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Bonus Days!

Saturday, 1 April 2017 - Happy Last Day of the Season! Enjoy this great spring day from 10am-4pm to get your last runs of the season in and enjoy the day.  Also, this is the last day to purchase your 17/18 Winter Season Pass and $AVE!  

Please Note:  the online shopping cart is experiencing high volume which at times can result in errors when purchasing online.  Should you have issues, please know you can always call us to purchase over the phone or try online at a later time.  Regardless, we will make sure you receive the lowest rate on your season pass.  Thank you for your patience. 

Friday, 31 March 2017 - We have a beautiful day of sun & snow here for Friday...the lifts roll from 12pm-7pm for Bonus Day #2 and our March Finale.  96% of our terrain is available for these final two days of the season, and ALL terrain parks--jumplines--halfpipe--and much more are ready to shred!  Hope to see you out here today & Saturday...ENJOY!

 

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - Bonus Sesh #1 is ON in our Rope Park from 3pm-7pm!  The mountain ops crew started bringing the hill back together early yesterday morning and continued around the clock to get all back in order.  The Rope Park looks pretty solid, and the slopes & parks are coming along nicely.  Though we may not be as thick as we once were, we do anticipate all slopes & parks available for our final two sessions on Friday (12p-7) and Saturday (10a-4p)...come on out and enjoy as we wrap up the 16/17 Season!  Thanks to our entire crew for the solid efforts, and THANK YOU for the continued support & patronage to Spirit Mountain!

 

Monday, 27 March 2017 - This is no April Fools joke, we are opening our doors once more for our 2016/17 Winter Season Bonus Days!  The plan is to put a wrap on this season by hosting 3 more days of fun in the springtime sun, including a Rope Tow ONLY sesh and an Employee & Season Passholder Appreciation Finale!!  

Season Pass holders can bring up to 2 friends per day for $10 each includes ticket & rental.  Plus on Saturday, show your season pass to receive Pulled Pork Meal for $5.  

Thursday - Rope Tow Session Only: 3pm-7pm  ($15 ticket or Valid Season Pass)
Friday - All-Mountain Operations: 12pm-7pm  ($30 ticket or Valid Season Pass)
Saturday - Employee & Season Passholder Appreciation Day, Everyone is Welcome! All-Mountain Operations: 10am-4pm  ($30 ticket or Valid Season Pass)

We anticipate all slopes & parks (halfpipe, too!) to be ready to roll again for Friday & Saturday, and the weather shows quite a bit of sunshine & mid 40s....a perfect way to end the season here in Duluth!


Please Note a few additional Details for the Bonus Sessions: 

SKYLINE CHALET - If you're looking for an Apres' Ski opportunity, the Moosehead Saloon in the Main Chalet will be serving up hot slices of pizza, burgers and fries, ice cold beer & beverages, and good times during operating hours.  We also recommend anyone wishing to rent ski and/or snowboard equipment, please do so at our upper, Skyline, chalet....9551 Spirit Mountain Place / Duluth, MN 55810

GRAND AVENUE CHALET - Our Grand Avenue Chalet will be accessible for the Friday & Saturday sessions, but amenities will be limited with no food & beverage operations.

LESSONS - We will have limited snow sports lesson opportunities on Friday & Saturday, so if you are interested in LESSONS on these days, please reach out to Jon at jregenold@spiritmt.com at your earliest convenience to reserve your spot! 

Here's a few important dates you want to make sure are on your calendar:

Saturday April 1st: Season Pass pricing goes up!!  Don't miss your chance to purchase your 17/18 season passes at the lowest price point of the year before April 1st!  We have these available for purchase on our website as well as over the phone Mon-Fri 10am-4pm at 218-624-8500.  

Saturday, April 8th is the First Annual Gitchi Gummi Vintage Snowmobile Meltdown!  Help support and thank your Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol by ridin' in style on your vintage sled.  This will be held at the Main Chalet here at Spirit Mountain and there will be a hill climb, vintage showcase, hill ride and swap. For more information contact Ryan at 218-721-5341 or visit the calendar event at SpiritMt.com.  

Saturday, April 22nd is our 2nd Annual Bridal Open House!  
Come and experience all that Spirit Mountain has to offer for your wedding day. Visit with local wedding vendors, taste our incredible food, and experience our breath taking views for yourself, and see just what makes Spirit Mountain the perfect place for you to start the rest of your forever.  Visit the calendar event at Spiritmt.com to find out more info or contact Johannah at jstrandjord@spiritmt.com.

Thanks to everyone out there for the continued support & patronage!

 


Spring has Sprung!

Sunday, 25 March - Operations suspended for Sunday March 26th & Monday March 27 due to inclement weather and unpredictable snow surface.  Stay tuned for inforamtion regarding operations & potential bonus days moving forward. 

