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Great Outdoors: Team Duluth Ski Club Kicks Off Season

Snow may not be sticking to the ground yet, but members gathered Tuesday night getting ready for the upcoming season

DULUTH, Minn.- Snow may not be sticking to the ground yet for skiers and snowboarders, but Tuesday night was the kick off open house for the 2019 winter season for Team Duluth Ski Club. Team Duluth Ski Club Participates in competitive racing and training for alpine, freestyle, and snowboard athletes that send 6 to 18 year olds all over the…

Spirit Mountain Fills with Mountain Bikers for Bike Duluth Festival

Over 300 registered bikers flood the mountain.

DULUTH, Minn.- Everywhere you looked were helmets and handlebars as the Bike Duluth Festival celebrated its 6th anniversary. The festival raised money for Cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shore (COGGS) and Gary New Duluth Development Alliance. Last year $25,000 was raised for each beneficiary, and this year they hope to clear $50,000. “Duluth has become a world class mountain biking…

‘Share the Shred’ Gets Kids Outside and On Bikes

Spirit Mountain's program provides bikes to kids who may not be able to afford one.

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids and families got a free and friendly welcome into the sport of Mountain Biking at the Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet. The summer “Share the Shred” series drew about 90-110 kids Tuesday night. This year the YMCA Bike Fleet was available for kids to rent a limited number of youth-sized bikes and helmets to kids who may…

Adventure Park Season Begins at Spirit Mountain

Staff at Spirit Mountain say Bike Trails will Open at a Later Date due to Recent Rainfall

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re looking for adventurous plans on Memorial Day, the staff at Sprit Mountain have you covered. Although some patches of snow still cover the mountain, the Adventure Park at Spirit Mountain opened for the summer season Saturday, May 25. Activities currently available for customers include the Alpine Coaster, zip line, jumping pillow and mini golf. The…

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…

Shredding into Spring with Urban Snowboarding and Skateboarding

Duluth thrillseekers make extreme fun out of the remaining snow

DULUTH, Minn.- Winter has now officially ended, but some Northlanders know how to make it last. Hills like Spirit Mountain or Chester Bowl are always a good time in winter. But these gnarly rippers get together, and get innovative to shred some powder closer to home, in the beginning of Spring. To your left, a skateboard seems to float off 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…

Atmore Memorial Mid-American Ski Race

The 41st Annual Event begins tomorrow

DULUTH- MINN.- Hundreds of the best skiers around the world are at Spirit Mountain for the 41st Annual Atmore Memorial Mid-American Ski Race. About ten percent of the athletes that are in this regional qualifier are actually foreign. But there are plenty of Duluth skiers that could finish on the podium once the weekend is finished. Greg Borash, Race Chair…

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…

Unseasonable Warmth Brings Duluth Outside

High Temps Mean Comfortable Outdoor Fun

DULUTH, Minn.- Despite how the song goes, it’s beginning to look anything but like a White Christmas. Unseasonably warm weather is gripping the Northland, with temperatures reaching nearly 50  degrees today. Quite a few spots around Duluth were bustling with folks living it up in the hot winter sun. If you took a look at the thermometer in your car,…

Snocross Crosses Finish Line

AMSOIL Snocross Wraps Up

DULUTH, Minn.- Another year in the books for the AMSOIL Snocross National at Spirit Mountain. The three-day competition wrapped up on Sunday. Despite the track getting heavily rained on on Friday, the President of the AMSOIL Snocross said the crowds remained strong, cheering on their favorite racers. “For the weather, the rain on Friday, attendance was great all 3 days,”…

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,…

Excitement Soars for Fifth Annual Bike Duluth Festival

The Fifth Annual Bike Duluth Festival will Take Place on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 300 people are currently registered to take part in the Fifth Annual Bike Duluth Festival Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 in Duluth. Hundreds more are expected to spectate during the event. The fun will take place at the lower chalet at Spirit Mountain (8551 Grand Avenue, Duluth). Kraus-Anderson sponsors the festival as a way to give…

Wild Summer Fun with Spirit Mountain Camps

Spirit Mountain in Duluth Offers a Wide Range of Summer Camps for All Ages

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer is now in full swing, and many are enjoying time off from school or work by experiencing new adventures for the first time at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. Executive Director Brandy Ream says whether your a child or an adult, there’s a camp for you to take part in. Camps are offered on the mountain bike trails…

Memorial Day Weekend Brings Summer Fun to Spirit Mountain

Memorial Day Weekend Serves as the Official Start to the Summer Activity Season at Spirit Mountain in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The summer season is officially underway in the Northland, at least according to the staff at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. “It’s hard to believe, we just closed the ski season down at the middle of April,” said Brandy Ream, Executive Director at Spirit Mountain. In the blink of an eye, Mother Nature is transforming Spirit Mountain into…

Spirit Mountain Closing the Season With SMASH Festival

Kids in from different age groups participated in the Loan Oak Shred Fest.

