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Some outdoor winter activities come to an end


Managers at Sylvan Hill said this season has been one of the best in years.

"Looking out behind me, you see a blanket of white and last year at this time, it was 67 degrees," said Recreation Superintendent, Karyn Powers.

Managers admit it was a rough start.

"We tried to make snow and be open the weekend before Christmas break and we just weren't able to do it with the warm temperatures," said Powers.

But they say the last month of the season made up for that.

"February was just a gift, it snowed as often as it possibly could," said Powers.

Sylvan Hill managers said they've seen more than 13,000 people this winter.

Although more snow is on the way, they said it's time to close for the season.

"I think people's attitudes about winter are solidifying, in that they'd like to see it over, spring starts next week according to the calendar," said Powers.

In the meantime, at Nine Mile Forest, managers have extended their season another week. They said the conditions are just too good to pass up.

"It's really been beautiful, so people are really, really surprised," said Bill Miller.

They said although it's been an odd season, skiers from all over the state haven't stopped hitting the trails.

"Some of the skiers can't believe the conditions, the conditions have been so nice," said Miller.

Skiers said they're excited to have at least one more week.

"They gave us an extra week, with all this snow, it's outstanding," said Skier, Russ Wilson.

They say they're making the most out of the final days of the winter season.

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