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Reviews for Lutsen Mountains

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Lutsen Mountains that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Lutsen Mountains stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Lutsen Mountains review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Lutsen Mountains vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Tom - 12th April 2019

  • 5
  • 3Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
Longest Runs in the Midwest, Great Views
Expensive for the Midwest

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I visited Lutsen a month after I'd been in Park City, and I had scaled my expectations accordingly. So I was blown away at how good Lutsen is for the Midwest. In all ways it sits between the no-vertical ski hills of the Midwest and the actual mountains out West, but it manages to deliver something that feels more like the West than I expected. It has a lot of great intermediate runs, including all the blues and many of the runs labeled as single-black on their map, and their snow management is really very good. Lutsen is privately owned and it's obvious they don't have the big investment money that the Western resorts or the corporate-owned midwest hills have - most of the chairlifts are positively antiquated, they use paper lift tickets, and most of the facilities show an advanced age. But it all works, and they do have some nice recent investment where it really matters - in grooming equipment, and an express lift on their busiest slope. The prices may seem high - they charge a lot of fees above and beyond the official lift ticket price, putting two "last tracks" tickets at nearly $200 - but it gets you probably halfway to the West experience at nowhere near half the price.

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  • Joseph Nauber (11th March 2020)

    Many workers on the lifts did not know how to get to trails or what lift to use to get there. Trails...

  • Joseph Nauber (11th March 2020)

    Many workers on the lifts did not know how to get to trails or what lift to use to get there. Trails...

  • Will lumplump (1st February 2020)

    I moved to Minnesota after more than a decade skiing Big Sky Montana 70+ days a season, and more importantly, skiing the...

  • Michael (17th January 2020)

    Good conditions early this week on Monday and Tuesday, and snow Wednesday as I was leaving. Nice Midwest Ski hill with good...

  • Tom (12th April 2019)

    I visited Lutsen a month after I'd been in Park City, and I had scaled my expectations accordingly. So I was blown...

  • Jimmy John (15th January 2019)

    Heres the scoop they charge big sky prices for mid mountain quality they cater more so to skiers then snowboarders with some...

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation