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Local ski resorts inch toward full season openings


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Typically, at this time of year, local ski hills are basking in the aftermath of bustling holiday seasons that draw thousands of tourists from near and far.

Not so this year, with some resorts still closed and others open only with limited hills available.

"We are not officially open yet," said David Dziuban, owner and manager of Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson, Wisconsin, on New Year's Day.

"We started making snow on Oct 30 and utilized every opportunity as the weather permitted, but due to the extreme warmth and persistent rains last week, we lost a...