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People find ways to enjoy the latest round of snow

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With plenty of fresh snow on the ground, people in north central Wisconsin are heading outside to enjoy their favorite winter activities.

"Skiing's improved a lot with the new snow," said Wausau Nordic Ski Club President John Beatty.

At Nine Mile Forest, workers said even one snowfall can make a huge difference.

"The groomer's been out there since 3:30 this morning, he's got it all packed, now he's setting new tracks and people are having a lot of fun," said Chalet Attendant John Howard.

People of all skill levels are enjoying the cross-country trails.

"I just gave somebody a lesson, who just moved from Maryland, so this was her first time on snow," said Beatty.

Meanwhile, people were lining up at Sylvan Hill for a wild ride.

"It's so much fun and fast and you don't have to walk up," said Callyn Diamond.

Managers at Sylvan Hill said fresh snow is really making the difference for people looking to go tubing.

"We'll have two hills and we should have plenty of room for everybody this time," said Assistant Manager Scott Arambel.

Whether it was tubing or skiing, people we talked to said they're just excited to get back out in the snow and play.

In Rib Mountain, families were lacing up their ice skates and getting ready to try some new tricks.

Officials there said they've spent close to 50 hours getting the ice ready for skaters.

"Starting off with packing the snow down, and just thin coats of water on top of that, just building the ice up so people can skate on it," said Ice Rink Attendant Jason Kickbusch.

If you'd like to get out and enjoy the weather, Nine Mile Forest will be giving free adult skiing lessons on Tuesdays, starting in January.

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