Update: 12:30pm, Thursday, 1/12/17: Due to the incoming intense and dangerous chill factors, we will be closing the lifts & slopes at 6pm here on Thursday. Our plan is to resume operations at 12pm Friday, and roll accordingly thereforth. It is going to be an amazing weekend in Duluth here with the double-digit FRESH snow throughout the week and then a nice little warm-up into the 20s....just gotta get through the next 24 hours of brutal cold, then we'll be good to go!!
Update: 6am, Thursday, 1/12/17: 10"+ of NEW SNOW since Sunday!! We are in a bit of a 24 hour deep freeze, but once we get through this--the weekend is going to be epic!
Update, 8:30am, Monday, January 9 || It is certainly looking quite winter-like here around these parts, and we're stoked to receive a solid 3" here last night with another 2"-4" possible here on Monday and several more inches are probable on Tuesday!! All is shaping up nicely, and the snow surface conditions are pretty stellar here right now with some sweet machine groomed packed powder and all the freshies, too!
My feeling is these next few days will be what we call is called in the snow biz, CHOICE! The temps will be nearly perfect with teens & 20's, and the fresh snow will be plentiful....if you can make it out, do so! As we roll deeper into the week and the coming weekend, the snow will continue to be pretty amazing as the temps cool down a few degrees...nothing too crazy but colder again Thursday and Friday, then rebounding nicley for Saturday and beyond!
We're also stoked to have the hill stocked with the wonderful white stuff, and to be 100% OPEN with all slopes & parks! There may be some areas and trails which will be unavailable from time to time this week for some snow "projects", but this will mainly revolve around our terrain park areas as we continue to shape, build and install. We will have our big jumpline in shape by end of this week, and our plan is to start work on the half pipe here this week as well! Expect Spirit Park to be in solid shape by the end of this week. As stated on the Snow Report page, Spirit Park will be closed until 4pm here these next few days as the crew continues the park build process.
Thanks to everyone whom ventured out here over the weekend. The races went off quite nicely, the park areas were styling nicely and our first Sunday Fat Bike sesh was certainly a good time for all riders (and, thanks again to Salsa for coming out to host the demo day!). Whether you were skiing, snowboarding or fat biking...we appreciate the support and the many positive comments.....so nice to see everyone enjoying the snow!
I take this time to once again THANK our many solid staff members. Whether it be our snowmakers for getting the job done under another challening set of circumstances....our park crew making it happen with timely, efficient efforts.....our maintenance team continuing to keep all in proper functioning order....or, our operations team making sure YOU, our guests, are enjoying the day to the fullest....well done to the entire Spirit Team, and keep up the good work!
We have a variety of upcoming events that you will definitely want to be part of, so please click Calendar of Events for more details.
This weekend brings us our Ski Hut Spirit Sesh which will be a park jam up in the Tow Park area from 3pm-5pm on Saturday. We have some sweet SWAG items from Ski Hut, and a few from Spirit as well. $10 entry gets you in the Sesh for the Good Times, and enters you into the raffle for some special giveaways. All proceeds from the Sesh goes back to the The Parks Fund here at Spirit.
Saturday night is also our Loose in the Moose session, so make sure to slide up to the Moosehead Bar & Grill for some live music, tasty eats, amazing drinks and good vibrations! Every Saturday night is a good time, but this Saturday with Ski Hut makes it a GREAT TIME!
With the holiday weekend, we have some extended hours on the slopes and tube hill as well. HERE
Don't forget; we offer a variety of Ticket & Season PassHolder Speicals - DETAILS HERE
Check out our NEW! ski program for pre-school aged children too - Our Moms, Pops & Tots gets your little ones on the snow with a few hours. DETAILS HERE
Details on Fat Bike Operations: can be found here...see ya next Sunday
Winter is definitely here in Duluth, folks....hope to see you on the hill very soon!
Think Snow, Think Fun, Think Spirit