By Jeff Todd

ARAPAHOE BASIN, Colo. (CBS4)– Several inches of snow are expected to hit Arapahoe Basin by Sunday, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders on the mountain. A-Basin announced earlier this week that it’s extending its season through June 30, and July 4 could be an option.

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Cooler-than-typical late Spring and early Summer temperatures, combined with snow, have allowed the ski area to extend its season.

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“There’s no better way to spend summer than here,” said Joey Ray, a Colorado Springs resident skiing at A-Basin in just swim trunks.

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Those who hit the slopes on Saturday were wearing festive gear to celebrate the occasion, some wearing as little as possible.

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“The skiing is pretty darn good especially for this time of year. It didn’t get too warm today,” said Alan Sandberg of Avon.

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Even those who didn’t head to the ski area decided to take advantage of the powder.

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“We are hiking to the summit here at Loveland Pass and we’re riding some fresh snow,” said Carter Stark, a backcountry snowboarder from Denver.

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When asked if they were planning to come back on Sunday, the response from Stark, “Absolutely. We’re hoping that the clouds bring us another downfall.”

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“I’m really considering it. I have a lot of friends coming tomorrow and I know we’re about to get six inches tonight,” said Ray.

Jeff Todd