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David "Marv" Shively leaves behind a path of corduroy as he grooms the slopes of Howelsen Hill. Shively has worked for the city of Steamboat Springs as a groomer since 1999.

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Grooming Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs has its perks

As he rumbles up the steepest part of Howelsen Hill at 10 p.m., David "Marv" Shively shakes his head every time his snowcat hits ice or leaves behind an imperfection.

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