Lutsen, Minnesota Feb 9-12
Looking for the perfect winter getaway? How about making it a family affair? Lutsen is a New England look-alike resort that gets rave reviews for scenery, thanks to its spectacular views of Lake Superior. It is located on four separate peaks of the Sawtooth Mountain range and has trails on 1000 acres of skiable terrain, 90 runs, 1088 feet of vertical, 10 feet average snowfall, and the region’s ONLY gondola. Recent upgrades include an 8-passenger gondola, 6 passenger high-speed chair, and $9 mil in snowmaking equipment.
A deluxe motor coach will leave the morning of Feb 9th from Cedar Rapids to travel along the scenic North Shore Drive of Minnesota and arriving at Grand Marais. Lodging is at the Best Western Superior Inn on the shore of Lake Superior for three nights and returning home on Monday, Feb 12. The hotel includes a hot breakfast along with a large hot tub and giant indoor whirlpool. The bus will provide transportation to the picturesque Lutsen Resort and other nearby areas including trails. Lutsen is quadruple the size of most Great Lake ski resorts.
Non-skiers can do many things in and around Grand Marais. There is a vast trail system for cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking. Or how about taking in the village shops and museum, riding the Lutsen gondola up to a resort restaurant with a beautiful view, and taking in a guided nature hike or tour?
There is no added cost for children to stay with two adults/room.
The adult package includes:
- Round trip bus from Cedar Rapids
- 3 nights lodging at the Best Western Superior Inn in Grand Marais
- Wine and Cheese Party
- Optional lift tickets
for $450 w/o lifts. Add $105 for a two day lift ticket.
The children’s package is $192 w/o lifts.
Your sign-up is available at the September club kickoff meeting. Club pricing is:
- Adult full pkg -$185 Sept, $185 Oct. $185 Nov
- Adult w/o lifts-$150 Sept, $150 Oct, $150 Nov
- Child full pkg - $99 Sept, $99 Oct, $99 Nov
- Child w/o lifts - $64 Sept, $64 Oct, $64 Nov
Cancellation date is November 18, 2017
Lutsen trip chairs are Ruth Van Tol (head), Mary Day, and Jeff Owen