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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: One of the Longest Ski Seasons In Memory

(Blue Mountain's "mountain cams" were showing plenty of skiers and plenty of snow on the slopes this week.)

(Blue Mountain’s “mountain cams” were showing plenty of skiers and plenty of snow on the slopes this week.)

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By Jay Lloyd

WHITE HAVEN, Pa. (CBS) — This brutal winter has provided a bonanza for at least one group of getaway seekers:  skiers and snowboarders will be snow-sliding right into spring.

Anyone who bought a season ticket at a ski area this winter really, really got his money’s worth.

Linda Irvin, director of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, recalls the early snow fest in December, and now a rare run into spring.

“It’s not out of the question to go into early April” this ski season, she notes.

That’s the plan in the Poconos, where Blue Mountain operator Barbara Green is measuring the remaining snow with delight.

“We have between 36 and 72 inches worth of base here,” she said recently.  “Usually we have between 24 and 48.”

So, what’s happening this weekend?  Blue Mountain is hosting its annual “Mogul Fling.”  Anyone with the moves can get in on the action.

Camelback Mountain ushers in “March Mountain Madness” with cardboard box races (below).

(Camelback's "Cardboard Box Derby" brings out silliness in late-season snow lovers.  File photo provided by Camelback)

(Camelback’s “Cardboard Box Derby” brings out silliness in late-season snow lovers. File photo provided by Camelback)

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Or, try snow volleyball and pond skimming at Spring Mountain.

Then, keep a daily eye on favorite ski resort web sites to chart the life of the season.  They may run out of skiers before they run out of snow!

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