The largest ski resort in the U.S. is extending operations and is now set to have its longest ski season in three decades due to record snowfall and persistent cold.
Park City Mountain Resort in Utah has made just announced that it will stay open through April 23rd – after opening earlier than normal in November – resulting in their longest continuous season since 1993, 30 years ago.
Park City Mountain has recorded 455 inches of snowfall this season, far exceeding the average total for a full season and easily the most snowfall at this point in the year since records began being kept 49 years ago.
Some resorts have already reached 600 inches of snowfall, without an end in sight as of yet.
Deirdra Walsh, vice president and chief operating officer of Park City Mountain, had this to say:
"It has truly been an experience of a lifetime. From our early opening in November and spinning all lifts by Christmas Day, through more than 400 inches of snowfall by March 1 — I have been mindful to appreciate every day."
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