Exceptional Ski Conditions in Northeastern Minnesota Winter Storm Drops 24 Inches of Snow on Lutsen Mountains
Lutsen Mountains – December 28, 2018 – A winter storm that brought rain and sleet to much of Minnesota and Wisconsin was all snow and smiles for winter enthusiasts on the North Shore. In total, 24” fell in the higher elevations at Lutsen Mountains over the past two days, fueled in part by northeast winds over Lake Superior that created ‘Lake Effect’ augmentation of the storm.
“The weather forecasters had this one on the money,” says Jim Vick, marketing director for Lutsen Mountains. “The hour it arrived, the rate of snowfall and the hour it moved out were remarkably accurate. The only thing missed is how the cluster of four mountains at Lutsen amplified the lake effect, exceeding their storm total forecast by 6 inches.”
The storm was well timed for the arrival of a holiday week crowd. Lutsen’s primary terrain was 80% open, due to exceptional snowmaking weather in November and early December. Yesterday’s snowfall adds to a three foot deep base and pushes additional terrain to completion. Yesterday alone an additional 10 runs were added to the open list with more to follow soon.
New live webcam gives immediate view of conditions
A live web camera was installed at the summit of Eagle Mountain this fall and provides a high resolution peek at current conditions. Along with tracking snowfall, grooming and weather, the camera has provided a spectacular archive of sunrises over Lake Superior and sunsets over the Sawtooth Mountains. Connect to the camera at www.lutsen.com/livecam
Images from the past couple days can be found here:
About Lutsen Mountains: Lutsen Mountains is located in Lutsen, Minn., along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Four interconnected mountains, 95 runs and 1000 feet of vertical make it the largest ski resort in Mid-America.
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Jim Vick | Lutsen Mountains Lynn Nelson | LIN Public Relations, Inc.