Lutsen Mountains will close for the season March 22 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.


Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding in Lutsen MN

Ride the Doppelmayr 8-person gondola; smooth, quiet, and quick!

The ancient Sawtooth Mountains rise 1088 feet above the coast of Lake Superior – topography, unlike any other Midwest locale. And that brings more of what you want in a ski trip – the highest mountains, the most snow, and the breathtaking beauty of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains. Lutsen Mountains offers 95 sweeping runs over four mountains with a lift-serviced vertical rise more than double that of other regional resorts. Lutsen offers more terrain – and terrain features – than any other Midwest destination. In addition to miles of backcountry trails filled with timber features, cliff drops and off-piste adventure, Lutsen Progression Parks offer jibs and jumps and the longest slopestyle run in Mid-America.


The future of Lutsen will continue to offer the most diverse skiing in the Midwest, on four sprawling mountains, with plenty of easier trails for families and learning skiers, and being able to enjoy endless activities, and choose from an exceptional collection of lodging. Yet the spectacularly beautiful setting will remain, hardly changed since Charles Axel Nelson landed here over a century ago. Lutsen will continue to stand alone as the best, the biggest, and by far the most exciting and diverse skiing anywhere in Mid-America, giving you the experience of a Western ski resort, for a mere fraction of the price.

Get current snow conditions here and get a Trail Map here

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 Ski and Snowboard Rentals Available

Sawtooth Outfitters in Tofte :: 218-663-7643

Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen :: 218-663-7281

Lutsen Rec  in Lutsen :: 218-663-7863


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Lutsen Mountain Statistics

Area Vertical Rise 1,088 feet
Skiable Vertical Rise 820 feet
Ski Area Acreage 1,000 acres
Lift Facilities 8-person Gondola, 6-person chair, triple chair, 4 double chairs, Magic Carpet
Number of Runs 95
Longest Run 2 miles
Types of runs 18% easiest, 47% more difficult, 25% most difficult, 10% expert
Snowmaking 231 acres
Average Annual Snowfall 9.5 feet
Average Winter Temperature 24º F