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Nordic Skiing opens TODAY! The Spirit Mountain Nordic Center will open on Wednesday, 11/29, at 12p. We will have Stadium East and West will open with 600M of trail tomorrow. There will be no tracks set at this time.

Please remember that everyone on snow must have proof of a season pass or day ticket. The ticket counter inside the Grand Avenue chalet will be open from 11:30-5p Wednesday and Thursday this week for pass pickup or to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased online.

Snowmaking is in progress, and there is no access to alpine runs. Please stay on the prepared Nordic trails. Stoked for more winter fun at Spirit!! #SeeYouAtSpirit

Downhill runs will open again this Friday-Sunday from 10a-5p. Check back soon for updates on runs that will be open and other details for the weekend.

Past Updates

Opening Day is today! 10a-5p.

One run top to bottom with the Express lift opening at 10a. There will be no beginner terrain available. All pass pickup, tickets, and rental will be out of the Skyline Chalet. Ticket counters will open at 9a today. Everyone must have their pass in hand to get on the lift- No Exceptions. ❄️ Grand Ave will be available for parking and booting up for those who have already picked up their passes. There is no Nordic terrain available quite yet.

Food options include the cafe at Skyline and the Riverside Bar and Grill at Grand Ave Chalet.

Who's Excited to Ride!!!! #SeeYouAtSpirit

It's On!! Opening Day will be this Sunday! Spirit Mountain will open on November 26th from 10 am- 5 pm with limited terrain.

The snow-making crew has been working around the clock since Tuesday and has remained dedicated to getting you on snow this weekend. As of this afternoon, we have made enough snow to ride from the top of Powder Monkey to the Summit Chair on Bindle Stiff. We will keep you informed if any additional information is made available, including any updates on terrain park features and lifts running.

Please plan to park and ride from the Skyline chalet, where skier services, including the cafe, tickets, rental, and season lockers, will be available. If you're a season pass holder who still needs to pick up your pass, you can do so tomorrow, Saturday, November 25th, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Skyline chalet. Picking up your pass before opening secures your ability to go directly to the lift and not stand in line opening morning. If this does not work for you, we will have tickets staffed starting at 9 am on Sunday at the Skyline Chalet ticket counter for both pass and day ticket printing. Early season tickets will be available online beginning Saturday afternoon or at the ticket counter on opening day.

Remember, you will not be allowed to get on the lift if you do not have your physical pass with you. Make sure you always have your season pass with you every time you come to ride. No exceptions.

Expect early-season coverage with no beginner terrain, thin snow in some spots, and snow-making as conditions allow. Get ready for an exciting start to the season at Spirit Mountain! #SeeYouAtSpirit

We know you're eager to hit the slopes, and we are, too! We're happy to report that the temperatures have finally started to turn in our favor, and snowmaking has begun. We were able to turn the snow guns on Tuesday evening and run them through Wednesday morning. Though we did have to pause due to rising temps, we plan to fire up the snow guns again this evening.

Here's what we know: the temps are expected to drop in the next couple of days, and our crew will be working diligently to get you on snow as soon as we can. While we can't provide an exact timeline for this yet, we are still considering all options, including something this weekend.

We'll keep you posted on our progress towards opening day. Look for an update by Friday afternoon. We can't wait to see you out there soon! #SeeYouAtSpirit

We are ready! Our snow guns are lined up❄️. Our amazing snowmakers are itching to start blowing snow and laying down some of the very best terrain in the Upper Midwest.

However, there's a little weather hiccup – temperatures are still in the 50s today...

For those of you with a direct line to Mother Nature, it's time to work your magic. Bust out your best snow dance, send your winter wishes out into the universe, and dust off that lucky charm of yours. Let's collectively bring on the classic winter weather we're waiting for. Rest assured, you'll be the first to receive the good news if your efforts help bring about the winter wonderland we're all hoping for! ❄️🌨️

🎿 Attention all Season Passholders: 🏂Why wait in line on opening weekend when you can head straight to the snow? If you haven't picked up your season pass yet, we've got you covered with additional days in November starting next week. Swing by the Skyline Chalet ticket counter during the hours listed below for hassle-free pass printing. If these times don't quite fit your schedule, reach out, and we'll find a solution.

November Pass Pickup Hours:
🗓️ Thursday, November 9th & 16th: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
🗓️ Friday, November 10th & 17th: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
🗓️ Saturday, November 11th & 18th: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Winter is coming… make sure you are ready! Passes can also be picked up the first time you visit for the season; we just can't guarantee there won't be a line. #SeeYouAtSpirit 🏂⛷️

The Season Pass Sale runs through October 31st! Hurry Up and Grab Your Winter Season Pass Before It's Too Late!

Winter is just around the corner, and there's no better time to start planning your winter trips than now! Spirit Mountain is offering the best prices of the fall on their winter season passes, but the sale ends on October 31st. If you haven't already, it's time to grab your pass before it's too late!

Season passes can be purchased online here. If you are having any issues, we would love to help! Give us a call at 218-628-2891 or email us at, and let us know what the issue is. We will reach out to you as soon as we can to help you through the buying process.

So what are you waiting for? Don't miss out on this amazing deal and the opportunity to enjoy a winter full of skiing and snowboarding. Hurry up and grab your Spirit Mountain winter season pass before it's too late! #SeeYouAtSpirit

The Team Duluth Ski Swap and Winter Pass Printing and Sale are happening at the Grand Ave chalet all weekend. The doors will open at 5 p.m. tonight for the 52nd annual ski and snowboard swap! Everything is taking place at the Grand Ave chalet. The Riverside Bar and Grill is also open all weekend with beer specials that support local youth and skiing. For more info, please visit

Want to get your winter pass printed or still need to buy a pass? Come on out this weekend, and we will help you get it done. Season Passes are on Sale through October 31st. Buy online or at the Grand Ave chalet this weekend during Swap hours.

All operations are closed for the 2023 summer season. This includes The Bike Park, Adventure Park and Disc Golf. The Riverside Bar and Grill is open Thursday-Saturday from 12p-8p and Sunday from 12p-6p.

There is less than a week left to take advantage of the best prices of the season.  The fall pass sale runs through October 31st for both winter and summer passes. Don't wait until the last minute to lock in your passes today!

Season pass printing will continue at the Grand Ave chalet during The Team Duluth ski swap happening this weekend, October 27th-29th. Please visit our social sites or for more information. 

Other pre-season pass printing times in November will be released soon. Please check back here on our social for more information.    

Our targeted 23/24 ski season opening will be Thanksgiving weekend.  This is weather-dependent, so please keep an eye on our social and website for more information as we get closer to this date.

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If you need assistance purchasing a  pass or have additional questions and would like someone to reach out to you, please reach out to us, and we would be glad to help.

Thank you, and we hope to see you at Spirit soon.

Last weekend of operations, pass pickup, pass sale, and pass party are all happening this weekend!!!

🍁Who's ready for one more weekend of an extended weekend of fun here at Spirit Mountain? The weather is only half cooperating, but we are optimistic it will change in a positive direction as the week goes on. The plan is to be running all operations Thursday-Sunday from 10a-5p each day.

📢🍂Take advantage of getting your winter season pass printed this weekend anytime during operations hours. You also won't want to miss out on our Farewell to Fall party taking place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everything is happening at the Grand ave chalet!! There will be lots of fun activities for everyone, including pumpkin hunts, yard games, music, smores, scenic lift rides (free for winter pass holders, $5 for everyone else), and more! #SeeYouAtSpirit

Don't forget you have less than two weeks to purchase your winter pass at the lowest prices of the season. Don't miss out!!