Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing at Lutsen

Skiing and Snowboarding

Ski-In / Ski-Out Resort

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

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 Mountains at 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: 9.5′
  • 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

Lutsen Mountains Dining and Shopping

In between runs, you’ll want a bite to eat and the opportunity to browse for new ski accessories, gifts and reminders of your ski vacation at Lutsen Mountains. We have you covered…

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

Lutsen Mountains Slope-side Shopping

  • At Caribou Highlands Lodge
  • Lobby Gifts

After-ski Activities & Entertainment

After a day on the slopes, relax in one of several spas, 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 most weekends throughout the ski season.

  • At the Main Chalet
  • Mountain Shop at Lutsen

(800) 642-6036







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