North Shore Snow Skiing & Snow Boarding | Grand Marais Local Guide

North Shore Snow Skiing & Snow Boarding

If you’re looking for Cook County, Minnesota or North Shore Snow Skiing & Snow Boarding, your destination is the Lutzen Mountains only 20 miles from Grand Marais, Spread across four mountains — Eagle, Ullr, Mystery and Moose — Lutsen Mountains offers more variety than any Midwestern ski area. The new Doppelmayr gondola makes it easier to get between the two furthest peaks, Eagle and Moose, while joyriding above a stream-cut canyon.

Lutsen is quadruple the size of most Great Lakes ski resorts. With four peaks, more than 1,000 acres, over 1,000-foot vertical drop, over 90 runs and the region’s only gondola, it’s a legitimate ski area. This New England look-alike also gets rave reviews from skiers and snowboarders for the scenery, thanks to its spectacular views of Lake Superior from just about anywhere on the mountain. Located on four separate peaks of the Sawtooth Mountain range – Moose Mountain, Eagle Mountain, Ullr Mountain and Mystery Mountain – Lutsen offers long New England-like trails.

445 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612 | (800) 360.7666 | Website • 21 Miles From Superior Inn

2019-2020 Winter Season

Rates, Dates & Hours: 2019-2020 Winter Season
Season Dates & Lift Hours
First Tracks Weekends: Nov 16 & 17; Nov 23 & 24
Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov 28 – Dec 1
Fri-Sun: Dec 6 – 8
Monday-Friday: 9:30AM-4:00PM
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays*: 9:00AM-4:00PM
*Holiday Dates: 12/26/19-1/5/20, 1/18-1/20/20, 2/15-2/17/20

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Open Daily: December 13, 2019 – April 12, 2020
Fri-Sun: Apr 17 – 19
Last Trakcs Weekends: Apr 25 & 26; May 2 & 3
Daily Lift Ticket Rates – Window Rates
Adult (16+): $86/day*
Child (6-15): $66/day*
Tot (5 & under): FREE with paid adult

Half-Day Discounts
Morning Ski: Return full-price ticket by 12:30PM, get $7
Afternoon Ski: Purchase ticket after 1:00PM, get $7 off a full-priced ticket

First Tracks Weekends: Valid 11/16 & 11/17; 11/23 & 11/24
Adult (16+): $45/day*
Child (6-15): $35/day*

Last Tracks Weekends: Valid 4/25 & 4/26; 5/2 & 5/3
Adult (16+): $45/day*
Child (6-15): $35/day*

*Add state and local taxes & resort fees to above rates.

Summit Express Gondola
Daily: 10:00AM-3:30PM 12/13/19 – 4/12/20
Sightseeing rides for non-skiing guests (gondola access included with lift ticket)
Adult (16+): $24
Child (6-15): $16
Senior (65+): $20

Add state and local taxes & resort fees to above rates.

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Grand Marais & North Shore Winter Activities

With an average of 120 inches of snow per year, you would expect Grand Marais & North Shore Winter Activities to include just about everything you could want to do on this slippery white stuff! You’d be right, and you can enjoy it on the 400 km of groomed cross-country ski trails (the biggest such network in North America), 450 miles of snowmobile trails, and 1,000 acres of downhill skiing and snowboarding.

“Lutsen Mountains” is the largest ski area in the Midwest. It features four interconnected mountains of the Sawtooth Mountain range with 95 runs that spread across 1000 acres overlooking Lake Superior. These four peaks include Moose Mountain, Eagle Mountain, Ullr Mountain and Mystery Mountain.

The Sawtooth Mountains are located amongst the rugged terrain found along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Rising over 1000 feet from the shores of Lake Superior at angles that vary from 8 to 20 degrees, they drop off steeply on their northern slopes. They were named “sawtooth” due to their relatively uniform size, angles, and regularity of spacing as viewed from Lake Superior to the east, from which their crest line creates a profile that resembles the teeth of an enormous saw.

From the west, rising from the Temperance River, major peaks of the mountain range include Eagle Mountain at Lutsen (tallest), Carlton Peak above Temperance River State Park, Leveaux Mountain and a knob immediately across the Onion River, Moose Mountain, peaks along a ridge above Cascade River State Park, Murphy Mountain, and Sawtooth Bluff above Grand Marais.

View Grand Marais & North Shore Winter Activities Guide.


About Superior Inn and Suites
At the Best Western Plus Superior Inn you’re sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Superior Inn will stand out among other hotels in Grand Marais,MN. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don’t miss a beat while you’re away from the office.

For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you’re on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Superior Inn will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at any Best Western hotel.

Best Western Plus Superior Inn Grand Marais MN
Best Western Plus Superior Inn Grand Marais MN

We will definitely be back!

We LOVED the town of Grand Marais. This hotel was the perfect location to walk anywhere in the town. It was so convenient to just walk to restaurants, shopping and the beach. The view from the room was fantastic and unexpected. The room had a little patio that overlooked the lake. It was very clean and had a nice tile shower with a double shower head. So much nicer than what I expected. They also had a very nice fitness room, which I didn’t use since the weather was great and we got lots of exercise outdoors. But this would be great in the winter or inclement weather. There was a free breakfast which was nice. They kept it clean and well maintained, which I noticed and appreciated. Can’t wait for our next trip! We will definitely stay here again!

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Your Guide to Year-Round Grand Marais Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Grand Marais lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Grand Marais offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.

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