Historic ski shot of Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen, MN

Cost Comparison

Spend time skiing, not traveling

Just a four-hour drive from the Twin Cities, Lutsen Mountains is the only Midwest destination that delivers a true mountain vacation. Long sweeping runs, a variety of terrain, a resort community, apres ski entertainment, and one of the most spectacular settings anywhere. We also offer some distinct advantages over traveling out West:

  • Your Schedule - Enjoy the luxury to pack what you want, arrive when you want and stay as long as you like. 
  • Easy Drive - It's an easy drive along the North Coast on Highway 61, all All-American Scenic Byway. 
  • No Hassle - Avoid the hassle of shuttles, airport parking, baggage charges, long lines, delayed flights and lost luggage. 
  • Extra Vacation - Get an extra vacation day on the slopes. A Lutsen vacation saves a full day of travel time. 
Save a full day in travel
1/4 the cost of a western vacation
  Travel Hours
(Round-Trip from the Twin Cities)
Baggage Fees Travel Cost Lodging &
Lift Tickets
LUTSEN 8 Hours $0 $50
460 miles RT,
20 mpg, $2.19
per gallon gas
4 days skiing
& lodging 
BRECKENRIDGE 17 Hours* $480 $2112
4-person airfare
& shuttle

4 days skiing,
5 nights lodging


*Based on a 4-day weekend getaway in a one-bedroom ski-in/ski-out condo, 2 adults/2 children arriving 2/23/17 as priced on lutsen.com and breckenridge.com on 8/17/16. Note: Breckenridge vacation includes one additional night lodging due to transportation schedules. Baggage fees based on one checked bag, and one ski bag per person; additional bags at $100 per person each way.

*Includes travel to airport, departure, flight, transfers, travel to Summit County.