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Fresh Snow Attracts Skiers to the Slopes


The snow storm that hit mid-Michigan over the holidays has helped bring business to the ski slopes.

Mt. Brighton got a total of six fresh inches of snow overnight, on top of the 14 inch base they already had established. President and General Manager Joe Bruhn says this is good news after a slow start to the season.

"It couldn't be better skiing. The sun is shining, the snow is outstanding, there's light winds, can't get a better day than this in Michigan," said Bruhn.

The snow fall brought in around 800 people on Thursday. However, there was only enough snow to operate two of the resort's six lifts . The resort says on a good day, all the lifts would be active and around 2,000 people would cover the hills.

Regardless of the slow start, Bruhn says he's thankful for what they do have.

"Last year was probably one of our worst," he says. "Well, last year we didn't have the weather or the snow. I don't know if we had more than a two inch snow fall at any one time."

Colder temperatures are expected throughout the next couple of days and Bruhn says he hopes for a busy weekend - even if it means he has to fire up the snow machines.

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