After being open for 19 days this season, Arizona Snowbowl closed this week to restore partially barren ski slopes. "Basically, we lost our product," states General Manager JR Murray. "Light snow, wind, and recent warm temperatures are not the right combination of ingredients for a good, solid base." But forecasts hold snows - a boon before Presidents Weekend skiers arrive. Staff has been instructed to report to work Thursday to prep for an anticipated 10,000 skiers for the holiday weekend. Mt. Lemmon reduced their skiing to the smaller lift and four runs in an effort to preserve their snow. They've also dropped their lift ticket to $16. Only one hill remains open 100 percent in the state - Sunrise Ski Park.
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