like most everyone else, I have spent many days at lutsen growing up in Mn. I have skied the Alps, Colorado, most of the U.P. and although there are many other places I would "rather" be skiing, Lutsen Does provide an opprtunity, albiet a small one, to get into some turns that you can't find in the twin cities. The value is not always good, however there are some good sales during the season if a person can be flexible in scheduling. The view is spectacular!
Pros: Lake Superior view, Gun flint tavern, I'm not at work
Cons: cost/value, snow conditions, too much run-out