Veterans take to the slopes at Loveland Ski Area

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LOVELAND, Colo. -- Loveland Ski Area welcomed more than 80 veterans for a day of skiing and snowboarding on 3 inches of fresh powder Saturday.

Riders brought American flags with them to carry down the mountain.

The veterans are members of team red, white and blue, a national organization with local chapters in Colorado that help connect veterans through physical and social activities.