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If You're Going To Ski, Cover Up

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Extreme cold is closing several ski areas around the treasure state. Whitefish Mountain Resort is not one of them, though.

Intense wind chill of more than twenty below did shut down and delay a few chairs, but all were up and running by the afternoon.

Resort spokeswoman Riley Polumbus says wind chill temperatures below twenty can cause frostbite in minutes.

In weather like this the snow can be harder, and takes a little more caution.

You also have to be sure to cover every inch of skin, leaving nothing exposed to the elements.

This goes even when you're on the lift.

"When temperatures are cold... It can affect how things work mechanically and so we don't want to have things break down and people on a lift on a cold, cold day," said Polumbus.

Click here for the Resort's updated snow report.

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