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Portage County Ski Hill Looking to Buy Snow Making Machine


If one community group has its way, a popular Portage County ski destination could soon have the ability to make its own snow.

Standing Rocks County Park in the Town of Stockton says they would be able to remain open longer and grow revenue if they didn't have to rely on Mother Nature alone to make snow.

Portage County has said they would commit nearly $200,000 to the project through a community development fund, but that they also wanted help from area residents.
That is what prompted the formation of the Friends of Standing Rocks Park group.

"They had asked that the community raise about $126,000 to match that money for the project. The group actually came together because the capitol funds were committed to the project and they just wanted to show the continued community support for it." says Jami Gebert of the Friends of Standing Rocks group.

So far the group has raised about $110,000 over the past six months.
If they can get another $20,000 in donations, the parks department will begin writing up a formal proposal for the project.


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