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Big Powderhorn rings in new year

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Even though the cold temperatures kept most people from staying outside too long, it failed to dampen the mood at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort Sunday as the ski hill hosted its annual New Year's Eve party.

The party kicked off with the hill's ski patrol holding a torch-lit parade down one of the runs, followed by a fireworks display.

Powderhorn General Manager Bruce Noren said the parade is a long-standing part of New Year's, with Powderhorn possibly being the first local hill to do it.

"(Powderhorn's New Year festivities) started out with the torchlight parade, that was...