Daffodils and fruit trees are blooming in the valley below the ski area at Mount Ashland, where there's been no skiing this season.
The Daily Tidings (http://bit.ly/1fQgm8s) reports the ski association is considering requests for refunds, in whole or part, for season passes. The area isn't obligated to make refunds.
Earlier this winter, the general manager, Kim Clark, said that going a year without income could "potentially close the area."
New federal figures have confirmed this winter produced the least amount of snow on the mountain since the surveys began in 1963. A storm system dropped 10 inches of snow last week, but it didn't accumulate.
Northern California's Mount Shasta Ski Park also didn't open. It will allow skiers to use their passes next winter, for a small fee.