Summit Express

Lutsen Mountains gondola
Open daily thru October 16. Open MEA weekend Oct 20-23.

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


May 14

Sat & Sun

May 21 & 22

Sat-Mon (memorial weekend)

May 28-30

Open Daily

June 3-Oct 16

thur - sun (Mea weekend)

Oct 20-23


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

Adult (16+)


Child (6-15)


Senior (65+)


Tots (5 and under)


with paid adult

Unlimited (6+)


Family Gondola Special

(1 Adult/1 Child Combo)


One-way tickets

Save $4/person

Ride up and hike down via Superior Hiking Trail - available

onsite only.

*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



All ages


*non-transferable, unlimited slide/gondola pass

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