Mountain Message

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday, 30 October at 1:30pm:

First off, thanks to everyone whom made it out to the 45th Annual Team Duluth Swap Sale!  Lots of great gear and deals at this year's events...thanks to all the volunteers and athletes for the solid efforts, and thanks to the local shops and local skiers & riders for bringing out the goods!  This is the longest running swap event in the Northland, and also the largest fundraiser of the season for the Team!  Your patronage & support continue to be an extremely important component towards making sure our young athletes receive the proper opportunities to grow & advance not only on the slopes, but also in life!  I might suggest taking a much further look at the respective race, freestyle and other options offered by Team Duluth HERE ... and, don't forget about getting the kiddos signed up for Holiday Camp!

Our 3rd Annual Fall ThrowDown went off pretty stellar-like!  With over 50 tons of "SNOW" from the local ice rinks (thanks again to the folks at MARS, Heritage, Wesman, SAHA & Proctor for the awesome assistance and extra cuts!) and a full week of dedicated efforts from our park crew & ops team...we were pumped to lay-out 6 varied drops for all to enjoy!  That's the beauty of our set-up...anyone from 2 to 82 can enjoy it, and enjoy it most everyone did.  Make sure tell your crew about the happenings, and slide over to our social media outlets to see if you made the pics and vids....plus, we'll have an edit out soon which will give an even sweeter scope of our jam for those that didn't make it out.  We thank all of our key partners that helped make it all happen:  RockStar Energy Drink, The Ski Hut, Damage Board Shop, Continental Ski & Bike, Frost River, Bent Paddle Brewing Company, Day Tripper of Duluth and Lakehead Constructors...we appreciate the support for this year's shred, and definitely stoked to work with you all again for some GOOD TIMES this winter!

Reminder, for those that missed Job Fair #1 on Saturday...Job Fair #2 is coming up Tuesday, November 1st from 3pm-7pm here at the Spirit Mountain main chalet.  Whether you are looking for full-time work....weekend work....evening work....weekday work....perhaps just teaching some ski lessons a couple times a week....we are looking for some quality individuals that want to help make the "magic" happenIf you are looking for a flexible and fun place to work this winter, join our Mountain Crew.  A variety of positions (inside & outside) are available, we offer a flexible schedule and incredible PERKS for employees and their friends/family.  On-site interviews too.  Complete Application NOW. 

Please NOTE that Pre-Season Pricing on 2016/17 Season Passes ENDS November 4, 2016:  Pre-season pass pricing ends on 11-4-16.  Details on pricing and to purchase: VISIT HERE  If you have ordered a season pass and have not yet picked it up, no worries, there will be plenty of pre-season dates/times left here before the winter season to do so.  Stay tuned, and we'll have a full update of pass pick up opportunities coming soon!

Obviously we are continuing to watch the weather models & forecasts closely!  With sporadic temps dipping down towards the freezing mark over the past week+, it lets us know that snowmaking & winter are right around the corner.  From what we currently see in the mid-range, looks like we're going to see another warming trend here for another week, but then perhaps some cooler air starts to settle in somewhere around the 10th to 12th of November...hard to say for sure, but we'll remain cautiously optimistic this holds true!  It's tough to be patient this time of year, but we'll do our best.  About all we truly can say is that when the opportunities to make snow come upon us....we will certainly not miss any opportunities to fire-up the snow guns and get this season rolling asap!

Stay tuned, and get those "snow dances" ON...it looks like a great winter season is ahead of us folks....hopes are you can join us here in Duluth!

THINK SNOW!

 


Thursday, 27 October 2016

Thursday, 27 October at 12pm:

It's been a busy week here on the hill!  The crews are in full-swing as we continue finalizing our maintenance efforts in prep for the "snow" season.  We're also gearing up for the 45th Annual Team Duluth Ski Swap which officially kicks-off at 4pm on Friday...see below for all hours and additional information.  The park crew has been hauling ice shavings (aka, "snow") all week long as we prep for the 3rd Annual Fall ThrowDown...we're stoked to partner again with Team Duluth, Continental, Ski Hut, Damage, Frost River, RockStar and others to bring this pre-season fundraiser jam for the freestyle programs here at Spirit!

It's also JOB FAIR time here on the hill, so whether you are looking for full-time work....weekend work....evening work....weekday work....perhaps just teaching some ski lessons a couple times a week....we are looking for some quality individuals that want to help make the "magic" happen!  See link below for details...

Obviously we are watching these weather forecasts closely, and those temps down into the low 30s earlier this week let us know that snowmaking & winter is right around the corner.  Looks like temps will bounce back into the 60's for a day or so here, then the 50/30 game sets in for the next week plus.  Hard to say for sure, but my feeling here is that we'll have some snowmaking chances coming our way by that second week of November...who knows exactly, but the models look pretty solid for that arctic blast to settle in at some point around the 10th +/-...time will tell, but the only thing we can guarantee is that we will be ready when that time comes!

Stay tuned, and please scroll below for some quick links and additional reading from our post earlier this week....THINK SNOW!

 

Monday - October 24, 2016:  We have offiicially closed out our summer and fall seasons here at Spirit Mountain. Thank you to everyone that came out to enjoy the Bike Park, Adventure Park and Riverside Bar & Grill.  It has been a great season and we thank you for the continued patronage.  We woke up to our first heavy frost of the year and it just seems fitting as we are transitioning into winter season.  It sure reminds us that it won't be long before the snow is flying!  With that stated, mark your calendars now as we have several important events coming up that you don't want to miss out on.  

