Mountain Message

What's NEW for Summer

As we continue to prepare for our summer operations, we are very excited to annouce that not only are there many NEW things happening at Spirit, but also some incredible savings just for YOU!


Spirit Mountain is now officially a Duluth Traverse Trailhead!  Located at our Grand Ave Chalet, there is direct access to the Traverse. Our Chalet provides ample parking, easy access to the Trailhead, all the amenities of the Grand Ave Chalet (grill & bar, bike rentals/service, bike wash, first aid, restrooms/changing rooms, resting space) plus access to our Down Hill trails too.  We will be extending our Grand Ave Chalet hours, Scenic Chairlift Ride & Mountain Bike Park Operations to a 5 day schedule during our Peak Season.  This will give everyone more time on the trails an to enjoy the views from the lift too. Operating Hours

Also, in case you missed it, Duluth is an IMBA Gold Level Ride Center...ONE of 5 in the USA!  This simply means that our commitment to the world of mountain biking is awesome and we are so pumped to be involved with the City of Duluth, COGGS and our amazing staff here at Spirit to make sure your visit to the Trails of Duluth is one of epic proportions....we have something for EVERYONE of any age, any skill and any interest....come see why DULUTH is the place to RIDE!


Check out our NEW Adventure Park Season Pass for ONLY $99!  This pass is valid for unlimited rides on all open attractions during select operating days. Plus with each pass, there are special Bring A Friend Perks, too.  DETAILS

We have also added value to a purchase of a Wristband!  Our Adventure Park wristband now includes all open attractions - Alpine Coaster, Zip Line, Jumping Pillow, Chairlift Ride, Mini-Golf & Disc Golf.

Speaking of Disc Golf, it was an awesome 2016 season and you can expect much more here in 2017.  Plans are for some continued refinement to the existing 16 holes and then adding the next two holes to give us the full 18 by early-summer....solid!  A big thanks to the Lake Superior Disc Golf Communty volunteers for the work they have put in.  It's never been easier to play a round at Spirit, nor has it been so much fun for all ages & all abilities.  We are also very excited to host both a singles and doubles tournament this year, so stay tuned for dates & details very soon!


Superior Hiking Trail - Our "D" Parking Lot will become a NEW trailhead for the SHT --ample parking and easy access to the trail.  Construction will be underway very soon, so stay tuned for updates.

Lodging Partners -- Our lodging partners are amazing, so make your plans now to visit Spirit and stay with one of our partners for an extended, quality experience.  If you stay at our Campground, Mountain Villas or any of our lodging partners, YOU will receive some of the absolute best service & amenities in town, but also have discounted ticket opportunities to our expeience our Adventure Park, Scenic Chairlift Rides and more!   A little insider-info, our Campground is truly one of those hidden gems here in's popularity has certainly grown over the past several years and we continue to upgrade & enhance accordinlgy to make sure your stay at the top of our hill is one which you and yours will remember for times to come!  Spots do fill-up quickly, so get those reservations made to ensure your place RESERVE NOW

As far as other Downhill Mountain Bike Park information:

  • Check out our Adventure Camp & Mountain Bike Camp options for the youngsters...we've expanded some opportunites for the kids this season, and definitely excited to see more and more interest in these awesome programs! Camp Information here
  • The All Weather Trail is a GO!  This true beginner downhill trail that can be ridden in all weather conditions is coming to Duluth & Spirit Mountain.  Trail construction is slated to commence by early-June with potential completion by mid/late-August!  
  • We are going retro here with the re-establishment of two long-time, old-school local trail favorites at Spirit....Greenman & Knowlton Creek mountain bike trails will make their way into daily operations this season!  
  • The stoke continues as Spirit Mountain is the Downhill Race Sponsor for the Lake Superior Gravity Series!  Spirit hosts two races this season with the Smorg event in July and the Calculated Risk race in August as part of the Bike Duluth Festival!  Slide over to the Calendar of Events for additional details and information...registration shall be LIVE very soon! LSGS Facebook page
  • We're very excited to continue our commitment the ladies with our Women's MTB Programs & Activities.  Check out our new Zenith Clinic as well as our Ladies 101 & Diva's Program.  Spots are limited, registration for all clnics are open now. More Info
  • Nothing official can be announced today, but we are working towards adding a pump-track down at the base area of the MTB Park as well....stay tuned as the plan is for such to unfold by, PUMPED (literally!) for this amazing addition!!

The time is NOW to Visit Duluth and Explore Minnesota....Spirit Mountain is your HUB for all things outdoor recreation here in Duluth....stop by to enjoy the many offerings here in one of the most amazing outdoor cities in the USA!

Unleash Your Adventure! 

Spirit Mountain

Summer Time Savings

Happy May to You!  We thought it was March that was 'in like a lion' but boy did May roll in with a big ole roar!  Hopes are we have seen the last of the snow until November!  

With the arrival of May also comes some great savings for you as well.  We are excited to announce our NEW! Adventure Park Season Pass for $99.  Offered for unlimited rides on all open attractions on select days + daily bring a friend offers. For all the details & to purchase visit us HERE.  

We are also rolling back our Mountain Bike Season Pass for the month of May too.  Save over $100 on your MTB Season Pass by purchasing by May 31, 2017!  Details HERE. 

Have you made your camping reservation?  The Spirit Mtn campground will be opening soon and spots are filling quickly.  Make your reservation today and $AVE on tickets to the Adventure Park too! All the details HERE. 

Remeber to check back frrequently to this Mountain Message for details, behind the scenes information and more!  

See you Memorial Weekend!  

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'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 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 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 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! 

Season Pass Deadline Extended

APRIL 6, 2017 - Thank you to everyone that made the choice to come see us this winter.  Your business is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you this summer!!

Also, mark your calendars for a few upcoming events here at Spirit:

Saturday, 8 April 2017 - Spirit Mountain Inaugural Ski Patrol Vintage Snowmobile Meltdown - DETAILS

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

Friday, 26 May 2017 - Planned Opening for Adventure Park, Mountain Bike Park & Grand Avenue Chalet SUMMER Operations!