December 9, 2017 | | Winter
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Wednesday, 6 December - Well, arctic air has arrived in a big way here in the Northland....blustery conditions, frigid temps and snowmaking! We are stoked, yet also hopeful those winds cooperate for us to continue pumping out the wonderful white stuff to open additional terrain as quickly as possible. Plans at this point are operations this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 12/9-12/10, from 10am-6pm. Looks like we will add SkyHooker to the mix this weekend as well as widen up Four Pipe along with a few other trails, and then put together a NEW set in Lone Oak Rope Park. Should be a nice weekend to hit the snow, and looks like we could see daily ops beginning here around December 15! Stay tuned, and Think Snow!
Monday, 4 December - Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed the hill this weekend. It was great days of sunshine and Good Times on the snow. We are preparing for major SNOWMAKING temps and conditions to begin late tonight/early Tuesday, and it is most certainly GAME ON for round the clock snowmaking all week long! This weekend we will be open Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm; December 9 & 10. Stay tuned as we will post open terrain, Terrain Park sets and more! Have a good week and we will see you on the snow soon!
Friday, 1 December - Busy times continue here on the hill, and the crews are wrapping up efforts for another weekend of operations. We have a NEW Rope Park set, some additional features over on Powder Monkey, and will also add in a significant portion of Four Pipe! Looks like we will have a fairly mild weather weekend, so grab your crew and come on out to enjoy the early-season snow. The even better news, significant COLD air is moving in and we anticipate snowmaking to resume late-Monday/early-Tuesday...this is the stretch we have been waiting on, and stoked to make more snow & add more skiable terrain to the mix very soon!!
Here's a quick rundown on the NEW features available in The Parks this weekend:
LONE OAK ROPE PARK
Team Duluth Down Rail
Diving Board -Whaletail - Barrel
Cocktail Tube Hitching Post
Big Bertha Tube
Gap to Down Tube
Down Drop Down
40' Noodle Rail
Air Feature - Jump
POWDER MONKEY LINE
Banana Rainbow Rail
Damage Down Base
Read below for additional details on the weekend ahead...
Tuesday, 28 November - It's hard to believe that we are only a few days away from December 1, and we already have a couple weekends of GOOD TIMES under our belts! We definitely had an exciting Thanksgiving weekend on the slopes with skiing, riding, Snocross and snowmaking...thanks to all for coming out to enjoy Duluth, and we certainly appreciate the many compliments, the kudos and the support...always nice to see smiles here on the hill!!
We will continue with weekend operations this coming Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, and roll hours of 10am-6pm both days. Here's a few details you should know about the coming weekend:
- The Skyline Chalet and Grand Avenue Chalet will both be open for business. We highly encourage our guests to join us for full amenities at our Grand Avenue Chalet, however the Skyline Chalet seasonal locker room will be available as well as some limited food & beverage options.
- You can pick up season passes and purchase lift tickets at either chalet.
- There will be NO lessons available this weekend, and beginner terrain is limited.
- Anticipated Terrain: Four Pipe, Sissor Bill, Bindle Stiff, Powder Monkey, Downhill Musher, Log Roller and Lone Oak Rope Park and possibly a portion of Sky Hooker.
- FRESH set on Lone Oak Rope Park & more features on the slopes!
- Anticipated Lifts/Tows: Spirit Express II, High Speed Rope Tow, Summit Chair (as needed)
- $35 lift tickets & 1/2 Price Rentals
- Respect Gets Respect!
To answer a few questions in looking ahead, please see below:
When will WEEKDAY OPERATIONS begin? At this time, our focus must be on snow conservation and snowmaking. Though we are certainly very thankful for the early start to the season, the past couple of weeks have been less than ideal for making snow; and this trend appears to continue for the next week with day time temps pushing that 40 mark and overnights back around freezing. We simply must preserve the snow we have while we roll through this transitional week. Once we move into early-next week, it appears likely we have a significant system of sustained cold air which should provide BIG TIME snowmaking opportunities for quite some time!!
Our thoughts at this point are to potentially see some limited weekday operations as early as the week of December 11th but we simply will need to see how all unfolds with the weather and snowmaking. I feel fairly confident to state that we should be rolling daily by 12/15, if not sooner...stay tuned, and think cold!
What about SPIRIT PARK? Please understand that we have a lot of ground to cover here on the hill, and tough to do it all at once. However, the big park will most certainly be getting some attention on the snowmaking side when we fire back up the system next week. Several guns will be blasting away, and hopefully we can see some snow-stick temps to speed up the process. We simply need time and cold, and looks like it is coming. For now, enjoy the Rope Park and expect some additional features to be installed on our open terrain very soon!
When do LESSONS begin? We anticipate having our Prospector Learning Area open by the weekend of December 9 & 10, and will commence with teaching skiing & snowboarding lessons as soon as we open this area.
When does SNOW-TUBING open? We simply need more snowmaking to get the tube hill in proper shape. If all holds true, we could potentially see some tubing as early as December 15th or more probable might be around the 22nd. Stay tuned, and we will certainly let you know as soon as we do! Oh yeah, you'll be stoked with the NEW addition to the tube hill this winter..."glow tubing" debuts in Duluth soon!
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Think Snow. Think Fun. Think Spirit, and Think Duluth!