Pow Day: Celebrating the Snowstorm on the Slopes

Baihly Warfield
Updated: December 27, 2018 10:39 PM

DULUTH, Minn. - You had to look no further than Spirit Mountain to find hundreds of people who were thrilled about the snow piling up. 

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For Eva Zenner, it was her first ever day of skiing. Her friend Clara Vavra said it was fun so far, but the texture of the snow was not ideal. 

"It's sticky, so it gets in the cracks and the bottom of your ski boot, so you can't get it on your ski at all," Clara said. 

There were lots of kids and others out learning to ski at Spirit Mountain Thursday. 

"Today kicks off Day 1 of Team Duluth Holiday Camp, and so we have a whole bunch of newer skiers and boarders out here to hang out for the next four days," Jon Reginald said. 

The wet and heavy snow made it tough for some winter sport enthusiasts. 

"It's good snowman weather," Jessica Mohn-Johnsen said. 

Mohn-Johnsen was skiing with her daughter Millie. 

"It's pretty sticky. This is just our second time out, and (Millie) is staying stationary going down the hill," Mohn-Johnsen said. 

But the snow experts at Spirit Mountain welcome the new snow, and they think conditions will improve throughout the weekend.

"It's a pow day, you know, as we say," Reginald said. "But then the aftereffects too of how it mixes in with the manmade really just brings this quality product to the hill." 

And for the folks on the slopes, any snow is good snow. 

"I think everybody's looking forward to snow in the Northland," Reginald said. "So when you have cold, why not celebrate, enjoy, have fun in the snow?"


Baihly Warfield

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