Skiers take to the slopes in Breckenridge

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Skiers rejoiced Saturday morning with the opening of Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Lifts are now turning and new snow ushered in a promising start to the 2016-17 season.

Saturday kicked off the 2016-2017 ski season in Breckenridge. (Photo: Breckenridge Ski Resort)

Two Colorado families made the early morning trip to Breckenridge, leaving their houses at 5 a.m. in hopes of snagging the first chair on Peak 8’s Colorado SuperChair.

“We woke up at 3:45 a.m.,” said 9-year-old Ashlyn Disette from Roxborough.

Ashlyn and her father, Alex, shared the first chair of the season together.

“It’s a beautiful start to the season,” Alex Disette said.

Because of unusually warm conditions lately, closed trails might contain hazards from limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations.