Mountain Message

Monday, 24 October 2016

Monday - October 24, 2016:  We have offiicially closed out our summer and fall seasons here at Spirit Mountain. Thank you to everyone that came out to enjoy the Bike Park, Adventure Park and Riverside Bar & Grill.  It has been a great season and we thank you for the continued patronage.  We woke up to our first heavy frost of the year and it just seems fitting as we are transitioning into winter season.  It sure reminds us that it won't be long before the snow is flying!  With that stated, mark your calendars now as we have several important events coming up that you don't want to miss out on.  

October 28-30:  45th Annual Team Duluth SWAP Sale || refresh your equipment or sell some too.  The SWAP sale is just the place to outfit the entire family.  For information on drop off times, sale times and more: VISIT HERE.

October 29:  3rd Annual Pre-Season ThrowDown || join us for a pre-season ski and snowboard jam with a three hour shred session.  This is truly one of our GOOD TIMES, EVERY TIME events here at Spirit with our awesome partners The Ski Hut, Damage Board Shop, Continental Ski & Bike, Bernick's, RockStar, Bent Paddle, Lakehead Constuctors and more.  Details on entry: VISIT HERE.

Ocotber 29:  Job Fair || Join us from 1pm-4pm for our job fair.  If 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. 

October 28-30:  Season Pass Pick Up Times:  if you have ordered a season pass for the 2016/2017 winter season, we will have pass pick up times as follows.  October 28 4pm-9pm, October 29 10am-4pm & Ocotber 30 11am-3pm.  All pick up will be at the main chalet.  Enter through the SWAP entry.  

November 4:  Pre-season pass pricing ends on 11-4-16.  Details on pricing and to purchase: VISIT HERE.

Stay tuned to our website for SNOWMAKING start dates and more....it won't be long! 


Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday - October 21 at 12noon:

MEA Days are ON...and what a gorgeous day we have here to start out the weekend!  We roll with the Alpine Coaster, Zipline, Jumping Pillow and Mini-Golf from 11am-6pm here Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  It's a beautiful time of year to be in Duluth...the colors are azmaing and the weather will be nearly perfect for the fall happenings.  Thanks for the visit, and please make sure to swing up to the hill where it is GOOD TIMES, EVERY TIME!

This is our final weekend of the season at our Adventure Park....enjoy!

 

Monday - October 17:  What a wonderful and beautiful weekend we had here in Duluth, and especially up at Spirit Mountain!  The colors are bright and the weather was nearly perfect for some fall-adventures.  Thank you to everyone for coming out to join us!

We are gearing up for our last weekend at the Adventure Park and for MEA Weekend.  As a reminder, we are open Friday-Sunday from 11am-6pm for all the fun you can have with us.  Make your plans now to join us this weekend, October 21-22-23 for our Adventure Park FINALE!

And, speaking of FINALE's....it is always a bittersweet time of year when we close down an activity, and unfortunately, we are officially there with our Lift-Served, Downhill Mountain Bike Park.  It was a fabulous finale to the 2016 Mountain Bike Season here at Spirit, and we appreicate the continued patronage and support for one of the Top 5 Bike Parks here in the entire midwest!  I'm sure we will see several of you on the slopes this winter getting in your turns on the skis, boards and/or fat bikes....and, we're definitely super-stoked in looking at the 2017 MTB Season with the potential of more trails and more fine-work by our awesome Bike Park Crew!

Make your plans now to join us for that final session of the fall for the coaster, zipline, jumping pillow and mini-golf....many awesome colors are still in the trees, and should see lots of sunshine this weekend as well!!!

Looking ahead slightly, the Team Duluth Ski & Snowboard Swap Sale is coming up the final weekend of October, plus mark those calendars for our 3rd Annual Fall ThrowDown (pre-season rail jam) going down on Saturday, October 29!


Monday, 17 October 2016

Monday - October 17:  What a wonderful and beautiful weekend we had here in Duluth, and especially up at Spirit Mountain!  The colors are bright and the weather was nearly perfect for some fall-adventures.  Thank you to everyone for coming out to join us!

We are gearing up for our last weekend at the Adventure Park and for MEA Weekend.  As a reminder, we are open Friday-Sunday from 11am-6pm for all the fun you can have with us.  Make your plans now to join us this weekend, October 21-22-23 for our Adventure Park FINALE!

And, speaking of FINALE's....it is always a bittersweet time of year when we close down an activity, and unfortunately, we are officially there with our Lift-Served, Downhill Mountain Bike Park.  It was a fabulous finale to the 2016 Mountain Bike Season here at Spirit, and we appreicate the continued patronage and support for one of the Top 5 Bike Parks here in the entire midwest!  I'm sure we will see several of you on the slopes this winter getting in your turns on the skis, boards and/or fat bikes....and, we're definitely super-stoked in looking at the 2017 MTB Season with the potential of more trails and more fine-work by our awesome Bike Park Crew!

