Mountain Message

Fabulous February Continues

OPERATIONS SUSPENDED FOR MONDAY, 2/20/17, DUE TO UNSEASONABLY MILD TEMPS AND INCOMING RAIN/STORMS.  Please stay tuned for additional details on upcoming operations, but the good news is that we have lots of snow on the hill AND colder temps & another round of snowfall is on it's way later this week!

 

Sunday at 8:45pm

Make sure to visit the Mountain Message on Monday morning before coming to the ski hill.  We are watching the weather closeley and will make updates to our operating schedules as needed based upon weather conditions. 

Sunday, February 19 @ 7am

WOW!  What an amazing Saturday that was had by many!  The snow, the sun, the good times were all out in full force at Spirit!  There are many good goggle tans this morning for sure!  We do it all again today for skiing 9am-8pm, snow tubing 11am-7pm.  As stated earlier, there will be no fat biking today due to the soft trails.  But for now...it's going to be another awesome day!  Come Enjoy! 

 

Saturday,February 18 @ 6:30am

Hello Weekend and Hello awesome snow day!  Grab your friends or family and the sunscreen and head to the slopes.  We are 100% open with full snow coverage.  The Parks and Half Pipe are seriously sweet right now and groomers are ready for you.  Don't take our word for it...take a look!

Friday, February 17 @ 9am:

Sun's Out, Fun's Out!  Grab the sunscreen and head to the hill, perfect day to ski, snowboard and snow tube!  We may be having a slight warm up, but winter is alive here at Spirit Mountain and we have lots of snow! 

 

Thursday, February 16 at 7:30am:

Happy Thursday!  Sitting at 23 degrees here this morning and heading into the lower 30s with partly sunny skies and some prime machine groomed packed snow conditions throughout the slopes & parks.  The halfpipe is getting a fresh cut this morning, and will open around 12pm.  Our Rope Park will also be getting some attention today with a few new resets & fresh installations, so we will open up the high speed tow & rope park at 4pm today.

It's College Thursday brought to you by Indeed Brewery.  $19 tickets and $10 rentals.  Plus Live Music in the Moosehead saloon!  $2 PBR, $3 Off Indeed Pitchers, $3 Tacos in the Moose from 3pm-8pm. Details Here.  

And, don't forget about our awesome STUDENT NIGHTS here in February!  Monday-Thursday 3pm-8pm features $15 student lift tickets and $5 rentals for high school students and below.

Gonna be a great day....see you on the slopes!

 

Wednesday, February 15 at 8am:

Another beautiful start here in Duluth with temps currently around 12 degrees on the hill, light winds, an amazing sunrise and some sweet corduroy throughout the slopes & parks from the overnight grooming efforts!  Looks like partly sunny skies today with day-time temps pushing into the mid/upper 20s and then we're back into the teens overnight.  We're looking at a very nice day to hit the hill here, so hopes are you can join us!

PS - As for the weather ahead, looks like lots of sunshine starting Thursday through Sunday.  Temps start crawling up with highs in the mid-30s Thursday, low/mid-40s Friday, mid/upper 40s for both Saturday & Sunday, and then falling back to into the lower-40s by Monday.  There is a chance of some precipitation on Monday, but most models are showing this much later in the day/evening, so all in all, we have a pretty solid Presidents Day Weekend of weather to enjoy.  For those that need the reassurance, we most definitely have plenty of snow throughout the slopes and you can expect conditions to be quite nice.  With a substantial snow base of 3 to 5 FEET throughout most of the hill and the overnight temps returning to that freezing mark, the skiing & riding conditions will be pretty darn good....plus, you can certainly lose a layer or two AND don't forget the sunscreen!

Still SNOW TIME here in the Northland!

