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Opening Jumps at Whaleback Mountain

Kaz Matsuoka, 14, of Hanover,  spends opening day at Whaleback Mountain trying out a jump with his Core teammates near the bottom of the Blow Hole trail Wednesday in Enfield. “I wanted to start the season by asking them what they wanted to do,” said Evan Dybvig, left, director of the Core Team, which is comprised of youth competitive and noncompetitive skiers. “They said, ‘I want to go build a jump!’ ”(Valley News - Ryan Dorgan)

Kaz Matsuoka, 14, of Hanover, spends opening day at Whaleback Mountain trying out a jump with his Core teammates near the bottom of the Blow Hole trail Wednesday in Enfield. “I wanted to start the season by asking them what they wanted to do,” said Evan Dybvig, left, director of the Core Team, which is comprised of youth competitive and noncompetitive skiers. “They said, ‘I want to go build a jump!’ ”(Valley News - Ryan Dorgan) Purchase photo reprints »

Kaz Matsuoka, 14, of Hanover, N.H., spends opening day at Whaleback Mountain trying out a jump near the bottom of the Blow Hole trail Wednesday, December 26, 2012, in Enfield, N.H. "I wanted to start the season by asking them what they wanted to do," said Evan Dybvig, left, Core Team Director. "They said, 'I want to go build a jump!'" Valley News - Ryan Dorgan