Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area, WI, Opened Yesterday Offering 1st Chairlift-Served Turns in North America

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The first chairlift to turn in North America this season. Credit: Trollhaugen

Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area, WI, yesterday became the third ski area open in North America, and the first to offer chairlift-served skiing and riding.

WHO WANTS FIRST CHAIR We will be OPEN TODAY for some preseason playtime. Bust out those skis & snowboards, and enjoy the rare fall riding with friends new & old, because…why not?!

– Trollhaugen

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Credit: Trollhaugen

The Troll opened yesterday, October 19 from 2 pm to 8 pm, with two runs served by a chairlift and a surface lift. Early season conditions are present the resort warned.

“A mid-October opening is not out of the ordinary, but to be able to provide such high-quality snow this early is something that can’t be passed up.”

– Trollhaugen

Two Minnesota ski areas opened on Tuesday, Wild Mountain winning the race to open closely followed by Andes Tower Hills. Wild Mountain had a tow rope turning, and Andes Tower Hills opened its magic carpet.

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Trail map.

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