 

Saturday, 24 March at 6am - BrewSki is On!  If you didn't pre-purchase tickets, no worries, you can purchase today at the hill.  BrewSki only is $15 and sample all the craft beers you wish!  OR, the Weekend VIP deal is $69 which includes a two day lift ticket, BBQ meal on Saturday, entry to BrewSki and more.  Visit the ticket counter for details!  Make sure to grab lunch Slopeside from Jack Creek Cookers featuring BBQ and their very own sauces too!  Plus lots of sweet events today too including Ollie Contest, Big Air & Wet and Wild Rail Contest.   Gonna be a great day to be on the hill at Spirit Mountain.  The Ski Hut, Continental & Damage will be onsite with demos today too.  

Forecast is calling for temps in the mid 30's - and Good Times for sure.

 

Thursday, 23 March at 5am - It's been a fun-filled week here on the slopes, and make sure to check out our most recent SNOW REPORT VIDEO from Tuesday....still looking at 100% OPEN with full coverage on all slopes & parks....plus, a NEW reset in the ROPE PARK last night!  We have a few flurries around the region this morning, but mostly looking at an overcast day with temps into the mid-30s later today.  Looks like we could see some raindrops in the late-afternoon/early-evening hours, but nothing too riduculous and our plan is to keep rolling on.  The weekend looks pretty nice with partly sunny skies Friday thru Sunday, then chances of a little more precip late-Sunday.  Our day-time temps should be hitting the lower 40s Friday, then back into the mid-30s for both Saturday & Sunday....with overnight temps back below freezing every night (this is the KEY, and let's the snow "set-up" a bit!).  The snow is holding up pretty nicely, and should be another fun-filled snow day here on Thursday and all weekend long!  So, come on up and get after it!  Don't forget that BrewSki is ON for Saturday, and we'll continue to evaluate options for next week & beyond as all unfolds....looks somewhat promising for potential BONUS DAYS next week and into April!

 

Sunday, 19 March at 1pm - A super-fun week it's been, and now we roll into Spring Rates & Spring Hours!  Ski Hill Operating Hours are adjusted as follows for the week of March 20th-26th:  Monday-Friday 12pm to 7pm / Saturday & Sunday 9am to 6pm / plus, all-day lift ticket rates will be $39 all week long.  Snow-Tubing operations are closed for the season.  Operations beginning March 27th are to be determined.

The slopes & parks remain 100% open, and thanks to the recent snowfall this past week, the snow surface conditions are quite nice.  It looks like a pretty solid week ahead -- Monday will be very spring-like and another day in the 50's -- but then, we should see day-time temps back into the 30's most of the week & weekend with quite a bit of sunshine and overnight temps back under the freezing mark....this all leads to firmer snow conditions to start the day with softening conditions to end it!  We could see a little precip on Thursday/early-Friday, but all looks to clear-out by the weekend.  Still lots of "snow-fun" to be had here this week...hopefully you can join us!

A few things to keep in mind:

--March is the perfect time to learn to ski and snowboard...for any age!  Check out our Lesson Programs and learn the sports of a lifetime!

--Check out our BREWSKI Event coming up on Saturday, March 25!  Buy your BrewSki tickets NOW for just $10!  Details Here 

--Please check our SNOW REPORT page for additional slope & park updates...these March days provide some great skiing with firmer conditions in the mornings and then softening as the day moves along!

 A few couple final things:

1 - How long will our ski season go?  As stated above, our plan is to go through Sunday, March 26 and then we will evaluate from there.  We are simply not entirely sure as much will depend upon how the weather unfolds along with our snow status.  So, we somewhat are in a position of wait & see as we draw towards the month's end....perhaps there are some BONUS DAYS in store for April...stay tuned, but our suggestion is GET OUT HERE NOW AND ENJOY!

2 - Why buy a Season Pass?  Answer, plain and simple, season passes save you money and offer you serious value as well as convenience!

  • A season pass purchased by April 1, 2017 for the 2017/2018 Winter Season can pay for itself in as few as FOUR visits!  Yes, 4 visits.
  • Passes are currently on-sale at the lowest rates of the year, and if you purchase now, you can add-on the remaining days of this season for the price of a single lift ticket!
  • We are proud to offer some of the absolute best-valued passes in the entire region.
  • Our NEW student pass is one of those "you asked-we listened" sort of passes.
  • Our family pass remains an outstanding value, plus the lay-away option may be a perfect option for some.
  • We also have great perks for our passholders; including sweet hook-ups with Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Mount Bohemia and Big Snow Resorts!  We are quite thankful to have partners such as in which each provide deeply-discounted opportunities for you to experience some of the most awesome experiences here in the midwest region as well as out in Colorado!

See YOU on the SLOPES!