Make your plans now to join us for that final session of the fall for the coaster, zipline, jumping pillow and mini-golf....many awesome colors are still in the trees, and should see lots of sunshine this weekend as well!!!

Looking ahead slightly, the Team Duluth Ski & Snowboard Swap Sale is coming up the final weekend of October, plus mark those calendars for our 3rd Annual Fall ThrowDown (pre-season rail jam) going down on Saturday, October 29!

 


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Thursday, 13 October at 12:30pm:  BIKE PARK to roll for BONUS SESSIONS this weekend!  Our plan is to roll the chairlift for our grand finale weekend of the 2016 Mountain Bike Season this Friday (3pm-6pm), Saturday (11am-6pm) and Sunday (11am-6pm).  The weather looks awesome for Friday with tons of sunshine and temps pushing 60....Saturday looks pretty good as well with slight chance of afternoon pop-up shower, but those chances are continuing to lessen....and should bring sunshine and 60 again!  The trails are in very nice shape, and we anticipate a stellar weekend of bike operations to close out the 2016 MTB Season!

Our Adventure Park will also be in full-swing this weekend as we roll Friday (3pm-7pm) and make sure to check out the $19 unlimited wristband for our Friday sesh.....and then we will operate 11am-6pm on Saturday & Sunday.

The fall colors are still quite beautiful here in Duluth....join us!!

 

Post from earlier this week:

 

Monday, 10 October at 1:30pm:  WOW!  What an amazing weekend here in Duluth....thanks to everyone for coming out to enjoy the awesome fall colors, the gorgeous weather and our many activities, attractions and events....we appreciate the continued support and patronage.  We also welcome those NEW to Spirit & Duluth, and invite you to return again soon!

We do want to give a huge shout-out to all the high school racers and families whom hit the hill this weekend as part of the Minnesota MTB Series.  Duluth is stoked to host a stop on the series, and we look forward to continuing the event for many years to come.  A special thanks for the Duluth Composite Team, NICA, the City of Duluth and the Spirit Mountain Crew for making it happen....well done!

The question on many minds revolves around our downhill mountain bike & chairlift operation.  Our plan has been to get to this point and evaluate, and that is basically what we're doing.  We would love to host some BONUS DAYS this coming weekend, 10/15 & 10/16....but, the reality is we are simply going to have to wait and see how the weather develops this week.  It appears we have a system of "wet" moving our way for parts of Tuesday & Wednesday, and then some forecasts show additional precip back in for the weekend.  Obviously, we are watching things very, very closely and will pass along plans as soon as we have one.  Please stay tuned, and again, our hope is to roll the lift for some final sessions this coming Saturday & Sunday...but, just have to see how the weather unfolds.  If for some reason, we get washed out...it has been a pretty amazing season...WELL DONE to the Bike Park Crew and all Mountain Operations Staff on the solid efforts.....but, we are hopeful for another day or two this weekend?!

We are in Fall Operating Season at the Adventure Park....which means the coaster, zipline, mini-golf and jumping pillow are open Friday (3p-7p), Saturday (11a-6p) and Sunday (11a-6p).  Our goal is to roll through October 23rd...so, make your plans now to hit us up before we shut things down to get ready for winter!

Our Campground is officially closed for the season.  It was a stellar camping season!  We appreciate the many compliments on our property enhancements, as well as our awesome campground staff.  We are booking for 2017, so please don't delay as spots do fill-up quickly...make your reservation now so to enjoy Duluth from the hill!!  Campground

Our Disc Golf course will remain open so long as weather and conditions allow.  We have not yet set a date for pulling pins, and we'll certainly keep everyone in the loop as time moves forth.

Looking ahead to our 3rd Annual Fall ThrowDown (pre-season rail jam) on Saturday, October 29.  As part of the Team Duluth Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap Sale Weekend (Oct 28-30), this is somewhat of our "official" winter kick-off and a great time to get some sweet deals on gear or just enjoy the festivities!  More details coming soon...

Employment Opportunities - YES, we will be hiring for full-time and part-time positions for the winter season!  Come join our TEAM to receive some sweet perks and help us provide the ultimate winter recreation experience for hundreds of thousands of guests this coming season....CLICK HERE for details.  Job Fair Dates:  Saturday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 1

The changing of a "season" is always a bitter-sweet time....tough to let go, but exciting as to what is next.  There is still some fall remaining, so make those plans to come on up and enjoy it here Duluth-style!