Arizona Snowbowl boasts record-breaking season

Arizona Snowbowl boasts record-breaking season
Posted at 10:29 AM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 13:29:03-04

Arizona Snowbowl had a record-breaking season this year.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports the Snowbowl's closing date of May 7 capped off the longest season in resort history.

The resort had been open for 147 days.

General manager J.R. Murray says he attributes the resort's long season to ample natural snowfall and snowmaking operations allowing the resort to open Nov. 19.

A total of 323 inches (820 centimeters) of snow fell on the resort this season.

Murray says Snowbowl used 54 million gallons (204 million liters) of reclaimed wastewater for snowmaking, which is about 30 percent of its annual allocation.

Skier visits to Snowbowl had been up 27 percent since last year, which is also a record.