If you're thinking about purchasing a season pass for Lutsen Mountains, the Heartland's largest ski resort, don't ponder too long. All pass prices will increase and October, but you can save up to $100 by buying this month.


An adult pass is currently $349 but will go up to $399 on Oct. 1 and $449 on Nov. 15. A child (six-12) pass, currently $219, and senior (65+) pass, currently $319, will also be going up $50 next month and $100 on Nov. 15. A family pass, which includes four passes, is now $1,199 and goes up to $1,299 on Oct. 1 and $1,399 on Nov. 15.


With close to 100 trails, spread over 1,000 acres across four peaks, and a 900-foot vertical drop, Lutsen is big for the Heartland. All four mountains, Eagle, Ullr, Mystery and Moose, offer jaw-dropping views of Lake Superior. Runs on Moose are a mile-and-a-half top to bottom, and it’s all vertical; no long run-outs.   


The resort has been busy this summer expanding terrain park features on all four mountains and cutting three new glade runs on Moose. Mystery Mountain is still one large terrain park with features scattered all over the mountain. The Timber Wolf lift area on Moose Mountain has been made over into a large terrain park top to bottom with a full line of advanced and intermediate features. 


Lutsen has been called the Vail of the Plains or the Killington of the Great Lakes. Call it whatever you want, it offers some of the best skiing and riding found mid-continent.


For more information on purchasing season passes, click here.