Sean Oddy of Old Orchard Beach rides the Aurora chairlift early Tuesday at Sunday River Ski Resort so he can enjoy unspoiled ski runs. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

Ski patroller Brian Denley of Bethel carves a step out of the ice leading into the partial shack at the top of Barker Mountain on Tuesday morning. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

Justin Archambault, left, watches fellow full-time ski patrollers Ryan Kirkey and Jay Stephansky gear up to check trail conditions Tuesday at Sunday River’s Barker Mountain. Archambault, taking his turn in the patrol shack, said his favorite part of working on snow days is dropping the ropes on popular trails and seeing excited guests hit the slopes. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

Skiers push across the flats at the top of Aurora Basin at Sunday River on Tuesday morning. The resort reported 10 inches of new snow as of 8 a.m. Tuesday. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

Zach Bell rides up the second chair of the day at South Ridge Lodge at Sunday River on Tuesday morning. Bell spent several years as a ski patroller at Sunday River is now getting a nursing degree from Central Maine Community College in Auburn. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

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