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit Mountain knows how to throw a party and the resort is throwing one of the biggest at the end of its winter season. The Spirit Mountain Annual Spring Happening or Smash Festival celebrates having fun throughout the seasons. During the Loan Oak Shred Fest skiers and boarders were flying high for the tricks competition. “For so many of…

Great Outdoors: Midwest Masters Ski Races

Skiers hit the slopes at Spirit Mountain for the final race of the season

DULUTH, Minn. – The Ski racing season came to a close as Spirit Mountain hosted the Midwest Masters Ski Races last Saturday. Fox 21 Photojournalist Graham Hakala talked to skiers and organizers at the event who say they find their passion on the hills.  56 racers took to the slopes during the competition. The Midwest Masters is a U.S. Alpine…

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…

Courage Kenny Mono Ski Madness Begins at Spirit Mountain

Today kicked off the fifteenth annual Great Lake Mono Ski Madness.

DULUTH, Minn. – The ski hills at Spirit Mountain are welcoming a group of special guests this week. Today kicked off the fifteenth annual Great Lake Mono Ski Madness. It’s a camp that focuses on the mono-ski, which allows folks with disabilities to shoot down the hills at top speed. The event is put on by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute….

Northlanders Brave the Cold For Beginner Ski Lessons

Events for Winter Trails Day are free.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some people here loving that winter weather. Those who wanted to take a beginner’s course in skiing were at Spirit Mountain. About 40 people braved the cold to learn the basics of skiing in just under an hour. There were some beginners there and others who hadn’t skied since they were younger. “It’s fantastic on a cold day it’s…

Get Ready For Winter Trails Day

Other activities for Winter Trails Day include an animal track guided snowshoe hike and orienteering lessons.

DULUTH, Minn. – If the Cold Front Festival isn’t enough fun for you, a Winter Trails Day is happening Feb. 3 on the Nordic Ski Trails at Spirit Mountain. It’s part of a national event full of free lessons, rental equipment and day passes to get people into activities like cross country skiing. New this year at Spirit Mountain is a spirit hiking…

Spirit Mountain to Feature Fat Tire Biking at Annual Race

Active Adventures: Third Annual Frosted Fatty

DULUTH, Minn. – As many Northlanders know, it’s possible to ride bikes all year, even when there is snow on the ground. Spirit Mountain is celebrating that fact with the Third Annual Frosted Fatty Weekend this weekend. Festivities start up on Saturday, January 20 and run through Sunday, January 21. There will be two days of fat bike races, bike…

Spirit Mountain Hosts USSA Race

Kids of all ages competed in the family fun event.

DULUTH, Minn.- The sun was shining at Spirit Mountain as the USSA held the Minnesota/Planet Cup on Saturday. Around 360 racers headed down the slopes participating in timed and un-timed races. The competition included six different USSA teams one team is from Duluth, participating on their home slope. “It’s a unique event that you can be out on the hill, involved…

26th Annual Amsoil Championship Snocross Weekend Wraps Up

DULUTH, Minn.- Warmer than usual weather didn’t stop the 26th annual Amsoil Championship Snocross up at Spirit Mountain. Hundreds of racers and fans from all over the world on hand for the three–day event. “We’re already started planning for next year on design and things like that,” said ISOC President Carl Schubitzke. “It takes a big effort for its success and it seems like everyone…

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…

Ideal Winter Conditions at Spirit Mountain

The largest event at Spirit Mountain is this coming weekend and the hill is prepared.

DULUTH, Minn.- This coming weekend is a busy one for Spirit Mountain as they will host the 26th annual AMSOIL Duluth Snocross. The event will run across the length of the top chalet with other parts of the mountain remaining open. Although the Northland has yet to become a winter wonderland, officials at the mountain told FOX 21 the hill…

Kayak Bay Village Open for Public Comment

Investors proposing development near Spirit Mountain.

DULUTH, Minn.- Next year investors are hoping to build hotels and restaurants near Spirit Mountain. The proposed development is Kayak Bay Village, which aims to create a sense of space for the base of Spirit Mountain. Kayak Bay Village would support multiple trails in the area, along with other accommodations the city is missing. “Duluth is already pretty full in…

Summer Camps Beginning at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – Several parents throughout the Northland are looking for ways to keep their kids busy while they’re off from school for the summer. Spirit Mountain in Duluth is hosting several camps to encourage kids to stay moving and try new activities. The following is a sample of the camp programs offered in July at Spirit Mountain, based on…

Adventure Park Now Open at Spirit Mountain

Summer Adventures Begin Memorial Day Weekend at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit Mountain in Duluth is now back open for business as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. The Mountain’s Adventure Park opened gates Friday for the Alpine Coaster, zip line, jumping pillow, mini golf and disk golf. Five mountain bike trails are now open as well. Executive Director Brandy Ream tells FOX 21 she’s optimistic going…

Fat Tire Bike Festival Back for Second Year

Coffee Conversation: Frosted Fatty Fat Bike Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend winter sport enthusiasts will be filling the hills at Spirit Mountain. It’s all for the 2nd Annual Frosted Fatty Fat Bike Festival. Competitors from around the country will be coming into town on March 4 and 5 for two days of fat bike races, events, silent auction and more with over 300 participants expected. New…

Damage Days Hosts Snowboarders at Spirit Mountain

Party in the Pipe & After Hours Rope Tow

DULUTH, Minn. – Damage Days is taking place at Spirit Mountain once again. The annual snowboarding event is being held this weekend. Tonight, February 17th they’re holding the Party in the Pipe from 6-8 p.m. On Saturday, February 18th Damage Days is featuring an after hours rope tow session from 9:30 p.m. – midnight. Additionally, their will be product giveaways,…