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Storms Dump 2 Feet Of Snow Onto The Peak

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      While some dread the snow, skiers and operators at Peek'N Peak are welcoming it.  Many skiers even said this has been the best snow weekend of the year.

      In the past week, the slopes have gained over two feet of natural snow.  Fresh powder built up the mountain's base and gave skiers and boarders the perfect ride on Sunday afternoon.

      "They had deep snow yesterday.  They groomed it overnight but it's starting to build up again," said skier, Mark Tremer.

      Skier, Mike Bova, said recent storms have made this weekend even better than last.

      "There's more trails and more lifts open this weekend.  There were about 6 or 7 open last weekend and about 12 this weekend," he said.

      While Peek'N Peak did open earlier than usual this season, they still need a few more inches of snow to operate in full swing.

      Cold temperatures have allowed mountain operations to make their own snow.

      "We've been able to make a lot of snow over the past 2 weeks," said Director of Mountain Operations, Brad Gravink.

      "We're going to have 100% of our terrain open by next Friday.  We'll be ready to go, going into the holiday season, which is our busiest time," he said.

      Those who were able to get pre-holiday practice in, said this was the best weekend they could have asked for.

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