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Spring break snow great for skiiers

Posted at 9:33 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 23:33:35-04
Fresh snow called for great conditions at several local ski resorts, prompting spring breakers to hit the road to hit the slopes.
 
"We saw hundreds of Bogus season pass holders skiing up at Tamarack today," said Brad Larson, General Manager of Tamarack resort. 
 
Although Tamarack said it was one of the busiest days of the season, lines up at Bogus Basin were virtually nonexistent, and Brundage said the same thing.
 
"Spring break at Brundage Mountain is really mellow. If people see this fresh powder falling and they think oh I shouldn't go, we're going to hit those spring break crowds, you are really not going to find any crowds up there to speak of. It's going to be a great time to come get some fresh powder," said April Whitney, Communication director at Brundage Mountain.  
 
Mother nature has been very generous with snow this season, but many officials say it's not that unusual to have spring snow. 
 
"People tend to think of the prime winter season being January and February, but at Brundage Mountain it's not uncommon to have our snowiest month of the year in March," explained Whitney.
 
The warmer weather mixed with fresh falling snow makes great conditions for first timers. 
 
"You don't have to wear a bunch of clothing. The snow is soft so it's a really fun time where you don't get those extreme temperatures and you can just come up in your jeans if you'd like to and learn how to ski," said Brad Wilson, general manager of Bogus Basin Ski Resort. 
 
Even with those good conditions, Tamerack will be shutting its doors for the season Sunday, gearing up for its summer operation. 
 
"We could stay open well into April but our customers are thinking spring and getting our mountain biking going," explained Larson.
 
Bogus and Brundage still are not sure when their last days will be. 
 
"We will be open daily until April 3rd. After that we will most likely be open weekends the next two weekends," said WIlson. "Then we will play it by ear. If the conditions are good we will stay open as late as we can."
 
"The final day of full operations is April 10th. We are planning on adding some bonus weekends after that date. We should be making an announcement very soon," said Whitney. 
 
"We could stay open well into April but our customers are thinking spring and getting our mountain biking going," explained Larson.
 
Bogus and Brundage still are not sure when their last days will be. 
 
"We will be open daily until April 3rd. After that we will most likely be open weekends the next two weekends," said WIlson. "Then we will play it by ear. If the conditions are good we will stay open as late as we can."
 
"The final day of full operations is April 10th. We are planning on adding some bonus weekends after that date. We should be making an announcement very soon," said Whitney.