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Some ski resorts staying open for diehards

The ski season is winding down for most Colorado resorts, but a handful of smaller areas plan to stay open as late as June.Silverton Mountain and Arapahoe Basin won’t close until mid-June. Loveland will stay open until May 1 and Wolf Creek will reopen for the weekends of April 16 and 30 after closing on April 3.”We have a 165-inch base with 8 inches of new snow,” said Davey Pitcher, whose family owns Wolf Creek. The resort had its “highest snowpack ever because our snowfall had so much water in it,” he said.Business has been falling off at Silverton, an extreme backcountry resort that takes no more than 80 people a day on its steep terrain in the San Juan Mountains.”It seems as if most people want to get on the golf course, on their bikes or in their boats,” said Jen Ader Brill, who operates Silverton with her husband, Aaron Brill. “What a bummer since some of the best skiing can be in April.”Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Eldora, Vail and Winter Park resorts are all scheduled to close Sunday.

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