Mountain Message

Monday, 17 October 2016

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!

 


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Thursday, 13 October at 12:30pm:  BIKE PARK to roll for BONUS SESSIONS this weekend!  Our plan is to roll the chairlift for our grand finale weekend of the 2016 Mountain Bike Season this Friday (3pm-6pm), Saturday (11am-6pm) and Sunday (11am-6pm).  The weather looks awesome for Friday with tons of sunshine and temps pushing 60....Saturday looks pretty good as well with slight chance of afternoon pop-up shower, but those chances are continuing to lessen....and should bring sunshine and 60 again!  The trails are in very nice shape, and we anticipate a stellar weekend of bike operations to close out the 2016 MTB Season!

Our Adventure Park will also be in full-swing this weekend as we roll Friday (3pm-7pm) and make sure to check out the $19 unlimited wristband for our Friday sesh.....and then we will operate 11am-6pm on Saturday & Sunday.

The fall colors are still quite beautiful here in Duluth....join us!!

 

Post from earlier this week:

 

Monday, 10 October at 1:30pm:  WOW!  What an amazing weekend here in Duluth....thanks to everyone for coming out to enjoy the awesome fall colors, the gorgeous weather and our many activities, attractions and events....we appreciate the continued support and patronage.  We also welcome those NEW to Spirit & Duluth, and invite you to return again soon!

We do want to give a huge shout-out to all the high school racers and families whom hit the hill this weekend as part of the Minnesota MTB Series.  Duluth is stoked to host a stop on the series, and we look forward to continuing the event for many years to come.  A special thanks for the Duluth Composite Team, NICA, the City of Duluth and the Spirit Mountain Crew for making it happen....well done!

The question on many minds revolves around our downhill mountain bike & chairlift operation.  Our plan has been to get to this point and evaluate, and that is basically what we're doing.  We would love to host some BONUS DAYS this coming weekend, 10/15 & 10/16....but, the reality is we are simply going to have to wait and see how the weather develops this week.  It appears we have a system of "wet" moving our way for parts of Tuesday & Wednesday, and then some forecasts show additional precip back in for the weekend.  Obviously, we are watching things very, very closely and will pass along plans as soon as we have one.  Please stay tuned, and again, our hope is to roll the lift for some final sessions this coming Saturday & Sunday...but, just have to see how the weather unfolds.  If for some reason, we get washed out...it has been a pretty amazing season...WELL DONE to the Bike Park Crew and all Mountain Operations Staff on the solid efforts.....but, we are hopeful for another day or two this weekend?!

We are in Fall Operating Season at the Adventure Park....which means the coaster, zipline, mini-golf and jumping pillow are open Friday (3p-7p), Saturday (11a-6p) and Sunday (11a-6p).  Our goal is to roll through October 23rd...so, make your plans now to hit us up before we shut things down to get ready for winter!

Our Campground is officially closed for the season.  It was a stellar camping season!  We appreciate the many compliments on our property enhancements, as well as our awesome campground staff.  We are booking for 2017, so please don't delay as spots do fill-up quickly...make your reservation now so to enjoy Duluth from the hill!!  Campground

Our Disc Golf course will remain open so long as weather and conditions allow.  We have not yet set a date for pulling pins, and we'll certainly keep everyone in the loop as time moves forth.

Looking ahead to our 3rd Annual Fall ThrowDown (pre-season rail jam) on Saturday, October 29.  As part of the Team Duluth Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap Sale Weekend (Oct 28-30), this is somewhat of our "official" winter kick-off and a great time to get some sweet deals on gear or just enjoy the festivities!  More details coming soon...

Employment Opportunities - YES, we will be hiring for full-time and part-time positions for the winter season!  Come join our TEAM to receive some sweet perks and help us provide the ultimate winter recreation experience for hundreds of thousands of guests this coming season....CLICK HERE for details.  Job Fair Dates:  Saturday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 1

The changing of a "season" is always a bitter-sweet time....tough to let go, but exciting as to what is next.  There is still some fall remaining, so make those plans to come on up and enjoy it here Duluth-style!


Monday, 10 October 2016

Monday, 10 October at 1:30pm:  WOW!  What an amazing weekend here in Duluth....thanks to everyone for coming out to enjoy the awesome fall colors, the gorgeous weather and our many activities, attractions and events....we appreciate the continued support and patronage.  We also welcome those NEW to Spirit & Duluth, and invite you to return again soon!

We do want to give a huge shout-out to all the high school racers and families whom hit the hill this weekend as part of the Minnesota MTB Series.  Duluth is stoked to host a stop on the series, and we look forward to continuing the event for many years to come.  A special thanks for the Duluth Composite Team, NICA, the City of Duluth and the Spirit Mountain Crew for making it happen....well done!

The question on many minds revolves around our downhill mountain bike & chairlift operation.  Our plan has been to get to this point and evaluate, and that is basically what we're doing.  We would love to host some BONUS DAYS this coming weekend, 10/15 & 10/16....but, the reality is we are simply going to have to wait and see how the weather develops this week.  It appears we have a system of "wet" moving our way for parts of Tuesday & Wednesday, and then some forecasts show additional precip back in for the weekend.  Obviously, we are watching things very, very closely and will pass along plans as soon as we have one.  Please stay tuned, and again, our hope is to roll the lift for some final sessions this coming Saturday & Sunday...but, just have to see how the weather unfolds.  If for some reason, we get washed out...it has been a pretty amazing season...WELL DONE to the Bike Park Crew and all Mountain Operations Staff on the solid efforts.....but, we are hopeful for another day or two this weekend?!

We are in Fall Operating Season at the Adventure Park....which means the coaster, zipline, mini-golf and jumping pillow are open Friday (3p-7p), Saturday (11a-6p) and Sunday (11a-6p).  Our goal is to roll through October 23rd...so, make your plans now to hit us up before we shut things down to get ready for winter!

Our Campground is officially closed for the season.  It was a stellar camping season!  We appreciate the many compliments on our property enhancements, as well as our awesome campground staff.  We are booking for 2017, so please don't delay as spots do fill-up quickly...make your reservation now so to enjoy Duluth from the hill!!  Campground

Our Disc Golf course will remain open so long as weather and conditions allow.  We have not yet set a date for pulling pins, and we'll certainly keep everyone in the loop as time moves forth.

Looking ahead to our 3rd Annual Fall ThrowDown (pre-season rail jam) on Saturday, October 29.  As part of the Team Duluth Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap Sale Weekend (Oct 28-30), this is somewhat of our "official" winter kick-off and a great time to get some sweet deals on gear or just enjoy the festivities!  More details coming soon...

Employment Opportunities - YES, we will be hiring for full-time and part-time positions for the winter season!  Come join our TEAM to receive some sweet perks and help us provide the ultimate winter recreation experience for hundreds of thousands of guests this coming season....CLICK HERE for details.  Job Fair Dates:  Saturday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 1

The changing of a "season" is always a bitter-sweet time....tough to let go, but exciting as to what is next.  There is still some fall remaining, so make those plans to come on up and enjoy it here Duluth-style!

 

 

 


Sunday Funday

Are you ready for Sunday Funday?  Ocotober 9th we will have the Adventure Park and Bike Park open from 11am-6pm.  The fall colors are absolutely beautiful right now!  Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride to take in the views.  Good Luck to all the Minnesota High School racers tomorrow.  Special shout out to the Duluth Composite Team too!  No worries...the racing will not interfere with our biking operations.