Resort Guide 2018: TROLLHAUGEN

For over 65 years, a local spot in Dresser, Wisconsin, has become the adoptive home to tens of thousands of stoke-hungry humans from Minnesota's Twin Cities, attracting shred from across the Midwest, and pros from around the globe. Their host – A historic chalet, a friendly bunch of eclectic personalities, and hundreds of feet of high-speed ropes featuring some of the most aggressive set-ups imaginable. To most, it is known simply as TROLL. Open until 3AM Fridays with free live music, Trollhaugen's season runs early November through Mid-March. If you want snow, go Troll.

Location: Dresser, WI Vertical Drop: 280'
Annual Snowfall: 50 inches – Avg depth 72 inches w/100% snowmaking
Most popular run: Valhalla Terrain Park
Ride-able Acres: 86
Number of Lifts: 6 high-speed rope tows, 2 Quad chairs, 1 Double chair.
Number of Trails: 24
Ticket Prices: $50 days, $30 nights, $20 9pm-3am
Nearest Airport: Minneapolis, MN – A 55 min drive to Trollhaugen
Aprés: Skolhaugen Lounge, Kaffe Stugga, The Lower Lot
Hotels/Lodging: River Valley Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, Valley Motel, Dalles House. Visit Trollhaugen. com for additional lodging options and Snow & Sleep packages.
Most popular event(s): Open Haugen, Mt Troll Railed Slalom, Burton Quali ers
Special season pass offers or discounted lift tickets: $105 Unlimited College Pass. Spring Season Pass Sales. Online ticket discounts at

Trollhaugen has been named one of the Top 3 Resorts by Transworld Snowboarding for the last 4 years, and was voted the #1 park in the Midwest by Newschoolers. com. New for this season – More aggressive tranny, more progressive set-ups to move newbs from cautious to con dent on all terrain, our adults-only 'Introduction to Terrain Parks' clinic series, and an expansion of our Kinderhaugen Terrain Park for mini-shreds ages 3-6 years old. Our 2018 mission is to get more humans on boards creating more humans on boards. Join us.

Re-imagining the Midwest's urban vibe on high-speed rope serviced, pitch-perfect hills, with park input from some of the sickest rail riders in the game, Troll's terrain parks offer everything from simple handrails to multi-kink terrors, snow-feature-focused tranny playgrounds, and steel-set snake runs to delight humans of all ages and abilities.

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This feature originally appeared in the October Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding; subscribe here.