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Growing the Sport: Could A U.S. World Cup be the Ticket?

Winter finally arrived in my neck of the woods. After about a month of first driving an hour-and-a-half to ski followed by a week of bumpy skiing at home on a base of two or three inches, we are now in business here in the north of Wisconsin. What a difference a year makes – last year at this time we reveled in mid-season quality conditions. La Nina, though predicted last year, ran somewhat under the radar.

Predicted again this year, awareness and anticipation were high, and as December neared we were ready. But nothing happened – and not just in Wisconsin, but …