Nordic Skiing

Grand Avenue Nordic Center Trail System

Spirit Mountain
Nordic trails

The Spirit Mountain Nordic Center Center has been a dream, vision and reality for a number of years.  Thanks to the tremendous fund raising efforts from DXC, support from the City of Duluth along with operational ownership from Spirit Mountain.  Duluth is one step closer to becoming a world-class Nordic skiing community.

Phase one features 2.5km of Nordic-specific trail with 1.5km of full snowmaking capabilities.  Daily, professional machine grooming will make this trail system iconic and user friendly all season long. 

The Lower Spirit Mountain Nordic Center is located at 8551 Grand Ave.  Featuring a full service chalet, including food, beverage, Riverside Bar and Grill, restrooms, changing areas and more.  

Hours of operations are dawn to dusk, when open for the season. See the Snow Report for more details. 

Upper Nordic trails

With options for all levels of skier, these natural snow trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing and marked with various loops and connectors. The Upper Nordic Trails at Spirit Mountain feature 22 kilometers of beautifully wooded cross-country ski trails located at 9535 West Skyline Parkway, just past the main entrance to Spirit Mountain.   No rental equipment is available.  Ski trails are open dawn to dusk.



Grooming is performed nightly by Spirit Mountain as conditions warrant.
View the Snow Report page or for updates.  


Spirit Mountain offers rentals at the Grand Ave Nordic Center.

Daily Pass Fee

$10 Individual Skier

$5 Students (Aged 6 to 12 years old)


Adult and kids classic equipment: $10 plus tax (only located at the Grand Ave. during ticket office hours)

For trail information and grooming updates visit: The Snow Report or Skinny Ski’s websites.

More Nordic

Super tour

Located at the Lower Nordic Center at Spirit Mountain. You won't want to miss this premier Midwest Ski Event!

Kids Programs

Join us for a variety of Kids lesson programs for Nordic skiing including the Nordic Spirit Youth League & DXC's Ski Sparks programs.

Snow Report

Snowmaking, food & beverage details, temporary trail closures, trail conditions, lift schedules, and snowfall, all in one place!