Lutsen Mountain Tram and Alpine Slide

The Lutsen Mountain Tram and Alpine Slide are two of the Lake Superior region's most popular attractions. 

The Lutsen Mountain Tram provides a spectacular vantage point of the Sawtooth Mountains with 100 mile views over Lake Superior. The only transportation of its kind in Mid-America, this aerial tramway is one of the North Shore's most popular attractions taking visitors on a scenic ride to the summit of the North Shore’s highest peak, rising 1,000 feet over Lake Superior. The gentle ride at treetop level is an experience for all seasons. 

Enjoy mountaintop hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and fresh air.  Stop at the Summit Chalet, a beautiful mountaintop eatery welcoming guests with gorgeous views and options for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages. Inside and outside deck seating is available overlooking Lake Superior. The Summit Chalet is also available for private parties and weddings.

Open Daily December – Mid-April and June through late October.  Open weekends late fall and early spring.

Alpine Slide

Everybody likes a little thrill every now and then, and the Alpine Slide at Lutsen Mountains is ready to oblige. Getting there is half the fun with a leisurely chairlift ride to the summit of Eagle Mountain. Then hop on your sled and cruise down an exhilarating half mile of twisting, turning track back to the base.

You control the speed from top to bottom. Take it slow, and you can soak in the sights. Let it rrrippp - and the hill's a blur of fun as you roar down your own summer luge run. It's amusement park fun the whole family will enjoy - done up in classic North Shore ambiance.

 Open mid-May through mid-October


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Latitude: 47.660917 Longitude: -90.716289 Elevation: 1085 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Melissa Dressely

Accessibility Notes

Tickets are required for both the Lutsen Mountain Tram and Alpine Slide.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome to ride the Mountain Tram.


How much time does it take to ride up and slide down? It takes about 5 minutes to ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain and not very long to slide down. But it could take longer if there are a lot of people or if you want to be more leisurely and hike around the mountain top and enjoy the views of Lake Superior and the Superior National Forest. Thanks, Melissa Dressely - Lutsen Mountain

Holly, 6/22/2016

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