Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Area ski hills open for season

By CHARITY SMITH

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All area ski resorts are officially up and running. Blackjack Mountain Resort was the first to open for the season on Dec. 3, Indianhead opened the following weekend on Dec. 10, Whitecap opened on Dec. 22 and Big Powderhorn Mountain opened on Dec. 23.

All resorts are reporting that they are seeing a number of skiers, despite a lack of natural snow.

As of Thursday, the region had received 59.6 inches of snow for the season, but a warm, windy Dec. 15-16 melted much of what was on the ground. But more than a foot of snow has fallen since and the ski reso...