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Heavenly to reopen Saturday

Sam Bauman

In a season loaded with innovation under the new management of the American Ski Corporation, Heavenly Ski Resort is reopening the California side for skiing and boarding this Saturday and Sunday with lift tickets $12 for adults and $7.50 for children.

This is the first time the resort has reopened after a spring closing. In October, Heavenly was the first Sierra ski resort to open but was forced to close in November due to lack of snow.

The latest spring closing ever was May 24, 1974, and this year’s May 10 was the second latest.

No lessons or rental equipment will be available, noted Monica Bandows of the marketing department.

Lifts scheduled to be open include the Tram, Gunbarrel, Waterfall, Sky Chair and Patsy’s. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the upper mountain and until 4 p.m. on the lower mountain. Runs currently have a 6- to 10-foot snow base, Bandows said.

“We had so many calls from skiers who could see the solid cover on Gunbarrel run that we just decided to go ahead and do it,” Bandows continued.

Other resorts to be open this weekend include Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, both of which have a May 31 closing date, although Squaw will reopen July 4 for one day only. Mammoth Mountain will remain open through July 4.

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