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Whitecap ends skiing season; three other hills still open

 

March 16, 2021

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

SKIERS GLIDE down a hill Sunday at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Bessemer. Employees were planning to run snow guns on Sunday night. Big Snow Resort, with locations in Wakefield and Bessemer, and the Porkies Ski Area in Ontonagon also aim to remain open a little longer.

By P.J. GLISSON

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Given scarce snow all season and a current warming trend, the skiing season is now closed for Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson, Wis.

"This is the last day," said Tom Backerud from the front desk on Sunday.

"We've gotten about half the snow we usually get, so it's been a little off," added Backerud, who handles reservations. The total regional snow count as of the end of last week was under 80 inches.

Even so, Backerud said that business throughout the season had been boosted by people's desire to be outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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