Arizona Snowbowl saw 323 inches of snow during its longest season ever

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Snowbowl had a record-breaking season this year.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Snowbowl's closing date of May 7 capped off the longest season in resort history.

The resort had been open for 147 days.

General manager J.R. Murray says he attributes the resort's long season to ample natural snowfall and snowmaking operations allowing the resort to open Nov. 19.

A total of 323 inches (820 centimeters) of snow fell on the resort this season.

Murray says Snowbowl used 54 million gallons (204 million liters) of reclaimed wastewater for snowmaking, which is about 30 percent of its annual allocation.

Skier visits to Snowbowl had been up 27 percent since last year, which is also a record.

© 2017 Associated Press


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