomed and open with tracks set: Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, Sap Run, Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Roy’s Run and JibFly. Skaters Waltz, the extension groomed for skating. Please no skating on trails other than Skaters Waltz, and the extension of Skaters. Trails open with skier made track include Lucky’s Loype and Bullhead. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease on AMA property.
Total snowfall since December 15th=21″, compacted base on trail 4-7″. Snow depth in the woods 12-16″. Overall the trails have very good coverage, a few rough spots on the marsh/lake crossings to use caution, especially on Bullhead trail. Total snowfall since December 1st, 27″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 29″. We had a warm spell that melted most of the snow from November 20th and December 1st other than the north facing areas. First grooming of the season on November 20th after 2″ of snowfall.
Current conditions at Maplelag from the Weather Underground Personal Weather Station: Note, the wind speeds are generally a bit lighter than what other sites will report. The Maplelag station more accurate to conditions in our wooded environment.
The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. After January 3rd, lunch will be available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.