With one of the largest cross-country ski trail networks in North America, over 450 miles of snowmobile trails, the largest alpine skiing and snowboarding park in the Midwest and countless other activities, the North Shore provides ample reasons to get outside and play for your winter vacation! Take us up on a complimentary cross-country ski or snowshoe tour or nestle in by our cozy lodge fireplace with a good book!

We offer online sign-ups for activities. Simply select and open the activity listing within the calendar and follow the link to register.

For questions about the following activities, please contact our Activities Department at 218.663.6695.

Click here to view our monthly guest activities calendar.

Resort Activities

Ice Skating

Enjoy our ice rink overlooking Lake Superior! We have complimentary skate rentals for guests. The ice rink will be open every day during the winter from 9 am - 5 pm and open until 9 pm on weekends.

Shuttle Service

Door-to-door shuttle service to Lutsen Mountains!

8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Weekends & Holidays
9 am - 4:30 pm | Weekdays

Please call in advance to 218.663.6695 to schedule your shuttle.


Available every evening, just ask at the front desk and we’ll get it started and you can keep it going as long as you like. We’ve also got the makings for S’mores available for purchase; you're never too young or too old to enjoy these traditional sticky delights!

Swimming Pool

Lutsen Resort has two swimming pool complexes, including hot tubs and saunas at both. Guests staying around the Lodge have access to the Lodge pool (hours are 8:30am-11pm) while Sea Villa guests can enjoy the pool at that site (hours are 9am-10pm), including a splash deck.

Cook County Attractions

Alpine Skiing

Lutsen Mountains ski area is a five minute drive from Lutsen Resort. They have over 1,000 acres of skiable terrain, 92 runs and 986 feet of vertical. We offer a free room-to-mountain shuttle for all of our guests.

Ice Fishing

A Minnesota staple, ice fishing isn’t for the faint of heart, or it can be with the right cup of Joe! Try your luck in landing some walleyes, trout or even crappies from our inland lakes.


Not far from your lodging at Lutsen Resort, you’ll find great shopping options. The Lutsen and Grand Marais area have attracted a wide range of artists who have chosen to live and work here, as well as businesses that reflect the unique features of the area.

Sled Dog Rides

Cook County is a mecca for sled dog trainers and racers. Many people choose to live and train in the area and several mushers share their dogs and expertise with area guests. Click to learn more about the rides available, costs and musher contact information.


Lutsen Mountains is conveniently located just a few minutes from Lutsen Resort. Along with over 1,000 acres of skiable terrain, they offer terrain parks and rail slides and jumps for adventure enthusiasts. We offer free door-to-door shuttles for our guests.


Don't leave your sleds behind! The Lutsen area has great snowmobile trails and at Lutsen Resort you have direct access out your door to the many miles of North Shore trails running through the nearby wilderness. Click to learn more about the trail systems and current conditions.

Activities Team