Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Resorts count blessings with cold snap


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IRONWOOD - Area ski hills are calling the recent extreme cold snap both a blessing and the third leg of a perfect storm of a crazy season.

The business adjustments for COVID-19, the low amount of snow, and around 10 days of below zero temperatures are a challenge for any resort, said Bruce Noren, co-owner and general manager of Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Ironwood Township. Yet, the season is going better than expected, he said.

The skiers are limited to the amount of time they can be inside the lodge due to pandemic requirements and there a...