Mountain Message

April 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017 - Here's a quick recap of the past week and a few reminders:

We had a beautiful day for the Wedding Show / Bridal Open House last Saturday with tons of sunshine and mild temps...thanks to the wonderful vendors and guests for coming out, and congrats to Samantha & Ryan as the lucky winners of our FREE wedding giveaway!

Sunday brought the return of colder temps, winds, ice and snow...some reported nearly 3" of wintry accumulation just a few miles from the top of our hill; we saw a thin layer of the white here at Spirit.  From there the week was a bit up and down with mostly chilly, windy and damp days and though we could see a continuation of such as we move into early next week, SPRING looks to come on in by later in the week with temps pushing into the 60s for the foreseeable future!

Please note that ALL mountain bike trails here at Spirit and throughout most of Duluth are CLOSED...here's a good place to get the trail report information from our friends at COGGS ... please observe all postings, and do not ride WET or CLOSED trails!  Peace!!

Our crews are and will be swinging into high gear to finish prep for the summer operational season.  We are stoked for our "other" season to begin, which is slated for Memorial Day Weekend...so stay tuned for updates, details and insights as all unfolds.

Don't forget that ALL Youth Adventure & Mountain Bike Camps as well as our Ladies' MTB Programs are now LIVE....details & registration, just click!

Our Campground OPENS for the season on May 18, so make plans now and get those reservations made to save your spot for the summer OR check out one of our lodging partners or on-site lodging here at the Mountain Villas - DETAILS

Stay tuned for a brand NEW summer season pass option coming soon....you asked, we listened!

Unleash YOUR Adventure with US...Duluth & Spirit Mountain are the place to be for family-friendly, super-legit outdoor recreation fun!

 

 

Saturday, 22 April 2017 - It's a gorgeous day in Duluth with tons of sunshine & mild temps!  Come on up and join us for our 2nd Annual Bridal Open House here at the Skyline Chalet today from 11am-3pm, plus make sure to swing over by Continental Ski & Bike for the 11th Annual Bike Swap this weekend.  Please note that our summer season is slated to begin Memorial Day Weekend...make plans now to hit up our Alpine Coaster, Zipline, Scenic Chairlift, Mountain Bike Park, Disc Golf Course and more....details coming soon on specials, savings and more...click HERE for operational schedules! 

 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - All downhill mountain bike TRAILS here at Spirit Mountain remain closed at this time. 
Trails will open as we move along through the next several/many weeks as the "dry-out" begins and our crews start the respective maintenance processes.  Once trails dry-out enough to ride this Spring, we will open accordingly.  Please do NOT ride on closed or wet trails here at Spirit or throughout Duluth; this could lead to trail damage and/or personal injury, so do your part for sustainable trails & safe riding!!  Our plan is to begin lift-served bike operations as we roll into Memorial Day Weekend, or perhaps we see some early-season bonus days if the weather allows....stay tuned for updates as all unfolds!!   

On behalf of all of us at Spirit Mountain - we want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone that visited us this past year!  From the Adventure Park to the Mountain Bike Park to the Terrain Parks OR to all the skiers, snowboarders, bikers, hikers, adventure park-ers, wedding go-ers and all other guests...we THANK YOU!  We experienced 132 operating days for our summer/fall season and a 96 day winter season.  Though it was a somewhat challening weather-year for outdoor recreation, there were most certainly some significant quality days here on the hill.  We are putting our request in to Mother Nature NOW for lots of sunshine & mild temps this summer AND snowfall for next winter....if you ever feel like having a conversation with her....please put in a good word for Duluth!! 

As we move through April and into May; there are a few things happening here at the hill.  

Saturday, 8 April 2017 - Spirit Mountain Inaugural Ski Patrol Vintage Snowmobile Meltdown - DETAILS  (WOW - what an awesome event....we'll be doing this one again next year!!) 

Saturday, 22 April 2017 - Spirit Mountain 2nd Annual Bridal Open House - DETAILS

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - Campground OPENS for the season - DETAILS

Friday, 26 May 2017 - Planned OPENING for SUMMER OPERATIONS at our Adventure Park, Mountain Bike Park & Grand Avenue Chalet!!

As the days begin to warm up and we start thinking about summer, don't forget that Spirit Mountain provides many great opportunities to enjoy during those warmer months.  We have lauched some NEW! Mountain Bike Camps & Adventure Camps for those as young as 3. You will find single day mountain bike camps as well as week long too.   All details and to register are online at the links provided.  

Make your reservations now for summer fun at the Mountain Villas and the Spirit Mountain Campground! - both locations offer immediate access to our Adventure Park as well as the Mountain Bike Trails.  Featuring discount tickets available adn amazing views from the top of the hill.  Certain weekends and weeks do fill up quickly - reserve now! 

Thank you again for choosing Spirit Mountain and we'll see you this summer!