Minnesota's Wild Mountain First In Midwest To Open (Again)
Ski area opening bragging rights in the Midwest once again go to Wild Mountain who is opening today (Oct. 22). It’s the 12th October in the last 28 years that Wild has been able to open.
Wild has had the distinction of being the first area in the Midwest to open for several years running. the small ski and snowboard area, located along the Minnesota/Wisconsin border east of the Twin Cities, was the first ski area in the nation to open last year on Oct. 7.
Wild's first day runs from 3-8 p.m. with Front Stage terrain park and one rope tow. A few rails and boxes will be put out as soon as possible. The lift ticket is $15. Availability beyond the first day will be determined on a daily basis. Check Wild's SnoCountry.com report.
“Snowmaking looks marginal for tonight, but both Wednesday and Thursday nights look promising for snowmaking,” Wild's Amy Frischmon told SnoCountry.com. “We’re just excited to be open, and it gets skiers and snowboarders thinking about the winter season. If we can make snow, we’ll be open.
“A woman sent me a text early this morning asking if we were going to be able to open today. She said her son slept with his snowboard last night hoping that he would be able to get on the snow after school,” laughed Frischmon. “People in the area really do get excited for opening day.”
Photo: Wild Mt. was also first to open last year when this photo was taken (Wild Mountain/Facebook)