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 of a ski trip - the highest mountains, the most snow, and the breathtaking beauty of the North Shore. Lutsen offers 95 sweeping runs over four mountains with a lift-serviced vertical rise more than double that of other regional resorts.
JUST HOW TALL IS IT?
To put the vertical rise of Lutsen in perspective, consider the tallest buildings in the Twin Cities or Chicago. Lutsen Mountains towers above the tallest skyscraper in the Minneapolis skyline and peering out from the summit of Moose Mountain is equivalent in height to standing on the Skydeck at the John Hancock Center in downtown Chicago.
I DON'T FARM. WHY DO I CARE ABOUT ACRES?
Acreage is a key factor in selecting a destination ski resort. More acreage = more variety. With runs on four separate but interconnected mountains, Lutsen is larger than several western resorts and dwarfs any other Midwest resort. Runs face North, South, East and West, providing variety in length, in pitch, in views and in aspect to the sun. And since many of you don’t farm, consider this: the 1000 acre footprint of Lutsen Mountains is equivalent in size to the Minneapolis downtown corridor. No wonder it takes a few days to ski it all.