PORTAGE, Wis. – Temperatures are finally cold enough for Wisconsin’s ski season to begin. The staff at Cascade Mountain is hoping the winter air will make the resort’s latest investment worth it.

It purchased 40 snow guns this year in preparation for this year’s ski season. That’s on top of 40 guns purchased last year, bringing its total number of snow guns to nearly 400.

“That’s over a million dollars a year just in increasing our snowmaking because with the iffy weather we get here in southern Wisconsin, snowmaking is really important,” Randy Axelson, Cascade Mountain marketing director, said.

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