Brendan Weber

Skiing in Swimsuits: Adventurers Hit the Slopes in the Sierra

"It will be the fourth time in history that we'll have operations for skiing and riding on the Fourth of July," a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows representative said

It might be the end of June, but thanks to Mother Nature, droves of skiers and snowboarders are still savoring some time on Sierra Nevada slopes.

Clad in shorts, tank tops and even swimsuits, scores of adventurers over the weekend zipped down lightly snow-covered runs at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

Much to the delight of winter fans, the fun at the Lake Tahoe ski resort will continue through July.

"With Fourth of July falling on a Tuesday, it's special," a representative from the resort said. "We get to ski for four days straight. It will be the fourth time in history that we'll have operations for skiing and riding on the Fourth of July."

Record-setting snowfall this past winter has allowed the resort to stay open into the summer months.

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