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Chester Bowl Fires Up Snow Guns

DULUTH, Minn. – Chester Bowl began making snow Thursday morning. The ski hill fired up their guns with the expectation of opening on December 7th. Management says, the help of the volunteers makes this all possible. “There are two of us that are permanent staff at Chester Bowl. We rely so heavily on volunteers. 24 hours a day someone is…

Mont Du Lac Resort Begins Making Snow

SUPERIOR, Wisc. -Mont Du Lac has begun making snow at their ski resort in Superior. For the new season, the resort is putting in more snow guns and a larger snow making system which should be wrapped up later this week. All of these improvements gives the hill even more capacity. “We’re excited. We’re making snow right on schedule I…

35th Annual Chester Bowl Fall Fest to Support Scholarship Program

Coffee Conversation: Chester Bowl Fall Fest Happening Saturday, September 21 at Chester Bowl in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend it’s estimated more than 8,000 people will pack into one Duluth Park to help celebrate the changing of seasons and support local businesses. The 35th annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival is scheduled to start Saturday, September 21 at 9:30 and go until 4:30 p.m. Organizers will make an official call around 6:00 a.m. Saturday if…

Ski Season Successful, said Spirit Mountain

Officials say profits are good, but not as good as previous year.

DULUTH, Minn.- The end of season numbers have come in, and it appears it’s been another successful one for Spirit Mountain. According to the resort’s General Manager, they’ll be rounding out the fiscal year with a profit of $180,000. This is a bit short of their $302,000 profit from the previous year. They say they’re happy with business despite the…

Spirit Mountain Community Day

Spirit Mountain kicked off their 'community days' event today that goes until Thursday

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite a lack of snow on lawns in Duluth, Spirit Mountain is still open for business, and is giving out daily deals. The sun was shining on the slopes still full of snow. Families soaked in what’s almost the end of the skiing and snowboarding season. It was all part of Spirit Mountain’s Community days through Thursday that…

Great Outdoors: X Game Gold Medalist Hits the UMD Rooftops

Extreme skiing came to UMD recently for a movie coming out in September

DULUTH, Minn.- A part of Minnesota-Duluth’s campus turned into an extreme skiing event for a professional skier who took home Gold in the 2012 X-Games. X-Game Gold Medalist Tom Wallisch used the campus of UMD for some extreme skiing, being filmed for his YouTube page. Just Tuesday, Wallisch posted pictures from the photo shoot to his nearly 300,000 fans on…

American Birkebeiner Skates Into 45th Year

Northland tradition again brings many to Hayward.

HAYWARD, Wis.- “It’s the Birkie, man!” The gun fires, and in one fluid motion the surge of skiers and skaters pushes off in Cable. “The day will go on to be talked about for years.” Main Street is lined with Birkie fans, the whole town of Hayward, and many others, lining the track with the sound of cowbells. “Your whole…

Snowball Gala Celebrates Skiing

Raising money for Grand Avenue Nordic Center

DULUTH, Minn.- The 3rd Annual Snowball Gala celebrated everything happening at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center, and Duluth Cross Country Ski Club. A silent auction, live auction, and more raised money for trail-building at the Nordic Center. Saturday night’s event focused on young skiers in the Northland. “This is all about kids,” said Sarah Grenberg, Event Chair. “We’re building these…

Superior Skiing: Free This Week

Free Ski Week in Conjunction with Lake Superior Ice Festival

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The heart of the winter brings with it the annual Lake Superior Ice Festival. In conjunction with the festival, the city of Superior has made all of its cross-country ski trails free through the end of the festival on the 27th. Over 27 kilometers (about 17 miles) of groomed trails are wide open for use. They’re broken up…

When Snow Falls and Piles, the Northland Skis and Snowboards

Spirit Mountain Hectic with Skiers and Snowboarders on Break

DULUTH, Minn.-The flakes are falling, which means winter has officially arrived in the Northland, and no one is happier about it than the skiers and snowboarders of Spirit Mountain. Hundreds flocked to the popular winter destination on Thursday. Left and right, the “crunch” of boots trudging through snow, and the “choom” of snowboards wedging into the snow create a winter…

Raising Funds to Ski Hills

Chester Bowl Fundraiser at Clyde Iron Works

DULUTH, Minn.- With cold and snow beginning to move in, skiers and snowboarders are anxious to hit the hills at places like Chester Bowl in Duluth. But that sport, comes with a cost. Which is why hundreds packed Clyde Iron Works Thursday night, for the 11th Annual Skis, Suds and Slices fundraiser. Money raised will support scholarships for the ski…

Are You Ready To Ski This Winter Season?

