Porkies Ski Area bustles with activity in weekend opening


January 5, 2021

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

PEOPLE WAITING for the ski lift on Saturday at the Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex in Ontonagon comply with this year's mandate to wear masks while in line. A sign next to the lift also asks those who traveled there together to share the same lift chair.


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ONTONAGON - Snow was slow this year, but it finally allowed the last ski hill in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties to open to a grateful crowd on Saturday.

Mother Nature appeared to make amends as she flooded Ontonagon's Porcupine Mountains Ski Area with kindly rays of sun and temperatures in the 30s.

"It was a busy day," said Mountain Manager Bill Perrin as the afternoon wound down. He estimated that 375 patrons visited the hill.

"It was a little more chaotic to begin with," said Perrin in relation to necessary new rules in relation to the COVID-19 pan...

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