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Spirit Mountain played host to first-ever Nordic Ski race

As winter draws to a close, so does the alpine season, but some skiers are determined to get in their last runs.

Nordic ski racing is a ski event which involves racers battling for first place both up and downhill. Spirit Mountain played host to Duluth's first ever Nordic Ski Event on Saturday.


The Stay Skinny Get Sendy ski competition was a two-part event, with the first half being dedicated to nordic ski racing, and then the finishing off with a big air event.
 

"It's pretty popular outside, well, its a fun thing to do in the U.S too but there's just not a lot of opportunity for it, but its super popular over in Europe and what not of course and so most of the ski season is done for a lot of people so its just a fun thing to get out and kinda celebrate skiing," said Race Director, Jake Boyce.

The ariel backflips and spins had those in the audience shrieking with excitement. 
 

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