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Winter activities continue despite frigid temperatures

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RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) -

Thousands hit the slopes at Granite Peak this weekend. But ski officials say turnout dropped on Sunday, as temperatures plummeted overnight.

"We have our two chalets with full food service and our upper chalet has the bar," said Brandon Marquardt, Lift Operations Manager.  "Those buildings are a little bit busier than normal today."

But some snowboarders we talked with say they weren't going to let the frigid temperatures stop their fun.

"I can't have any skin showing otherwise I'm going to get frostbite," said Logan Skaggs. "My face is frozen, but hanging in there, having fun."

The cold weather didn't stop people from enjoying the lake, either. Some people braved the temperatures to ride their ATVs and motorcycles. And as some enjoyed racing on top of the lake. Others were more interested in what was underneath the ice.

Bill Her, and his dog, spent the afternoon ice fishing on Lake Wausau.

"It's not too bad," said Her. "Like any other day up in Wisconsin, northern Wisconsin, it's going to be real cold, but it's not too bad for me, I guess. I don't really mind the cold too much"

Her's advice for beating the cold?

"Just dress with a couple layers of clothing," said Her. "If I get too cold, it's time to go."

Something to keep in mind, as forecasters predict temperatures will stay below zero to start the week.

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