One area ski resort will be able to keep it's slopes open in late April for the first time in 16 years.
Boyne Mountain will open up their slopes this Saturday and Sunday.
Boyne Media Relations Director Erin Ernst tells 7&4 News that the cold spring has helped keep a thick layer of snow on the hills, which still makes for great skiing and snowboarding conditions.
That paired with large crowds over the last few weekends, compelled resort managers to stay open.
"The snow conditions are just too good to stop,â?? President and General Manager of Boyne Mountain Resort Ed Grice said.
Boyne Mountain is the only ski area in Lower Michigan with chairlifts still spinning for the 2012-13 winter season.
The resort will have 25 trails open this weekend.