You won't find a better vantage point 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 above Lake Superior, the gentle ride is an experience not to be missed.
Keep your eyes open for eagles, pine marten, bear, timber wolves, and moose, explore hiking trails, or stop at the Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains for gorgeous views and lunch or a snack.
2022 Summit Express Dates & Hours
|Sat & Sun||
May 21 & 22
|Sat-Mon (memorial weekend)||
June 3-Oct 16
|thur - sun (Mea weekend)||
Oct 29, Nov 5 & 12
Our summer attractions are weather dependent, on days with heavy fog or rain we are unable to operate the Alpine Slide. Please call our central reservation at 877-458-8736 on days with inclement weather prior to online purchase.
|hours of operation||10:00am-5:00pm*|
Schedule may vary due to weather.
*September 24 & October 1: Summit Express OPEN 9:00am-6:00pm
2021 Summit Express Gondola Rates [2022 Rates TBD]
Summit Express Gondola
|Tots (5 and under)||
with paid adult
|Family Gondola Special
(1 Adult/1 Child Combo)
Ride up and hike down via Superior Hiking Trail - available
*Add state and local taxes & resort fees to above rates.
Alpine Slide/Gondola Single Ride Combo
*non-transferable, single ride on the alpine slide and gondola
*non-transferable, unlimited slide/gondola pass