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Snow guns begin coating the slopes of Mt. Holly

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HOLLY TOWNSHIP (WJRT) -

(11/13/12) - A dusting of snow overnight was enough to get skiers and snowboarders yearning to hit the hills.

Workers at Mt. Holly in northern Oakland County turned on the snow guns at 4 a.m. Tuesday. This is the earliest date they've done that.

Last winter's mild temperatures kept the skiers away, so Mt. Holly officials are hoping this winter will be colder and snowier.

About 100 snow guns were coating the slopes Tuesday morning with a fine, powdery layer.

"This is an outstanding test of the equipment. We added equipment to our pump house so that we could run more snow machines out there and we are doing that right now, more than we've ever started at one time before," said Mark Tibbitts, Mt. Holly general manager.

The snow guns will run at Mt. Holly for the next couple of nights and if the weather remains cold, the slopes could be open later this week. But that is not certain, so call ahead.

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