January 13, 2012
Cross-country skiers get ready to compete at a race at Howelsen Hill on Friday.
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Cross-country races to continue Saturday in Steamboat
With long climbs and steep, tricky descents, the cross-country skiing course at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs proved to be all that some of the nation’s best skiers could handle Friday, with college athletes grasping for breath as they slowly chugged up demanding slopes.