Summit Express Gondola

This aerial gondola 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 above Lake Superior, the gentle ride is an experience not to be missed.

Keep your eyes open for eagles, pine marten, bear, timber wolves, and moose, explore hiking trails, or stop at the Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains for gorgeous views and lunch or a snack.

2023/2024 Winter Dates & Hours

Saturdays Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25
Fri - Sun* Dec. 1-3, 8-10
open Daily Dec. 15-Apr. 7
april* Apr. 13, 20 & 27

2023/2024 Winter Gondola Rates

Adult [ages 16-64]


child [ages 6-15]


senior [ages 65+]


tots [5 and under]


with paid adult

Rates and availability are subject to change.
Prices do not include applicable taxes and fees. 8.375% State & County Tax, 5.5% Resort Fees.

Winter sightseeing rides for the Summit Express Gondola are available for purchase onsite only and are subject to daily skier capacity limits and cold weather protocols.


Beginning summer 2023, Midwest Family Ski Resorts Properties will no longer accept cash as a form of payment. Cash may still be used as a form of gratuity, and non-MFSR-owned vendors may still accept cash. 

For guests who do not have non-cash forms of payment when they arrive at Lutsen Mountains, reverse ATMs that dispense Mastercard gift cards are available in our Scandinavian Chalet and Summit Chalet. 

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Need Assistance?

For questions about the resort or assistance booking your visit to Lutsen, please contact guest services by calling 218-406-1320 or by emailing