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Ski season opens at A-Basin

Arapahoe Basin opens the 2013/2014 ski season under Colorado blue skies.

Jesse Schroeder of Colorado Springs rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jesse Schroeder of Colorado Springs rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Skiers and snowboarders ride the High Noon run Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Skiers and snowboarders ride the High Noon run Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder rides the High Noon run Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder rides the High Noon run Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sierra Castillo waits in the lift line for her first trip up the mountain Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sierra Castillo waits in the lift line for her first trip up the mountain Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder crashes on a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder crashes on a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jesse Schroeder of Colorado Springs relaxes in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jesse Schroeder of Colorado Springs relaxes in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Abby Notsch of Colorado Springs rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Abby Notsch of Colorado Springs rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Abby Notsch of Colorado Springs gives lift operator Nate Geadreau a high five before taking her first trip up the mountain Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Abby Notsch of Colorado Springs gives lift operator Nate Geadreau a high five before taking her first trip up the mountain Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier rides a rail in the terrain park Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Nate Dogggg, left, Trailer Tom, Bobry and Nickademus Mantooth celebrate as they ride the first chair Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Dogggg has been on the first chair for the past 18 seasons.  Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Nate Dogggg, left, Trailer Tom, Bobry and Nickademus Mantooth celebrate as they ride the first chair Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Dogggg has been on the first chair for the past 18 seasons. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Lift operator Nate Geaudreau gives a skier a high five Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lift operator Nate Geaudreau gives a skier a high five Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jake Burns, left, of Boulder and Greg Strumberger of Denver celebrate after being first and second in the wait for the 2013/2014 season personnal beer mugs for the 6th Alley Bar and Grill Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jake Burns, left, of Boulder and Greg Strumberger of Denver celebrate after being first and second in the wait for the 2013/2014 season personnal beer mugs for the 6th Alley Bar and Grill Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Skiers and snowboarders wait in line for the Black Mountain Express lift Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Skiers and snowboarders wait in line for the Black Mountain Express lift Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sierra Castillo dresses up Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sierra Castillo dresses up Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, on the opening day of skiing in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in North America to open for the 2013/2014 season. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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