Events at the Resort

Live Music in the Lobby

Saturdays 7pm-10pm

A rotating ticket of regional musicians perform every Saturday.  Cozy up in a comfortable couch in our historic front lobby with a front and center view of the Lake.

Live Music in the Pub

Tuesday & Thursdays 6pm-8pm

A rotating ticket of regional musicians perform every Tuesday & Thursday in our Poplar River Pub.  Enjoy $.35 wings and local craft beers while listening to great local musicians.

Winter Adventure Series

Join us as Minnesota adventures share their experience and films about their journeys.

Sunday, January 18 - Superior Dream Film / Presentation

5:00pm-7:00pm - Ballroom

Two friends, Lucas Will and Greg Petry, undertake the extraordinary, an international kayak expedition circumnavigating the world's largest lake. Superior Dream was a two-tiered adventure project.  They finished the first part when on October 3, 2010 their sea kayaks landed back on the beach after paddling 1,300 miles over 97 days around the outer shoreline of Lake Superior.

Saturday, January 24 - Big Wave Film / Presentation

5:30pm-7:30pm - Nelson Suite

On May 1, 2012 two adventurers, Kris McNeal and Zach Chase, hit the saddle and began their documented journey around the Great Lakes of North America. Together they spent 97 days bicycling 5,521 miles on a journey that them through 2 countries, 8 states, and over 20 major cities. As they undertook this epic journey they filmed with High Definition cameras to document their experiences.

Sunday, February 15 - Cold Love Film/ Presentation

5:30pm-7:30pm - Ballroom

Cold Love with Lonnie Dupre, reveals the dramatic beauty and life-giving forces of our earth's frozen places, as well as the fragile state of its health.

The joy of snow —as it falls from the sky and accumulates on plains and mountains. The call of ice — to skate, to fish, to co-exist with polar animals in their natural habitat. That is the wonder captured by the documentary film Cold Love. This one hour video reveals our planet's breathtaking world of ice and snow, and the need to keep these frozen regions healthy in order for our planet to not only survive, but to thrive. Filmed mostly in Alaska, Cold Love is both a love story and a call to action.

Winter Craft Beer Dinner

February 27, 2015

This years beer dinner will be a collaboration between Surly Brewing Co. and our Chef Rob Wells. Join us for an appitizer station and a four course dinner that will be expertly paired with Surly's beers.

Area Events


Snowball 2015 Music & Ski Festival

Wednesday, January 7-Saturday, January 10, 2015

Prepare yourself for the 10th Annual Snowball Fest! Lutsen Mountains’ biggest, most anticipated music event of the year – Snowball keeps festival season alive and well in the depths of a Minnesota winter with a three-day ski and music party. Three Nights of music at Papa Charlie’s, eight bands, live music and jam sessions, plus the camaraderie of skiing, snowboarding, hot tubing and sharing this bliss with your fellow festivillians. This is a jam cruise – Minnesota style!

31st Running John Beargrease Sled dog Marathon

Monday, January 25-Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Sled Dog Marathon commemorates the life of John Beargrease, the son of a Chippewa chief who delivered mail by dog sled along Lake Superior’s rugged North Shore in the late 19th century. The most challenging race in the lower 48, the Beargrease is a qualifying race for Alaska’s famous Iditarod. The grueling contest marks a 400-mile route from Duluth to Gunflint Lake on the Canadian border and back. A shorter, mid-distance race goes one-way from Duluth to Tofte.
Spectators can watch these amazing teams pass by – checkpoints are accessible by car and allow close-up access to the teams.

Family Festival at Lutsen Mountains

Friday, January 30-Sunday, February 1, 2015

A weekend chocked-full of family-fun activities at Lutsen Mountains such as snowshoe races, comedy shows, Torchlight parade and fireworks and much much more.

12th Annual SnowArama Snowmobile Ride

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Ride for a cause: raising money for Easter Seals Kids! During the last 12 years of Snowaramas riders have raised over $250,000.00 for Easter Seals kids! Each year there are great prizes and vacation packages to win for raising pledges.

DuLutsen - North of North Music & Ski Festival

Wednesday, March 18-Monday, March 23, 2015

A handful of Duluth’s top musicians are joining forces for a 6-day blowout of great music to accompany the Midwest’s best spring skiing. Enjoy live music at Papa Charlies all week long.

Midwest Extreme - Snowmobile Challenge

Saturday, April 18-Sunday, April 19, 2015

The event will include hillclimb, hillcross, and short course cross country racing on and around the Lutsen Ski Resort.


Calendar of Area Events

Check out the Calendar of Area Events for all live music in the area.

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