This Dec. 15, 2011 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows a skier making his way down the slopes in Aspen, Colo. A disappointing snow year in much of Colorado ski country las

 

              This Dec. 15, 2011 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows a skier making his way down the slopes in Aspen, Colo.  A disappointing snow year in much of Colorado ski country las
This Dec. 15, 2011 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows a skier making his way down the slopes in Aspen, Colo. A disappointing snow year in much of Colorado ski country last season has the state's resorts and hotels hoping that snowboarders and skiers will burn off some pent-up demand for deep snow this winter. (AP Photo/Colorado Ski Country USA/Jeremy Swanson)