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Ski de Mayo? Arizona Snowbowl extends ski season into May for first time ever

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PHOENIX — For the first time ever, skiers will have a chance to hit the slopes at Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff over Cinco de Mayo weekend.

In a press release, the northern Arizona resort said it will be open over the May 5 holiday, thanks to its biggest snowfall numbers in 12 years.

“We’re very excited to extend the ski season into May at Arizona Snowbowl,” J.R. Murray, general manager at Snowbowl, said in a press release. “We look forward to hosting our first ever Cinco de Mayo celebration on the slopes.”

Snowbowl is also giving skiers the chance to hit the slopes for free, with free lift tickets offered on Sunday. However, lift tickets and rentals will be $19 each on Friday and Saturday.

As of April, the resort received 328 inches — more than 27 feet — of the white stuff.

Snowbowl said it will be offering a live DJ, tacos, enchiladas and drink specials from 1 to 4 p.m. every day until it closes for the season.

The resort will be open until May 7. The lifts open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.

The resort had previously announced in March it would remain open on weekends through April because of the heavy snowfalls.

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