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Minocqua tourism receives an avalanche of business

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MINOCQUA (WAOW)--This week's snow storm dumped tons of white gold for Minocqua's tourism industry.

"We're really hoping people will come up. Bring their snowmobiles, their cross country skies, snowshoes and have a great time, "says Kim Baltus, executive director, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce. "This was an old fashioned Wisconsin winter storm."

Newsline 9 met two snowmobile riders that raced to Minocqua because of the snow, all the way from Chicago.

Minocqua hasn't had much snow this winter. But neither has the rest of the state, and that's sent some people flocking north, trying to enjoy what little snow there was. Their business saved an otherwise sluggish season.

But the winter wonderland won't last forever.
Temperatures are expected to reach the 40's next week.  
But workers at Winter Park say it's going to take a while to melt all the snow.

"This is really good firm snow," says Joel Knutson, operations manager, Minocqua Winter Park. "It's going to really build a great base. That's going to be true for alpine, nordic and snowmobiling."

So, enjoy this winter while it lasts.

Online reporter: Nate Barrett

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