Summit Express Gondola at Lutsen Mountains

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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. Food service is available with both indoor and outdoor seating. Visitors can also explore the vistas, trails, and overlooks around the mountaintop.

2017 Group Summit Express Gondola Rates
Summit Express Gondola - Single Round Trip Ride Gondola Tour & Mountain Top Lunch
Adult (13+): $18 Adult (13+): $31.50
Senior (65+): $15 Senior (65+): $28.50
Child (6-12): $10 Child (6-12: $20

Gondola Tour Lunches include deli lunch buffet, salad, chips, dessert, and beverage.

Advance reservations are required for group mountain tram and mountain top lunch rates and options. 

2017 Summer Gondola  
 Dates Hours
Saturdays: April 29, May 6, 13

April 29 - October 22: 10a-5p*
October 28, November 4, 11 & 18: 10a -4p

*September 30 & October 7: Open 10a-6p*

 **May 29 & October 22: Open 10a - 3p

Schedule may vary due to weather.


Saturday & Sunday: May 20 & 21
Friday - Monday: May 26 - 29
Open Daily: June 2 – October 15
Thursday - Sunday: October 19 - 22
Saturdays: October 28, November 4, 11 & 18

*Food service closes one hour prior to gondola closing & at 3pm on Saturdays and select dates. 


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