"A massive winter storm that dumped up to 7 feet of snow in the high country earlier this week boosted snowpack levels at area ski resorts, jump-starting the ski season with open terrain and lifts..."
"On the heels of the storm Saturday, the first bluebird day of the season, skiers and snowboarders arrived in droves at Powderhorn to swish in the 5 inches of new snow reported Friday. The mountain reports a 39-inch base."
"Motorists entering the resort were diverted to overflow parking as early as 9 a.m. Some waited in line for nearly an hour to rent equipment, and as the resort ran out, staff scrambled to find more rentals in storage. Lines for some lifts were up to 15 minutes — a comparatively long wait for the small resort with four lifts."
"Despite the influx of skiers and boarders, the sun’s appearance made the crowds manageable, skiers and riders said."
“It was gorgeous the whole day,” one snowboarder enthused."
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