Bridge – Lutsen Mountains, MN

This was one of the first lifts built at Lutsen and remains an important link between Moose and Eagle mountains.
The bottom bullwheel rides on rails.
View down near the base. A second lift used to begin near the same spot and run roughly parallel.
Part way up, there is a summer only loading station for alpine slide riders.
Riding up the line.
View back down with Mystery Mountain in the background.
Top vault drive.
Side view of the top station.
Looking up at T6.
Top station overview.
Looking down the line.
Near the summit.
The midstation seen from above.
A reinforced tower next to the main access road.
Side view of the alpine slide loading area.
The entire lift seen from the new gondola.
Loading area.

12 thoughts on “Bridge – Lutsen Mountains, MN

  1. cfglick April 5, 2019 / 9:23 am

    Sometimes this lift has wait times of probably 30 minutes


    • Andrew F. April 9, 2019 / 6:59 pm

      Yes, the lines here can get pretty crazy in mid/late afternoon on a busy day. Could definitely use a capacity upgrade.


      • cfglick March 4, 2020 / 4:37 pm

        I’m surprised that Caribou had priority over a Bridge Run Express.


  2. cfglick April 15, 2019 / 7:10 am

    If the expansion is approved, this should become a 3,600 pph 6 pack. Perhaps D-line if the have the money. With current waits of up 30 minutes at 1200 pph, 3,600 pph makes some sense.


    • cfglick October 24, 2019 / 3:30 pm

      Although that would probably be more than the mountain could handle. A 2,400pph high speed quad is probably the best answer.


      • skiz October 24, 2019 / 6:03 pm

        what about the mid?


        • HAGONEYLIAMBI October 24, 2019 / 6:25 pm

          Would they have to do a half station?


        • skitheeast March 1, 2021 / 12:08 pm

          They could have a half midstation that is bypassed in the winter. If they wanted to save money, could they run the lift at fixed-grip speed during the summer and not need a full half station?

          If they only decide to boost capacity to 2400, I think a fixed-grip quad will be built and not a six-pack. The lines here can get long, but they are similar to out-of-base lifts in that they are typically only really long for a short window in the afternoon, not all day like a typical pod.


      • Thomas Worrell January 8, 2020 / 7:48 am

        for the alpine slide in the summer


    • GrayAntito October 22, 2021 / 8:12 pm

      I feel like a Uni-G would be good here, and in the summer just have a half tower and run it at fixed speeds.


      • Lutsen_skier October 22, 2021 / 8:17 pm

        Agreed, although lines only get long in the afternoon so a fixed quad with carpet would be the best solution.


  3. Gavin June 1, 2020 / 12:22 am

    This and maybe a quad to replace ullr would be really good before they expand.


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