Mountain Message

Snow Days Are Here

Sunday, 5 March:  Another great snow day is on tap for you today! Ski, Snowboard, Snow Tube and Fat Bike.  Snow Tubing special today from 2pm to close is $10 per person. Don't forget, Season Passes are on sale for the 17/18 Winter and you can add on to finish out the season for $49! All details here.

Saturday, 4 March:  Today is the day!  10" new snow this week, temps in the 30's and sunshine!  Going to be a great day to be on the slopes. 

Friday, 3 March:  All we can say is "Oh My Goodness"!  The snow is amazing, the sun is shining and it is a fabulous day on the hill!  Please scroll below for additional information on season passes, Frosted Fatty and snow/weather updates....all is good here in Duluth!

Thursday, 2 March 2017 @ 6am:  Sunshine, colder temps and prime snow!  Grab the extra layer and a friend...this is the day you don't want to miss!



Additional details on slope & park conditions, closures and such available on our SNOW REPORT

WEATHER WATCHERS - So, obviously there are many folks out there watching the weather forecasts.  Here's what we know and don't know at this point in time:

1 - We have a significant snow base, plus we have received over 10" of NEW snow in the past week!

2 - The skiing & riding conditions are fantastic!  Some of our best machine groomed packed powder of the season, plus the powder stashes can certainly be found.

3 - The overnight and early-morning temps are going to be on the chilly side here these next couple of days, but the sunshine bumps things up here into the low/mid 20s today, tomorrow & Friday.  Grab the extra layer, sunscreen and enjoy some of the finest snow here in the midwest!   

4 - We see some slight warm-ups for Saturday.  From my best estimation, I'd say we will top-out in the mid 30s here Saturday afternoon and lots of sunshine.  Expect the SNOW to be nearly PERFECT on Saturday with that EPIC combination of firm groomers in the morning and sun-softened snow by the afternoon.  For many of us midwesterners, this is how skiing in March is supposed to be!

5 - Sunday - still a bit mixed on how all unfolds here, but the good news is we should see overnight temps Saturday below freezing which will allow the snow to set-up nicely for those nice firm conditions for the morning session, then it appears we will have a jump into the 50s by the afternoon.  The sun will be out, and pretty sure we may see some t-shirts on the hill by the afternoon hours.  The skiing will be pretty stellar as the snow softens up as the day moves along.

It does look as if we could see a little inclement weather activity Sunday night/Monday morning, but that really does not look at affect any of our weekend activities at this point.  A bit too soon to tell on how this weather system develops, the temps hold out and so forth....the better news is that whatever happens Monday appears very short-lived, and we see the return of cold overnights & 30 degree days for much of next, maybe some more SNOW!

Stay tuned....A LOT of WINTER left here in DULUTH....enjoy!


Wednesday, 1 March 1 2017 @ 6am: We welcome March with a solid 4" of new snow on Tuesday, bringing our total to 10" since Sunday!  Our slope & park conditions are excellent...whether the cruising the sweet machine groomed packed powder OR hitting the various freshies & stashes on our side slopes, off-piste areas and trees!  Enjoy the Day, and make those plans for what is going to be an EPIC weekend of GOOD TIMES in Duluth!

Tuesday, 28 February @ 6pm - We're pushing 3" of NEW snow here today, which brings our total since the weekend to nearly 10"...and snow is still falling here this evening with another inch possible!  We've been very blessed here over the past few days, and such looks to continue with a wintry weather pattern throughout much of the week then looks fabulous with sunshine & daytime temps crawling into the 40s...then, more snow next week!  Thank you, February....Welcome, March!

Our most deeply discounted 2017/18 SEASON PASSES go on sale Wednsday, March 1!  Not only are these passes at the absolute lowest prices of the entire year, but with the purchase of next year's season pass, you can ski/ride the remainder of this season for only $49!  There's a lot of winter left, folks, so the time is now to get in on the best deal in town.  Our awesome family season pass pricing is the best valued in the region, plus check out the NEW "student" season!  Spirit Mountain Season Passes pay for themselves in as few as 4 visits, that's right FOUR, join today and see why YOU see so many of SMILES on so many of our PASSHOLDERS!

The FROSTED FATTY is ON!  We are so excited to have the return of this wonderful winter weather, which is only going to make our Frosted Fatty Weekend even that much more special.  We are finalizing all plans and preparations with the courses here in the next day or two, and will have additional details available very soon.  Here's a few quick notes on the happenings:

Friday, 3 March 2017 || 6pm-8pm Registration & Pre-Party in the Moosehead

Saturday, 4 March 2017 || All Activities derive from Skyline Chalet at 9500 Spirit Mountain Place

7:30am-9am || XC Registration at Spirit Mountain Nordic Center (park in C Lot, ride bikes to Nordic Center)

9am - XC Race Starts

10:30am-12:30am || Downhill Registration at Moosehead Bar & Grill in Skyline Chalet

12:00pm-1:00 pm || Downhill Practice

1:00pm-2:30pm || Downhill Stage 1

2:30pm-4:00pm || Downhill Stage 2

6:00pm || Head-to-Head Dual Slalom (Skiers, Snowboarders & Fat Bikers compete in individual disciplined heats...then, we combine into a King of the Hill, Head to Head Battle of Skiers vs. Snowboarders vs. Bikers for the title, bragging rights and the CASH!)

