This Nov. 11, 2011 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows skiers making their way down the slopes at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area near Dillon, Colo. A disappointing snow year in m

 

              This Nov. 11, 2011 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows skiers making their way down the slopes at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area near Dillon, Colo.  A disappointing snow year in m
This Nov. 11, 2011 photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA shows skiers making their way down the slopes at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area near Dillon, 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/John Trousdale)