Snow fun at Marquette Mountain

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The snow can be a lot fun for many people, but it can also cause some frustration, especially when it comes to driving.

As Megan Gasser and her friends were heading to Marquette Mountain Wednesday morning, they encountered a bit of a snag.

"We got into a little fender-bender this morning, right on our way here,” said Megan Gasser, a fourth-year student at NMU and driver of the vehicle.

The girls admit they were caught off guard. But like many others, they still headed out to Marquette Mountain to hit the champagne powder snow.

"Shook us up a little bit, but I think we're okay now and we're just ready to get out there and ski the day away,” said Gasser.

Marquette Mountain says this is the best snow they've received all year. The staff even left several runs un-groomed for everyone to enjoy.

"I love skiing and we don't always get a lot of fresh powder days like this in Michigan and our school was canceled, so it was just a perfect opportunity to come out today,” said Analise Osgood, a second-year student at NMU and friend of Gasser.

The girls say due to their busy schedules they can't always enjoy these fun activities, which is why they say on their snow days, they'd rather be out enjoying this weather rather than staying in.

"It's hard to get time to go out and hang out all day and ski all day when you're so busy, so when you get the day off it's a really good opportunity to be able to get outside and do the things that you love,” said Jules Madden, a third-year student at NMU, and friend of Gasser and Osgood.

Despite what happened this morning, the girls say they're happy they were able to take advantage of this experience.

"It's a great way to exercise, it's a great way to meet people and it's just a great way to get outside and spend your day doing something better than just sitting on the couch at home,” said Osgood.

The girls say they're already looking forward to the next big snowfall.

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