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Skier Jennifer Campbell leaves the cross-country trails at Lake Catamount Monday morning. Catamount has posted signs around the lake warning skiers that crust skiing is not permitted on the lake.

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Snow crust proves tempting in Steamboat

Hikers, snowshoers find themselves stuck as top layer softens

The pristine snow looks tempting for early morning hikers and snowshoers, but local emergency responders say that as the snow gets softer in the afternoon, it can pose a risk greater than most people expect.


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