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Skiers, snowboarders taking last runs as hills wrap up winter season


While the snow is melting everywhere else, Buck Hill in Burnsville and other ski resorts in the state are continuing to churn out the white stuff for snowboarders and skiers as the winter sports season comes to an end, KSTP reports.

The station says Buck Hill is still 100 percent open for business with all 16 runs are accessible and eight up and running. The snow base is currently between 36-72 inches at the facility.

The accessibility to Buck Hill is a relief to David Rossmiller and his kids, who didn't make it to the slopes for the first time this year until Wednesday because of the extreme cold this past winter

"If it hadn't been so cold we would have been out more," Rossmiller told KSTP.

KSTP says Buck Hill – which is open until April 6 – isn't the only ski resort to extend its season due to the state's longer-than-usual winter.

Other facilities still open in Minnesota include Afton Alps, Mount Kato, Welch Village, Powder Ridge, Trollhaugen and Wild Mountain. All will be open at least through March 30, the station says.

The blog On the Snow is providing current conditions, snow bases and other information on most of Minnesota's hills. The blog Ski Central also has similar information for ski resorts in the state.

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