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Spring ski season is good

Despite a slow start to the season, local ski resorts ended strong.

“The season really exceeded our expectations even though we had a slow start to the season,” said Monica Bandows, director of communications at Heavenly Ski Resort. “We were very pleased.”

Similarly, Kirkwood Mountain Resort had skiers flocking to its slopes once the snow began falling. Tristan Cochrane, marketing director, said February and March were their strongest months. At one point, he said, it snowed for about a month straight, with only a few clear powder days intermingled.

“We received mostly snow where we’re located, instead of the rain that Lake Tahoe got, and as a result we got a huge base” Cochrane said. “We did great once we got the snow, but we are still down for the year. Once you lose a percentage early in the year, you can’t get that back.”

Sierra-at-Tahoe also had a good end to the season, but felt the effects of the lack of snow during the holiday season.

“If I had to grade the season I would give it a ‘B,’ ” said spokesperson Tracy Owen-Chapman. “Without the Christmas season being strong we’re not going to have an ‘A plus.’ From a business standpoint, though, we are pleased with the outcome.”

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