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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.

Once again Loveland Ski Area wins the race as Colorado’s first resort to open for the season. One run opened today (Sunday, October 24) with a base of both natural and man-made snow measuring 18 inches. Runner-up, Arapahoe Basin, will open tomorrow (Monday, October 25).

Sunday River in Maine opened on Friday but wasn’t planning to be open on weekdays yet. Oregon’s Timberline Lodge has been open Fridays through Sundays since Oct. 1,” according to CBS4Denver.com.