A great day for the Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships at Maplelag. Super fun event with perfect weather as 13 girls and 14 boys teams from northwest and central Minnesota competed for the chance to go to the state meet. We always enjoy hosting these events and the Section race has a bit more energy feel with state berths on the line. Great job to all the skiers and congrats to the teams and individuals that qualified for the state meet. Big thanks to all the support staff, officials and volunteers for making it a great day. Coverage on skinnyski.com
We missed out on the big snow in the northern mid plains yesterday, just a light dusting at Maplelag but overall the trails are in great shape and reports have been good to excellent, (thanks for the reports!) The coverage is very good to excellent and the base is solid. We will be grooming most of the groomed trail system on Thursday and Friday and should be a fantastic rest of the week in to the weekend of skiing.
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. Please note portions of certain trails will not be groomed this year due to change in the lease and management on AMA property.
Total snowfall since December 15th=22″, 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 the north end of Bullhead trail when accessing the Bootleg extension on Maplelag property. Total snowfall since December 1st, 28″. Total snowfall since November 20th= 30″. 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.
The trails are open for public day skiing. Trail access pass is $15. Ski rental is $15 a day. Lunch available for day skiers during the Midweek by reservation. Contact us to reserve and for pricing.