Two brand new downhill runs (opening spring 2013).
Candyland: is a 1.5 mile beginner/ intermediate level downhill flow trail featuring large berms, medium and small sized table tops, and hip jumps. All features on Candyland are roll-able, making it an ideal trail to learn on, and perfect for gravity-based mountain biking skills.
Smorgasbord: is a 1 mile intermediate level freeride/ downhill mountain bike trail featuring large berms, medium size jumps, a drop, and rock gardens. Several features on Smorgasbord are mandatory, including small 3-4 foot gaps, and a 5-foot drop.
Happy Camper: is an easier downhill trail with features including small jumps, berms, and rollers. This trail is perfect for beginners who are just learning downhill skills, but is also a fun trip for an expert rider. "Happy Camper" is a directional trail, which means that when the chairlift is running it is signed as a DOWNHILL ONLY trail. When the chairlift is not running, it is used as an UPHILL ONLY climbing trail. By offering this uphill climbing option, you now have access to our awesome trails all the time! When the chairlift isn't running, you just have to work a little harder for it. *Please note that we do not have Bike Patrol on duty when the chairlift isn't running so please use extra caution and be careful on the trails.
Blaster: is a more difficult downhill single-track trail with features including lots of rocks, roots, and very little dirt. This trail gets very steep in areas and is a true test of your downhill riding abilities. Experienced riders only!
Spirit Mountain has been working on developing some downhill mountain bike trails over the past year in accordance with our Master Plan. Cyclists will be able to ride the trails down the mountain and take the NEW "Spirit Express II" Chairlift back up to the top with their bikes in time for Memorial Day Weekend 2013. The new flow trail will begin at the Spirit Mountain Adventure Park and end approximately 500 feet below, and a mile later, at the NEW Grand Avenue Chalet. The site of the new flow trail was home to a Flow Trail School hosted by IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) and COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) in September 2012. About 30 people from around the country attended the school to learn skills and techniques for building these types of trails. The school was led by Aaron Rogers, IMBA Midwest Trail Specialist, who has officially declared this to be, "the best flow trail in the Midwest". Additionally, Adam Sundberg, chairman of COGGS, says, "Everybody is blown away by how great the trail is looking. It's so much fun, so creative, so well-done."