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Andes Tower Hills near Alexandria says it set a Midwest record

Below average temperatures give customers one more chance to play in the snow, says manager.

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Snowboarder Tony Bollman of Kensington videotapes himself while sliding down a hill at Andes Tower Hills on Monday, May 1.
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KENSINGTON โ€” Andes Tower Hills Ski Area about 10 miles west of Alexandria opened up for a few hours on Monday, May 1.

But why would it open on a Monday after it recently closed for the season?

According to Andes Tower General Manager Tom Anderson, said this allowed Andes to set a Midwest record for being open eight consecutive months.

Andes opened for skiing/snowboarding in October and was also open November, December, January, February, March, April
and now, May.

โ€œThe temperatures have been below average for the last few weeks and has contributed to taking a long time for the snow to melt,โ€ Anderson said. "We wanted to offer this special event to our customers to get one last chance to play in the snow."

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