Spring break skiers in for a treat as snow falls at Hoodoo
SISTERS, Ore. - It might be spring break, but it still looks a lot like winter at Hoodoo Ski Area.
Skiers and snowboarders packed the lifts Monday and took advantage of the fresh powder. Many of them are making up for lost time after Hoodoo ended its season early the last two years.
"While the snow is still falling we're going to make the best of it," said Michael Allen who was skiing over spring break.
"It's been an epic season all around, I mean we couldn't have asked for better conditions," said Daidre Streeter, Hoodoo Office Manager.
Last season, the mountain only opened for 10 days. But this year's winter brought plenty of snow and more precipitation is on the way.
"We were starting to get a little worried after two seasons in a row and now it's just like the skies opened up; it's back to normal. I mean, we're a family up here and after two seasons of not seeing your people, we were really upset," Streeter said.
Hoodoo honored patrons' unused season passes from 2014 and 2015 this season. This invited many regular customers to return to the mountain after two discouraging years.
"We had to skip the last two seasons because there just wasn't enough snow and so now we're making up for it and trying to get the whole day in," Allen said.
Employees say the mountain should stay open through early April.
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