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Mt. La Crosse thanks cold weather for improving season

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Mt. La Crosse may have given the illusion it's been a snowy winter, but the ski hill has received a lot of help from snow machines.

La Crosse's ski hill was coated in white powder Saturday for a USSA race.

The snow machines made sure the trails were coated with at least three to six feet of snow.

Mt. La Crosse managers said the cold weather helps keep the man-made snow on the hill – which helps bring in business.

"Last winter was a really tough winter for us, said General Manager Darcie Breidel. "We had warm weather, so we couldn't make a lot of snow and there wasn't a lot of snow in town. So, we were really looking for a lot more snow this winter. We would have like some more by now but we'll take what we can get."

The rain and fog this week didn't help keep the snow on the trails.

Managers said after today's race, they'll need to do a little repair work on the slopes to make them perfect for skiers.

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