Skiing & Snowboarding In Cook County

Lutsen Mountains

Just four hours from the Twin Cities, legendary Lutsen Mountains has it all – without the airfare, airports or travel hassles – making it one of Minnesota’s best winter destinations. Plus, you’ll enjoy the comforts of a modern ski resort, including restored chalets, slope-side lodging and dining, and live music seven days a week.

The rugged Sawtooth Mountains rise 1,000 feet above the coast of Lake Superior — terrain unlike anywhere else in the Midwest. With the most vertical, the most snow, and the most breathtaking beauty of the North Shore, the perfect big-mountain skiing or snowboarding getaway is closer than you think.

Whether you’re looking for a family ski holiday, a romantic retreat or a weekend ski or snowboard getaway with friends, you’ll discover a true mountain vacation at Lutsen.

Lutsen Mountains by the numbers:

  • 1,088 feet of vertical, nearly double that of other Midwest resorts
  • 4 big mountains with 1,000 acres to explore
  • 95 runs, from bunny hills to double black diamonds
  • 60 acres of tree skiing
  • 5 terrain parks
  • Longest run: 2 miles
  • 10 feet average annual snowfall

New Everything

In the past few years, Lutsen Mountains has dropped tens of millions of dollars to enhance your Lutsen experience. New eight-passenger gondola, new six-passenger high-speed chairlift, $9 million in new snowmaking technology, and more. These investments have slashed wait times and multiplied slope time.

Where to Stay

Over time, Lutsen Mountains has built what might be the finest collection of lodging in all of ski country. Savor the ambience of a classic old-world lodge or cozy northwoods cabin, the luxury of a seaside spa resort, or the convenience of a ski-in/ski-out condo.

Special Offers

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The Summit Express Gondola ride at Lutsen Mountains glides from summit to summit, offering views of some of Cook County’s most dramatic scenery…

Alpine Slide

You’ll find one-of-a-kind thrills in Cook County, Minnesota—like the family-friendly Alpine Slide at Lutsen Mountains.