Skiing heaven in Lutsen as storms leave behind record snow base

It's been a great year so far for Minnesota's largest ski resort.

If you're planning on dusting off your skis before winter ends, you might want to consider heading north to Lutsen Mountain.

The North Shore ski resort, Minnesota's largest, says it has a record snow base after a ridiculous 30 inches fell in the past week alone.

It means its base is anywhere between 30 and 60 inches deep, which it says has made "for some extraordinary skiing."

It'll mean ski season continues well into the spring, with guaranteed daily skiing through April 8 and weekends through April 29.

The past five days has seen a crazy amount of snow fall in Minnesota. In the Twin Cities for example, snow levels were 17 inches below normal as of Jan. 21 – now they're 2.6 inches above.

Saturday's storm dropped an extra 11 inches on Lutsen, which is enjoying a hugely successful year thanks to a "record-breaking" Presidents' Day weekend.

This is expects to continue in March, marketing director Jim Vick says, arguing that Minnesotans have been energized by the "Bold North" campaign that ran throughout the Super Bowl.

"The Bold North campaign inspired people to get outside," he said. "Given the excitement people now have about embracing winter, we expect a record March too."

"We also know that poor conditions in Colorado have encouraged skiers to come north to Lutsen Mountains."

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