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With the Flat Tops in the background, Mike Hodder, left, and Chris Welch load a work sled with materials to be used on the upper mountain in preparation for its opening this weekend. The ski area's avalanche team will be back at it today for more control and set-up work.

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Gondola to open Friday

Storm Peak lift to bring top-to-bottom terrain Saturday

Eager skiers and riders will be greeted by top-to-bottom terrain at the Steamboat Ski Area this weekend. The gondola and Burgess Creek lift are scheduled to open Friday, followed by the Storm Peak Express lift Saturday.


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