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Spring Skiers Out for Final Runs Before Ski Season End

Skiers were out Friday, some for the last time, as many ski hills and resorts shut down this weekend for the season.

That’s the case for Nub’s Nob in Harbor Springs.

With a fresh inch of snow, skiers can enjoy the slopes until the very last day.

9 & 10’s Blayke Roznowski and photojournalist Noah Jurik were there for some spring skiing.

"People are just out enjoying spring skiing," Nub’s Nob Ski Area manager Marty Moore said. "It’s just people out having a good time, trying to get their last runs in." 

The days are becoming longer, temperatures getting warmer and spring skiing is just about wrapped up.

"I flew in from Knoxville. Our ski season closed a month or so early, so I’m loving coming here and hanging out here and catching some snow while I can," snowboarder Daniel Grider said.

Grider and Daniel Vandock came out to Nub’s Nob to hit the slopes one last time. 

"It’s an amazing day. I expected to be much more slushy, but it’s a beautiful day," Grider said. "The conditions are really phenomenal."

Nub’s Nob Ski Area says it’s been a great year.

They were open for every holiday and they made it through two big thaws without having to close.

Now, they’re ready for their last weekend.

"Winter is very busy with keeping everything going, trying to keep the grooming going and being ready for the customers to come up every weekend and all through the holidays," Moore said, "so when the end comes, it’s kind of nice to take a break and just relax." 

Saying goodbye to the slopes is always bittersweet.

"I’m definitely looking forward to summer, but, you know, it’s great to be out and skiing and I know probably next October I’ll be looking forward to skiing again,"skier Daniel Vandock said.

Nub’s Nob will be working on bringing in 11 new snow guns and installing a new water pump this summer to really get the snow cranking next year.