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PHOTOS: Divine opening day at Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sam Brager takes a break from his job at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park to be the season's very first chair at Sunlight Mountain Resort on Friday morning.
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Bluebird sky. Below freezing. First chair, 9 a.m.

Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs welcomed its opening day of the 2022-2023 season Friday morning. After a ceremonial prayer to the snow gods to usher in first chair, riders took on mostly groomed terrain and some decent rollers on the Midway run.

Sunlight Mountain remained open for weekend operations with one of the three lifts running, and was to close for the week until Friday, Dec. 2. Sunlight officials say if there’s enough snowfall this week, additional terrain and lifts could be open next weekend.

A snowboarder bows his head in prayer as Kimberlee Law, left, a local pastor, priest and vicar, gives a prayer to usher in the first chair of the season at Sunlight Mountain Resort on Friday.
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Sam Brager gives a Shaka sign while riding the season’s first chair at Sunlight Mountain Resort on Friday morning.
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People ride the chairlift at Sunlight Mountain Resort on Friday.
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People ski and snowboard down Sunlight Mountain on Friday. It was Sunlight’s opening day.
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A snowboarder scrapes down Sunlight Mountain on Friday.
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A skier takes on a groomed run at Sunlight Mountain on Friday.
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