By Libby Smith

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder residents woke up to about 8.9 inches of snow Sunday morning, and it continues to pile up.

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In hearty Boulder fashion, the snow encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to get out and enjoy some winter sports, like cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and even hiking.

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Cross Country Skiing In North Boulder Park

The scene in North Boulder Park on Sunday morning (credit: CBS)

CBS4’s Mekialaya White ran into a couple of guys who were headed out on a hike at Chautauqua Park.

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“Get our day started, get a little hike going on,” one of them told White.

“We have nothing better to do. It’s a nice snow day. We don’t get these all the time, might as well take advantage of it,” the other added.

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White saw several people out on skies braving the weather for a little exercise.

Libby Smith