The Lutsen area boasts some of the best and most unique winter recreation available in the Midwest - if not the country! At Eagle Ridge Resort, you'll ski-in/ski-out to Lutsen Mountains - Mid-America's largest and highest ski area - with 95 sweeping runs spread over 4 interconnected mountains and 1,000 acres. The alpine playground extends to a winter wonderland with over 400 km of cross-country ski trails, as well as unique opportunities for dog sledding, snowshoeing, river skiing and more. WInter also brings daily activities and entertainment right here to Lutsen Mountains. Walk to Papa Charlie's for the classic apres ski ambiance - food, drinks, friends, and live music. It's also the North Shore's largest nightclub, and the spot for late night live music by national and regional performers.
Cross Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing: How far can you go? Cook County, Minnesota is home to the largest cross-country trail network in North America, totaling over 400 km.
Strap on a pair of snowshoes and go for a quick kid-friendly jaunt or a full-day adventure. Follow a trail along the Lake Superior shore, trek to a waterfall or dramatic overlook, or even blaze your own path in the wilderness. Whatever your snowshoe style, you’ll find the perfect snowshoe trail here in Cook County.
This is snowmobiling like nowhere else in the Midwest. With 450 miles of trails that wind through the wildest, the most breathtaking scenery in Minnesota, the hardest part of riding in Lutsen-Tofte, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage is deciding where to head first.