Skiing at Lutsen Mountains

Caribou Highlands Lodge at Lutsen Mountains is a slope side, full amenity, family-friendly, ski-in, ski-out resort. And we cater to Ski Groups, too! So you can check in, pop your skis or board on and hit the slopes. Looking for a cocoa break or lunch? Ski back to our on-site restaurant, Moguls Grille and Tap Room.

With our fire-lit lobby, wide choice of lodging accommodations, pool, spas, dining choices, gift shop and activities, you will have a wonderful winter ski vacation. You only have to leave the resort to ski!

Lutsen Mountains Slope-side Restaurants 

At Caribou Highlands Lodge

  • Moguls Grille & Tap Room

At the Main Chalet area

  • Rosie’s Cafe
  • Papa Charlie’s Tavern
  • Mountain view Grill
  • At the top of Moose Mountain (accessible by gondola)
  • Summit Chalet

After-Ski Activities and Entertainment

After a day on the slopes, relax in one of several spas and let the kids swim. Maybe schedule a massage, then after dining at one of several area restaurants, stop back up at Lutsen Mountains for live entertainment, which are scheduled most weekends throughout the ski season.

Lutsen Mountains Details

The best skiing in the Midwest is right here! Lutsen Mountains opens first, closes last and has the most snow. Add runs on 4 different mountains and the only gondola in Mid-America to our ski-in, ski-out lodging and you’ve got the best ski vacation around.

  • Ski Season: Opens the weekend before Thanksgiving, Closes the middle of April.
  • Hours: Monday – Friday : 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Weekends & Holidays : 9am – 4:30pm
  • Open Daily: 2nd weekend in December through 1st full weekend in April
  • Offers: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing & Nordic Skiing
  • Rentals: ALutsen Mountainsat Lutsen Rec, 1/2-mile down the Ski Hill Rd
  • Elevation: 1008′
  • Skiable Vertical: 986′
  • Ski Area: 1000 acres
  • Longest Run: 2 miles
  • Number of Runs: 95
  • Annual Snowfall: 5′
  • Types of Trails: 18% easiest, 47% more difficult, 25% most difficult, 10% expert
  • Lifts: Moose Mountain Tramway (4 passenger gondola)
  • 7 double chairs and 1 ski / snowboard school surface lift
  • Favorite Long Run: Bridge (2 miles)
  • Favorite Bumps Runs: Hari Kari by the Main Chalet Grizzly on Moose Mountain
  • Best Scenic Run: Meadows on Moose Mountain
  • Best Easy Runs: Ullr & Chickadee by the Main Chalet
  • Newest Fun: The Terrain Park at Mystery
  • Steepest Expert Runs: The Plunge & Experts Cutoff

Ski & Stay Packages Available

Packages include ski passes and lodging. Get the best value for your winter vacation with a ski & stay package.


Property Map with Ski Access Trails

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