Most North Shore visitors think of the Lutsen Mountains Ski area as a winter-time destination, great for speeding down a mountainside on skis or a snowboard. Not many realize that high-speed adventure awaits on the North Shore in the warmer months, too! You can get your speed-demon-fix at Lutsen Mountains in the summer thanks to the alpine slide.
The alpine slide at Lutsen Mountains is a half-mile twisting, turning track that riders cruise down on a speed-controlled sled. You hop on the chairlift just off Ski Hill Road to the top of Eagle Mountain, then soar down on the provided sled. Since you are in control, you can go full speed and enjoy the thrilling sensation as you fly down the mountainside, or choose to take it slow and enjoy the beauty and sights surrounding the area, with Lake Superior as your backdrop.
It’s amusement-park-like fun for the whole family, with the North Shore twist that everyone loves. The slide is open from the end of May through mid to late October and is open to all ages. Children ages 2-5 ride free with a paid adult and children under 48” must be accompanied by an adult rider.
Two miles south of Lutsen on Highway 61 you will see the sign for the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. Turn onto Ski Hill Road at that sign (you will turn left if you are coming from Tofte and turn right if you are coming from Lutsen). Drive approximately 1.5 miles until you reach Lutsen Mountains. You will see the alpine slide twisting its way down the mountain on your right side.