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Callaway, MN
64K
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800-654-7711
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Great trails expertly groomed at Maplelag. Mainly classical but some skating loops too.
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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
I classic skied mid-morning to early afternoon. The trails were in excellent condition. A blue wax day! Jay has done a phenomenal job with the amount of snow Maplelag has received over the past several days. The pic attached is from the Twin Lakes Trail.
Photos:
(Tom Dooher)
Friday, January 17, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
We have been grooming daily on the trail system, anywhere from 30-70 kilometer a day. Today we reset all the double track classic only trails mid morning, cleaning out the tracks and combed all the skate only trail. Bootleg singletrack for fat biking was also groomed this morning after the Twin Lakes singletrack was groomed last night. Wind and snow filling in the tracks but people are out skiing and enjoying the fresh conditions. We will be back out tonight a bit and again in the morning grooming in any new snow. With potential wind, we will focus on the inner trails and Twin Lakes double track classic only outer trail.
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Around 3" of new snow overnight. We groomed all the skate trails and double track trails this morning and working on the singletrack trails this afternoon. Just came in for lunch now. We should have the entire trail system groomed by 5pm today. We received a call this morning asking if the trails will be groomed today. We have groomed every day since December 12th except Christmas day. Sometimes we only groom 1-2 trails a day, sometimes the entire system. Sometimes we will groom early morning, sometimes during the day or sometimes late at night. It all depends on snowfall, skier traffic and the most important element to us, the dew point. With that said, we will continue daily grooming on the entire trail system up to the weekend. New snow mixed in with the existing base making for top notch conditions and skiing. The fat bike loops have been seeing a lot of grooming action as well, including this afternoon, and are riding fantastic.
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Friday, January 10, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Good to excellent conditions. We renovated and reset all the double track trails this morning/last night. Last night we renovated and combed all the skate trails. Personally I would use good skis on the above trails. All the singletrack classic trails were renovated, widened in key areas and reset on Wednesday. Some scattered organic matter and a few minor drifted areas from big wind Wednesday night gets B ski rating but again, personally I would have no problem using good skis. Twin Lakes singletrack groomed for fat biking yesterday afternoon and conditions are excellent, best of year. Skate trails open this weekend for fat biking as well. With cooler temps in place, a great weekend of winter play on tap!
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Monday, January 6, 2020
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Excellent conditions. No melting or icing. We renovated and reset all the double track trails this morning and renovated and combed all the skate trails. North Loup we worked on widening and packing down the edges. Grooming cleaned up the tracks from the organic forest matter that came down from yesterday's wind. The singletrack classic trails are skiing great, just the occasional twig leaf etc. I skied both the freshly groomed and trails groomed Sunday and was using my best skis but have the B ski rating for those more particular. We will be grooming most of the singletrack classic trails, widening and leveling than resetting track. Wednesday afternoon we plan on grooming for the DL Invite ski race on Sap Run, Mother North Star, Skaters Waltz and Suicide Hill. These trails will be closed during that time and also closed during races on Thursday. However, all other trails will be open for over 50km of skiing options. We also have the Twin Lakes singletrack in good shape for fat biking after multiple grooming passes.
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Friday, January 3, 2020
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
It's been a phenomenal week of skiing. 16-18" new snow past 7 days, most recent snowfall yesterday with 1" of new snow. We have been grooming steady on the trail system, refreshing 40-60km daily. We also have been working on a 13km loop for fat biking that is slowly improving. The ice on the skate rink is some of the best in years. We will be touching up select trails throughout the weekend. With slightly cooler temps in place, should be a very nice weekend of winter play.
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Monday, December 30, 2019
Afternoon
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Snowfall past 24 hours 1-2", 48 hour storm total:13, snow depth in woods 20-30". 120km of grooming logged today between the groomers on entire 70km trail system. 55km tracked, 15km groomed skate only. We will be back out in the morning structuring the skate lanes and resetting select classic trail. We will also be setting a track on the side of North Loup for the first time this year. With all the recent heavy snow, there is slush on the lake crossings that should freeze down hard tonight with temps near single digits. Overall excellent skiing, winter wonderland conditions.
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
As of 2pm around 10" of new snow. The temp early this morning when we started grooming at 4:30am was 31.5 and has dropped a few degrees to 29 degrees as of 2pm. We have been focusing on 40km of trail today making multiple passes, etc. 25km double track classic, 15km skate only. We plan to be back out this afternoon touching up these 40km than again in the morning. Later tomorrow morning we will focus on the outer singletrack classic. The singletrack has been skied today, skied in nicely by the skiers.
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
As of 2pm around 3" of new snow. We groomed and reset all the double track trails this morning and set new track on singletrack trails Bullhead Bootleg and Lucky's Loype. We will be back out this afternoon and tomorrow morning to groom any additional new snow. The skate trails have been skied in nicely today on top of the recent grooming by the ski teams here for training camp.
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
3" of new snow overnight current temp is 19 degrees. 50km of trail groomed today. Early this morning we groomed all the double track trails resetting tracks and groomed the skate only trails. We will be back out grooming the skate trails this evening after the skiers are off the trail. Fat Bike Loops being groomed this afternoon. Tomorrow morning we will be grooming the outer singletrack trails and touching up select double track. The new snow mixing with the transformed snow in the base making for nice skiing under winter wonderland conditions.
Photos:
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)

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