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Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen Mountains

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

186

Rank in
Region

5

Rank in
State

1

This resort is often compared with:

Giants Ridge
Afton Alps
Mount Bohemia
Best time for snow at
Lutsen Mountains
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Lutsen Mountains

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 114" per year
Snow Quality Rank

195

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

184

Lutsen Mountains is ranked No. 184 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

4.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

75.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

184

Lutsen Mountains is ranked No. 184 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

195

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Lutsen Mountains

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
142
score
30.4
Travel Ease
rank
160
score
20.6
Snow Volume
rank
184
score
33.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1000 ft

1913 ft
Base Elevation: 1088 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 114 inches snowfall, due to its location on the upwind side of Lake Superior.

Accumulation and Preservation

Lutsen's very cold climate facilitates early season snowmaking, preserves the snow midwinter and it probably gets the least winter rain among Midwest ski areas. Primary exposure is southeast, so melt/freeze conditions will develop in March.