Snow and Skiing Await at Lutsen Mountains, the Midwest’s Largest Ski Destination

By Odyssey Resorts
You don’t have to travel far for an exhilarating ski experience. Stay waterside at Lutsen Sea Villas and hit the slopes at the nearby Lutsen Mountains.

Catch a breath of fresh air by spending time at Lutsen Mountains this season. With a height of 1,088 feet and trails ranging from easy to expert, the ski destination is the perfect winter activity for those in search of an adventure-filled outdoor getaway. Whether you’re a novice alpine skier or experienced snowboader, the mountain offers a range of slopes well-suited for every level. Or, skip the elevation and give cross-country skiing a try ­­­– the options at Lutsen Mountains are endless.

The unique Midwest mountain landscape has four connected peaks with a spectacular view of Lake Superior. Guests looking for easy access to the mountain from their lodging can take advantage of our shuttle service at Lutsen Sea Villas, with rides to and from the ski hill. Wake up seaside and soak up the natural beauty of Lake Superior and its surroundings before heading to the mountain for an entirely different vantage point. At the end of an adventure-filled day, retreat to your villa and swim in the pool, soak in the hot tub or warm up in the sauna.

Located in the Sawtooth Mountains, Caribou Highlands is the closest of our resorts to Lutsen Mountain. With modern, cozy spaces and exceptional nature views right outside the window, this lodging becomes a personal sanctuary where you can rest and restore before and after a busy day outdoors.

Once you arrive at Lutsen Mountains, you have activity options. Skiers and snowboarders can dive right into the fun with 95 runs to choose from. First-time adult skiers and those looking for a refresher on the basics can take part in private or group lessons onsite, and children can sign up for both ski and snowboard lessons tailored to a variety of levels.

Cross-country skiing is an easy-to-learn alternative to alpine skiing, with extensive trails to explore at Lutsen Mountains and beyond. Cross-country skiing invites you to reconnect with the sounds of nature among the snowy trees. Guests who choose this peaceful activity can glide over miles of semi-flat terrain, with beginner-friendly routes and lots of lovely scenery to enjoy. Lutsen Mountains have nearly two miles of trails to discover, and there are plenty of additional routes within the broader Cook County area, which has the most extensive cross-country trail network in the entire continent.

Cross country skiing on frozen North Shore Rivers
Cross country skiing on frozen North Shore Rivers

You deserve a getaway this season, so book your winter adventure to experience the best snow in the Midwest at Lutsen Mountains. Sea Villa’s Lake Superior views and Caribou Highland’s mountain location offer unbeatable scenery, while true comfort and hospitality make you feel right at home ­during fun-filled days you’ll remember forever.

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