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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.

Trail Reports:   2018-2019 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Saturday, March 23, 2019  posted: 3/23/2019 12:13:26 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Bottom line: Wonderful spring skiing! All trails appear to be open. We skate skied the blue and green loops for about 1.5 hours from 31° - 43°F. Best conditions were on the blue loops. Trail not groomed but deck quite flat with only minor very shallow ruts or bumps from past skiers (and some hikers). Nary a hint of bare ground. No frozen ice or slush puddles; any debris on trail (leaves/twigs) was melted in enough to be no problem. On the colder weather side of the ski it was a little icy, but not bad and once it was warming up and hit the sweet spot between cold and too warm, it was really really nice. We didn't classic, but on the outer blue loop tracks were visible/shallow/widened. Inner green loops more beat up from walkers, skiers' ruts, but still fine.
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(Mary Lawler Shedd)
Saturday, March 23, 2019  posted: 3/23/2019 11:03:06 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Skied from about 7:45 - 9:45 AM and came over from the Magney connector. Due to the temps dipping in to the 20s last night the connector and the second half of the 10K was in fantastic shape for crust skate skiing as it had been largely left alone by skiers during the heat of the warmer days. The beginning of the 5/10K was rough with foot, snowshoe, and deep ski gouges, so I cut the first section and jumped back on at O-Q and the did the longer perimeter trail back to the connector. That part had some old ski tracks, but not extensive enough to be a problem. As temperatures have already climbed, skiing anymore today in the same areas will be largely mashed potato death march rather than fast crust skiing, but if it gets even a bit lower temperature than expected tonight, there's a chance that tomorrow morning could be good in these same sections too. Crust skiing was even great off the trail, but there are few sections of this woods that are open enough to skate ski off the trail.
(Sara Zimmer)
Sunday, March 10, 2019  posted: 3/10/2019 11:17:41 AM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Good skis ]
  New snow has fallen and the sled has been out! Both the campground and 3k have been groomed for skate, while the campground has classic tracks set as well.
(Reitler Hodgert)
Friday, March 8, 2019  posted: 3/8/2019 4:00:54 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Fantastic March skiing. All trails groomed and tracked. The connector to Magney is in great shape. Get out and enjoy before the next storm hits.
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(Siiri Morse)
Saturday, March 2, 2019  posted: 3/2/2019 4:02:09 PM
Observation 
[ Trails Open: All ]
  Came to ski Spirit but found the trails are yet again ungroomed. Very disappointed to find this on the Tour Duluth event day.
(John Jereczek)

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