 

 

 

 


MID-MARCH FRESHIES!

Happy Happy Snow Weekend to You! We have received 12" of new snow this week, we remain 100% open with 100% solid snow coverage!  With sun in the forecast - it's going to be SUN-FUN-SNOW!  Winter is still here and alive at Spirit Mountain!  March is the perfect time to learn to ski and snowboard...for any age!  Check out our Lesson Programs and learn the sports of a lifetime!

Check out our BREWSKI Event coming up at the end of the month.  But your BrewSki tickets NOW for just $10!  Details Here 

 

Update - Friday, 17 March at 6:15am - It's ALL snow here on the HILL!  3" of NEW snow overnight and a few flakes are still falling as our good fortunes continue in March...this brings us to over a FOOT of SNOW this week!  Most models show a couple more hours of light snow chances this morning, then looks like all clears out to bring us a partly cloudy day....those additional precip chances this afternoon are looking less & less likely....my feeling is we may just get lucky enough for us to get by with ALL SNOW out of this event!  Obviously we will keep tabs on how all unfolds, and we'll do a little strategical grooming accordingly to provide the best skiing & riding possible here throughout the day.  As for the weekend, looks like lots of sunshine with highs in the mid/upper 30s on Saturday and then mid/upper 40s on Sunday!

Our snowtubing hill will operate this weekend on Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Come on out and enjoy this St. Patrick's Day with us....travel safely out there and we'll be waiting for you!

 

Update - Thursday, 16 March @ 6:30am - Slopes & Parks are stocked!  100% open with a 2-4 foot base!  9" new snow this week! 
Our continued theme of "let the good times roll" is on again today...IF you are wondering how the "snow" season is going in Duluth, well let's just say that current conditions are amazing and arguably the best they have been all season long!  The NEW snow on Monday and these nearlhy perfect weather conditions of cold overnights & sun-filled days in the 30s = PRIME TIME to SKI & RIDE!  So, check out our social feeds for recent pics and videos, or better yet, come on up and hit it....it's all good here at Spirit!

A few things here on many folks' minds:

1 - How long will our ski season go?  Answer, we simply are not entirely sure as that will somewhat depend upon how the weather unfolds.  Our plan at this point is to roll through the end of March as all looks very nice weather-wise and we are not only stocked throughout the slopes & parks, but surface conditions are very sweet!  We see this pattern continuing through this week, the weekend as well as next week & weekend as well.  There are even aome additional chances of a few more flakes between now and the end of the month.  So, we somewhat wait to see how all unfolds as we draw closer to April and perhaps there are some BONUS DAYS in store...stay tuned, but the suggestion here is GET OUT HERE NOW AND ENJOY THE SLOPES!

2 - Why buy a Season Pass?  Answer, plain and simple, season passes save you money and offer you serious value as well as convenience!

  • A season pass purchased by April 1, 2017 for the 2017/2018 Winter Season can pay for itself in as few as FOUR visits!  Yes, 4 visits.
  • Passes are currently on-sale at the lowest rates of the year, and if you purchase now, you can add-on the remaining days of this season for the price of a single lift ticket!
  • We are proud to offer some of the absolute best-valued passes in the entire region.
  • Our NEW student pass is one of those "you asked-we listened" sort of passes.
  • Our family pass remains an outstanding value, plus the lay-away option may be a perfect option for some.
  • We also have great perks for our passholders; including sweet hook-ups with Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Mount Bohemia and Big Snow Resorts!  We are quite thankful to have partners such as in which each provide deeply-discounted opportunities for you to experience some of the most awesome experiences here in the midwest region as well as out in Colorado!

3 - Check out our BREWSKI Event coming up at the end of the month.  But your BrewSki tickets NOW for just $10!  Details Here 

 

Update - Monday, 13 March @ 7am - Hello Monday and Hello NEW Snow---9" that is!  The big lake blessed us with some awesome lake effect snow overnight, and we could see a few more flakes here this morning!  Winter is most certainly still here, and in a BIG way.  Take it easy on your way in as crews continue to plow and dig-out, the snow is here and we'll have all ready for you when we roll at 10am.  You probably need a SNOW DAY, eh! 

The time is now to purchase season passes for the 2017/2018 winter season, OR if you are a year-round user skier-boarder-biker...check out our All-Time Any-Time passes that allow for unlimited mountain biking and winter use.  To save the most $$ you must purchase by April 1, 2017!  Check out the NEW! STUDENT PASS as well. Family payment plans are another great opportunity for savings.  Purchase now to break your monthly payments out for 6 months!  Plus, if you purchase now, add on the remainder of this season for the price of a single day lift ticket!  For all details visit HERE. 

