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Tag: Opening day

Nov.
21st

Skiers, snowboarders brave one-hour line for opening day at Crystal Mountain

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN – The line for the gondola Wednesday morning at Crystal Mountain wrapped around the base lodge, but after the hour wait skiers and snowboarders were rewarded with a valley full of fluffy snow.

“It’s pretty good for opening day,” said Tiana Enger, Crystal Mountain’s spokeswoman.

Enger said the ski area was taken by surprise by the number of people who turned out early for the first day of ski season. Ski area crews scrambled to open a second chair lift to shuttle visitors to the upper mountain and by 11 a.m.

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