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Lutsen Mountain Tram

467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 800-360-7666
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Beware of getting stuck

My husband and I were told the gondola ride was not to be missed. The ride up was great, smooth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Teri M
Fun Outing

We enjoyed our ride on the mountain tram and will for sure go again next time we are in Lutsen. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alicia W
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Hibbing, 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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467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 yesterday

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 5 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tram has multiple prices depending on your age. You can a one-way ticket up and walk one of many trails back down. It is a 10-minute ride and on a clear day - you can see forever. The tram is only two years old...More

Thank Karl E
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, our new Summit Express gondola is an amazing experience and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view fun ride. Nice snack shop and beers at top. Seagull frequents outside deck and happy to share your fries short walk to overlook. Can round trip or ride up and hike down spur trail from the Superior Hiking Trail

Thank MikeJennyQ
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little hesitant to pay $20 per person, but the mountain top views and nice chalet at the top made it well worth it! There is a nice seating deck off the chalet that overlooks Lake Superior. There are two very short trails...More

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Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. On event days we do close food services at 3pm, but our gondola, overlook decks, and hiking trails are all open as our standard operations...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode the gondola to the top and walked some trails. The trails were marked with small signs nailed to trees. But no map or distance listed on the first sign or anywhere else. We took a trail that started out looking good and well...More

Thank Carl W
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our visit. There are hiking trails available on top of Moose Mountain which you can find more information on by going to lutsen.com, additionally we do have...More

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JOHN T
15 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
15 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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Lisa N
16 October 2016|
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Response from Amanda_LMC | Property representative |
Our Summit Express Gondola ride is set to 8-10 minutes each way in the summer and 3.5-5 minutes in the winter.
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