 

Tuesday, February 14 at 6:30am:

Thank you to everyone that joined us this past weekend! Not only were the slopes dialed and the parks prime, but we had some amazing events over the course of the weekend, too.  We're definitley most thankful for the 15" of snowfall going back these last couple of weeks, and though not looking like much in the form of snow this week (looks more like another nice round of snow could fall here around mid-next week!) the slopes are in fabulous shape as we roll throughout the week here and into the upcoming holiday weekend!  Plus, we have some great deals on midweek tickets and check out GROUPIFY-SMALL GROUPS for savings all the time!

Lots of questions about the weather, and what this will do to the slopes.  The answer, we have plenty of SNOW and the reality is that the skiing & riding will be so much fun here this week!  Temps crawled to around 40 on Monday afternoon with tons of sunshine and great snow conditions.  We are looking at daytime temps in right around 30 here through Thursday, then we will see those day temps bump into the 40s for the weekend.  The good news is that overnight temps continue to get back below the freezing mark which allows the snow to set-up very nicely as we groom out the slopes.  The even better news is that much of the week ahead is slated for lots of SUNSHINE!

So what does this mean for you?  Grab your squad and head to Duluth.  We have a significant snow base and the skiing is going to be pretty darn good.  Plus, who doesn't love not having to bundle up for the great Northland.  Get Outside and Enjoy Winter!  PS - don't forget the sunscreen!

Student Nights:  Monday-Thursday 3pm-8pm features $15 student lift tickets and $5 rentals for high school students and below. 

Specials:  We offer a variety of ticket, rental & lesson packages Monday-Thursday and more. Details Here. 

Save Up to 20% on tickets:  Check out our new GROUPIFY ticket option that can save you up to 20% on tickets!  The best part is, it's all done on-line.  You set up your small group, share on social media and everyone pays on their own.  No organizing the group, collecting money, etc.  Details Here. 

College Thursday:  Every Thursday is College Day/Night broughT to you by Indeed Brewery.  $19 tickets and $10 rentals.  Plus Live Music in the Moosehead saloon!  $2 PBR, $3 Off Indeed Pitchers, $3 Tacos in the Moose from 3pm-8pm. Details Here.

Loose In The Moose brought to you by Bent Paddle.  Every Saturday from 3pm-7pm.

Looking ahead for the next few weeks, we have big things happening on the hill!  Below are just some of the upcoming events hosted at Spirit Mountain, so mark your calendars and prepare to have some serious SNOW fun!

Upcoming Events:

February 17th-18th Damage Days: Pipe Jam on Friday 6p-8p and After Hours Snowboard ONLY Rope Tow Session on Saturday 9a-12a.  Sponsored by Damage Board Shop
February 20th President's Day: Extended hours on Sunday and Monday this week!
February 25th Tow Up Throw Down and Vintage Snowmobile Tour
March 4th-5th Frosted Fatty: Fat Tire Biking Races.  Sponsored by Frost River
March 11th SMASH: Spirit Mountain's Annual Spring Happening

 

The time is now to visit Duluth...Think Snow, Think Fun, Think Spirit!


Sweet Snow February!

Sunday, February 12 at 5:45am:

Stoked to welcome NEWSCHOOLERS Tell-A-Friend Tour to Duluth on this SundayFunday!  We did get a few flakes of snow overnight, and expect pretty nice slope & park conditions again here today.  It's a bit on the breezy-side this morning, so bundle up and enjoy today's offerings.  Due to the sustained & gusty conditions, there will be NO fat tire bike operations today.  See snow report for additional details on today's happenings.   

Thanks to all you NIGHT OWLS for coming out to The Ski Hut late-night rope park sesh last night...good times for all!  Don't forget to mark those calendars for our 3rd Annual DAMAGE DAYS coming up next Friday & Saturday!

 

 

Saturday, February 11 @ 6:30am:  Welcome to the weekend, and Welcome to Spirit Mountain.  We're quite stoked to get today started becuase the conditions are absolutely wonderful!  The snow groomed out beautifully overnight, and you can expect some serious GOOD TIMES here on the slopes, in the terrain parks and at the snow tubing hill.  If you have been waiting for a snow day, today is it!  You need a Spirit Day!

