Spirit Mountain offers 22 kilometers of beautifully wooded cross-country ski trails, double tracked with skating lanes. It’s an outdoor enthusiast’s dream!  The Spirit Mountain Nordic Trails are now a joint endeavor of the city of Duluth, the Duluth Cross-Country Ski Club, and Spirit Mountain Recreation Area. Click here for more trail information, trail reports and payment options!


Our Nordic trails will be groomed two or three times each week.  For trail information and grooming updates please call the city of Duluth Trails Hotline: 218-730-4321 or visit: or

View our Nordic Trails Map

Rental Equipment:

Spirit Mountain offers Adult Nordic Rental at the Main Chalet.  To access our rental area, follow the signs to main chalet, enter and head to our rental department located in the lower portion of the chalet.  Adult rental is $15 per per, per person.

Children’s Rental Skis can be accessed from the Nordic Center located at the trail head.  (follow sign to Campground)

Effective 1-30-16 || adult and child Nordic Rental can be accessed at the Nordic Center.  



The Duluth XC Ski Club operates the Spirit Mountain Nordic Center under an agreement with the City of Duluth and Spirit Mountain. The club is responsible for maintaining and staffing the Nordic Center and coordinating its use by various user groups.

In order to offset some of the expenses, we have established the following recommended trail fees:

  • Individual Daily Donation: $8
  • Individual Annual Donation: $40
  • Family Annual Donation: $70
  • Student Annual Donation: $20

A fee box is located on the side of the Nordic Center building.  Cash or check only.  These fees will be implemented on the honor system, and no cards will be issued.  Payment is also available online.

The Spirit Mountain trails do not receive Grant-in-Aid funding from the state for their upkeep, so the financial responsibility lies with the Duluth XC Ski Club and the City of Duluth.  In addition, the club depends primarily on volunteers to keep this facility and the trails in good condition.

DXC regularly grooms the Spirit Mountain trails.  Groomers are volunteers and paid professionals paid by DXC.  We have made investments in new grooming equipment to create a great ski experience.  Click here for a map of the trails.

Donations are always welcome and serve to keep the Spirit Mountain Nordic Center open and provide for continuous improvement.