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Lutsen Mountain Tram

468 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
+1 800-360-7666
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Scenic Ride

This was a good way to spend the morning. Was a good view from the top of the mountain. Would be... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Pamela G
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Cushing, Minnesota
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It was a fun ride, the last section especially. I'm afraid of heights but felt very safe inside and... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Vickie T
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Eveleth, United States
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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, here's why: It's the only transportation of its kind in the Midwest: ruffed grouse, eagles, pine marten, deer, bear, timber wolves, and moose have all been spotted from the tram; ride over the cascading Poplar River and up Moose Mountain for unbelievable views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area. 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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“great view” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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468 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was a good way to spend the morning. Was a good view from the top of the mountain. Would be nice if there was more things to do once up there.More

Thank Pamela G
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride and scenery. We do have hiking trails, overlook decks, and the Summit Chalet eatery located at the top of Moose Mountain. We would be happy...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016

It was a fun ride, the last section especially. I'm afraid of heights but felt very safe inside and the Gondola slows enough to get on and off safely

Thank Vickie T
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

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

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Costly!!! The ride up the mountain is fun, exciting, and entertaining for adults and kids alike but it is costly. Once at the top there are several overlooks with breathtaking views. Not to mention the ride up and down has it's own beautiful views.More

Thank Critical149
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we love the views as well! Area resorts do offer discount tickets that can be applied towards our gondola tickets and our gondola/slide unlimited bracelets. We hope that you are able to utilize your discount...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beautiful views from Tram and top of mountain. We thought it was very expensive and they did not offer any multi trip discount, annual pass or anything. Buying winter ski annual pass and was told the summer tram was not included. Management better rethink their...More

Thank Chad S
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our unlimited gondola/slide bracelet does offer unlimited access for the date of purchase and while our winter season pass does not include summer gondola access it does include winter access and a 30% discount off...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great view! Can go to several lookouts, but that is about it. The price of $20 plus a person was a little steep for the time you get entertained. The views are nice. The day that we went there was a power outage and the...More

Thank CasualTravelSR
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. From the sounds of it your visit coincided with a county wide power outage which was unfortunately out of our control, we hope that it did not impact your visit. Once you take the gondola...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We rode the tram to the top of lutsen mtn to start a hike on the superior hiking trail. I loved this gondola so much in may that I wanted to share the view with my husband. We found the hike more challenging than anticipated,...More

Thank jods1000
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear that this was your second visit here with us! Our hiking trail off of the mountain is an intermediate hiking averaging 2-2.5 hours, but the scenery can't be beat. We...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped at Lutsen just to ride the Tram up the mountain to see views of the lake. SO BEAUTIFUL! My kids were not brave enough to also try the Alpine slide, so we just did the tram ride. It was a little $$$ but...More

Thank Jen D
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our gondola. We look forward to your next visit and hope the kid's are ready for a ride on the alpine slide!

Reviewed 30 August 2016

We went to Lutsen to enjoy the gondola/tram ride at the recommendation of friends. The plan was to ride the gondola up Moose Mountain and then have lunch at the restaurant at the top. When we arrived, we were shocked that the price was $20...More

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Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our current gondola is a brand new Doppelmayr gondola which we just opened in December of 2015 and it is exceptional! We look forward to your next visit with us.

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We rode the tram as we bought the unlimited alpine slide and Tram combo ticket for each of us in our family. One ride on the tram was plenty. It would be a lovely ride not to be missed with the autumn colors. Summer left...More

1  Thank CaliMaman
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are sorry to hear that your experience didn't completely meet your expectations. Occasional stops are to be expected in the gondola due to various reasons, there are 4 windows that can be opened in...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Gondolas seemed new and there was beautiful scenery during the ride. It was not too fast and the gondola was comfortable.

Thank Carol C
Amanda_LMC, Guest Relations Manager at Lutsen Mountain Tram, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our currently gondola is a brand new Doppleymeyer Gondola we just opened in December of 2015 and is a great addition to our program. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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JenGogh
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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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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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TargetDude
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We didn't see any dogs up there nor did we see any signs you can't have them there either. The top area has grates you walk on to overlook so, they may not feel good on small paws. It's definitely worth calling first before... More
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