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Spring Skiing and Snowboarding Big This Year



    The snow and cold from the winter is helping ski resorts such as Wachusett Mountain in Mass. stay open longer (Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014)

    (NECN: Ana Bottary) - The seasons may have changed, but you couldn't tell by looking at the slopes at Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts. The cold and the snow this winter is allowing the mountain to stay open longer.

    "We will have six months of skiing. It's been an amazing year, we've had five feet of snow, not a bare spot to be found on the mountain," Wachusett Ski Area General Manager David Crowley says.

    Wachusett has already extended its closing date into mid-April, so this year could be one of it's longest ski seasons.

    Wachusett Mountain opened Nov. 16, and now it being almost April, Crowley says this may be one of their best years ever.

    "It's been absolutely amazing how great the ski season has been. We've had about 400,000 skiers come through here," Crowley says.

    Crowley says on the first day of spring, snow conditions at the mountain couldn't be better. Skiiers and boarders agree.

    "It's really nice cause it's not too cold, it's not too hot, it's nice," skiier Rebecca Mironko says.

    "It was fabulous. This has to have been one of the nicest days of this season, the conditions were great, sun was out, it was fabulous," skiier Sue Cook says.

    The mountain had to make its share of snow this year and Mother Nature helped as well. Crowley says the snow pack is about four to five feet on the mountain, that means they could stay open later than they ever have.