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Hundreds of people are expected to flock to the mountains and enjoy skiing and snowboarding under the summer sun this July 4th weekend.

Boreal Mountain Resort will have one lift and one run open to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This will be the first time a lift has been open from top to bottom in July.

Those in possession of or who expect to purchase 2017 to 2018 season passes will be able to ride for free.

Liesl Kenney with Squaw Valley Resort says they will also open five lifts from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Saturday through July 4th. Season pass holders who have tickets for either 2016 to 2017 or 2017 to 2018 can ride for free. Otherwise, it is $52 a day for the next four days for those who have season passes from other resorts.

This is the fourth time in Squaw Valley's history that they have been open for the Fourth of July. Kenney reports they are hoping to be open for July 8 as well.

Three inches of snow a day is melting from what started as a 60-foot base, but there is still around 7 feet of snow at the top of the mountain. The resort needs at least 5 feet of snow to stay open to skiers and snowboarders.