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Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly (Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Thunder Ridge Ski Area opens for the season

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Volunteers train to be rescue skiers for the
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Volunteers train to be rescue skiers for the season at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

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Volunteers train to be rescue skiers for the
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Volunteers train to be rescue skiers for the season at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

A ski instructor skies backward during a lesson
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A ski instructor skies backward during a lesson with a young girl at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson. (Dec. 30, 2012)

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Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Tom Briggs of Carmel teaches Graycen, 5, how
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Tom Briggs of Carmel teaches Graycen, 5, how to stop while on skis during a lesson at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

A snowboarder takes a jump on the Lovers'
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

A snowboarder takes a jump on the Lovers' Lane trail at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson. (Dec. 30, 2012)

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Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the freshly fallen snow at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, which just opened for the season Dec. 26. (Dec. 30, 2012)

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