October 28-30:  45th Annual Team Duluth SWAP Sale || refresh your equipment or sell some too.  The SWAP sale is just the place to outfit the entire family.  For information on drop off times, sale times and more: VISIT HERE.

October 29:  3rd Annual Pre-Season ThrowDown || join us for a pre-season ski and snowboard jam with a three hour shred session.  This is truly one of our GOOD TIMES, EVERY TIME events here at Spirit with our awesome partners The Ski Hut, Damage Board Shop, Continental Ski & Bike, Bernick's, RockStar, Bent Paddle, Lakehead Constuctors and more.  Details on entry: VISIT HERE.

Ocotber 29:  Job Fair || Join us from 1pm-4pm for our job fair.  If you are looking for a flexible and fun place to work this winter, join our Mountain Crew.  A variety of positions (inside & outside) are available, we offer a flexible schedule and incredible PERKS for employees and their friends/family.  On-site interviews too.  Complete Application NOW. 

October 28-30:  Season Pass Pick Up Times:  if you have ordered a season pass for the 2016/2017 winter season, we will have pass pick up times as follows.  October 28 4pm-9pm, October 29 10am-4pm & Ocotber 30 11am-3pm.  All pick up will be at the main chalet.  Enter through the SWAP entry.  

November 4:  Pre-season pass pricing ends on 11-4-16.  Details on pricing and to purchase: VISIT HERE.

Stay tuned to our website for SNOWMAKING start dates and more....it won't be long! 


Monday, 24 October 2016

Monday - October 24, 2016:  We have offiicially closed out our summer and fall seasons here at Spirit Mountain. Thank you to everyone that came out to enjoy the Bike Park, Adventure Park and Riverside Bar & Grill.  It has been a great season and we thank you for the continued patronage.  We woke up to our first heavy frost of the year and it just seems fitting as we are transitioning into winter season.  It sure reminds us that it won't be long before the snow is flying!  With that stated, mark your calendars now as we have several important events coming up that you don't want to miss out on.  

October 28-30:  45th Annual Team Duluth SWAP Sale || refresh your equipment or sell some too.  The SWAP sale is just the place to outfit the entire family.  For information on drop off times, sale times and more: VISIT HERE.

October 29:  3rd Annual Pre-Season ThrowDown || join us for a pre-season ski and snowboard jam with a three hour shred session.  This is truly one of our GOOD TIMES, EVERY TIME events here at Spirit with our awesome partners The Ski Hut, Damage Board Shop, Continental Ski & Bike, Bernick's, RockStar, Bent Paddle, Lakehead Constuctors and more.  Details on entry: VISIT HERE.

Ocotber 29:  Job Fair || Join us from 1pm-4pm for our job fair.  If you are looking for a flexible and fun place to work this winter, join our Mountain Crew.  A variety of positions (inside & outside) are available, we offer a flexible schedule and incredible PERKS for employees and their friends/family.  On-site interviews too.  Complete Application NOW. 

October 28-30:  Season Pass Pick Up Times:  if you have ordered a season pass for the 2016/2017 winter season, we will have pass pick up times as follows.  October 28 4pm-9pm, October 29 10am-4pm & Ocotber 30 11am-3pm.  All pick up will be at the main chalet.  Enter through the SWAP entry.  

November 4:  Pre-season pass pricing ends on 11-4-16.  Details on pricing and to purchase: VISIT HERE.

Stay tuned to our website for SNOWMAKING start dates and more....it won't be long! 


Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday - October 21 at 12noon:

MEA Days are ON...and what a gorgeous day we have here to start out the weekend!  We roll with the Alpine Coaster, Zipline, Jumping Pillow and Mini-Golf from 11am-6pm here Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  It's a beautiful time of year to be in Duluth...the colors are azmaing and the weather will be nearly perfect for the fall happenings.  Thanks for the visit, and please make sure to swing up to the hill where it is GOOD TIMES, EVERY TIME!

This is our final weekend of the season at our Adventure Park....enjoy!

 

Monday - October 17:  What a wonderful and beautiful weekend we had here in Duluth, and especially up at Spirit Mountain!  The colors are bright and the weather was nearly perfect for some fall-adventures.  Thank you to everyone for coming out to join us!

We are gearing up for our last weekend at the Adventure Park and for MEA Weekend.  As a reminder, we are open Friday-Sunday from 11am-6pm for all the fun you can have with us.  Make your plans now to join us this weekend, October 21-22-23 for our Adventure Park FINALE!

And, speaking of FINALE's....it is always a bittersweet time of year when we close down an activity, and unfortunately, we are officially there with our Lift-Served, Downhill Mountain Bike Park.  It was a fabulous finale to the 2016 Mountain Bike Season here at Spirit, and we appreicate the continued patronage and support for one of the Top 5 Bike Parks here in the entire midwest!  I'm sure we will see several of you on the slopes this winter getting in your turns on the skis, boards and/or fat bikes....and, we're definitely super-stoked in looking at the 2017 MTB Season with the potential of more trails and more fine-work by our awesome Bike Park Crew!

Make your plans now to join us for that final session of the fall for the coaster, zipline, jumping pillow and mini-golf....many awesome colors are still in the trees, and should see lots of sunshine this weekend as well!!!

Looking ahead slightly, the Team Duluth Ski & Snowboard Swap Sale is coming up the final weekend of October, plus mark those calendars for our 3rd Annual Fall ThrowDown (pre-season rail jam) going down on Saturday, October 29!