Summit Express

Fall gondola
You won't find a better vantage point to view the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior's dramatic coastline.

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.

Our summer attractions are weather dependent. Please call central reservations at 877-458-8736 on days with inclement weather prior to online purchase.

2021 Summit Express Gondola Rates

Adult (16+)


Child (6-15)


Senior (65+)


Tots (5 and under)


with paid adult

Unlimited (6+)


Family Gondola Special
(1 Adult/1 Child Combo)


One-way tickets

Save $4/person

Ride up and hike down via Superior Hiking Trail - available onsite only.


Alpine Slide/Gondola Single Ride Combo






*non-transferable, single ride on the alpine slide and gondola


All ages


*non-transferable, unlimited slide/gondola pass


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2021 Summit Express Gondola Summer Dates & Hours

May 1, 8, 15


May 22 - 23

Sat. to Sun.

May 29 - 31

Sat. to Mon.

June 4 - Oct. 17

Mon. to Sun.

Oct. 21 - 24

Thur. to Sun.

Spring Hours (May 1 - 15)

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Hours (May 22 - Oct. 17*)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Sept. 25 - Oct. 2: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The schedule may vary due to weather.


To minimize congestion, order tickets online, and send one person from your party into the line. If riding the Alpine Slide, complete a liability waiver for each guest before arrival.