The early start to cold and snowy winter weather in Wisconsin means many ski hills in the state are ready to open ahead of schedule.
A recent cold snap, combined with several inches of snow in northern Wisconsin last week, has many ski hill operators singing the praises of winter’s early arrival this year. State Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says dozens of ski hills are already open, or will be by this coming weekend. Klett says the season is getting started about a week and a half earlier than normal.
The state has already launched its weekly snow conditions report for the year to help travelers find out about current conditions. The service is updated weekly with reports from around the state.
While some people may complain about the cold and snow already showing up this season, Klett says there are many who welcome it with open arms. She says “there are so many people in this state who live for winter.” Winter sports have about a $4 billion annual impact on the state’s economy.