Things To Do In Lutsen During Winter
There are an amazing number and variety of things to do in the area! Nearby activities include ice fishing, snowshoeing, downhill & cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and more! Cook County is rich with museums, galleries and great dining options and the small lakeside village of Grand Marais is nearby with many shopping options.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Lutsen Mountains, the best downhill skiing in the Midwest, is minutes away! We recommend that you purchase your tickets and rent equipment the night before to ensure a fast track to the slopes! Click here for Mountain Inn Ski Packages.
Snowmobile & Rentals
This is a snowmobiler’s paradise with trail access directly from the Inn parking lot. Ride The North Shore Mountains Corridor Trail, running from Duluth to near the Canadian border and the hundreds of miles of additional trails that connect and wind through the Superior National Forest.
The Lutsen area is in the heart of the North Shore Cross-Country Ski Touring system with 125 kilometers of cross-country ski trails nearby. There is no cost other than the Minnesota Ski Pass which is required. Lutsen Mountains has groomed trails that require a ticket. Cross-country ski maps are available at the lobby activities kiosk.
Dining & Entertainment
This area has a fabulous assortment of dining options. Both Papa Charlies and Moguls (across the road) are within walking distance. A couple minute drive gets you to fabulous lakeside dining at historic Lutsen Resort’s Lakeside Dining Room or their Poplar River Pub.
Dog sled rides are available nearby. Rides vary from a quick 30 minutes to half or full-day rides. Contact Stoney Creek Sled Dogs (Tofte) 218-663-0143; Grand Marais Sled Dog Adventures (Grand Marais) 218-387-2685; or, White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures (Isabella) 800-701-6238 or 218-235-1300.