Active Adventures: Spirit Mountain Season Passes, Jessie Diggins & Snow Making Begins Soon!

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are talking with Spirit Mountain and why you need to plan ahead, Hurry, Hurry! Season pass sales are coming to an end, Jessie Diggins is skiing by the mountain and ‘snow making’ is about to begin! Categories: Active Adventures, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: cross-country skiing, downhill skiing,…

Spirit Mountain Fun Still Going Strong

Officials Still Not Sure When the Mountain Will Close; Will be Open Through at Least End of March

DULUTH, Minn.-With spring coming upon us, skiers and snowboarders still have a small window to hit the slopes at the local hills. Spirit Mountain has been very busy lately as temperatures continue to rise. Staff at the facility said the brutal start to the winter with the cold temperatures, really kept people off the hills, but now Northlanders have been…

Resorts See An Increase In Guests For Winter Season

Minnesota has more than 22,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, with over 21,000 miles maintained by local snowmobile club volunteers.

BEAVER BAY, Minn. -Trail conditions are getting better for cross country skiing and snowmobiling around the Northland. The recent stretch of cold and snow has been a big help after a dry start to Dec. The Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay is one place seeing more guests lately who have winter sports in mind. The Lodge is located near several…

Mont du Lac Offers Major Discount on Season Passes

DULUTH, Minn. – Snowfall this week has excited winter sports enthusiasts all over the Northland. Mont du Lac Resort is offering a special on season passes through the weekend. Season passes are priced at $99, which amounts to about $250 in savings. Passholder Perks include Passholder Tuesday – bring a friend for $5.00 (rental not included), 10% off cabin rental,…

Spirit Mountain Offers Kids’ Camps and Cyber Monday Deals

DULUTH, Minn. – Winter is almost here and a local ski hill is ready to take on winter sports. Spirit Mountain offers winter kids programs for all ages and skill levels. There are varying winter kids’ programs from ages 4-12. There are Learn to Ski and Ride packages for ages 13 and up, as well as lessons starting at age…

Chester Bowl Improvement Club to Host Ski Lottery

Chester Bowl Offers Unique Rental Program

DULUTH, Minn. – As the temperatures cool down many are starting to think about winter sports. The Chester Bowl Improvement Club offers a unique approach to renting out gear. They actually rent out gear for the entire season. To make things fair, they host a ski and snowboard lottery. That lottery is taking place on Tuesday, October 24. Officials recommend…

Ski Club to Host Celebration of the Sport and Season

Duluth Cross Country Ski Club Holds "Tour Duluth"

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend is the 12th running of DXC’s Tour Duluth, a celebration of the ski trails in Duluth and all the people who make it all happen. Duluth Cross Country Ski Club members tell us the club had a very successful year in 2016. The club is hoping to celebrate that success with this year’s Tour Duluth…

Birkie Trail and Race Updates

Snow Is In The Forecast

HAYWARD, Wisc. – Over 40,000 people are expected to arrive in the Northland tonight in anticipation for the 2017 American Birkibeiner Race. With the recent warm week melting nearly all of the snow pack from this winter, trail conditions are on everyone’s mind. Right now only the north half of the trail from Cable, Wisconsin to Trailhead OO is possibly ski-able on…

KYN: New Chalet at Giants Ridge

Offers a Wide Variety of Foods, From Snacks, to Fine Dining

New restaurants, like Burnt Onion, are open at Giant’s Ridge and now, not only can you have a quick bite to eat after a day on the slopes, you can actually have a nice sit down steak dinner. And now, people are frequenting Giant’s Ridge, and it’s not just for the skiing. Hungry skiers and snowboarders make their way to…

Kids Learn to Ski at Chesterbowl

For Many It's Their First Time Trying the Sport

2 year old Twins, Nolan and Gabe are bundled up from head to toe, with little skis on their feet.  It’s their first time being on the slopes, and they’re learning the basics of the sport. “Their dad is big into skiing, I’m terrible at skiing,” Erica Scott, their mom, explains. Many believe skiing is a great family activity, and…