Photos: High Country 4th of July

Some early scenes from Independence Day in Summit County

A good crowd turned out for the last day of skiing at Arapahoe Basin, Colorado. It was the first time A-Basin has stayed open through July 4 since 1997.

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — A classic high country Fourth of July starts with skiing and ends with fireworks. This year, A-Basin was packed for closing day, as much for the festivities as for the skiing. Costumes ranged from patriotic to downright silly, but everybody had fun.

A sunny chairlift ride July 4 at A-Basin.

Free your heel ... on Independence Day at Arapahoe Basin.
Mountain goats also enjoyed the July 4 sunshine at A-Basin.
Slush City, USA.
Red, white and blue!

From the slopes of A-Basin to Main Street Frisco only takes 45 minutes, so quite a few people skied for a few hours, then headed to town to join in the Fourth of July fund.

Summit County kids figured big in Frisco's Independence Day parade.
As in past years, Summit County's belly dancers twirled their way down Main Street as part of the Independence Day parade.
These folks need no introduction.
The kids bike parade in Frisco, Colorado.

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