Lee Canyon closes strong winter season

Lee CanyonVisitors are taking advantage of the last day of ski season at the Lee Canyon Resort. Seventy percent are valley residents as each year more locals are making the mountain a destination getaway for families while popularity grows.

Skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes on a sunny Easter Sunday soaking up every last second of this season’s snow as snowboarder Scott Laidlaw couldn’t be happier.

“I’m stoked, I’m excited to hit what they’ve got left of the jumps and to watch the little pond run that they have at the end,” Laidlaw said. “Some people are going to be wiping out, it’s going to be fun to watch.”

Marketing Director Jim Seely couldn’t be happier about the winter business and the continued attendance with spring and summer around the corner.”

“We broke around 108 inches, the last year, the last two years, we were in drought conditions so we were around 70 inches last year so that snow really helped out, it made everyone have fun this year and that increased our visitation as well,” Seely said.

Seely also says almost 40,000 winter visits are repeat season pass holders to the resort.

Lee Canyon celebrated their final ski day by having an Easter egg hunt, music and an annual pond skim contest.

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