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Late season snowfall extends winter sports in north central Wisconsin

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -

Central Wisconsin hasn't seen the last of the snow, which gives resurgence to winter sports. 

Nine Mile Forest cross country skiing and snowshoeing was originally scheduled to close in mid-March. 

Nearly a month later, the trails are freshly groomed and people are still taking advantage. 

Just down the road at Granite Peak ski area, it's a similar story. 

Leaders there announced Thursday they will stay open through the last weekend of April. 

"This is amazing for us, longest season we've ever had, we opened November 11th and now we're almost going to make it into May which is absolutely delightful," Chris Pingel, Director of Skier Services at Granite Peak said. 

Both areas said they have seen many people out embracing the weather. 

"We got a late start in this winter so this is a real blessing," Greg Kresse of Wausau Nordac Ski Club said. 

Skiiers said it was a slow start to winter, making them grateful for the extended snow. 

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