Midwest Upper Midwest 2019-2020

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That is nice to see. We had a big wave of spending at many of the MN resorts over the last 5-7 years, especially at Lutsen, Giants Ridge, Welch Village and Afton Alps, but I haven't seen much news about new development this year. Trollhaugen did expand the lower level of their lodge last year which was sorely needed.

Anyone have any news on MN area resorts I may have missed?
 

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I liked Tyrol when I visited last year, first time ever there. Really liked it as it seemed homey.

$15 for 4 hrs of tubing is really a decent deal. Cheap enough that one could do it in addition to skiing if they wished and not feel "out" a bunch of money.
 

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That is nice to see. We had a big wave of spending at many of the MN resorts over the last 5-7 years, especially at Lutsen, Giants Ridge, Welch Village and Afton Alps, but I haven't seen much news about new development this year. Trollhaugen did expand the lower level of their lodge last year which was sorely needed.

Anyone have any news on MN area resorts I may have missed?
Welch just made a post detailing a bunch of work they did over the offseason. Not the flashiest stuff, but lots of incremental improvements... a new 2nd carpet lift, regrading 2 runs, more snow guns, new lights, bigger decks at the main chalet, new bathrooms at the east chalet. http://welchvillagegm.blogspot.com/
 
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Guns are fired up on some U.P. hills.

Probably a little while before Wisconsin guns get going.
 

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Welch just made a post detailing a bunch of work they did over the offseason. Not the flashiest stuff, but lots of incremental improvements... a new 2nd carpet lift, regrading 2 runs, more snow guns, new lights, bigger decks at the main chalet, new bathrooms at the east chalet. http://welchvillagegm.blogspot.com/

You know you ski the Midwest when the biggest news to come from your home hill is new bathrooms in Mad Jax.
 

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You know you ski the Midwest when the biggest news to come from your home hill is new bathrooms in Mad Jax.
lol that is good point. I do love seeing Welch continuously making improvements to their hill. Can't wait to get down there again this year.
 
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I see Granite has fired up some guns too. Won't be long if weather stays cool.

I think the only new addition at my local hill, noridicmountain.com will be an outdoor bar. Definitely need the space on busy weekends.

 

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they best hurry, course weather should calm enough to roof it up but working in slush is not a lot of fun.
 

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Trollhaugen will be open tomorrow. Wild Mountain may have beat them to open with their bunny hill, but they'll both be opening their first chairs on the same day tomorrow.

Lutsen, Giants Ridge, and Buck Hill have all been making snow this week as well.
 

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Trollhaugen will be open tomorrow. Wild Mountain may have beat them to open with their bunny hill, but they'll both be opening their first chairs on the same day tomorrow.

Lutsen, Giants Ridge, and Buck Hill have all been making snow this week as well.
Troll will have a full fun top to bottom blue run open tomorrow. Wild will only have a small green run open. Troll wins this weekend for sure.
 
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Little Swiss started making last night. Small hill North of Milwaukee. Sister hill to Nordic. Halloween gave the Southern part of Wis. 6-7" of snow.

 

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