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