Trollhaugen, WI, Opens Early Thanks to 24” Base

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Glorious pre-season weather at Trollhaugen, WI. | Picture: Trollhaugen Facebook

With a base of 24 inches, the Trolls at Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area in Wisconsin have been cheeky and opened on Thursday, November 2, 2023, beating many other, larger resorts to the punch. Trollhaugen is a medium-sized resort about 50 minutes north of twin cities Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota in the town of Dresser, Wisconsin. Trollhaugen features 23 runs, 4 terrain parks, 3 chair lifts, and rope tows across 280 ft of vertical. The area consists of 80 acres of skiable terrain and the longest run at Trollhaugen is 2,500ft.

Happy faces on opening day yesterday, November 2, 2023. | Picture: Trollhaugen Facebook

Upcoming Operating Hours

  • Thursday 11/2 | 3pm – 9pm
  • Friday 11/3 | 3pm – 9pm
  • Saturday 11/4 | 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 11/5 | 10am – 5pm
  • Future dates | TBD
Happy faces all around at Trollhaugen. | Picture: Trollhaugen Facebook

Season passes are valid or you can purchase tickets online at but please note that there is a limited quantity available and could sell out.

While operating hours are currently limited due to pre-season conditions, the beaming smiles on everyone’s faces could be seen from the bottom of the mountain.

The snowmaking team received some help from Mother Nature, enabling the resort to open early for 23/24. | Picture: Trollhaugen Facebook

What is Open?

  • Nissebakken w/ Chair 3 + Tomtebakken terrain Park w/ Rope Tow (no beginner terrain available)
  • Snack Bar Open | Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun
  • Skolhaugen Lounge open | Sat & Sun
  • Ski Shop open with pre-season hours

No rentals or lessons available yet and please note that these are pre-season conditions, aka low snow coverage, snowmaking equipment present on slopes, and leaves and other debris present, so please exercise caution.

Even some jibs were set up next to one of the rope tows. | Picture: Trollhaugen Facebook

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