|Lutsen Ski Resort|
What to Expect
Lutsen Mountain has many advantages over other ski resorts in Minnesota. On clear days, Lutsen commands an amazing view over Lake Superior and the surrounding Sawtooth Mountains. They claim to be "mid-America's biggest and tallest" resort with a ski area of 1,000 acres and a vertical rise over 1,000 feet. Lutsen also has the state's only gondola to go along with eight other chair lifts. We were impressed with the snow conditions when we first hit the slopes in the morning. Because of a recent snowfall, we were even able to cut into some fresh powder on some of the more obscure runs. Unfortunately, those conditions deteriorated into icy runs by early afternoon.
I have been to most of Minnesota's other ski resorts including Giant's Ridge, Spirit Mountain, Buck Hill, Afton Alps, and Andes Tower Hills. Lutsen Mountain far exceeds all of Minnesota's other ski resorts in sheer size and terrain. However, compared to the resorts of the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, Lutsen Mountain is a mere molehill. In short, Lutsen Mountain has Rocky Mountain prices, but they are unable to deliver the Rocky Mountain experience.
- Location: 445 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, Minnesota
- Website: http://www.lutsen.com
- Hours: 9am-4pm
- Cost: $63 for a one day lift ticket, discounts available for multi-day lift tickets