Wild Mountain, the popular Minnesota day-trip area, located about an hour east of St. Paul along the Wisconsin border, is holding its first Monster Slush Fest this Saturday, March 20, at 11 a.m.

Break out the Speedos and head for Wild.  All it takes to enter, besides a valid lift ticket, is a non-perishable food donation.  There will be prizes given for best costume, farthest run, and one grand prize.  There are three divisions, male under 18, males over 18, and all females.  All contestants who make it across the pond without sinking will be entered in the grand prize drawing.  It should be as much fun for the spectators as the participants; maybe more.

Pull out the sunscreen Sunday and enjoy luaus as Wild hosts Hawaiian Day; more fun, more competitions, and prizes and a Hawaiian barbeque. 

The season is winding down.  Sunday, March 28, is the scheduled closing day for this season.  Wild was the first Heartland area in mid-November to open for the 2009-10 season.  The ski area has been the earliest to open the last ten seasons in a row.  They normally compete with Ski Brule, located in Michigan's UP, for that honor.

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