TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. - If you're looking for proof that Minnesota is the land of four seasons, a trip to a skill hill nestled on the MN/Wisconsin border stands as exhibit A.

Wild Mountain had already scheduled Sunday as the final day for its summer alpine slide and go-cart operation, but a run of cold overnight temps gave owners a "wild" idea... how about making the seasons collide?

Operators fired up the snow machines and made enough of the white stuff to open up one downhill run and set rails and boxes for the snowboard crowd.

Wild Mountain says the decision wasmade to make customers happy, and continue the tradition of being the first midwestern ski hill to open.In fact, co-owner Amy Frischmon says Sunday's mini-snow fest makesWild Mountain the first ski hill to open in America.

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