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Skiers enjoy warm Sunday at Indianhead Mountain


December 30, 2019

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BIG SNOW Resort instructor Sandra Tocko helps Samantha Camba, 12, of the Chicago, Ill., area to secure her skis while the girl's parents, Noel and Susan Camba, wait behind them on Sunday at Indianhead Mountain.


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Wakefield - Temperatures near 40 degrees brought steady traffic to the slopes at Big Snow Resort's Indianhead location on Sunday.

The impending New Year's holiday attracted numerous folks from other states to enjoy the snow that apparently is in short supply elsewhere.

The Daily Globe talked to people from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota and Vermont.

"The snow starts about Wausau and progressively gets better and better," said Thomas McWilliam of Milwaukee, who was skiing with his wife, Amy.

McWilliam said that they had spent Saturday at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Bessemer and also hoped to visit the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area in Ontonagon.

McWilliam said his wife got him a Fitbit for Christmas, so "being loyal to my Fitbit" is his New Year's resolution.

"We're having a lot of fun," said John Guillen of Erin, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Jenny, were skiing with their sons, Johnny, 9, and Jackson, 7.

"Our resolution is one date a month together," said Jenny Guillen, explaining that it's a challenge to make that happen with small kids.

Nick Beaver, a mechanical engineering student at North Dakota State University in Fargo, said his resolution is to "make every exam result better."

Beaver was skiing with his three brothers and his parents, who are from Rosemount, Minnesota.

Amanda Nelson of Milwaukee was skiing with her husband, Charles Tollefen, but she said they also were enjoying the region at large.

"Snowshoeing, have a few cocktails, sit in front of the fire, maybe read a book, visit local restaurants," she said.

Nelson said her New Year's resolution is "keep constant the pursuit of happiness - try to find it every day, not buy it."

"Healthy living is the goal," said Olivia Peterson of Champagne, Illinois, who was just about to start her second day on the slopes with her friend, Maddie Weber of Columbia, Missouri.


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