Updated: 12/11/2013 11:44 PM
Created: 12/10/2013 5:47 PM WDIO.com
By: Laura Kennedy
The sun was definitely shining Tuesday afternoon, but skiiers and snowboarders were also greeted by an arctic blast.
A few folks braved the bitter cold to hit the Spirit Mountain hills as temperatures threatened to drop below zero.
"I prefer it to be above, let's just put it that way," said Daniel Sargent of Twig. "It's kind of cold out there. I'll probably only do it five or six times and give it a break."
Corey Hippen and Andy Lyseth came up from Hinckley. They say windchill warnings won't keep them in the chalet.
"Maybe if it were sleeting or something but that's about it," Hippen said. "Just because it would be icy then."
"It's not that bad as long as you dress right," Lyseth said. "Just gotta have the right amount of clothes on and you're good."
Even if you're bundled up, the frigid temps can make for a hard landing.
"It hurts when you fall, I'll tell you that," Lyseth said. "Snow is really hard today. Other than that, it's not bad."
Those willing to tough it out in the cold were rewarded in a way. They pretty much had the mountain to themselves.
"It's been really nice actually," Hippen said. "That's the plus side. There's probably only ten people or so out here today."
When it comes to the sport you love, not even frozen noses can get in the way of a good time.
"It's pretty cold but we're just having fun so it doesn't matter," Hippen said. in duluth, lk, ews.>
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