Rare Opportunity: Golf and Ski in Lutsen, Minn. on the same day in May


Lutsen, Minn. - April 30, 2018 - While spring is starting to take hold of the northland, winter is hanging on for one last weekend at Lutsen Mountains. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to not only ski at Lutsen Mountains, but also enjoy a round of golf at Superior National Golf Course, Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6.


Superior National Golf has announced that the Mountain 9-hole course will be open for play beginning Friday, May 4. A round of golf will be $35/person with a $10 discount on play after 5 p.m. The newly renovated River 9-hole course is planned to open by Wednesday, May 9 or Thursday, May 10, depending on weather followed by the Canyon 9-hole course closer to June.


Lutsen Mountains will be offering skiing on Eagle Mountain on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. A single day lift ticket is offered at $39 for an adult and $29 for a child with two-day lift and lodging packages starting at $93/person. Only twice before in its 69-year history has Lutsen Mountains been open for skiing in May.


"We plan our snowmaking to store reserves, so we can remain open through April, anticipating some warm days in late March and early April," states Jim Vick, Marketing Director at Lutsen Mountains.  "With the prolonged winter, we didn't need to touch those reserves until last week, leaving plenty of snow to ski into May.  It is a rare opportunity to blend our seasons where you can ski, fish trout and golf on the same weekend."


In addition to skiing and golfing, visitors will have the opportunity to attend the First Annual Kites at the Harbor: Grand Marais Kite Festival on Saturday, May 5 or go waterfall hunting in Cook County, and watch as the waterfalls begin their peak flow for the season.


For additional information on First Annual Kites at the Harbor: Grand Marais Kite Festival visit: https://www.visitcookcounty.com/event/kite-flying-festival/, and waterfall hunting, visit: https://www.visitcookcounty.com/adventures/waterfalls/


About Superior National Golf Course: Superior National Golf Course opened in 1992. It quickly became known as one of the premier destination golf courses in Minnesota. The Lake Superior adjacent 27-hole championship course with nearly 6,900 yards of sloping fairways and grand elevation changes earned it the title of "#1 Public Golf Course in Minnesota" by Golf Digest magazine. For additional information, visit superiornational.com.


About Lutsen Mountains: Lutsen Mountains, located in Lutsen, Minn., is the largest ski resort in Mid-America with four interconnected mountains, 95 runs and 1,000 feet of vertical rise.  Its new gondola transports visitors to the highest peak along the North Shore for unparalleled views of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains. For additional information, visit lutsen.com.


About Visit Cook County

Visit Cook County encompasses the northeastern Minnesota communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage, commonly referred to as "the Arrowhead" and the "North Shore of Lake Superior".  Grand Marais, Minn., has earned several national accolades -- most recently it was named USA Today's Best Midwestern Small Town, Outside Magazine's The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S. 2016, and Budget Travel's 2015 Coolest Small Town in America. Rekindle your sense of adventure by exploring the Superior National Forest or paddling through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Discover what makes the communities of Cook County, Minn. "Naturally Unforgettable." Connect on social media using #visitcc, Twitter @CookCoVisitors, Facebook, or Instagram @donorthmn. Learn more at www.visitcookcounty.com