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Sierra Skiers Enjoy Longest ‘Winter’ Since 1950

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Snowboarder in shorts at the summer shred at Boreal Mountain Resort.

Snowboarder in shorts at the summer shred at Boreal Mountain Resort.

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RENO (CBS / AP) — Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed a final fling on the slopes Saturday as the Sierra skiing season came to an official close after one of the snowiest winters since 1950.

Boreal Mountain Resort atop Donner Summit operated one chairlift for the day, the latest date it has ever operated in the season.

Resort spokesman Jon Slaughter says hundreds of diehards, some wearing bikinis and T-shirts, turned out to enjoy the access to one run and terrain park.

The resort reported receiving about 66 feet of snow this season, surpassing its record of 55 feet set in 1994-95.

It’s believed to be one of the latest dates a Sierra ski resort has operated in the season.

Mammoth Mountain resort operated on Aug. 13, 1995 after a heavy snow year.

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