Friday, February 10 at 11am:  Had a nice little dusting of snow overnight which continues the awesome stretch of stellar snow conditions here on the hill.  Plus, the sun is out and temps are pushing towards 30!  We're looking at a fantastic weekend of weather and amazing snow conditions....join us for what is truly going to be one of those CHOICE weekends to ski, snowboard, snowtube and downhill fat bike!  Don't forget to check the calendar below for our sweet events this weekend as well...enjoy! 

Thursday, February 9 at 12pm:  Before I forget, it is COLLEGE DAY...$19 lift tickets all day, plus sweet deals on rental equipment, food, beverages & more...with live music in the Moosehead tonight!  It has been a pretty awesome week, and what a beautiful day here of sunshine & sweet snow!  Obvioulsy, we have been blessed with natural snow these past couple of weeks and the current conditions here on the slopes and in the parks are prime.  All is crazy-good here on the hill and this trend looks like it shall continue as we roll along.  We're going to see a nice little "bump" in temps here starting tomorrow and mostly looking at 30s during the day & 20s overnight...how perfect is that....oh yeah, plus, a few more snow chances start up again overnight Thursday, Friday and perhaps even over the weekend!

Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30am:  Happy SnowDay!  We ended up with right at 6" of NEW snow yesterday, plus a few more flurries went down overnight.  This puts our total snowfall to right at 16" over the past week and a half....which also puts smiles on many of our & your faces!  The slope conditions are PRIME with nearly perfect machine groomed packed powder along with lots of freshies to be found as well.  Looks like a couple of days here on the chilly side, but then we see daytime temps pushing back to the 30 mark beginning Friday & beyond...plus more snow chances starting Friday, too!  It's all good here, and certainly time for you to DO-Duluth...

The halfpipe is getting a fresh cut here this morning, and Spirit Park has received some nice re-shape & refresh efforts with special attention to the medium jumpline and new frontsides plus hopeful to see a few more elements going in this week, inlcuding the infamous "hundred footer"!  The Rope Park is also getting some major attention this week with resets & refresh efforts going down each night this week.  The crew will conintue making it happen to bring you the "Best Parks in the Region"....enjoy!

Don't forget about our sweet weekday specials, which include Student Nights, Senior Wednesdays, College Thursdays and more.  Plus, YOU can always GROUPIFY and enjoy savings with your crew!  Please scroll down a bit for the quick-links click and check out some of our upcoming events you definitely want to put on the calendar!

Tuesday, February 7 at 6:15am:  It's all SNOW here folks!  Flakes started falling around midnight, and looking right at 4" thus far with another 1"-3" possible here by Tuesday evening!  It's been blowing and snowing on the hill most of the overnight, so there will certainly be some sweet "stashes" and pow pockets out there to be had!  What an amazing way to start out the week with a Powder Tuesday, plus more snow is in the forecast as we roll into the weekend! 

Monday, February 6 at 12pm:  What an awesome weekend of snow-fun we had here in the Northland!  The slopes, terrain parks, tubing hill and fat bike trails were ALL in fantastic shape for what was an EPIC shred all across the hill!  The even better news is that this awesomeness shall continue this week as we could see some significant snow fall.  The forecast shows 4"-8" over the next 48 hours, so we're in great shape for all skiers, boarders and fat bikers!  The terrain parks are dialed and will get some lovin' this week as we reshape and reset various features & elements, plus add a few new installations as well.  The slopes are in the best shape of the entire season, so please make those plans to hit up Duluth here as soon as possible!

Looking ahead for the next few weeks, we have big things happening on the hill!  Below are just some of the upcoming events hosted at Spirit Mountain, so prepare to have some fun!

