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Mountain Tram

You won't find a better vantage point from which to view the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior's dramatic coastline. This aerial tramway is one of the North Shore's most popular attractions, taking you on a scenic ride to the top of Moose Mountain, rising 1,000 feet over Lake Superior. The gentle ride at treetop level is an experience not to be missed if you're visiting the North Shore, here's why:

Its the only transportation of its kind in the Midwest: ruffed grouse, eagles, pine marten, deer, bear, timber wolves, and moose have all been spotted from the tram; ride over the cascading Poplar River and up Moose Mountain for unbelievable views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area.

Stop at the Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains, a beautiful mountaintop chalet welcoming guests for gorgeous views, relaxation, or for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages. Inside and outside deck seating is available overlooking Lake Superior. Click here for wedding information.

Enjoy the mountaintop hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and fresh air. The Mountain Tram makes Moose Mountain the most accessible year-round mountaintop destination in Mid-America.

2013 Dates & Hours of Operation

Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (see exception below)

Sat.: May 4 & May 11
Sat. & Sun.: May 18 & 19
Sat., Sun. & Mon.: May 25-27
Sat. & Sun.: June 1 - 2
Daily: June 7 – October 13
Thurs. - Sun.: October 17-20

  • Food service closes one hour prior to tram closing
  • Fall Saturdays 9/21, 9/28 & 10/5 open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 5/27; Sun. 10/20 open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Schedule may vary due to weather.
For more information please call 218-406-1320.

2013 Rates (single ride)

  • Adult (13-61): $12 + tax
  • Child (7-12): $8 + tax
  • Senior (62+): $10 + tax
  • Tot (6 & Under): Free with paid adult

  • Slide/Tram Combo Pass
    Age 7+: $36 + tax (non-transferable)
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