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Ravell Call, Ravell Call, Deseret News
Snowboarders and skiers line up and take the chairlift to ski fresh powder at Snowbird on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011.

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON — Not everyone is unhappy with the unseasonably cold weather.

Snowbird got some big crowds Memorial Day and some very unusual late ski season conditions that many say were more like what they would have expected a couple of months ago.

“I’ve never been on Memorial Day before,” said skier Annelise Luddington. “Very memorable.”

"We woke up this morning and had snow at our house, and decided we gotta ski today,” said skier Michelle Oelsener.

By late Monday afternoon, about 10 inches of new snow had fallen since Sunday. Some of the skiers said the powder was pretty deep, and because the weather was cold, the snow wasn’t slushy.

“I’m not so sure how this global warming thing’s working out around here,” snowboarder Brian Wood said. “I mean this is pretty sweet. As far as I’m concerned, keep it coming.” 

The folks at Snowbird say they're well on track to stay open through the Fourth of July.

"We have been having a record-breaking season,” Snowbird communication manager Emily Moench said. “We've almost broken the record for total snowfall by nearly 100 inches and it's still coming."

Snowbird is set to stay open Fridays through Sundays through the Fourth of July, which would make it its longest season ever with more than 200 days of skiing.