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Updates at area ski slopes

Posted by: Kerri Westenberg under Minnesota Updated: October 16, 2013 - 3:04 PM

The naming game: Lutsen Mountain has added two new runs for the upcoming ski season, and they want your help to name them. By offering a suggestion, you’re entered in a drawing to win a 3-day, 3-night ski vacation at Lutsen Mountains. Offer up the winning name? You’ll receive a free season pass. Submit your suggestions this weekend at the Mall of America Ski Show, Oct. 18-20, or click here to make a web entry.

When concocting monikers, think adventure: The two new runs, located near The Plunge on the north face of Moose Mountain, are double-black diamonds, meant to draw advanced skiers and adrenaline junkies.One run features a similar drop to The Plunge, a steep drop-off that poses a test of skill for even the most avid skiers. The other offers a more consistent grade, though still challenging.

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