alpine skiing and snowboarding in lutsen mn

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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.

Lutsen Mountains will be implementing a daily capacity limit on skier visits during the 2020 – 2021 season.  While our 1,000 acres and wide-open space provide ample opportunity for social distancing on the slopes, chalets and restaurants will have limited capacity while adhering to COVID 19 operational protocols.  This will create a number of sold-out days.  We have built an online calendar to highlight these peak days and will update throughout the season as availability becomes low, sold out, or additional dates start to reach capacity.

Projected Peak Days
Dec 26 – Jan 3
Jan 16-18
Feb 13-15
Select Saturdays in February and March

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 825 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