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Whitecap resort back in business day after lodge burns


January 21, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

A SMOKY FOG hangs over the Whitecap Mountains Lodge Saturday as it continues to smolder after a Friday fire devastated the building. The entry door provides a view to the outdoors exposed on the opposite side of the building. Nevertheless, the ski resort was open for business, operating strictly from its hotel on higher ground.


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UPSON, Wis. - Despite a Friday fire that destroyed its main lodge, the Whitecap Mountains Resort was open for business on Saturday.

"The lifts were operational as of 8:30 a.m. this morning," said Summer White Eagle, who handles marketing for the resort.

Shortly past noon on Saturday, she said, "hundreds of people" already had visited the resort that day, which is operating from its nearby hotel and continuing to host recreational groups as planned.

Although the resort had lost power temporarily as a result of the fire, White Eagle said it was restore...

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