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Heavenly Mountain Resort to extend ski season until May

Dan Thrift/Tahoe Daily Tribune/ A snowboarder finds it difficult to move through the deep powder at Heavenly Mountain Resort earlier this year. Heavenly has decided to extend its ski season until May.

With official California Department of Water Resources snow survey results showing Sierra snowpack above normal and resort snow depths reaching up to 10 feet, Heavenly Mountain Resort announced it will be extending its winter season until May 1.

“If ever there was a winter to visit Heavenly, this is the winter,” said Blaise Carrig, Heavenly Mountain Resort chief operating officer. “While other parts of the country and in Canada haven’t been so fortunate with the snow, in Colorado and California we’ve been very lucky. In the month of January alone, Heavenly received more than 13 feet of snowfall, that’s nearly five feet more than the 10-year average for the entire month.”

After receiving another four inches of powder snow in the last 48 hours, resort officials have decided to extend Heavenly’s ski and snowboard season by two weeks, moving back the season closing date from April 17 to May 1, 2005.

“Our snow is deep enough now we feel we can make a call like this,” Carrig said. “The conditions on the mountain are fantastic and the weather is beautiful. It’s a great time to be at Lake Tahoe.”

Settled snow depths are currently ranging from 8-10 feet. The resort offers mid-winter surface conditions of machine groomed packed powder and skier packed powder. One hundred percent of the mountain’s 4,800 acres are open, including the resort’s off-piste and tree skiing.

For more information go to: http://www.skiheavenly.com or call 1-800-HEAVENLY.

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