Upcoming Events:

February 11th

9pm-12am

Night Owl: Late Night Rope Session.  Sponsored by The Skihut

February 12th

10am-4pm

NewSchoolers: Tell A Friend Tour
February 17th-18th Damage Days: Pipe Jam on Friday and After Hours Snowboard ONLY Rope Tow Session on Saturday.  Sponsored by Damage Board Shop
February 20th President's Day: Extended hours on Sunday and Monday this week!
February 25th Tow Up Throw Down and Vintage Snowmobile Tour
March 4th-5th Frosted Fatty: Fat Biking Races.  Sponsored by Frost River
March 11th SMASH: Spirit Mountian's Annual Spring Happening

 

Specials:  we offer a variety of ticket, rental & lesson packages Monday-Thursday and more. Details Here. 

Save Up to 20% on tickets:  Check out our new Groupify ticket option that can save you up to 20% on tickets!  The best part is, it's all done on-line.  You set up your small group, share on social media and everyone pays on their own.  No organizing the group, collecting money, etc.  Details Here. 

College Thursday:  Every Thursday is College Day/Night brough to you by Indeed Brewery.  $19 tickets and $10 rentals.  Plus Live Music in the Moosehead saloon!  $2 PBR, $3 Off Indeed Pitchers, $3 Tacos in the Moose from 3pm-8pm. Details Here.

Loose In The Moose brought to you by Bent Paddle.  Every Saturday from 3pm-7pm.

The time is now to visit Duluth...think snow, think fun, think Spirit!


Welcome Snow!

Saturday, February 4 at 6am - Happy Happy Saturday to You! With 6" of new snow this week and 1"-3" forecast for today, the weekend is going to be epic for all things snow related!  Ski hill operates Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 9am-6pm.  Snow Tubing Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.  Fat Bike Sunday 10am-4pm too.  Don't forget Loose in the Moose today 3pm-6pm with Live Music, beer speicals and as always tasty eats.  Good Times at Spirit Mountain...the snow is here & you should be too!

Friday, February 3 at 7am - Happy Friday!  A chilly start to the weekend, but we should see lots of sunshine here on Friday with temps bumping towards 20 by this afternoon.  The snow has groomed out very nicely overnight, and we're experiencing our best packed powder conditions of the entire season RIGHT NOW...plus, there's still some nice pow stashes from the half foot of snow earlier in the week.  We have a few more flakes in the forecast for Saturday with accumulation projected in the 1"-3" range.  The slopes are seriously dialed, and the terrain parks are stocked with over 33 various jibs, 9 gorgeous jumps, a sweet hip and an even sweeter Halfpipe.  So, if you have been thinking about hitting up the slopes of Duluth...might I suggest NOW is the time to do so!  Enjoy the wonderful SNOW DAY!

Thursday, February 2 at 6:45am - Happy Groundhog Day, and every Thursday is also College Day here at Spirit!  We're pretty sure Phil will come out and tell us there's at least 6 more weeks of wonderful winter remaining in the Northland, and we are certainly stoked at the current state of conditions on the hill!  The 6" of snow here these past 72 hours has brought back some stellar conditions to the slopes.  The park crew has been hitting it hard with several new feature installations over in Spirit Park, and efforts continue today...plus, the halfpipe is now officialy open for 2017!  The tube hill will be styling this weekend as well, and expect our downhill bike trails to be very nice for lift-served, fat tire biking this Sunday!  All is really good here in Duluth...hopes are you can join us!  

Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30am - Another inch of snow overnight, brings us to 6" of fresh snowfall since Monday!  The skiing was most excellent on Tuesday, and expect much more of the same here on Wednesday.  It's a pretty chilly start here for February 2017, so don't forget that extra layer....this looks to be the trend here these next few days, then we should see a nice little bump in temps for the weekend PLUS chances of some more snow!  Who is planning to hit the hill this weekend...going to be a choice one to ski-ride-tube-fat bike, for sure!

