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New High On Flathead Slopes

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Two Flathead ski areas are saying the holidays broke some records on the slopes.

A Whitefish Mountain Resort spokeswoman, Riley Polumbus, says more people hit the slopes last Monday, December 30 than ever before: over 7,500 people.

She also says they had six straight days where more than 6,000 people were out skiing.

Blacktail Mountain ski area is still counting how many skiers they saw, but says it is going to be higher than usual.

Fair weather played a part in the high numbers, but it also helped that three weekends fell between Christmas and New Year's this year.

"The way that the holidays fell extended that period of time that we have visitors in town, which was really good for us for business and, I assume, pretty good for all the other businesses in town," said Polumbus.

Steve Spencer, the general manager at Blacktail Mountain said, "it was really close to or if not better than last year. Last year was a record holiday for us."

With one of the busiest times of the year out of the way, Blacktail Mountain is now closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but will be open for Martin Luther King Junior day.

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