Families Make the Most of Snow Day

Brandon Weathers
Updated: February 07, 2019 10:35 PM

While the heavy snow has created treacherous driving conditions, the fresh powder has created ideal conditions for Northland winter activities.

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The programming and operations manager for the ski and snowboard hill Chester Bowl in Duluth Sam Luoma said, "snow days are always really fun. (Thursday was) a really, really good one. We don't normally get this much snow in Duluth, so it's pretty awesome."

For William Schaub, a snowy day off of school means a day on the slopes. "I woke up for school and saw on my phone that school was canceled and thought, might as well."

Luoma said, “the kids usually flock here as soon as the schools are out, and today being a snow day, they’ve been sitting around waiting for us to open all day.” On days like Thursday, the staff at Chester Bowl try to get the lifts in motion as soon as possible, opening the park early.

With neighborhoods surrounding Chester Bowl, many skiers and snow boarders are able to both enjoy the snow and avoid the slick roads. Schaub said, "I only live a couple blocks down, so all I have to do is just walk up."

Sarah Paul took her five kids to Chester to enjoy what she considers the perfect conditions. She said, "I think the fluffy snow is fun because it's not always this fluffy."

Luoma is hopeful colder temperatures will keep this "fluffy" snow around. He said, "I'm in the minority of being really excited about the cold weather coming because it'll keep this snow really good for a while."


Brandon Weathers

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