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Big Weekend at Cloudmont Ski Resort in Mentone

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Last year, Cloudmont Ski Resort had their worst season in memory, only opening a dozen days.

"After 70 days, 12 was just not enough for us," Ski Instructor Paul Whittle said.

This year the season has not been perfect, but a good week has put them past last season and has things looking up for Alabama's only ski slope.

"Yesterday we had snow and rain all day, and I have lived here in Mentone all of my life, and it was some of the biggest flakes I have ever seen before," Whittle said.

It takes a lot to get the slopes open. Weather and conditions have to be just right.

"We have to be below 28 degrees and the humidity just right. Then we can make snow," Whittle said

That snow usually lasts a couple days. Families skiing Sunday appreciated all the hard work.

"This is our first time out here and it's been just great. They really spent so much time teaching our son and it's been great for us just watching him," one mother said.

With another warm spell coming, the ski team hopes to see a few more cold days to really be happy with this season.

"We are at the mercy of the weather and we have as much fun as we can while its here," Whittle said.

Cloudmont posts updates weather conditions and when they will be open on their Facebook page.

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