Record-breaking winter leads to longest ski season ever in Cook County, Minn.

Record-breaking winter leads to longest ski season ever in Cook County, Minn.

COOK COUNTY, Minn. (April 21, 2014) — Downhill spring skiing will be available through the first weekend in May – for the longest season ever in Minnesota’s history. Lutsen Mountains received over 13 feet of snowfall this season. For those who typically venture west to enjoy warm weather skiing, it will be a treat to be able to drive only a few hours to ski in a T-shirt.

“This year, skiers can enjoy not only great ski conditions, but also views of our area’s spectacular waterfalls,” says Linda Kratt, executive director of Cook County Visitors Bureau. “As the stockpile of snow melts, it will bring dozens of waterfalls to life in our rivers – adding to the already incredible spring along the North Shore.”

“With a base of two to three feet, the snow conditions are unprecedented for late April,” according to Jim Vick, marketing director at Lutsen Mountains. “Twelve to 15 runs on Eagle Mountain will be open (weather permitting), providing a good selection of green, blue and black diamond runs,” he added.

About Cook County

“Way North of Ordinary” Cook County, Minn. includes the communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage. The Cook County Visitors Bureau inspires guests to rekindle their sense of adventure by boldly escaping the ordinary, from Minnesota’s tallest mountains to its greatest lakeshore.  More information can be found at VisitCookCounty.com or stay posted for weather and waterfall status and via Twitter @CookCoVisitors or Facebook.

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Kjersti Vick, Cook County Visitors Bureau (218) 387-2788 ext.103 kjersti@visitcookcounty.com