Sierra Nevada Slopes Staying Open After 4th Of July Because Of Record Snow

Squaw Valley Ski Resort as well as Mammoth Mountain will remain open this 4th of July weekend, and it’s all due to the record snowfall that came from all the rainy/snowy weather this year.

CBS 13 Reports:

In just a few days it’ll be the Fourth of July, a time of the year known for sailing, barbecuing in shorts and T-shirts and laying out by the water. But others will be going a few thousand feet higher where the peaks are snow-capped and perfect for skiing.

Taking shorts, T-shirts and even swimsuits to the slopes, thousands of skiers and snowboarders are still savoring the Sierra snow at Squaw Valley.

“It was a historic season,” said Squaw Valley spokesman Sam Kieckhefer. “We had 728 inches of snowfall, and that’s allowed us to stay open long into the summer.”

Besides Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley is the only other resort in the state open for skiing this weekend. It plans to stay open indefinitely, weather permitting. This weekend will be the fourth time the resort has been open on the Fourth of July, and they’re hoping to stretch it beyond that for the first time.

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