by: Derek - 15th February 2009

  • 5
  • Beginner
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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
5 in of new snow,great terrain for minnesota
slow lifts,ticket price,on mountain lodging price

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Just got back from Lutsen 2 days of skiing, we ended up staying in Silver Bay Americinn for the price and the water slide, it was a nice hotel, kept clean and updated,slide was alot of fun. The drive up to Lutsen could be too long for more than 2 days. Thanks to 5 in of new snow the day/night before we skied the skiing was good, just a bit icey under the new snow but very happy with conditions,seems it might have been getting a little tough before the new snow with some minor bare patches and tops of rocks exposed in the trees, got to try the new "Plunge" which was fun and exciting for Mn skiiing very steep and really tough on the 2nd day when all the fresh snow was skiied/blown off with ice exposed, there is a long flat run off at the bottom that keeps you from taking too many runs down. Mystery and Moose held the snow the best,eagle mountain gets skiied out pretty fast ,also something must have gone wrong when they made snow for the moguls on Hari Cari and Grizzly runs because they are all chunky and pretty much unskiable so if you like moguls that could be a dissapointment for you. We agree with others that the lifts are too slow and pricing is a little high.
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