Lutsen Mountains location along Lake Superior keeps the ski area 10-15 degrees cooler than the rest of Minnesota.  Superior remains fairly constant at about 40-degrees and acts as an "air conditioner" for the slopes.  While the Midwest is hit with spring days reaching 65-70-dgrees, afternoons along the North Shore remain in the 40s, which allows Lutsen to ski well into April.  It's some of the best spring skiing in the Heartland. 

Lutsen is remaining open through April 11 when Mountain Meltdown takes place that weekend.  Festivities start Friday with live music and a DJ dance party that night at Papa Charlie's.  Saturday brings more live music on an outdoor stage in the Village area with more live music scheduled at Papa Charlie's that night, and, of course, great spring skiing and riding all day long.  There will be 12 bands in all over the three days.  It's being billed as a "street party and a barbeque."

A two-for-one lift and lodging special is being offered for the weekend.  Purchase a one-day lift and lodging package, and get a second night of lodging and lift ticket for free. 

Sweet Water Shake Down featuring Hot Tuna, Donna the Buffalo, Trampled by Turtles, and three other Midwest bands will be playing over Easter Weekend, April 1-4.  A three-day ski and stay concert package starts from $155 per person, based on double occupancy. 

Lutsen is also offering a three-day, three-night Family Spring Break lift and lodging special good from April 1-11.  It starts from $528 for a family of four and also includes free ski rental for the entire family and a free ski lesson. 

You get all the nights at midweek rates if you stay three or more consecutive nights through the weekend of March 26-28. 

Lutsen's four interconnected mountains and 92 runs spread out over 1,000 acres offering the biggest alpine playground in the Midwest.

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