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Sunny spring day closes out ski season on Mt. Spokane

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Mt. Spokane view on Sunday. Mt. Spokane view on Sunday.
MT. SPOKANE -

Snow is something you don’t expect to see in April, but it’s still on the slopes. The warm weather is melting it away, and Sunday was the last day of ski season for Mt. Spokane.

“It is crazy,” says Shane Delatte. “We had a better snow pack than I thought we did.”

He’s spending as much time as he can on the slopes before the day is over.

“We got five great months of skiing,” he says. “Last year was sort of a bad year and we were all missing it a lot.”

Last year, Mt. Spokane was only open for 60 days. This year, they've been open since December and skiers say it's been a great season

“At first I thought we were not going to get much snow in December and it turned out to be really nice,” Shane says.

And this weather, they say, is the perfect kind for spring skiing.

“I was going to wear shorts today but I didn't go that far,” he says.

So much so, Shane doesn't want the season to be over. He’s staying as long as he can.

“Til the very last run of the day until they kick us off this mountain and next week we might come up and hike,” he says.

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