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Steamboat Ski and Snowboard School instructor Abigail Slingsby trains new instructors Thursday at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. The ski area is preparing to reopen Four Points chairlift today, and Bashor and Thunderhead Express are slated to open Saturday.

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Steamboat Ski Area prepares for more lifts, snow

Operators dig out lifts for openings

Last year, lift operators were working the shovels bringing in fresh snow to put underneath the lifts so skiers could get onto the seats safely. This year, they’re facing 5 feet of powder they have to shovel out so the chairs can turn around.

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