Summit Express Gondola at Lutsen Mountains

Summit Chalet

The Summit Chalet is the most spectacular dining venue on the North Shore. With 100-mile views over Lake Superior and mountaintop vistas of the Superior National Forest, it is accessed via our Summit Express Gondola for a casual lunch or an afternoon snack. 

A gondola ticket is needed to access the Summit Chalet, or guests are welcome to hike the Summit Spur Trail to the Superior Hiking Trail for a four-mile one-way treck to or from the chalet. 

With extensive indoor and outdoor seating, the Summit Chalet is a perfect venue for groups and special events including weddings and reunions. 

Please read our operating updates due to COVID19.

The Summit Chalet is closed until June 5, open gondola operating days after June 5.

Food services are available until one hour prior to gondola closing and at 3p on wedding and event dates.