Mountain Message

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Wednesday, 16 November at 11:00am -

LET IT SNOW!!

As we continue along here, all looks fairly promising for snow & snowmaking to roll into Duluth here by this Friday/Saturday!  We are stoked to finally see some winter weather, and we are hopeful that this weather system will bring us some quality snowmaking opportunities!

The BIG questions out there are what's the word on Snocross and when will the slopes open for the season:

Snocross - At this point in time, our plan is to do everything possible to make Snocross happen over Thanksgiving Weekend.  We feel fortunate to have a serious winter event moving our way, and would be pretty pumped to get that 12" of au natural from the storm...but, the reality is, we are even more excited to see the colder temps that are coming with this event.  Most weather projections show us being able to get the snowguns running by either late-Friday or early-Saturday.  If we could get in some around-the-clock snowmaking and see those projected teens, we feel there may just enough of a snowmaking window to give us a decent shot at making enough snow for the track!  Our team of snowmakers are prepared to fire up the guns as soon as temps/conditions allow, and we'll be keeping everyone informed as all unfolds here.  Wish us luck, and make certain to get your snow dance ON!

Skiing & Snowboarding - Similar to the above statements, we are very excited to get started on turning the slopes "white" for the 2016/17 Winter Season!  We'll start making snow throughout the slopes this weekend, and pretty much at any & all opportunities we can.  It's certainly difficult to say right now when we'll have enough coverage to get the slopes & lifts rolling, but wish us luck and stay tuned....we do have some ideas here to get some of you out on the hill here in the very near future!!

That's about it from here, folks.  We'll continue monitoring the weather, and we'll make sure to provide updates as all unfolds.  It is NOW offiically time for SNOVEMBER!

THINK COLD, THINK SNOW, THINK SPIRIT!

 

Slide over to our Snocross page  -  Click Here:

 

Don't forget.....

SNOW SAVERS & STOCKING STUFFERS are officially on-sale NOW!  These are multi-packs of lift tickets that can be used for family, friends and/or yourself.  We also have included a Learn-to-Ski & Snowboard Package in the Savers this year, so think about that indiviual (it could be yourself!) we need to get on the snow this winter to learn the sport of a lifetime!  Save some serious money, and give the gift of winter fun!   CLICK HERE

Holiday Camp:  Sign Up NOW! for our Holiday Camp.  Held in conjunction with our friends at Team Duluth, Holiday Camp runs December 27-30 and is perfect for kids ages 5-16.  Lesson groups are available for beginners to advanced and it is a fabulous way to spend your holiday time.  All details can be found HERE.  

 


Monday, 14 November 2016

Monday, 14 November at 6:30am:

The GOOD NEWS - we are finally looking at some colder air moving in as we roll towards the end of the this week/this weekend.  We are hopeful this cold air will settle in for the duration and bring the much anticipated start to the winter season.  Time will tell here, but it is certainly good news to the cooler temps and looks like we'll be making some SNOW!  It's tough to truly say just how cold it may get OR how many snowmaking hours we may have ahead of us, but we're definitely stoked to simply see the weather pattern change.  Winter is taking a tad bit longer to arrive this season, but our guarantee is that we will be ready when it does roll in!  Stay tuned as all unfolds, and we will keep you updated accordingly.

Calling all DIVAS...our Mountain Diva Kick-Off event is slated for Tuesday, November 15 at The Ski Hut....click here for all details, and this is definitley one of those "just-for-the-ladies" activities you don't want to miss!!

I'm going to leave up the post here from last week as well as our statement regarding Snocross and so forth....please scroll below and stay tuned for additional updates coming very soon....THINK SNOW!!

 

For an update on Snocross Click Here:

Monday - November 7:  You wouldn't know it by the weather outside these past many days, but, it truly is the month of November.  Like many of us here around Sprit, we certainly hope you were able to get outside and enjoy the record-breaking warm temps this weekend.  Though several of us here wished we were making snow, our staff made good use of their time via hunting, mountain biking, yard work (yes, just heard from a guy that mowed his yard this past weekend!) and a few even decided to place their Christmas lights in t-shirts & shorts!  While we did the warmer temps....WE are very ready for WINTER!  Winter, cold weather and snow...where are you?  You can be assured that as soon as mother nature decides it's winter, we are ready.  The snow guns are in place and the staff is ready...just need Mother Nature to do her thing!! 

