Mountain Message

Monday, 10 October 2016

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!

 

 

 


Sunday Funday

Are you ready for Sunday Funday?  Ocotober 9th we will have the Adventure Park and Bike Park open from 11am-6pm.  The fall colors are absolutely beautiful right now!  Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride to take in the views.  Good Luck to all the Minnesota High School racers tomorrow.  Special shout out to the Duluth Composite Team too!  No worries...the racing will not interfere with our biking operations.  


Friday, 7 October at 9am

Friday - 7 October 2016 at 9am:

The GOOD NEWS--the sun is out and looking at a pretty nice, yet a bit on the chilly-side, fall day here in Duluth.  Our Adventure Park will roll 3pm-7pm as scheduled, and definitely going to be a solid day for the coaster, zipline, minigolf and jumping pillow....$19 unlimited rides & good times with the Friday Fun Wristband!

The NOT-SO-GOOD NEWS--due to the 1/2" of rain overnight and the cooler temps here today....our bike park will be closed on Friday.  Just not enough time for the trails to dry-out under these circumstances, and definitely don't want to destroy the downhill trails.  Plans are to roll the chairlift and bike park this weekend on Saturday & Sunday from 11am-6pm.

The EVEN-BETTER-NEWS--it's going to be a pretty amazing weekend in Duluth!  The fall colors are in PRIME time, and the weather should cooperate nicely.  Don't miss out on this great time of year to enjoy our downhill mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, our campground, our Adventure Park and much more.

So, grab the family and/or the crew, and the sweatshirt, too!  See you in the Northland this weekend!

 

Prior Post from earlier this week:

Thanks to everyone for coming out to enjoy this past weekend!  It truly was one of those EPIC fall weekends in Duluth....sweet sunshine---temps in the 60s----beautiful fall colors, especially from the scenic chairlift----prime mountain bike trail conditions----and what crazy-fun at the Adventure Park, campground, disc golf course, hiking trails, Riverside Bar & Grill and more!  The good news here is that this coming weekend looks pretty sweet, too! 

Until then, here are a few reminders to note:

--Special Pricing on Season Passes ends October 4!  Save over 30% on winter passes and check out our Family Pass payment plan with only $100 down then 3 monthly installments!  We will have some extended "office hours" here Monday and Tuesday for anyone wishing to come in and purchase on-site....just swing up to the Skyline Chalet and the ladies will be here until about 6:30pm these next two evenings OR simply purchase online at the link below.  All season passes are on-sale, including:  2016/2017 Winter Season Passes -- 2017 Mountain Bike Season Passes -- plus check out our Winter Fatbike Season Pass ADD-ON!!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & TO PURCHASE

--This is the last weekend of the season for our Campground...there are some spots open, should you wish to get in that final outing at the best campground in the region...yeah, we are a bit biased, but who else has such close access to the Adventure Park, a Scenic Chairlift, Hiking Trails, Biking Trails and so much more!!

--Our Chairlift and Bike Park is slated to be open through Sunday, October 9th....however, there is a chance we could see some BONUS DAYS on the 15th & 16th of October, weather permitting.  Stay tuned...it's been a solid mountain bike season, and we wish to thank everyone for coming out to enjoy, plus a huge WELL DONE to our Bike Park Crew for the solid efforts all season long....winter fat biking is next once the snow-pack is in place!

--The Duluth Traverse section which comes into our base area at the Grand Chalet, is slated to open by end of this week!  We are very excited about this as it will truly provide some amazing connectivity to the COGGS' trail system here in Duluth to a level unsurpassed by no other city in the USA!  Thanks to COGGS, the City of Duluth, Rock Solid Trail Contracting and the many others that have played a part in making this a reality!!

--Our Adventure Park will continue rolling along with our Friday thru Sunday schedule with an anticipated closing date of October 23.  Things could change depending upon how the weather unfolds, but our plans at this time are to roll through the 23rd with our AP operations.

--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 slightly 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

It's a great time of year to DO-DULUTH!  The weather is going to cool down a bit here as we roll through this week, but still looking at primarily temps in the 50s and quite a bit of sunshine as we head towards the weekend.  Grab the family and/or the crew...see you in the Northland!


Thursday - 6 October at 4:30pm

Thursday - 6 October, 4:30pm:

Well, any time the SNOW word is being tossed around...it somewhat gets us a bit excited!  Looks like we could potentially see our first "flakes" of the season here overnight and/or early tomorrow morning....most are predicting some light rain, but with the cold system, perhaps some "white" comes forth as well.  The precipitation event should be fairly short-lived (that is certainly our hope, because we have a weekend of mountain biking planned!!), and Friday should then settle into some sunshine by the early-afternoon...definitely a bit on the chilly-side with temps topping out in the mid to upper 40s.  Temps are anticipated to bump back into the 50s by Saturday and then mid to upper 50s on Sunday.  We'll keep you updated as all unfolds, but hopes are no affect to any of our operational plans...stay tuned, and definitely swing into Duluth this weekend....it is absolutely beautiful!!

Please read below for additional details....

 

Monday - 3 October, 9:30am:

Thanks to everyone for coming out to enjoy this past weekend!  It truly was one of those EPIC fall weekends in Duluth....sweet sunshine---temps in the 60s----beautiful fall colors, especially from the scenic chairlift----prime mountain bike trail conditions----and what crazy-fun at the Adventure Park, campground, disc golf course, hiking trails, Riverside Bar & Grill and more!  The good news here is that this coming weekend looks pretty sweet, too! 

Until then, here are a few reminders to note:

--Special Pricing on Season Passes ends October 4!  Save over 30% on winter passes and check out our Family Pass payment plan with only $100 down then 3 monthly installments!  We will have some extended "office hours" here Monday and Tuesday for anyone wishing to come in and purchase on-site....just swing up to the Skyline Chalet and the ladies will be here until about 6:30pm these next two evenings OR simply purchase online at the link below.  All season passes are on-sale, including:  2016/2017 Winter Season Passes -- 2017 Mountain Bike Season Passes -- plus check out our Winter Fatbike Season Pass ADD-ON!!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & TO PURCHASE

--This is the last weekend of the season for our Campground...there are some spots open, should you wish to get in that final outing at the best campground in the region...yeah, we are a bit biased, but who else has such close access to the Adventure Park, a Scenic Chairlift, Hiking Trails, Biking Trails and so much more!!

--Our Chairlift and Bike Park is slated to be open through Sunday, October 9th....however, there is a chance we could see some BONUS DAYS on the 15th & 16th of October, weather permitting.  Stay tuned...it's been a solid mountain bike season, and we wish to thank everyone for coming out to enjoy, plus a huge WELL DONE to our Bike Park Crew for the solid efforts all season long....winter fat biking is next once the snow-pack is in place!

--The Duluth Traverse section which comes into our base area at the Grand Chalet, is slated to open by end of this week!  We are very excited about this as it will truly provide some amazing connectivity to the COGGS' trail system here in Duluth to a level unsurpassed by no other city in the USA!  Thanks to COGGS, the City of Duluth, Rock Solid Trail Contracting and the many others that have played a part in making this a reality!!

--Our Adventure Park will continue rolling along with our Friday thru Sunday schedule with an anticipated closing date of October 23.  Things could change depending upon how the weather unfolds, but our plans at this time are to roll through the 23rd with our AP operations.

--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 slightly 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

It's a great time of year to DO-DULUTH!  The weather is going to cool down a bit here as we roll through this week, but still looking at primarily temps in the 50s and quite a bit of sunshine as we head towards the weekend.  Grab the family and/or the crew...see you in the Northland!