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100th Day of Skiing & Snowboarding at the Peak

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March 8th rang in 100 days of skiing and snowboarding at Peek 'N Peek.  Last year, that didn't happen until April.

"This time of year it's usually spring, but this year it's staying winter and it looks like it's going to be winter for another couple of weeks," said Brad Gravink, director of mountain operations at Peek 'N Peak.

Spring rates with discounted ski lifts are in session, but it still looked like winter on the Peak, with a light snow that picked up in the early afternoon.

Temperatures were cold too - in the low thirties, but felt like a relief for some, compared to the bitter cold just weeks prior.

"It's pretty warm," said Brian Johnson, 12, from Cleveland. For those who found the day cold "You just have to bundle up more," he said.

While this winter has been much better compared to years past in terms of snowfall, the bitter cold didn't help business.

"The extreme cold did hurt us a bit because there were two or three weeks there where it never got above 10 degrees," Gravink said. "But today it's 30 and feels like summer."

The Saturday snowfall made for near-perfect conditions on the slopes, but even most the skiers and snowboarders are ready for warmer weather.

"I like to ski and I'm having a great time, but I'm ready for spring," said Helen Daniels, an Erie resident.

"I actually don't like the snow, so I'm ready for the warm weather, definitely," said Vallory Padd, another skier from Cleveland.

But for those who want to keep on working the slopes, there's no need to worry yet. 

"We have lots of snow and we'll be open well into April," Gravink said.

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