According to the calendar, it’s spring, but that won’t stop the slopes from staying open.
“We’re into winter again,” said Rob Linde, the assistant general manager at Arizona Snowbowl.
Snowfall has been totaled at more than 300 inches this season, and more is to be expected. The Arizona Snowbowl will be open through April on Thursdays through Sundays. They’re thinking of staying open through May, but it’s too early to decide.
“And then we’ll take a look at things to see how the conditions are after that,” he said.
According to Linde, staying open in May “wouldn’t be unheard of.”
Previous snow totals have been around 450 inches, but it’s still been a very active season.
“Some of the storms that came through, the timing was perfect, just before some holiday periods,” he said.
“A lot of people really had the chance to come up to Snowbowl and have great time in all the snow.”
Last year, the slopes depended on artificial snow, so the genuine powder is welcomed.
“Last year without a snowmaking system, we wouldn’t have probably opened at all,” Linde said.
“And this year you can ski everything. I mean, any line that you want to go down on the mountain is all covered.”