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. 


Open daily for food service 11:00am-4:00pm, with bar service until 4:30pm.
Food services are available until one hour prior to gondola closing and at 3:00p on wedding and event dates.

The Summit Chalet is closed from October 25-November 12.