Ready for winter? Wild Mountain's slopes are first to open in MN


If you're craving snow, Wild Mountain has plenty. The Taylor Falls ski area is the first in Minnesota to open for the season.

Wild Mountain opened three slopes Friday – a beginner and intermediate hill as well as a terrain park. According to their website, the ski area hopes to open another intermediate hill, an advanced hill and a second chairlift this weekend.

Slopes opened last year on Halloween, the site says. Due to weather, the park just started making snow about a month ago.

Friday the ski area is open noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they'll be open 10 am to 5 p.m. Regular season hours will begin November 30.

Two ski areas in the northern part of the state plan to open next week. Lutsen Mountains is scheduled to open on Thanskgiving and Detroit Mountain in Detroit Lakes plans to open on Black Friday,


More Minnesota Ski Areas

Afton Alps in Hastings posted Friday they just started making snow. They haven't announced when they'll open yet.

Andes Tower Hills near Alexandria is making snow.

Buck Hill in Burnsville starting making snow Thursday.

Buena Vista Ski Area in Bemidji has yet to announce when slopes will open.

Giants Ridge in northeastern Minnesota has started making snow.

Highland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington hasn't announced an official date yet, but they say it will open soon.

Mount Kato in Mankato hasn't announced when their slopes will be ready yet.

Powder Ridge near St. Cloud is getting ready to turn on their snow guns. No official opening date has been set.

Duluth's Spirit Mountain is working on covering their hills in snow.

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Area located southeast of the Twin Cities has started making snow.

Coffee Mill Ski and Snowboard Resort in southeastern Minnesota has not announced an opening date yet.

Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area plans to open their tubing and skiing hills early in December.

Stay up-to-date with the latest ski conditions at Ski Central or the Minnesota Ski Areas Association.

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