Snocross to happen this weekend

Skiing and Snowboarding a no go

It was a close call but the snow cross event at Spirit Mountain is officially going to happen.

The warm fall temperatures had been a reason for concern, potentially cancelling the event that brings nearly 40 thousand spectators watching the world’s best snow mobile racers.

 The millions of dollars contributed by those that travel to the Duluth area is a huge deal.

The racing begins this Friday and runs through Sunday and you can get tickets and information at

The weather may have helped the snow cross event but it hasn’t helped the area snowboarders or skiers

Snow machines are still not able to work nonstop halting any effort to slalom down the mountain

  “This year we’ve just not had enough snow making opportunities so we do not have the hill open for skiers and snow boarders yet,” says Brandy Ream of Spirit Mountain.

The temperature best suited for snow making is in the upper teens.

The long range forecast isn’t changing much so opening Spirit Mountain for any type of skiing will have to wait until at least the first weekend in December.

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