Trollhaugen Announces Lift Replacement & Terrain Expansion

Trollhaugen has announced a major expansion. Trollhaugen is a ski resort located in Dresser, Wisconsin. The ski area consists of 24 trails, including 3 terrain parks. In addition to offering ski and snowboard opportunities, Trollhaugen offers 10 lanes of snow tubing during the winter, as well as zip lining and a 120 element aerial challenge course in the summer. Trollhaugen offers NASTAR events throughout the season. Trollhaugen is notable for their terrain park, rated the 3rd best in the Midwest Region by TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine. Trollhaugen is also known for being open until 3am on Friday nights in the winter for late night skiing and snowboarding.

They say:

Expansion Project
This season has sparked an interest in snowsports and outdoor winter recreation like we’ve never seen in our 70 year history. Quite frankly, we are just as much grateful as we are blown away by your enthusiasm to get on snow!
Our mission has always been to continuously reinvest in your experience while remaining true to the Mom & Pop Midwest Ski Area vibe that makes Trollhaugen feel like home to so many of you. To make the most of this unprecedented season, we will be embarking on a 3-Phase, multi year Terrain Expansion project this summer to better service our skiers and snowboarders of every ability level!
Kicking things off, we will be replacing our double chairlift with a brand new variable speed 4-Person Chairlift, providing another way for skiers and snowboarders of ALL abilities to get on the slopes!
  • Remove 1969 2-Person single speed Hall Chairlift “Chair 1”
  • Install NEW variable speed 4-Person Chairlift where the former “Chair 1” was located.
  • Begin clearing of up to 3 NEW trails on the East Side of the “Summit Area”
  • Begin installation of NEW snowmaking infrastructure to expanded area.
  • Finish clearing NEW trails on the East Side of “Summit Area”
  • Finish installation of NEW snowmaking infrastructure on expanded area.
  • Install lighting to expanded area.
  • Install NEW variable speed 3-Person Chairlift at the “Summit Area” (SouthEast Side of the area) to service Summit and NEW trails. 

Trollhaugen was opened in 1950. It is one of the longest running snow sports areas in the midwest. It was created by Lee Rogers and Walter G. Peterson in the fall of 1950. It began with one tow rope and three slopes. By 1956 Trollhaugen provided skiers with five tow ropes and six slopes. It also had a chalet to provide some hospitality. Trollhaugen was sold in 1967 to Dr. Ray Rochford and Dr. Anne Rochford, both dentists from St. Paul, Minnesota. The tubing hill and chalet were added in 2004. Trollhaugen's Adventure Park, consisting of a 6-line zip line tour and 120 element aerial challenge course, was installed in the fall of 2012

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