In the mean time, we have a few reminders listed below for you.  Keep doing your snow dance or snow prayers or anything in between.  

Job Fair:  Round three of our job fair (and last round) takes place on Thursday, November 10th from 4pm-6pm.  We offer a variety of full time, part time employment and they all come with some pretty sweet perks.  From deeply discounted season passes to family/friend ski and ride days.  Food discounts, beverage discounts and more.

Snow Savers:  Be on the look out for our Snow-Savers & Stocking Stuffers to be dropping soon.  These are multi-packs of lift tickets that can be used for family and friends.  Save some money and give the gift of winter fun! 

Holiday Camp:  Sign Up NOW! for our Holiday Camp.  Held in conjunction with our friends at Team Duluth, Holiday Camp runs December 27-30 and is perfect for kids ages 5-16.  Lesson groups are available for beginners to advanced and it is a fabulous way to spend your holiday time.  All details can be found HERE.  

 Season Pass Pick-Up: 

Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm or additional hours as noted below.  Please note:  the office will be closed on November 11, 2016. 

  • November 5, 10am-4pm
  • November 10, 10am-7pm
  • November 12, 10am-4pm
  • November 17, 11am-6pm
  • November 19, 10am-4pm
  • After the 19th:  pass pick up will happen the first time you come to the ski area.  

Should we open for skiing/snowboarding during any of the above times (which at this point is quite unlikely, however, one never knows for sure); please check the mountain message for which chalet to pick up your pass at.  At this time, prior to opening;  pick up is at the main chalet.  

Think Cold, Think Snow, and Think Spirit!


Monday - November 7

For an update on Snocross Click Here:

Monday - November 7:  You wouldn't know it by the weather outside these past many days, but, it truly is the month of November.  Like many of us here around Sprit, we certainly hope you were able to get outside and enjoy the record-breaking warm temps this weekend.  Though several of us here wished we were making snow, our staff made good use of their time via hunting, mountain biking, yard work (yes, just heard from a guy that mowed his yard this past weekend!) and a few even decided to place their Christmas lights in t-shirts & shorts!  While we did the warmer temps....WE are very ready for WINTER!  Winter, cold weather and snow...where are you?  You can be assured that as soon as mother nature decides it's winter, we are ready.  The snow guns are in place and the staff is ready...just need Mother Nature to do her thing!! 

In the mean time, we have a few reminders listed below for you.  Keep doing your snow dance or snow prayers or anything in between.  

Job Fair:  Round three of our job fair (and last round) takes place on Thursday, November 10th from 4pm-6pm.  We offer a variety of full time, part time employment and they all come with some pretty sweet perks.  From deeply discounted season passes to family/friend ski and ride days.  Food discounts, beverage discounts and more.

Snow Savers:  Be on the look out for our Snow-Savers & Stocking Stuffers to be dropping soon.  These are multi-packs of lift tickets that can be used for family and friends.  Save some money and give the gift of winter fun! 

Holiday Camp:  Sign Up NOW! for our Holiday Camp.  Held in conjunction with our friends at Team Duluth, Holiday Camp runs December 27-30 and is perfect for kids ages 5-16.  Lesson groups are available for beginners to advanced and it is a fabulous way to spend your holiday time.  All details can be found HERE.  

 Season Pass Pick-Up: 

Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm or additional hours as noted below.  Please note:  the office will be closed on November 11, 2016. 

  • November 5, 10am-4pm
  • November 10, 10am-7pm
  • November 12, 10am-4pm
  • November 17, 11am-6pm
  • November 19, 10am-4pm
  • After the 19th:  pass pick up will happen the first time you come to the ski area.  

Should we open for skiing/snowboarding during any of the above times (which at this point is quite unlikely, however, one never knows for sure); please check the mountain message for which chalet to pick up your pass at.  At this time, prior to opening;  pick up is at the main chalet.  

Think Cold, Think Snow, and Think Spirit!


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!