The Lutsen area boasts some of the best and most unique winter recreation available in the Midwest – if not the country! At Eagle Ridge Resort, you’ll ski-in/ski-out to Lutsen Mountains – Mid-America’s largest and highest ski area – with 95 sweeping runs spread over 4 interconnected mountains and 1,000 acres. The alpine playground extends to a winter wonderland with over 400 km of cross-country ski trails, as well as unique opportunities for dog sledding, snowshoeing, river skiing and more. WInter also brings daily activities and entertainment right here to Lutsen Mountains. Walk to Papa Charlie’s for the classic apres ski ambiance – food, drinks, friends, and live music. It’s also the North Shore’s largest nightclub, and the spot for late night live music by national and regional performers.
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 …View More
Minnesota’s Mountain Vacation Lutsen Mountains offers the Midwest’s only true mountain ski area experience. Four interconnected peaks overlooking Lake Superior bring big mountain skiing with Up North authenticity. Whether you’re looking for a family ski holiday, a romantic retreat or a weekend ski or snowboard getaway with friends, you’ll discover a real mountain vacation at …View More
Cross-Country Skiing: How far can you go? Cook County, Minnesota is home to the largest cross-country trail network in North America, totaling over 400 km. Lutsen – Tofte – Schroeder Area Trails | 140.5km #1 Sugarbush Trail System, Tofte, 77km. Publicly maintained. Mountains and Lake Superior views. Sugarbush Trail System XC Ski Map (PDF) # 2 Lutsen …View More
Strap on a pair of snowshoes and go for a quick kid-friendly jaunt or a full-day adventure. Follow a trail along the Lake Superior shore, trek to a waterfall or dramatic overlook, or even blaze your own path in the wilderness. Whatever your snowshoe style, you’ll find the perfect snowshoe trail here in Cook County. Maybe you’ve …View More
Dogsleds were the original snowmobiles, transporting people across the snow-frosted forests and ice-kissed lakes of the north. Mix irresistible dogs with beautiful snow, and you’ve got the recipe for a winter adventure you won’t forget. Cook County is host to a few dogsled races throughout the year. Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon …View More
Snowmobile trails – over 450 miles to explore! This is snowmobiling like nowhere else in the Midwest. With 450 miles of trails that wind through the wildest, the most breathtaking scenery in Minnesota, the hardest part of riding in Lutsen-Tofte, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage is deciding where to head first. Every part …View More
These are the rides on every biker’s bucket list. With no crowds and over 2,000 miles of potential rides, Cook County is a bike and biker’s paradise. From the paved Gitchi Gami State Trail winding along the Lake Superior shore to white-knuckle singletrack to endless backcountry roads threading the Superior National Forest, biking in Cook County, Minnesota is a …View More