The ski mountain in the Midwest boasts 61 runs, 34 of them new for this year. Lots of ungroomed powder and execeptionally steep extreme runs as well as a beginner's mountain with kid's trails and more. Although, remember this is mountain sking, the lifts open early and close when it's dark.
Lutsen may never host the winter Olympics, but it remains a Minnesota ski bunny's best option for surfing the white stuff without breaking the bank. So what if it's no Whistler? Who needs all those French skiers with their tight pants and exotic accents? Hmm...anyway, Lutsen offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh and dog sled rides, and one of the most scenic views in the country. What's more, this year saw the opening of a new triple chair lift to the top of Eagle Mountain. But if... More »
Okay, so you won't hear Lutsen ever claim to rival Vail. It doesn't. However, without paying a small fortune for airfare, car rental, and hotel (or making do on your roommate's cousin's pull-out couch...again), it's a Twin Cities ski bum's best bet. Offering nine lifts serving 90 runs, Lutsen is a far cry from Buck Hill, and it also offers Nordic skiing, gondola service, snowshoeing, and sleigh and sled dog rides. What's more, being located on the North Shore grants the four-mountain resort... More »