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Colorado Ski Opening
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Colorado Ski Opening
In this photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA, a snowboarder hits a jump during opening day at Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Arapahoe Basin, Colo. Arapahoe Basin is the first resort in North America to open for the season. (AP Photo/Colorado Ski Country USA, Jack Dempsey)