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More than 400 skiers and riders enjoyed clear blue skies and temperatures in the 60s on Saturday in a one-day opening at Stevens Pass called the Government De-Rail Session.

With more seasonal temperatures returning to the area, Stevens Pass wanted to give the public a chance to come out and enjoy the snow before it melts away.

We couldn't just let this snow go to waste, so we scrambled to put together a 6-feature rail park and invited the public to come up and have a little fun, said Nate Escalona, Stevens Pass Marketing Manager.

Two feet of snow fell earlier in the week, allowing the resort to record its earliest opening ever for lift accessed skiing and riding. Stevens Pass typically opens in late November for winter operations.

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