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The Midwest’s winter ski season has commenced.  Wild Mountain in Taylor’s Falls, Minn. filled a single run top to bottom with snow and a few features!  The hill was open today (10/29/10) from noon-5 p.m. for a decent-sized crowd of ski and snowboard enthusiasts.  Cars began arriving two hours prior to the hill’s opening in anticipation of the season’s first turns.  Snow making at Wild Mountain will not continue tonight but according to their Facebook page they “will be watching, waiting and ready whenever it does get cold.”

Six minutes down the road and across state lines in nearby Dresser, Wis., Trollhaugen also opened one run for the first time this season.  The run held two features and was open  from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Other Minnesota and Wisconsin hills in the area plan to open in mid to late November.

1180Although college has taken over my life and left me unable to freely read books of my own choosing, I do own a book based on freeskiing culture and am anxiously anticipating the day I will have a chance to sit down and read it.  White Heat: The Extreme Skiing Life by Wayne Johnson is a novel based on the lives of those involved in freeskiing.  The book, which debuted in December 2007, describes the competitions and challenges faced by those involved.  Check out a personal review, or purchase it for yourself.