Fat Biking

Winter Fat Biking

Spirit Mountain introduced winter fat biking to our operations during the 2015/2016 winter season.  With great success and a heck of a lot of fun, we will bring back fat biking for the 2016/2017 winter.  This includes lift served, downhill, winter fat biking! 

Begins:  Sunday's through end of winter season. 

Hours:  10am-4pm

Cost:  Regular lift ticket price of $49 or a winter season pass


  • minimum tire width 3"
  • brakes for each wheel
  • helmets 
  • a seat/seat post and overall bike inspection is required prior to allowing any bike on a chairlift.  Inspection performed by Spirit Mountain
  • must abide by the Mountain Bike Responsibility Code, Rules of the Trail and Trail Code = SAFETY INFORMATION

Trails Open:  1/15/17 Session:  Happy Camper, Candyland, Calculated Risk plus integrated slopes of Juggler Joe & Timber Cruiser.  
Please Note: on our integrated ski slopes, skiers & snowboarders have the right of way...bikers must yield to skiers & snowboarders while on the slopes.

Trail Head & Parking:  All fat biking happens out of our Grand Ave Chalet.  This includes lift tickets, mandatory bike check, etc.  Grand Ave Chalet is located at 8551 Grand Ave, Duluth MN

Bike Rentals:  Visit our friends at Continental Ski & Bike for all Fat Bike Rentals.   RESERVE ONLINE NOW!--   Please note:unlike in summer operations, our fat bike rentals are not located on site.  You must reserve in advance and make arrangements with Continental for pick up and drop off

Don't take our word for it...check out other media write-ups!  



Frosted Fatty Weekend - 2017

March 4 & 5, 2017

In this second year of winter downhill fat bike racing at Spirit Mountain, the Frosted Fatty is growing even “fatter” this year.  The Fat Bike celebration at the regions only lift-access fat bike ski area will morph into a two-day Bike Festival.  Plans are to expand with additional bike demos, family and youth activities, food & beverage tastings and music.  The traditional staged downhill race format will continue and a cross country race will be added to give all fat biker enthusiasts an opportunity to reign atop the Frosted Fatty!  Stay tuned for additional updated and information.  

Featuring over $5000 in CASH and PRIZES!  


Frosted Fatty Weekend Schedule:

  • Welcome Social & Early Registration/Check In 6pm-8pm on Friday in Moosehead Saloon, Skyline Chalet

Saturday - March 4, 2017

  • Registration & Check In - 7:30am at Skyline Chalet
  • Cross Country Race - starts at 9am
  • Down Hill Race - practice at 12pm with race at 1pm
  • Head to Head Slalom Race - time to be determined but planning around 6pm under the lights! Winner takes all, $500 CASH!  
  • Loose in the Moose After Party featuring live music and Good Times!  - Moosehead Saloon in Main Chalet.

Sunday - March 5, 2017

  • Tour Duluth - guided tour of Duluth Traverse
  • Spirit Mountain Fat Bike Sunday - join us for our Down Hill, Lift Served Fat Biking.  Utilizing our mountain bike trails as well as a couple of our ski slopes as well.  Discounted ticket available for Sunday for all participants of $25

Pre-Registration Information: Deadline February 24, 2017 - add $10 per race after pre-registration deadline

  • Cross Country Race Only = $49
  • Down Hill Race Only = $39
  • Both Races = $75
  • Slalom Race = $5 for any participant in any race



  Lodging:  Stay at one of our Exclusive Lodging Partners to receive special room rates. Details