Not too cold to learn to ski

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Connor White of Kingsford didn’t let below-zero temperatures detour him from trying downhill skiing for the first time Friday. In fact, many skiers braved the cold weather this week and spent the holidays at the hill. Tyler Swanson, Pine Mountain Ski Resort marketing and sales manager, said the resort rarely closes for cold weather. A temperature of 15 below zero might be considered too cold. “If it’s in the negative temperatures, we might cancel night skiing because it’s just too dangerous to keep people in the air that long,” Swanson said. As long as it is safe to ski, the hill will be open. “In an emergency situation, we have policies and procedures in place for that,” Swanson said.