Ski slopes just about groomed for first ski of the season

KEWASKUM (WITI) -- Cold temperatures are signalling a solid season on the slopes for winter sports facilities in southeast Wisconsin.

The operators of Kewaskum's Sunburst Winter Sports Park began making snow on Tuesday in anticipation of an official opening on Friday, November 14th.

With more than 50 snow guns firing flakes for the past few days, the park's main run is open along with the Northern Lights run and the terrain park.

"We've been working hard to get snow laid out, so we can get tubing open hopefully in a week-and-a-half or two weeks. From now, and we're resetting all of our guns for the weekend so that our customers can ski. And we can keep blowin' around the clock," said Robert Friedl of Sunburst.

Meanwhile, some of Sunburst's early efforts don't directly involve the elements.

"I know that they wanna enjoy what they're eating after, you know, a full day of skiing out on the hill," said Carly Corson.

Corson is responsible for the operation of three restaurant areas and 28 Degrees, the facility's bar. She explains, the early start to the ski season means the new menu gets taste-tested just a tad early.

"We want people to come off and enjoy a nice meal and hang out for a while in our bar. Warm up, have a couple drinks. We also want everyone, you know, in town to realize that, you know, they can just come here and stop in for a burger and a beer," said Corson.

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