First Timers Guide

Summit Express Gondola

The Great American Road Trip

The car is packed with all your favorite snacks and toys for an epic adventure. Anticipation is high. While the journey is part of the adventure with places to stop and landmarks along the way, you can't wait to arrive at your destination. For most visitors, Lutsen is the perfect balance of proximity; close enough to feel the anticipation of arrival, yet far enough to take you a world away.

The Great American Road Trip

Know Before You Go

Where to go when you arrive

how to ski or snowboard

What to Pack

Make sure you have lift tickets

where to start

skiing with kids

Corduroy at Lutsen Mountains

Variety of Terrain

Annual Snowfall: 120 inches (10 feet!)

Snowmaking: 231 acres excluding side-country runs

Lift Facilities: 7 total

  • 1 Gondola | Summit Express
  • 2 Six Passenger High Speed | Caribou Express, Raptor Express
  • 3 Double-Chair | Ullr, Mystery, and Timberwolf
  • 1 Magic Carpet / Snow Sports Center

Best Known For: Wide-open, groomed cruisers, and family-friendly activities. Lutsen offers a diverse variety of terrain spread over 4 mountains and boasts 1,000 acres, 95 runs, and 825' of vertical.

Best-Kept Secret: Lutsen offers 60 acres of tree skiing runs

Groomer at Lutsen Mountains

Mountain Information


Check out the latest conditions to know what kind of snow you'll be carving for the day. Take the time to scope out your trail map and which lifts you'll be taking to get where you want to go. 





Trail Maps

Coming Soon!


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