Opening Day at Monarch Mountain
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Snow, new lodge greets skiers and snowboarders on first day.
Leslie Bergan of Colorado Springs enters the newly expanded lodge at Monarch Mountain Dec. 14, 2012, during the opening day. It was the second latest opening since 1989 for the ski area, but the opening day was welcomed with heavy snow by the afternoon. The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE