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The Steamboat Ski Area opens today with three lifts servicing nine trails. The opening of additional lifts and trails in the near future will depend primarily on Mother Nature, but operations crews are aiming to begin a new round of snowmaking on Rudi's Run, Lightning and Ego.

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Almost as soon as the excitement of today's opening day and the Steamboat Ski Area's first six-passenger chairlift wears off, skiers and riders undoubtedly will ask: "When will Mother Mountain open more runs?"


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