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A-Basin received 12 inches of fresh snow overnight (credit: CBS)

A-Basin received 12 inches of fresh snow overnight (credit: CBS)

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ARAPAHOE BASIN, Colo. (CBS4)- The storm systems that made their way into Colorado were expected to bring some flakes to the mountains but brought one foot of fresh snow to Arapahoe Basin.

It’s a welcome sight for the ski area that plans to stay open until June 2. Last year, A-Basin was forced to close on May 6 because of lack of snowfall.

“We got 12 inches overnight. A whole foot. It’s awesome,” said Arapahoe Basin spokeswoman Adrienne Saia. “It’s a lot lighter than I expected, usually spring snow is heavier but it was amazing this morning. It’s crazy to have this good a powder day in May.”

In 2011, A-Basin stayed open until July 4. It’s proof that Colorado is a state of extremes but no matter to those who are still shredding up the slopes.

“This will be my 121st day of the season and I pulled into the parking lot about 8:15 this morning,” said skier Jonah Crocker. “I got second row.”

“People still haven’t broken out their bikes, they’re still excited. A 12 inch powder day no matter when it is gets people stoked to get out and go skiing,” said Saia.

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