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Lack of snow takes toll on ski season


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In what has been called a no-snow or low-snow winter, area ski hills are ending a short season early.

In Wisconsin, Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson closed on March 1.

In Gogebic County, Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort and Mt. Zion Ski Hill closed on Sunday. The latter is on the campus of Gogebic Community College.

In Ontonagon County, the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area and Adventure Mountain - due to their reliance only on natural snow - have each been open only a handful of days throughout the meager season that now features more grass than snow.

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