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MCCALL -- A fresh dump of 9 inches at the summit of Brundage Mountain was a fitting end to the ski resort's regular season on Sunday, April 7.

Sunday's powder celebration brought dozens of skiers and snowboarders to the west-facing slopes of the ski resort that regularly claims the best snow in Idaho.

Up top, the powder was knee to thigh deep, and the conditions stayed fresh until after 12 p.m.

However, it was mandatory 4-wheel drive in the parking lot as 6 fresh inches of heavy powder had cars and trucks spinning their tires

While 6 inches of wet pow fell at the bottom, 7 inches fell at mid-mountain, and about 9 to 10 inches hit the top, according to communications director April Russell.

It had been 14 days since we'd had any snow, and 41 days since we'd had 5 inches or more in any one day, Russell told KTVB.

Asked whether the resort will stay open for bonus weekends, as it sometimes does when enough snow falls in the spring, Russell said the jury was still out.

We're going to make a final decision no later than Wednesday afternoon, Russell said. Before we got this snow, we had some bare spots on the lower part of the mountain.

Russell said mountain operations staff will have to take into consideration diverse safety factors before deciding to open for a bonus weekend.

If that coverage looks like it's going to last, we'll probably extend, Russell said.

Stay tuned to KTVB.COMfor more details.

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