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Wilmot Mountain holding 80th anniversary celebration Saturday

WILMOT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wilmot Mountain will hold an 80th Season Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, February 10. The free event will include live music, an ice sculpting demonstration and fireworks.

Wilmot Mountain began in February of 1938 when the Polish-born architect, Walter Stopa founded and developed the Wilmot Mountain ski area with a single rope tow that was powered by a vintage Fordson farm tractor. On opening day, 350 skiers lined up.

Hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Here's the full schedule:

11:00 a.m. - Presentation in the Plaza. Guest speakers include State Representative Samantha Kerkman (presenting a Citation form the State of Wisconsin),Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser will declare it Wilmot Mountain Day in Kenosha County, David Spiegelberg, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and Chris Jarnot, Executive Vice President Mountain Division, Vail Resorts

11:30 a.m. - Cake Cutting in Main Lodge

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - “Through the decades” tunes by a live D.J.

11:00 a.m. – Junior Open Race begins

3:00 p.m. – Terrain Park Slopestyle competition

5:30 p.m. – Ice sculpting demonstration in plaza

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Live Band “The Classics” in Main Lodge Bar

10:00 p.m. – Firework display

For more information please visit www.WilmotMountain.com.

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