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Slope maintenance director Frank Case drives a snowcat Friday at Steamboat Ski Area. Case, a lifelong resident of Steamboat Springs, said he’s never seen anything like this year’s weather. To keep the mountain operating, his team pulled snow from stashes like terrain park features. Team members also used their knowledge of the lay of the land to scoop any extra snow from areas that could afford it.

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