Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Big Meeting at Spirit Mountain Today
What a treasure we have in Spirit Mountain here in Duluth. How many cities can boast two city owned Nordic and Alpine Ski areas? Unfortunately Spirit Mountain itself has been mismanaged for the past 15 years and is bad shape. Oppurtunites that have been taken advantage of by other alpine areas have not even been addressed at Spirit Mountain. IE better track skiing,lighted track skiing, mountain biking both downhill and cross country and hiking Frisbee Golf etc. To better get a handle on those options Spirit has paid $48,000 to Johnson Controls to have a public meeting and analysis of what direction Spirit should take. Too bad, that $48,000 could have pretty much bought the groomer that the XC area has been screaming about for the past umpty ump years. I know plenty of my breathren will be at the meeting. I hope that for once their voice is heard, but after working at Spirit for a season, I will believe it when I see it.