Spirit Mountain: last day slopes open

By KBJR News 1

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 6:36 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A sure sign of spring in the Northland?
The last day slopes are open for skiing and snowboarding... which was the case Wednesday for Spirit Mountain in Duluth.

This was one of the longest seasons in Spirit Mountain's history, with one of the earliest openings the lodge has had...followed by one of the latest closures.

Spirit Mountain officials say although Wednesday was a beautiful day, it wasn't as busy as they had hoped.

"When it starts to get up into the high 50's and 60's you just check out mentally. You're not thinking about skiing or snowboarding, you're thinking about getting on your bike or your rollerblades or something else," said Renee Mattson, executive director at Spirit Mountain.

Although slopes are closed for skiing and snowboarding, workers at Spirit Mountain say there isn't much lag time between seasons for recreation; they will be opening their mountain biking trails starting May 22nd.

Elsa Robins