Lutsen Mountains, MN

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16 thoughts on “Lutsen Mountains, MN

  1. Charlie April 5, 2019 / 8:51 am

    Koo Koo T-bar was removed in the late 80s or early 90s


  2. cfglick April 9, 2019 / 7:23 am

    Everything that has been removed I believe are, Ullr a riblet double going from near the start of mystery going to the top of Ullr (current Ullr used to be called Steps), Bridge T-bar, a Yan (I think) Bull, and then the other lifts under removed


  3. cfglick April 15, 2019 / 7:17 am

    With Eagle removed and probably not coming back, maybe lutsen could add back lift access to Ullr from near the river, then they could also cut trails on that side of Ullr


  4. gavin April 15, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    Isn’t Mystery Mountain the longest lift on the mountains (excluding the gondola) at over 4500 ft? They could add a low capacity detachable quad, maybe 1600pph, and it looks like they could add over a dozen trails of easy to intermediate terrain.


    • cfglick April 16, 2019 / 8:09 am

      The CEO said that they plan to cut more trails on mystery hopefully they can also have Doppelmayr build then a high speed quad


  5. gavin April 15, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    I also see a fixed quad with carpet replacing Ullr Mountain


  6. gavin September 15, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    Also the Bridge lift should be replaced by a fixed or detach quad


    • cfglick September 25, 2019 / 12:25 pm

      It was used once or twice a year


      • New England Chairlifts & Skiing September 25, 2019 / 12:32 pm

        Have a hard time believing that. I’ve heard Bridge gets really long lines.


        • cfglick September 26, 2019 / 6:56 am

          Lutsen is a small company they don’t have a lot of employees, only about 200


    • Andrew F. October 6, 2019 / 8:24 pm

      Eagle Chair crossed the gondola alignment. The original Gondola crossed over Eagle Chair. My guess is that the removal of Eagle Chair simplified the planning process for Summit Express. Not sure if the Summit Express alignment required the removal of Eagle Chair due to tower placement on either lift, or if having a crossover as with the original Gondola could have been an option but would have cost more or what, but I think that was the primary driver.


  7. cfglick September 25, 2019 / 12:23 pm

    Is it common for expansions to be pushed back? The notice of initiation was supposed to be in May, then September and now November.


  8. rory March 15, 2020 / 8:52 am

    The expansion is not on their property, it is a proposal involving National Forest Land and is facing local and regional opposition.


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