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Maplelag Resort
Callaway, MN
Trail Length: 64k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 800-654-7711    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Great trails expertly groomed at Maplelag. Mainly classical but some skating loops too.

Trail Reports:   2017-2018 season  view previous season     File a new report

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Friday, April 20, 2018  posted: 4/20/2018 8:34:23 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
  Cooled down bit faster than expected early evening so snuck out for one more groom last night on 9km of skate trail. Got out around 8am this morning for a skate ski with Peder. Froze down hard last night and hit the sweet spot from icy to silky smooth corn snow corduroy. Skied most of the time on North Loup which still had 98% good coverage. Finished up with a few laps around the lake. Incredible spring skiing. Even though long segments of snow exist for skiing, we are "officially" closing the trails this evening for safety reasons. Thanks everyone who came to Maplelag this season making it a great year!
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(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018  posted: 4/18/2018 9:37:51 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
  Sunshine and temps in the 50's definitely taking its toll on the snow pack with a few areas opening up but we are still enjoying some awesome spring skiing. The crust skiing has been fantastic on the lakes, sloughs and fields using the trails to link everything together. Early evening we groomed around 9km of trail. 4km of Skaters Waltz and the entire loop of North Loup, refreshing the skate lane and setting new texture. This will be the last grooming of the season. The trails will remain open tomorrow and Friday. With even warmer temps forecasted the next few days, the window of transition skiing will be much smaller and earlier.
Photos:  
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Monday, April 16, 2018  posted: 4/16/2018 7:14:27 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Fantastic spring skiing! Went out for a early evening classic ski on a couple trails after grooming 10km of skate trail late afternoon. Textbook corn snow skiing. Glide was great, a bit soft but the skin skis worked great. Will freeze down nicely tonight. Crust skiing will be the ticket in the early morning than transition to the groomed later morning. Get out and enjoy, could be the last good week of spring skiing!
Photos:  
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Sunday, April 15, 2018  posted: 4/15/2018 9:47:44 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Excellent spring skiing conditions. No new snow. Bit cooler weather over the weekend delayed the time of "sweet spot" skiing and kept the trails a bit faster over the weekend. Went out for a skate ski late afternoon on all the recently groomed skate trails and found near perfect transition skiing. The crust skiing off the trail was excellent as well. Still tons of snow in the woods, especially on the north loup. The trails will remain open this week and we will most likely groom the skate trails at least one or two more times refreshing the structure. No tracksetting planned but the tracks recently set holding good definition and should be good this week mid morning.
Photos:  
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Friday, April 13, 2018  posted: 4/13/2018 7:52:37 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Froze down hard last night and set up yesterday's grooming like concrete. Peder and I skated around 10am and was crazy fast but extremely fun. Just enough to get an edge. Didn't soften up as expected but still fantastic spring skiing. Hopped on the skin skis, testing different pairs and found the best classic skiing on trails tracked before yesterday's snow that were still holding definition and provided incredible kick with the Salomon skins on the frozen granular and fantastic glide. The second pass was even better. Skied a couple of the trails tracked yesterday and they were lightning fast. Didn't soften up enough by the end of our ski so getting kick was a bit harder. Sun came out shortly than was better early afternoon. Crust skiing conditions are very good as well. The only disappointment was we didn't get first tracks! Saturday and Sunday look to be similar as today with no new snow forecasted. Sweet spot looks to be from 10am-1pm. Enjoy!
Photos:  
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)

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