Hitting the slopes is one of the many classic signs of winter, but with warm weather comes melting snow, and that can be hard on the skiing business.
For those who are looking for that snowy oasis to fulfill that skiing or snowboarding fix, heading north may just be the ticket.
It's January, so where's all the snow? Well you're going to have to do a little driving up to Bruce, Wisconsin to Christie Mountain, one of the few places you'll find the white stuff.
"It's hard to believe but this is it. You get here and it's like you're back to winter as it should be, I guess, in Wisconsin in January," said Jerry Allen, a Stanley-Boyd Middle School teacher.
With the string of above-average temperatures we've been having, Christie Mountain is one of the few places able to maintain the man-made snow, the closest thing to the real stuff we'll see for a little while.
"We've been very lucky here. We haven't had the rain that they've had in other places, especially south of Bruce. So our snow has held up very, very well," said Suzanne Vohs, owner of Christie Mountain.
About 200 Stanley-Boyd Middle School students got a chance to hit the slopes at the ski hill for an annual field trip. The trip is for students who exhibit good behavior and gave them a chance to take advantage of the powder we've been lacking.
"We barely have any snow on the hills where we can actually go do something. So it's nice to come out here and you know, go as fast as we want and wherever we want," said Jarek Peterson, an eighth grader.
The snow may be fake, but it can be a better alternative to the grassy terrain for the time being.