Summit Express Gondola at Lutsen Mountains

Motorcoach Groups

Summit Express Gondola and Summit Chalet

A tour around Lake Superior or along the North Shore would not be complete without taking a ride on the Midwest’s only gondola. The scenic gondola takes riders over the Poplar River valley and through vast woodlands, ending up at the top of Moose Mountain. Once there, visitors will enjoy the Summit Chalet, a beautiful new mountain-top venue complete with an expansive deck overlooking the Northwoods and Lake Superior. Foodservice is available with both indoor and outdoor seating. Visitors can also explore the vistas, trails, and overlooks around the mountaintop.

2021 Group Summit Express Gondola Rates
Summit Express Gondola - Single Round Trip Ride Gondola Tour & Mountain Top Lunch
Adult (16+): $24 Adult (16+): $39
Senior (65+): $20 Senior (65+): $35
Child (6-15): $16 Child (6-15): $26.50

Gondola Tour Lunches include a deli lunch buffet, salad, house-made chips, dessert, and beverage.
Advance reservations are required for group gondola and mountaintop lunch rates and options. 


Groups must inquire on the availability of the space prior to booking.  We do not guarantee that Friday and Saturday dates are available for gondola lunches due to other onsite groups and events. 

Lunch bookings must be requested at least 14 days prior to the arrival date. 


Email to inquire about availability.