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Lutsen Mountain Tram

467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 800-360-7666
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Beautiful Ripoff

Like everyone says the views are incredible and the new gondola is quite nice. I don't consider... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Adam M
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Roseville, Minnesota
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Exciting and really fun

They have added a new tram to go up the mountain. I was really afraid of the old one. This new... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
minneapol
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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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You won't find a better vantage point from which to view the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior's dramatic coastline. This aerial gondola is one of the North Shore's most popular attractions, taking you on a scenic ride to the top of Moose Mountain, rising 1,000 feet over Lake Superior. The gentle ride at treetop level is an experience not to be missed if you're visiting the North Shore! Stop at the Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains, a beautiful mountaintop chalet welcoming guests for gorgeous views, relaxation, or for lunch, snacks, and beverages. Inside and outside deck seating is available overlooking Lake Superior. The Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains also hosts our Summit Chalet weddings, our premier destination wedding facility. Enjoy the mountaintop hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and fresh air. The Mountain Tram makes Moose Mountain the most accessible year-round mountaintop destination in Mid-America.
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“fall colors” (20 reviews)
“fun ride” (8 reviews)
“great view” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Like everyone says the views are incredible and the new gondola is quite nice. I don't consider myself a cheap person but $20 round trip is just too much to charge. It takes about 5 minutes to get to the top. To make it worse...More

Thank Adam M
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and the views, we do offer discount coupons at area resorts if you are interested and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 September 2017

They have added a new tram to go up the mountain. I was really afraid of the old one. This new one is really slick! The ride is smooth and comfortable. There is room for at least 10 passengers to sit, We saw deer and...More

1  Thank minneapol
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you here with us again.

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Lutsen was a fun experience! We were able to bring our dog up the gondola and enjoyed snacks at the new chalet at the top! The views were fantastic!

1  Thank jlmsmm
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you here with us again!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

The tram has been upgraded and is worth the ride. The views are incredible, and the chalet at the top is worth visiting.

Thank Cardinalspice
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review, our new Summit Express Gondola is a great addition to our ammenities and are happy to hear you have enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 19 August 2017

My husband and I were told the gondola ride was not to be missed. The ride up was great, smooth, beautiful. We enjoyed a drink at the top and walked out to the Mystery and Gondola Overlooks. The views were breathtaking. It was getting quite...More

Thank Teri M
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are sorry to hear that your experience as negatively affected by gondola stops. Stops on the Summit Express can happen from time to time due to services, handicap access, and other various items. These...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoyed our ride on the mountain tram and will for sure go again next time we are in Lutsen. The view is beautiful and it is a great place to hang out and relax on a nice summer day when you are at the...More

Thank Alicia W
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the Summit Express Gondola. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

A great place for lunch with a view- a good restaurant up there. You can also do your own grilling- picnic tables are provided.More

Thank txbashi
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We do have picnic areas set up on Moose Mountain for guests to enjoy a lunch of their own and offer grilling areas...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

I highly recommend going on the new Lutsen Mountain Tram. The price is a little high, but if you pair it with an unlimited slide wristband, it's much more reasonable. We take a picnic lunch, hike at the top of the mountain! Such GREAT memories!!!!More

Thank Ed L
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. The Summit Express gondola is a great way to view the area and when paired with our Alpine Slide in our adventure pass makes...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Our Rhodesian ridgeback had a successful sarcoma removal, n we already had our lutsen cabin booked. I'm a whim, we arrived at lutsen mtn, where dogs are welcome on the tram. Chiku found the grate walkways difficult. My suggestion would be rubber mats for summer...More

Thank Susan M
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We do welcome dogs on the Summit Express gondola though like you stated the grates can be a little intimidating for them, we suggest for owners to utilize our hiking paths or to carry their...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

visited in July - was recommended to us to ride the Gondolas at Lutsen. We have a couple in our family scared of heights but these Gondolas are very smooth and are all enclosed. The views going up & down and at top are amazing....More

Thank sd2travel
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. On our event days we do close our dining options at 3p, however, our decks and hiking areas are open as regularly scheduled until 5p....More

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betoptl
27 September 2017|
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Response from Karl E | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to see the nice fall colors as they are changing quickly.
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JOHN T
14 August 2017|
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Response from Ed L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any, but if you stop at Caribou Highlands (on your way to Lutsen Mountains.....you can get a coupon to save some $$$. Another way to save $$.....get the tram/slide combo. Makes the tram only $5.....very... More
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JenGogh
14 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda_LMC | Property representative |
Our Summit Express gondola accommodates up to 8 guests and is a great experience for those young and young at heart.
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