I feel Lutsen's lodging and lift fees are a bit overpriced for what you get. I went to Big Mountain Montana last year and felt the prices were better than the fees Lutsen charges (airfare Minneapolis to Kalispel $239, 2 bedroom condo for 4 nights $500,lift tickets $50/day). Lutsen terrain, compared to most midwest "resorts", is decent. However, I'd rather spend a few more hours driving and ride at Mt. Bohemia in the UP of Michigan. The terrain Mt. Bohemia is far more challenging than what Lutsen offers. Plus, Bohemia receives far more snow than Lutsen.