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Spirit Mountain
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 22k  Maps: |
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-730-4321    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Beautifully wooded cross-country ski trails, double tracked with skating lanes and groomed daily.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019  posted: 2/21/2019 10:17:17 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Grooming plans: Beautiful new snow blankets our trails and it will take a day for us to get them ready. Look for the whole system plus the Magney connector to be ready to ski Friday afternoon. The Grand Avenue Nordic Center trails are groomed to perfection today! Enjoy the snow and sun.
(Siiri Morse)
Sunday, February 17, 2019  posted: 2/18/2019 7:54:59 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  At least on Sunday morning, conditions for classic skiing at Spirit Mountain were fair at best. We only skied the intermediate (inner) loop for maybe an hour. On the outbound side of the loop, snow and grooming conditions were good, but there were a lot of windblown leaves, which collected in the tracks. This didn't seem to cause the skate skiers problems, and might not cause problems for classic skiers using no-wax skis. But, using classic waxable skis, the leaves basically made the tracks unusable - skiing through leaves really makes a mess of the wax job, and leaves the ski bottom dotted with stuck on leaf chunks. There was also a lot of windblown snow on the return side of the loop which obliterated the tracks (and, at times, most of the trail). We finished that loop, and decided to give up and ski elsewhere (in this case, Boulder Lake, where the trails were in excellent condition with no leaves).
(Len Crowley)
Saturday, February 16, 2019  posted: 2/16/2019 2:14:15 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  The 10k was super, as good as ski conditions get. Firm cord with solid pole plants. Almost no debris. The 3k loop on top of the hill could use a grooming pass.
Photos:  
(Fritz Anderson)
Monday, February 11, 2019  posted: 2/11/2019 1:03:39 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  The trail system has received a good amount of snow in the last 4 days. The system will be rolled throughout the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, and with new snow in the forecast, plan for the whole system to be groomed and ready to ski on Thursday.
(Siiri Morse)
Sunday, February 3, 2019  posted: 2/3/2019 11:45:20 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  The intermediate and easy loops at Spirit Mountain were in good shape, though only about half of them had been recently groomed. Those that were not were a bit soft, but quite skiable for skate, and getting better with traffic. I didn't venture out on the expert loops, which looked even softer. The connector to Magney Spivey was excellent, and made me wish we had gone there instead, but ah well.
Photos:  
(Lois Braun)

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