Party in the Moosehead - ?

Silent Auction in The Moosehead from 12pm-6pm.  We have a variety of items up for bid!  Including MN Wild Tickets, Loll Furniture, HEAD Ski Package, MTB Frame Salsa, Moonlander Bike frame from Surly, Cannondale bike from Twin Ports, Snowmaker for the Day Package, Snocross Tickets and so much more.  This auction is open to anyone! 

Sunday, 5 March 2017 || All Activities will derive from Grand Avenue Chalet at 8551 Grand Avenue

9am-2pm || Salsa Demo & Traverse Tour

10am-4pm || Downhill, Lift-Served Fat Bike Operations

We thank all of our amazing partners at Frost River, COGGS, City of Duluth, The Ski Hut, Continental Ski & Bike, Salsa, Surly and more!

The time is now, to hit up Duluth, folks...enjoy!


Tuesday, 28 February @ 6:30am ||  It is snowing!!  1"-3" in the forecast for today.  The slopes are need a snow day! 


Monday, 27 February 2017 at 8am - SNOW DAYS are HERE, and we are stoked to finish out February with 6" of new snow this weekend, plus we have flakes falling again this morning with chances of another 2"-6" by Tuesday!  The slopes and parks are back in prime shape with arguably some of the best skiing & riding conditions of the entire season!  WINTER is back and looks like the snow will continuing to get better & better as we roll along for the foreseeable future...make your plans now to enjoy Duluth! 

We have many special events, appreciation & discount days, and much more that continue through the end of March.  Mark your calendars now!  We look forward to seeing you at Spirit Mountain! 


Upcoming Events:

March 1                                                                              Discounted 2017/2018 Winter Season Passes & All Time Any Time Passes Go On Sale!  These are the lowest rates available and will save you money!  Purchase your Pass now and add on the rest of this winter season for $49. Details Here
March 4th-5th Frosted Fatty: 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!  Male and Female categories. Featuring Over $5000 In CASH And PRIZES!  

Sponsored by Frost River

NEW - SILENT AUCTION - join us on Saturday for our Silent Auction.  This Silent Auction is open to anyone from 12pm-6pm!  Featuring Minnesota Wild Tickets, HEAD race ski package with a Spirit Mountain Race League Membership, Loll Furniture, Salsa Bike Frame, Surly package, The Edgewater Package, and much more.  Total items up for bid value at over $8,000!  All funds raised benefit our All Weather Trail. 

March 11th SMASH: Spirit Mountain's Annual Spring Happening

Join us for a day filled with activities to celebrate the winter and welcome the spring.

$10 Lift Tickets and $10 Rentals for those that arrive by 12pm in full costume and you must ski/snowboard in costume all day!  Visit the Ticket Counter for your tickets! 

You (and or your family/group) could win a 2017/2018 Season Pass!  All you have to do is participate in our Costume Contest.  We crown an individual winner and a group/family of 5 winner too.  Crowd judges costumes!  Bring your Best and you could WIN! 

Events and activities for the day include:

  • Costume Contest
  • Water Skip/Slosh Pit
  • Barrel Jump
  • Live Music
  • Food and Beverage Specials
  • Silly Slalom
  • Fire Hose Race
  • Burton Good Times Academy
  • Rail Jam
  • Mini Park Jib Jam
  • Face Painting
  • Cotton Candy

March 25th & 26th 2 Minus 1 Party:  

The 2 Minus 1 is the about calling your last run without calling it your last run. So we're not saying this is our last weekend, but this is The 2 Minus 1 Party!!! 

This weekend is all about Good Times with friends and family.  Featuring Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork by MNTucky BBQ, BrewSki Craft Beer Tasting, Ollie Contest, Big Air, Wet & Wild Rail Jam on Saturday and Sunday features Brats & Bloodies from 11am-2pm.

Come out to hear Mix 108 DJ live stream right from the hill, and a live DJ at our After-Party event.  

Party Events for the Day: Snow Volleyball, Snow Bowling, Bag Toss Tournament, and Party Games!  

We will be running a complimentary shuttle on Saturday and Sunday between Spirit Mountain and America's Best Value Inn. 

Don't forget to stick around on Sunday for Grilled Brats & our Signature Bloody Mary 11am-2pm!

Cost Saving & Specials

Student Nights:  Monday-Friday in February from 3pm-8pm features $15 student lift tickets and $5 rentals for high school students and below. 

Sunday Snow Tubing Special:  Join us on Sundays from 3pm-5pm for $10 Snow Tubing.  $10 per person includes a 2 hour snow tubing session!  

Specials:  We offer a variety of ticket, rental & lesson packages Monday-Thursday and more. Details Here. 

Save Up to 20% on tickets:  Check out our new GROUPIFY ticket option that can save you up to 20% on tickets!  The best part is, it's all done on-line.  You set up your small group, share on social media and everyone pays on their own.  No organizing the group, collecting money, etc.  Details Here. 

College Thursday:  Every Thursday is College Day/Night broughT to you by Indeed Brewery.  $19 tickets and $10 rentals.  Plus Live Music in the Moosehead saloon!  $2 PBR, $3 Off Indeed Pitchers, $3 Tacos in the Moose from 3pm-8pm. Details Here. 

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