Mountain Message

Monday, December 5 at 10am

Monday, December 5th @ 10am - Here we GO!  We are stoked to see the forecasts for the incoming cold, and the even better news is that it appears WINTER will officially be here to stay once this cold settles in!  Our snowmakers did make a little snow over the weekend, but temps were quite marginal and not much in the form of success.  That's about to change significantly as looks like we'll have around the clock snowmaking on tap with overnights in the teens for much of this week & beyond! 

Mother Nature did bring us a few inches of snow here on the hill, and we could certainly see some additional natural snowfall as we move ahead through this week and next!  The time has come, and we are so pumped for WINTER to arrive in the Northaland. 

Although it is a bit too early to put forth exact details, our plans at this point are to have some early-season skiing & riding this coming weekend, December 10th & 11th, and then we would be hopeful for daily operations to begin right around the 16th of December.  Obviously, our primary focus must be on snowmaking, and more so, making as much snow & opening as many slopes as possible as quickly as we can.  Please stay tuned for additional updates as all unfolds.

Season Pass Pickup

December 6-December 9:  9am-4pm daily at the Main Chalet.  

Opening Weekend:  Saturday, December 10th at Grand Ave Chalet 7:30am-5pm and Sunday, December 11th at Grand Ave Chalet 8:30am-5pm.  

Saturday & Sunday, December 10th & 11th at the Main Chalet 8:30am-4pm.  All locker key pick ups, purchases, etc must be completed at the Main Chalet. 

December 12-15:  9am-4pm daily at the Main Chalet.

Think Cold!  Think Snow!  Think Spirit!


December 3rd @ 6:45pm

December 3rd @ 6:45pm - Bring on the cold weather!  We are very ready to see the forecasted cold temps arrive here in the Northland.  We did begin making snow on Friday, but due to temps in the 30's and high humidity, the snowmakers shut things down on Saturday.  We are simply waiting on the cold temps and once they arrive we will begin making snow in full force.  Our plans at this point are to have some early-season skiing & riding next weekend, December 10th & 11th, so please stay tuned for additional updates as all unfolds.  Think Cold!  Think Snow!  Think Spirit!


28 November 2016 10am

28 November at 10:00am ~ Well, waking up this morning feels more spring-like than anything.  40+ degrees at 6am on the 28th of November in Duluth, Minnesota, just does not seem quite right, eh?  But, this has somewhat been our pattern here in November 2016 and not too much we can do about the weather!

However, we are thankful for many things and feel fortunate on many levels...here's a few details:

1 - We were able to pump out just enough snow in bacially two overnights and one day to build a Snocross track as well as start the process of covering the slopes for the ski/ride season.

2 - Despite the crazy, foggy weather on Sunday, we pulled off Snocross with some amazing racing and good times for all to enjoy!  Thanks to the folks from ISOC, as well as all the Teams, Riders and Fans for the continued support of the Duluth National Snocross!!

3 - Our park crew scrounged enough snow for a little pre-season Happy Shredsgiving hike session yesterday down at our Grand Avenue Chalet...great to see so many come out to enjoy the set, and we're definitely stoked about what's in store for The Parks of Spirit this coming season!

4 - Though it appears the unseasonable weather is going to be around most of this week, as we roll into the weekend, it appears that snowmaking conditions return....AND, better yet, next week's forecast is shaping up to bring in a system of serious arctic air that should be sticking around for quite some time!

5 - If the weather does unfold as projected, we would anticipate a opening at some point around the 9th or 10th of December.  Obvioulsy, a lot has to happen and hold true between now and then to make this happen...but, that is somewhat where all stands

Monday, Nov. 28th = Deadline for our SNOW SAVERS!  Discounts on lift ticket, rentals and NEW! Learn to Ski and Snowboard Package.  INFO HERE.

Stay tuned, and we'll keep you informed as all unfolds.

THINK SNOW! 


Nov. 25th - Holiday Weekend Update

Sunday, 11/27/16 at 1:30pm - Unfortunately, we have had to cancel Day 3 of Snocross due to heavy fog and unsafe racing conditions.  It's certainly a bummer, but what an exciting two days of racing we were blessed with on Friday and Saturday!  Thanks to all that made it out to the 25th Anniversary of the Duluth National Snocross, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2017!  Our Happy Shredsgiving pre-season jam & hike sesh is going until 4pm TODAY down at our Grand Avenue Chalet...come see the sweet set the park crew pulled together as we await cold weather to return for more snowmaking.  It won't be long here until the slopes open up for the season....stay tuned and we'll keep you updated as all unfolds!!

 

Nov. 25th - Holiday Weekend Update:  and....we are racing in Duluth for the 25th Anniversary of AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross!  Not only do we have incredible snowmobile racing happening with some of the premiere riders in the world...the largest track in history of the event....and, amazing weather for ALL to come out & enjoy.....but, you also wnat to check out the rundown of a few other activities going down here at Spirit! 

Sunday, Nov. 27th = Happy Shredsgiving Pre-Season Rail Sesh at Grand Ave Chalet.  $5 entry fee, 12pm-4pm with registration beginnning at 11:30am.  Gotta have a helmet and liability release.  All proceeds from this sesh goes directly towards enhancements and features for The Parks of Spirit, and this sesh is for ALL ability levels & ages to enjoy....see ya Sunday!  Slide over to Instagram for a view of the "set" put forth by the crew.  INFO HERE. 

Monday, Nov. 28th = Deadline for our SNOW SAVERS!  Discounts on lift ticket, rentals and NEW! Learn to Ski and Snowboard Package.  INFO HERE.

Please keep thinking cold and thinking snow!!  We continue to wait patiently for the COLD to return.  The reality is we have had two good nights of snowmaking thus far this season sandwiched with one day of decent day-time efforts....any/all other snowmaking hours were quite marginal.  We are thankful for those opportunities and have a bit of a jumpstart on covering the slopes, but we simply need some cold air.  Our hope was to resume snowmaking here this weekend and/or early next week, but the forecasts look to be bumping things back a bit.  From what we see at this point, perhaps the could see the return of snowmaking conditions later this coming week with the REAL cold likely settling in for good by next weekend & beyond!  Obviously our goal is to get this party started for the 2016/17 winter season as quickly as possible, but we do need a little cooperation from the weather to make it happen.

Stay tuned, and we'll keep you informed as all unfolds.

THINK SNOW!