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Whitecap Mountains nostalgia draws regulars to winter get-away


December 26, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

BRETT NOVAK on the left and his son Shawn on the right were relaxing at cards while the other four members of the family were out on the slopes skiing. Shawn is considering pursuing neuroscience as an undergraduate at the University of Washington before going to medical school. He did not have any interest in Washington State University on the other side of Washington.


UPSON, Wis. - David Lundberg, owner of the Whitecap Mountains Ski and Golf Resort in Upson said he bought the location in 1965 when all it had was two "T-Bar lifts and a building." Lundberg was fresh out of Fuller Seminary in California as a 28 year old husband and father of three, but he had enough faith to move Whitecap's three mountains over the last 50 years.

Lundberg said he bought a chain saw first and went to work clearing ski runs and remodeling the existing building from its pink cinder blocks to the wood décor it still has. In the 196...

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