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Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Von Isaman

Salem’s Von Isaman en­joys a ski­ing respite dur­ing an ex­tended business trip to the Twin Ci­ties. Buck Hill is in Burnsville, a sub­urb south of Min­neapo­lis/St. Paul, Minn. Ar­ti­fi­cial snow is of­ten uti­lized for main­tain­ing the slopes there be­cause while Min­nesota’s win­ters are cold, the snow­fall is rel­a­tively low for a ski area, av­er­ag­ing less than 60 inches per year. Buck Hill faces east, over­look­ing the ad­ja­cent In­ter­state 35. The ski runs use the east face of the hill, with the other hill sides oc­cu­pied by res­i­den­tial hous­ing and the mu­nic­i­pal wa­ter tower shar­ing the “sum­mit.” The ver­ti­cal drop of the ski area is a mod­est 262 feet. Our own Sundance ski re­sort has a 2,150 foot ver­ti­cal drop. (por­tions cour­tesy of Wikipedia)

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