Update: 9:00pm, Wednesday, January 4
Due to the extreme cold and dangerous chill factors, the slopes & lifts will be closed on Thursday, 1/5/17. Plans will be to resume operations on Friday, 1/6/17...stay tuned for details. The good news is that we will see some up-ticks in the temps and relief from the winds as we roll into the weekend plus we will have 100% of our terrain open! Stay safe....
We WELCOME 2017 and what a finish to 2016 we had at Spirit Mountain. A sincere thank you to everyone that joined us over the Holiday period, and certainly appreciate your patronage, support and the many compliments over the past week. Our staff was very excited to have you enjoy our many offerings, and I wish to shout out a HUGE thank you to all staff members for the quality efforts!!
Now, what's on the agenda next...
First, we have our first significant winter weather event going down here Monday/Tuesday...most predictions show anywhere from 3"-6"-12" could fall here in the northland, and we are stoked for it! As the saying goes around here; LET IT SNOW!
Following the snowfall, we have a serious system of cold air that is settling in. This arctic air should provide us with our final stretch of snowmaking to get our couple of remaining trails open as well as get our parks stocked accordingly for the builds! Some trails and areas may be off-limits here this week as we finish up the snowmaking efforts, but there will be plenty of terrain available, and, we anticipate having 100% of our terrain open by the weekend.
As for The Parks of Spirit:
The NEW Tow Park & High Speed Rope has certainly been a welcome addition to the hill. We appreciate the many kudos & compliments here with the initial set up AND we are so psyched for the many things to come with the Tow Park. We also appreciate your patience as we continue fine-tuning the rope tow, and please make sure to give yourself some space on that rope! We will be making some more snow in the tow park area here this week, but plans are to roll it as follows: Monday - Thursday 2pm-8pm, Friday at 12pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 9am-6pm...times may change based on maintenance and demand, but this is our plan in moving forth.
Our plan is to do a reset on Powder Monkey here this week with some more progressive features and elements. This will be a great line for all to enjoy and hone their freestyle skills accordingly. Let us know what you think!
Spirit Park will start taking shape this week, and our goal is to have the main park open by the weekend as well. With this stated; please note that at times there will be certain trails and areas that are unavailable throughout the parks. Our focus must be snowmaking at this point in time, but we will certainly be bringing all together as quickly as possible to give you some of the absolute best park experiences & options in the midwest!
Fat Bike Operations: our plan is to roll our fat bike operations on Sunday! We will provide trail updates by mid-week but looks like we will be able to put bikes on lifts for Sunday, January 8th....plus, we have Salsa coming in for a Demo Day this Sunday as well!!
Don't forget; we offer a variety of Ticket Speicals - DETAILS HERE
Check out our NEW! ski program for pre-school aged children too - Our Moms, Pops & Tots gets your little ones on the snow with a few hours. DETAILS HERE
Keep doing your snow dances!
Think Snow, Think Fun, Think Spirit
12/31/16 @ 5:30am - Join us at Spirit Mountain and finish out 2016 with us on the slopes. The snow is here and you should be too! Plus snow is in the forecast for Saturday and a little sushine. Wake everyone up and get ready....becuase today you need a snow day! The slopes are in great shape, things are grooming out very nicely. High Speed Rope Tow and Tow Park opens at 9am.
Update - 12pm, Thursday, December 29:
We've received nearly 3" of new snow here over the past 36 hours, and we could potentially see another 2"-4" on Friday! We have right at 80% of our slopes available, and could see several of the remaining trails & parks open by the weekend! Conditions are quite nice, so come on out to enjoy a day of skiing and/or riding here on the slopes of Spirit....and, yes, the snow tubing hill is providing some serious GOOD TIMES as well!
We anticipate having our NEW! high speed rope tow back in operation later today following a needed repair. Your patience is much appreciated as we work through a few issues on the new tow, and we'll do all possible to get it spinning again asap. The tow park is dialed pretty nicely, and we're certainly stoked about the current set up as well as what it yet to come with this NEW! area at Spirit. Stay tuned for updates. Update at 2:45pm- Tow Rope will not open today. Reopen on Friday at 9am.
It's shaping up for an EPIC winter weekend here in Duluth...hopes are you can make it out to enjoy!
Let it Snow!
Happy Snowdays at Spirit Mountain! We welcome in our holiday week, 12/26 through 1/1 and it is exciting to see continued snow in the forecast. Yes, we had a bit of a wonky weather event on Christmas night, but that system has moved on just in time to enjoy Holiday Week. Much of the region received the ice, but fortunately the ice on the hill was fairly minimal and it was followed up with 2"-3" of snowfall over the past couple of days....plus, a bit more snow is in the forecast here as we go through the week!
Currently we have 16 of 22 trails open, snow making is continuing which in return will mean more open terrain as quickly as we can. Ski hill operates 9am-8pm daily during this week and the Snow Tubing hill runs 11am-7pm. Our Alpine Coaster is currently closed due to mechanical issues.
Looking to learn the sports of skiing or snowboarding? We offer a variety of lesson programs that include everything you need: a lift ticket, rental equipment and lessons. Our Winter Kids program is a flagship program here at Spirit Mountain for kids ages 4-12. For all details, visit us here.
Don't forget, December 30th kicks off our first Loose in the Moose event brought to you by Bent Paddle. Live Music from Russ Sackett in the Moosehead Saloon beginning at 3pm. All ages welcome and its the perfect spot to rest your legs and relax. Details, here.
Happy Turns and we look forward to seeing you on the slopes soon!
Monday - 12/26/16 at 6am: Due to the recent ice event; we have adjusted our operational schedule to a 12pm start on Monday. This time change is for the ski hill as well as our snow tubing facility. We simply need a few extra hours here to get all back in order with the slopes and property before we roll.
You can expect a machine groomed surface for Monday and the even better news is that it's all SNOW in the forecast from this point forth! We will offer a special all-day lift ticket rate of $39 on Monday.
Please take it easy on your travels to Spirit today....the crews have been out since the early hours here getting the roads back in shape, but it is most certainly quite slick in many areas around the region...so slow down, and arrive safely! Grab those goggles and maybe an extra layer as it's going to be a bit blustery here as the temps continue to fall throughout the day, but it is snowing & blowing here this morning....so, we're stoked to see some wonderful "white" flying around!
We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas, and we will see you on the HILL for what should be an awesome holiday week here in Duluth!!