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Kettlebowl Opens For The Season But Snow Needed To Keep Running

January 4, 2016

The winter of 2016 got into full swing during the weekend when Kettlebowl Ski Hill northeast of Antigo opened its slope for the season.

While conditions were rated as only marginal and the cost of riding the tows was trimmed, there were still skieres on hand limbering up for the new season. There certainly will be more snow, perhaps as quick as later in the week.

Gordon Schofield, who has watched over the hill for years, said there was a good crowd of about 200 on Saturday, and it dropped to 75 on Sunday.

The Saturday crowd wore the snow down, he explained.

The prospects of being open Saturday and Sunday of this week depend on snowfall.

The Langlade County Ski Club operates the slopes east of Bryant, which for more than five decades have proven to be very popular with winter enthusiasts, using alpine and nordic skis with a central base at the stunning lodge.

While the downhill portions of the Kettlebowl complex were operating, the cross country still needs more snow, too.

The Jack Lake and Moccasin Lake nordic trails have been groomed and are open.

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