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NEDERLAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Eldora Mountain Resort cut the ribbon on its 2017-18 ski season Saturday.

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(credit: Boulder Daily Camera)

Going in, the ski area’s operators hoped to have eight runs available Saturday.

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(credit: Boulder Daily Camera)

Three lifts were also expected to be running, including the resort’s new $5.5 million Alpenglow chairlift. Alpenglow scoots skiers up the mountain in under five minutes, compared to 12-14 minutes through the two lifts that Alpenglow replaced, according to the resort.

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(credit: Boulder Daily Camera)

A celebration of the new lift takes place throughout the weekend of December 2nd.

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(credit: Boulder Daily Camera)

 

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