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Porkies Ski Area bustles with activity in weekend opening


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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 pandemi...