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Callaway, MN
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Great trails expertly groomed at Maplelag. Mainly classical but some skating loops too.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Firsthand: Classic Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
4-5" of new snow as of 6pm, snow continuing to fall. 28 degrees. Good early season/rock skiing conditions on groomed loop. Fair to good bushwhack skiing on non groomed trails.
There was purpose to groom today with 4" of fresh snow, snow continuing to fall, existing snow coverage, partially frozen ground and sub freezing temps and more snow in the forecast. After sneaking in touch up fall grooming on Suicide Hill this morning, groomed a 3km loop after 3-4" had fallen including Suicide Hill. Roll-combed, no tracks set. Grooming went very well considering the ground is not frozen below the partial surface freeze. After it set up for a few hours, Jonell and I went out classic skiing on the groomed loop. For October it was fantastic skiing. Snow was dry and gliding very well. I was using good skin skis (B skis not rock skis) and had no issue. Just a few flat surface rocks that were exposed and easy to ski around. Will groom this loop again either tonight or tomorrow morning. There will be some obvious melting from underneath but should be enough coverage for some nice early season skiing the next week with cold temps in place. The trails will be open for skiing, no lodge or lodging services available for snow. Trail pass can be purchased online. Park and ski!
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails: Closed, Rock skis ]
3-5" of fresh snow was enough to get out for the first ski of the season! Typical early season skiing, always a blessing to ski anytime of the year. Up until today, we have been fall grooming daily from sun up to sun down clearing leaves as they have fallen in waves from the thick canopy forest at Maplelag. Thanks to a rather dry past 6 weeks, the trails are in some of the best condition ever for this time of year. Once the trails dry up, we will be back out fine tuning until the snow flies for real. Having a cleared deck allows the frost to set in faster and allows us to groom even just 2" of snow to prepare the base for the season. We will be open this upcoming winter season with a few changes due to COVID, obviously.
(Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort)

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