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Last day of skiing at A-Basin

Arapahoe Basin closes for the 2017-2018 ski season with the annual pond skimming. Photos by Christian Murdock

A skier skims across the icy cold pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the icy cold pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder skims across an icy cold pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder skims across an icy cold pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Nick Staimkamp of Boulder skims across the icy cold pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Nick Staimkamp of Boulder skims across the icy cold pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Charles Howard of Salt Lake City, Utah, crawls out of the icy cold water after trying to skim across the pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Charles Howard of Salt Lake City, Utah, crawls out of the icy cold water after trying to skim across the pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Skiers skim across the icy cold pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Skiers skim across the icy cold pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dan Powers of Golden helps Jim Peterson of Parker out of the icy water after Peterson tried to skim across the pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dan Powers of Golden helps Jim Peterson of Parker out of the icy water after Peterson tried to skim across the pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Charlie Howard of Salt Lake City crashes into the icy cold water while trying to skim across the pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Charlie Howard of Salt Lake City crashes into the icy cold water while trying to skim across the pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jim Kraemer of Lakewood loses his wig while climbing out of the icy cold water after failing to skim across the pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jim Kraemer of Lakewood loses his wig while climbing out of the icy cold water after failing to skim across the pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Skiers and snowboarders ride Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Skiers and snowboarders ride Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder attempts to skim across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder attempts to skim across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The crowd watches as a skier tries to get out of the icy cold water after trying to skim the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The crowd watches as a skier tries to get out of the icy cold water after trying to skim the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier crashes while trying to cross the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier crashes while trying to cross the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder crashes while trying to skim the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder crashes while trying to skim the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A skier skims across the pond Sunday, June 3, 2018, on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open and the last one. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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