‘Perfect storm’ for Saturday winter outdoor activities – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Whether you’re plowing, working or playing, the 14 to 15 inches of snow in the South Metro made for a busy Saturday.

“It’s kind of a perfect storm in a good way for us,” Buck Hill chief financial officer Nate Birr said. “Nothing like nice flurries of snow, lots of them. And then on top of that you get a bluebird day on a Saturday.

Buck Hill in Burnsville had all runs open except for the pipe and tubing area on Saturday, for the first time this season.

“A lot of powder. Just float,” said Rachel Well, who was preparing to ski with Winston Ernst. “A lot of powder and people floating there too,” added Ernst.

“A lot of people, a bit of chaos maybe,” Birr said. “But hopefully in a good way. We certainly expect the parking lot to be full all day.

Some people were there on Saturday.

“Whatever happens, rain or shine, we will be there. Anyway,” said Neej Chou, who saw two of his fellow tractor-trailer drivers in the ditch this morning on the way to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

“The road today is actually pretty bad,” he said, adding that I-90 was the worst he’s seen. “This storm hit pretty hard. Pretty bad. But what are you going to do? You have to be there, so take your time.

At Lebanon Hills Regional Park, the snow was perfect for some snowshoers, but a bit too deep for cyclists.

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