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Skiers hit the slopes as snow blowers lay down a base at Winterplace on Friday morning. F.Brian Ferguson

Skis stand ready for rental at Winterplace Ski Resort before the slopes open in 2015. GM file photo

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The setting sun colors the sky over Winterplace Ski Resort as night skiers prepare to tackle the slopes. F. Brian Ferguson

Hurricane Middle School students take in a few lessons before hitting the night slopes at Winterplace in 2017. F. Brian Ferguson