by: Richard - 18th December 2007

  • 5
  • Beginner
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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 2Nightlife
  • Terrain Park
  • Value
When it snows, get ready for some fun
Old lifts, congested lift lines

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The recent snowstorms have bode well for Lutsen. They are quickly opening up terrain and within short order should be completely open. On top of all that, great snowmaking and terrific grooming gives Lutsen the best ski conditions in the area. Lutsen didn't receive as much snow as the southern resort, Spirit Mountain, but that doesn't prevent Lutsen from having better snow than them. The corduroy was soft and terrific for making turns on. No ice or bald spots at all! The resort was also dead...there was no one there. We pretty much owned all the runs...Koo Koo on Eagle Mountain and Bull Run on Moose Mountain were the ones we lapped the most. Another nice thing about the resort was that the cat track between Moose and Eagle mountain was open, so we could skip the gondola ride between the two (even though there was no line). I'm hoping that Lutsen gets some more snow, because coupled with their snow-making equipment and new groomers, they are going to have all their terrific terrain (including the small chutes on far skier's right of Eagle) open soon!
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