Tuesday, January 31th at 6am - This final day of January 2017 is going to be a good one!  We've received nearly 5" of fresh snow in the past 24 and could see a few more flurries around the hill here throughout the day.  Expect some sweet machine groomed packed powder on the slopes today, plus you'll find some strategic grooming which will let you enjoy the fluffies throughout many of the trails AND some fairly significant powder stashes are available as well.  Been waiting for a day such as this for several weeks now....enjoy!  It's definitely going to be quite winter like with colder temps as the week moves along, and then chances of a little more snow by the weekend...yeeehaah!

As stated yesterday, it's going to be a busy week for the mountain ops crew here this week as we continue terrain park builds & installations as well as bringing the 2017 half pipe to reality!  The park crew will be adding several features into Spirit Park this week and continuing to dial all in accordingly.  We are also very excited to get final preps underway for the halfpipe, with the initial cut happening here as I type!  If all goes well, the pipe will be opening up here towards the end of this week (or sooner!!), so please stay tuned for details efforts unfold.  As for The Parks, there may be some temporary and/or partial closures here throughout the week and we will keep you updated on such over on the snow report page.  How bout' that park crew...well done!

Specials:  we offer a variety of ticket, rental & lesson packages Monday-Thursday and more. Details Here. 

Save Up to 20% on tickets:  Check out our new Groupify ticket option that can save you up to 20% on tickets!  The best part is, it's all done on-line.  You set up your small group, share on social media and everyone pays on their own.  No organizing the group, collecting money, etc.  Details Here. 

College Thursday:  Every Thursday is College Day/Night brough to you by Indeed Brewery.  $19 tickets and $10 rentals.  Plus Live Music in the Moosehead saloon!  $2 PBR, $3 Off Indeed Pitchers, $3 Tacos in the Moose from 3pm-8pm. Details Here.

Loose In The Moose brought to you by Bent Paddle.  Every Saturday from 3pm-7pm.

The time is now to visit Duluth...think snow, think fun, think Spirit!

 


January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30th at 9:20am - The flurries are starting to fall here on the hill....snow is expected to increase throughout the day & evening with accumulations in teh 3"-6" or MORE range!  The slopes & parks have are groomed and readied, and should be a pretty solid snow day here in  Duluth, and will get even sweeter as the flakes fall.  It's going to be a busy week here on the hill as we continue with some installations in the Terrain Parks, final efforts toward the debut of the 2017 Half Pipe as well as continuing to provide a great snow surface on our groomers.  Stay tuned for all details and make sure you get those Snow Dances On!  Winter Is HERE!  

 

Sunday, January 29th at 6:30am - Thanks to all that hit the hill on Saturday.  It was a beautiful winter day with lots of sunshine and cooler temps.  Expect more of the same here on Sunday, plus, maybe we see a few flurries throughout the day then looks like some significant accumulations could be upon us as we roll into Monday.  The groomers have all as dialed as possible out on the slopes and in the parks this morning, so come on out and enjoy!  The lifts roll 9am-6pm today, plus fat biking operations are a go from 10am-4pm.  Unfortunately, our tube hill will not be in operation today due to maintenance matters...snowtubing will return next weekend.

Think Snow, and Do-Duluth!

 

Saturday, January 28th - Happy Weekend to You!  The snow is here and you should be too.  Winter is here at Spirit Mountain!  Sweet groomers, the Parks are dialed and we are your destination for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing & fat biking. 

Chance of flurries all weekend plus snow in the forecast on Monday!  Come on out and join us...you need a Spirit Day!

As for Sunday Fat Bike Operations, YES, things are a GO for 1/29/17!  The trail crew has been out prepping trails several days this week, and despite the funky weather last week which caused some snow loss, we have CandyLand and Happy Camper back in solid shape.  Plus, add in the integrated ski slopes of Timber Cruiser and Juggler Joe...expect some good times for the fat bikes tomorrow!  We start loading bikes at 10am...see you then!