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Ski areas around the country are starting to open their doors for the winter, and the first major snow storms have accumulated over autumn leaves. Weather forecasters are predicting a strong winter. One word that sums up the way a skier feels at this time of year: anticipation. It's an excited feeling, mainly, one that increases as temperatures drop.
We spoke to a handful of Utah-based pro skiers, including Julian Carr, Carston Oliver, Pep Fujas, KC Deane, and Jesse Hall, about what they're feeling at this time of year and what they're most looking forward to about this winter.