Ski season winds down in Breckenridge

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. -- They call it the biggest spring party in the Rocky Mountains and it ushers in the start of a new season.

As the sun peeks its head through dark clouds of precipitation and with icicles beginning to melt,

“Its bitter sweet," said Breckenridge resident Tyler Tutt.

A large crowd gathers at the base of Breckenridge Mountain.

“It unites everybody,” said Lacey Mailman, who moved to Breckenridge from Minnesota.

The party marks the end of one season and rolls in the start of the next.

“Good Bluegrass.  Got a couple laps in. Had a snowball fight,” said Tutt.

“I think going out on a high note is actually really good for us,” said Kristen Stewart, who moved to Breckenridge from Minnesota.

“I feel like everyone just comes together,” said Tutt.

With 15 fresh inches in the past three days, for some, the seasonal closing of Breckenridge, Vail and Copper Mountain ski resorts, doesn't necessarily mean the end

“Snow at the end of the season means we get to see in the back country for a long time which sounds great to me,” said Mailman.

For others, the closure leaves only dreams of next year.

“It doesn`t go by that fast,” said eight year old Si Andersen who rode his first T-Bar this year.

“Another season done, can`t wait for next year,” said Tutt.

Andersen added, “Thanks for all the fun.”

If you're still looking to ski, Winter Park stays open one more week, Loveland until May 3rd and A-Basin plans to stay open until June.


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