Arizona Snowbowl boasts record-breaking season

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Arizona Snowbowl had a record-breaking season this year.

Snowbowl's closing date of May 7 capped off the longest season in resort history.

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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.

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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.

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