Wild Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Minnesota in USA. The resort is in the town of Taylors Falls, MN.
Wild Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Wild Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Wild Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Wild Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Wild Mountain Terrain Overview
Wild Mountain has a total of 26 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Wild Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 100 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 40 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Wild Mountain Elevation
Wild Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,113 feet, or 339 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 813 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 300 feet (91 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Wild Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Wild Mountain Difficulty Level
33.9out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Wild Mountain has 100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Wild Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 31% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 69%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Wild Mountain good for beginners?
Wild Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 69% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Wild Mountain Location
Wild Mountain is located in the state of Minnesota, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Taylors Falls, MN.
Taylors Falls, MN 55084 USA
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Getting to Wild Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Wild Mountain), its coordinates of 45.48000, -92.72000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Taylors Falls, MN to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Wild Mountain.
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||MSP||Minneapolis, MN||48 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Wild Mountain.
|Saint Cloud Regional Airport||STC||Saint Cloud, MN||65 mi|
|Chippewa Valley Regional Airport||EAU||Eau Claire, WI||74 mi|
|Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport||BRD||Brainerd, MN||93 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Wild Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Wild Mountain.
|Afton Alps||Hastings, MN||1,530 ft||30%||44 mi|
|Hyland||Minneapolis, MN||1,075 ft||25%||55 mi|
|Buck Hill||Burnsville, MN||1,225 ft||26%||59 mi|
|Welch Village||Welch, MN||1,060 ft||29%||64 mi|
|Powder Ridge Ski Area||Kimball, MN||790 ft||23%||78 mi|
|Mont du Lac||Superior, WI||917 ft||33%||83 mi|
|Coffee Mill||Wabasha, MN||1,150 ft||35%||84 mi|
|Spirit Mountain||Duluth, MN||1,320 ft||35%||88 mi|
Wild Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,113 ft|
|Base Elevation||813 ft|
|Vertical Drop||300 ft|
(31% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 34% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|