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Californians celebrate 4 July on skis

5th July 2017, by Abi Butcher

Mammoth Mountain held a summit fireworks display on 4 July. Pic courtesy of Facebook/Mammoth

Mammoth Mountain held a summit fireworks display on 4 July. Pic courtesy of Facebook/Mammoth

Skiers in California yesterday celebrated America’s Independence Day on the slopes in Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley.

After what has been a record-breaking snow year, with more than 600 inches of snowfall over the 2016/17 winter season, the ski areas hope to remain open for skiing and snowboarding well into August.

Yesterday was the first time Squaw Valley has ever been open for 4 July skiing — watch the video below. The ski area says it intends to stay open for as long as possible this summer, which could mean skiing into late summer and autumn months, possibly into the start of the next ski season. 

Skiers flocked to the slopes of Mammoth for its Sunset Freedom Bash and Summit Fireworks — with slopes open from 8am to 4pm, live music, Independence Parade and a 4th of July BBQ.

Squaw Valley was open for 4 July skiing for the first time ever



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