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Hundreds attend 2019 Winter Extravaganza at Fort McCoy’s Whitetail Ridge Ski Area

Hundreds attend 2019 Winter Extravaganza at Fort McCoy’s Whitetail Ridge Ski Area

More than 500 people attended the 2019 Winter Extravaganza on Jan. 19 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy, Wis.

The event, held on a sunny but chilly January day, included numerous contests, such as the rail jam, big-air competition, obstacle course, and a hot-dog-eating contest.

Extravaganza-goers also received door prizes throughout the day.

The event also saw the use of the newest lift system at the ski area — the Magic Carpet lift system. The system was installed between September and November 2018 and increases the number of snow-tubers getting to the top of the hill.

Winter Extravaganza is held each January at Whitetail, weather permitting, and is organized by Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation.

For more information about costs and special events at Whitetail Ridge, visit

Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin. The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.

(Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)

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