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Whitecap opens for business


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UPSON, Wis. - The snow season started stirring nearly three months ago at Whitecap Mountains Resort, but skiing did not open at the Upson ski hill until Jan. 13, the day that a winter storm hit this region.

"We started making snow on Oct. 30," said resort owner David Dziuban of the staff's efforts toward the end of 2023.

The early snowmaking, of course, was foiled by a prolonged warm spell - including rain - that ruined any prospects of opening hills for the Christmas or New Year's holidays.

Hence, the recent winter storm was welcome, and Dziuban estimat...

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