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Covid Details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access
Yes

Lift Reservation URL

Is a reservation required for parking
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open
Yes

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
Yes

Are masks required
Yes

Base Lodge Regulation

  • Lutsen Mountains is implementing capacity restrictions to limit the number of guests each day. Several dates are likely to sell out making online reservations necessary. 
  • Guests are required to purchase tickets online for all dates, including same-day ticketing, which minimizes wait times and line queues as well as providing contact-free payment. 
  • First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth is required for each guest on a ticket order. A Release of Liability Waiver must be completed for each guest prior to entering line queue. Guests are required to complete a waiver only 1x per season, prior to their first visit. Waivers can be completed at any time prior to redemption at www.lutsen.com/waiver.
  • To reduce congestions, ticket redemption locations are available at the Gondola Base ticket office, at check-in for Eagle Ridge and Caribou Highlands guests, and in new ticket booths in the auxiliary parking lot on peak days. Face coverings required and please follow physical distancing markers when in line queues. 

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts
Yes

Lift Regulations

  • Face coverings are required while riding a lift or while waiting in line to ride a lift.  Please also wear a face-covering in any outdoor setting where it’s challenging to maintain 6 ft. social distance.
  • Guests will be asked to self-group and load the lift with their traveling party.
  • Please keep 6 ft. distance from other parties when in lift line.
  • Singles lanes have been removed from all double and triple chairlifts.
  • Caribou Express offers a singles lane, a doubles lane, and a lane for groups of 3 to 6.  Singles and doubles may join together provided separate parties seat on opposite ends of the chair with at least two vacant spaces between parties.
  • Windows must remain open when riding the Summit Express gondola.
  • Singles and doubles may join together on the gondola provided related parties face each other and are seated on opposite sides of the cabin from joining party.

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
Yes

Dining Indoors
No

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school
Yes

Ski School URL

Ski School Regulations

  • Reservations for ski & snowboard lessons must be made online or by phone 218-406-1325. Capacity is limited - advanced reservations recommended. 
  • The Snowsports Center will be closed to the public this season. Students will meet their instructor outside. If temperatures require a warming break, classes will have access to the Snowsports Center on a staggered schedule to allow physical distancing. 
  • If you have questions or need to speak with a staff member, please call the Snowsport Center 218-406-1325 or ring buzzer at the front door and a staff member can meet you outside. 
  • All students must have face covering, goggles, and gloves.
  • Self-assessment of COVID symptoms should be part of a daily routine for all visitors to the resort. If you are sick - please stay home. Temperature checks are required of all students participating in ski school classes. Students with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher will not be allowed to participate.
  • We will not offer all-days lessons this season. To offer lessons to the greatest number of people with our current capacity restrictions, students are limited to one 1-hour private or half-day group class per day. 
  • Minimum age for lessons is age 4.

Ski Rental Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals
Yes

Ski Rental Regulations

  • Rental equipment must be purchased online in advance and redeemed at the Ticket Office.
  • The Rental Shop is currently limited to 50% capacity. To create more space for boot fitting, rental forms must now be completed online prior to entering the Rental Shop.
  • Extended hours, both on arrival nights and early morning, will be scheduled during peak periods. Check here closer to your arrival date for updated hours. 
  • All rental equipment will be cleaned and sanitized between each use. 

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation
No

Lodging Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging
No

Elevation

  • 1688ft
    Summit
  • 825ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 800ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 8
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    10%

  • Intermediate Runs

    58%

  • Advanced Runs

    24%

  • Expert Runs

    8%

  • Runs

    62

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Longest Run

    2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    393 ac

  • Snow Making

    231 ac

Overview

Lutsen is quadruple the size of most Great Lakes ski resorts. With four peaks, more than 1,000 acres, over 1,000-foot vertical drop, over 90 runs and the region’s only gondola, it’s a legitimate ski area. This New England look-alike also gets rave reviews from skiers and snowboarders for the scenery, thanks to its spectacular views of Lake Superior from just about anywhere on the mountain. Located on four separate peaks of the Sawtooth Mountain range - Moose Mountain, Eagle Mountain, Ullr Mountain and Mystery Mountain - Lutsen offers long New England-like trails.

Where Is Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort Located?

The nearest major airport is Thunder Bay International Airport in Canada, which is 95 miles from the town of Lutsen. The closest major U.S. airport is Duluth International Airport at 97 miles. You can rent a car to drive to the resort. If you fly into Canada, you will need a passport and will have to pass through U.S. customs to get back into the U.S.

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Terrain

Eagle Mountains ski resort features a 1,088-vertical drop with lift-serviced vertical rise at 825 feet. There are 95 runs spread out over 1,000 acres, and the longest run is 2 miles. The steepest runs are The Plunge and Experts Cutoff. The trail types are 18% beginner, 47% intermediate, 25% advanced and 10% expert. The area receives 120 inches (10 feet) of annual snowfall, and snowmaking occurs on 231 acres (excluding side-country runs).

There are a total of eight lifts, including an eight-passenger Gondola and a six-passenger detachable high-speed chair, Caribou Express. The lift capacity is 10,000 riders per hour.

The ski resort offers 60 acres of tree skiing, and it’s best-known for its wide-opened, groomed cruiser trails. The resort is extremely family-friendly with many activities geared towards families. Summer activities include hiking, an alpine slide, canoe tours and scenic Summit Express Gondola rides. You can go wine tasting throughout the year.

Within a 20-mile radius, there is plenty of lodging – over 3,000 pillows. If you’re hungry before, during or after your adventures, there are multiple on-mountain restaurants. The Snowsports Center offers both adult and youth lessons. There is a structured playgroup for children aged three, which exposes them to skiing.

Breakfast

  • Cascade Restaurant & Pub prides itself on having a little something for everyone, and that’s definitely true of breakfast. Whether you want a quick sandwich or biscuits and gravy, the restaurant serves it. 3719 MN-61, Lutsen, MN 55612

Lunch

  • Take the Summit Express Gondola to the top, and enjoy lunch at Summit Chalet while looking out over the countryside. 455 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612

Dinner

  • While The Crooked Spoon Cafe might close early, it’s worth a stop to sample their array of New American dishes. 17 West Wisconsin Street, Grand Marais, MN 55604

Après/Nightlife

  • If you want to listen to some live music at the end of your day, stop by Moguls Grille & Tap Room. The tap room is located right in the lodge. 371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/20/202105/02/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    135
  • Projected Days Open
    127
  • Years Open
    73
  • Average Snowfall
    120"

Lutsen Mountains Reviews

anonymous
1st March 20213
okay skiing for the locale, upper midwest. Signage is terrible and there is no nav app for moving from one place to...Full review
michael connaughton
28th February 20213
Runs mostly well groomed, with some bare and icy spots. Lifts except for recent upgrades are a HUGE problem. I have had...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Lutsen Mountains

    P.O. Box 129

    55612 Lutsen

    Minnesota

    United States


    Phone: 800.360.7666

    ski@lutsen.com

Current Conditions: Lutsen Mountains

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