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. 


Indoor & Outdoor dining is available for groups up to 4 guests, and family parties up to 6 guests. We are unable to accommodate larger table sizes at this time due to COVID19. Once seated please review our food menus, when ready to order one member of your party may enter our line queue at the bar. Please know your table number for the cashier. 


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

Please read our operating updates due to COVID19.