WAUSAU, Wisconsin (WXOW) - What better way to spend your weekend than enjoying the fresh foot of snow in Northern Wisconsin? Trails are open!
This week's snow storm dumped tons of white gold for Minocqua's tourism industry.
Kim Baultus, Minoqcua Area Chamber of Commerce: "We're really hoping people will come up. Bring their snowmobiles, their cross country skies, snowshoes and have a great time. This was an old fashioned Wisconsin winter storm."
These two snowmobile riders raced to Minocqua because of the snow, all the way from Chicago.
Minocqua hasn't had much snow this winter, but neither has the rest of the state. And that's sent some people flocking north -- trying to enjoy what little snow there was. Saving an otherwise sluggish season.
Chris Gaylord, The Waters of Minoqcua: "They have been forced to drive up to get to the snow and we have been lucky enough to have snow for a good chunk of the winter."
Now, all that's changed. But the winter wonderland won't last forever. Temperatures are expected to reach the 40's next week. But workers at Winter Park say they're not worried.
Kim: "I think it's going to take a while to melt 20 inches of snow. So we are hoping for a least a good couple of weeks."
So, enjoy it while it lasts.
Chris: "Call in sick, come spend a couple days with us up in the Minocqua area. We'll take care of you."
Marathon and Lincoln County trails will open today (03/02). And Langlade County trails opened yesterday.
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