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Granite Peak Ski Area sets records on opening weekendSubmitted: 11/17/2019
Peter Dubois
Peter Dubois
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Granite Peak Ski Area sets records on opening weekend
WAUSAU - Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau celebrated its opening weekend. Skiers and snowboarders came from all over the state to enjoy the fresh snow.

The ski area managed to set some records. It has the most snow on the ground and more trails open out of any opening weekend in the past.

"We have 21 runs open out of 68. We have 56% of our terrain open so we have three lifts, 21 runs, that's the most we've ever been able to open with," said Granite Peak marketing director Lisa Zilinsky.


Zilinsky credits cold weather and new equipment with making that possible. She says machines need temperatures to stay under 28 degrees in order to make snow. Thankfully, they've been able to do that since before Halloween.

"I would definitely say the weather has been in our favor," said Zilinsky. "We also installed new piping this year due to maintenance and general upgrades which is much larger so we can pump out more snow more continuously which has allowed us to get where we are for opening day."

Granite Peak is offering some special deals from now until December 19th. They hope to have all the trails open by Christmas.


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