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Originally published June 1, 2013 at 5:28 AM | Page modified June 1, 2013 at 10:03 AM

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Pyrenees slopes open for rare June ski weekend

The still-white slopes in the Pyrenees of southern France opened for business Saturday, turning a cold wet spring into a rare June ski weekend.

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PORTE-PUYMORENS, France —

The still-white slopes in the Pyrenees of southern France opened for business Saturday, turning a cold wet spring into a rare June ski weekend.

The Porte-Puymorens ski station opened Saturday morning at 8 a.m. for four hours in fog and light rain - but plenty of snow with temperatures just above freezing.

The slopes, which normally close for the season on April 1, are expected to re-open Sunday and again next weekend, station director Eric Charre said. Sales were limited to just over 600 tickets per day, and Charre said both days sold out.

"In the history of Pyrenees skiing, there have never been slopes open in June," he said. Charre said the snowpack averaged 80 centimeters (31 inches) in the areas open this weekend.

Porte-Puymorens is near the border with Spain and Andorra, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Paris.

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