Please check our SNOW REPORT page for additional slope & park updates.  Expect very nice conditions today and all week long as these freshies are a much welcomed sight for all snow enthusiasts around these parts!  We are stoked for the new snow, and the weather looks very nice this week with quite a bit of sunshine for much of the week and then a few more chances of snow flakes as we get towards the weekend.  Still MANY quality snow days left here in the season, so come on up and enjoy!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to enjoy SMASH, and a huge thanks to the Burton Snowboard crew for joining us.  It was a great weekend of riding, events and fun for all, and if you have not yet seen the pond skim video, well, slide over to our Instagram account or Facebook page...epic!  Mark your calendars for "2 MINUS 1" & "BrewSki" events coming up in a couple of weeks...another great event with good times, tasty eats, beer sampling, live music, stellar events & activities, discounted lodging deals and much more!  Details HERE...

The time is NOW to visit Duluth....come on out and enjoy! 

 


PAUSE - RESUME

Update Sunday, 12 March @ 7am -Sunday Funday is HERE!  Grab a friend and head to the slopes, it's a great day to ski, snowboard and tube. Sunday is $10 snow tubing starting at 2pm. 

Update Saturday, 11 March @ 6am -It's SMASH Day!  With great snow coverage, temps in the 20's and sunshine in the forecast...it's gonna be a great day at Spirit Mountain!  Don't forget we have live music in the Moosehead today from 3pm-10pm!  Get Your SMASH On! 

Update Friday, 10 March @ 5:45am - Winter is still here in Duluth!  We are 100% open with complete snow coverage!  With sun and snow in the forecast...things are shaping up to be a stellar weekend.  Saturday brings us SMASH with many great, fun events.  Receive a $10 Lift Ticket if dressed in full costume and here by 12pm.  Plus participate in our Costume Contest and you could walk away with an individual or famiy season pass for the 17/18 season.  All details on SMASH and events can be found here: SMASH - Burton Snowboards joins us as well with Demos, Learn to Ride package, Ladies Ride and more.  Make your plans now....see you on the slopes! 

Update Thursday, 9 March @ 6:15am - Here we go!  Operations resume today from 12pm-8pm with 100% snow coverage, plus we're throwing out a $29 ticket special cause we're stoked to have great weather & sweet snow!  Please check SNOW REPORT page for additional slope & park updates.  Temps are definitely winter like and the forecast is calling for lots of sunshine today!  The crew has done a nice job with getting all back in order following a little bit of crazy weather, and we will have some pretty solid skiing & riding conditions today on the hill.  Grab the crew and an extra layer, and head on out to the slopes where Winter Is Still Here in a BIG way!  Enjoy, and don't forget that SEASON PASSES are NOW on-sale & SMASH with BURTON SNOWBOARDS is ON this weekend!  Also, today is COLLEGE DAY with Indeed Brewing Company...$19 tickets for all college students, food & drink specials, live music, prizes & giveaways in the Moosehead this evening!   

 

Update Tuesday, 7 March @ 11:30am:  Operations to resume on Thursday, March 9 at 12pm!   It's been pretty intense here around these parts over the past 24-36 hours...the unseasonably warm temps Sunday & Monday have been replaced with colder ones and looks like even more winter-like temps are coming this way as we move ahead.  The rains were fairly short-lived, and we even had a few flakes of snow falling here earlier today!  It has been quite breezy here today with serious sustained winds and gusts registering in that 40-60mph range, but these should are expected to diminish by tomorrow evening.  Our crews are beginning to hit the hill here this evening to start bringing it all back together.  Our plan is to get in a few rounds of grooming between now and Thursday, just so the slopes & parks are back in quality shape.  We still have a lot of slopes here on the hill, and I anticipate some quality skiing & riding here when we roll....plus, perhaps some more natural snow may bless us as we roll through the weekend and into next week!!

 

Monday, 6 March at 6:30am:  Operations suspended for Monday & Tuesday (March 6 & 7) due to the unseasonable and inclement weather.  However, our plan is to resume operations on either Wednesday or Thursday depending upon how all actually unfolds.  Just a slight hit of the "pause" button here, folks.  We still have a great deal of snow throughout the sloeps, plus, looks like we'll see some more chances of natural snow here as the week rolls along!

Don't forget that SMASH - Spirit Mountain's Annual Spring Happening is ON this Saturday!  Join us and Burton Snowboards for our 2017 SMASH Weekend full of good times, great events and family fun for all.  Lean-to-Ski & Ride Specials, Snowboard Demos, Rail Jams, Mini-Park, Slosh Pit, Silly Slalom, Costume Contest and much more!  

Just a little bump in the road and a few days of not-so-pleasant weather on tap, but seriously, no worries as we will be back skiing & riding here very soon....and, we expect quality slope & park conditions for the weekend ahead as the cold returns & hopefully some NEW snow as well!