This Jan. 17, 2012 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows skiers gathered at the lodge at Purgatory Ski Area in Colorado. A disappointing snow year in much of Colorado ski co

 

              This Jan. 17, 2012 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows skiers gathered at the lodge at Purgatory Ski Area in Colorado.  A disappointing snow year in much of Colorado ski co
This Jan. 17, 2012 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows skiers gathered at the lodge at Purgatory Ski Area in Colorado. 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/John Trousdale)