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Hopeful that Ski Slopes Will Stay Open Longer

Although warm temperatures and rain means no skiing at the Bláfjöll slopes this weekend, RÚV reports that the managing director is hopeful that they will be able to open them through the final days of April. If so, the ski season for the popular southwest Iceland ski spot will be open longer than it was last year.

Likely to open next week

“We will of course be open if the slopes are in order, on Monday and through next week, but the plan is to be open through the week and next weekend,” Magnús Árnason, the managing director of Bláfjöll, told reporters.

An especially chilly start to April has meant that snow has been able to stick to the mountains a bit longer than usual. This has been especially beneficial as new snow making machines were introduced to Bláfjöll last December.

A longer season

The combination of ski-friendly weather and these machines could hopefully mean a ski season lasting far longer than before, without having to rely on naturally occurring snow to cooperate. Typically, the ski season ends in the beginning of April; now, it may stay open nearly until May.

In fact, Magnús is planning for a small event for the slopes on the weekend of May 4th and 5th, telling reporters, “It’s good to end the season with a little fun.”

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